Lawrence Gowan has spent the past 24 years as “the new guy” in classic rock band Styx. He has also had a very successful solo career in his native Canada for more than four decades, being showered with more than a dozen Juno award nominations and a couple of wins. He has even made epic appearances on the animated Canadian comedy show, Chilly Beach.
In this interview from his hotel room in Albany, New York, Lawrence talks about his life of constantly being on the road, the difficulty in picking a setlist, a solo album that has yet to see the light of day, and his take on playing when your sick or lose power in the venue.
It’s hard to tell where one leg of the tour ends and another begins with Styx, as they are always on the road, but make sure to catch Lawrence and Styx when they come through your area in support of their latest record, Crash Of The Crown.
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