“Canvas” marks Lawton’s departure from the Traditional/Celtic scene, and firmly plants her in the folk/pop world with elements of her traditional roots throughout. Having written her own music privately for years, Lawton decided it was finally time to release her own original songs and looked to the music she enjoys most as she crafted her sound. With degrees in both music education and violin, Lawton approached what she considered to be her blank musical slate, or “Canvas”, with melodies and ideas collected from a lifetime in music. “I have always been known as Rosemary the fiddle player, and not Rosemary the songwriter”, Lawton recounted. Following her three traditional albums, Rosemary Lawton’s first ever original album release deals with topics ranging from empowerment and mental health, to love and the importance of staying in the present.
“Canvas” is Rosemary’s first complete album of original music. The songs cover topics of love, loss, empowerment, and positivity. Produced by award winning, Clare Follett, this album steps confidently into the Celtic / Pop genre.