The Folsom Hotel welcomes a special guest this week, as rising artist Lawrence Rothman makes a stop during his West Coast Tour following the release of his newest album.  Rothman is set to take the stage of the iconic Historic Folsom venue Sunday evening, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.

An acclaimed songwriter, musician and producer, Rothman recently released his new album, The Plow That Broke the Plains, last week with KRO Records. Prior to the release, two songs from the release have been gaining popularity from the album, including Poster Child and the title track.  
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and now sharing his time between Los Angeles and Nashville. Lawrence is known for their genre-bending work, which includes his earlier album, 2021’s acclaimed Good Morning, America. He is also known for his work as a producer and songwriter for artists including Angel Olsen, Margo Price, Amanda Shires, Kali Uchis, Kim Gordon, SASAMI, Soccer Mommy and more. 

For this next chapter in their ever-evolving artistic career, Lawrence arrived at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios to make an album that stands as a testament to resilience. According to his album announcing press release, Rothman set out on a mission to capture the strength and lessons salvaged from their decade-long struggle with body dysmorphia and a two-year battle with anorexia, while addressing themes of addiction, gender identity and societal pressures. 


Video: The Plow that Broke the Plains by Lawrence Rothman

Recorded primarily live, with an emphasis on first takes, the 13-track album was produced and mixed by Lawrence Rothman and Yves Rothman (Yves Tumor, Blondshell), with contributions from Isbell, Amanda Shires and S.G. Goodman. Rooted in Lawrence’s upbringing surrounded by folk and country music in Missouri, The Plow That Broke the Plains is a snapshot of their most unfiltered self. 

Describing the recording process, Lawrence shares, “The Plow That Broke the Plains is me not hiding behind any persona or mask and just being myself and putting that uncensored self into the words and recordings no matter how painful the confrontation was.”

The album began taking form when Lawrence reconnected with their first instrument, the guitar, which led to a profound writing session with friend, Jason Isbell. The session resulted in the emotionally charged anthem, “Poster Child,” which addresses the urgent issue of gun violence and sparked an unyielding period of creative catharsis, with Lawrence writing dozens of songs. Of the song, Lawrence shares, “‘Poster Child’ is about a 2005 attack that happened to me outside a Dallas club. I was dressed in makeup and style of clothes that I guess some random audience members did not like. I was jumped and shot at after the gig. It had a profound effect on my identity and who and what I would take a bullet for. From that point forward, I found myself wanting to lift up others who struggle with gender identity.”

In celebration of the release, Lawrence is embarking on a west coast tour. In addition to Sunday’ stop at the Folsom Hotel, other notable tour stops on his schedule include L.A.’s Lodge Room, Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, Portland’s Show Bar, San Diego’s Soda Bar, Pioneertown’s Pappy and Harriet’s and more.  Fans can watch both official music videos for Rothman’s two recent popular singles here: “Poster Child” and “The Plow That Broke The Plains.”


Doors open for the concert at 7:00 p.m. for Sunday’s show which begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $15 and can be purchased in advance online here

Video: Poster Child by Lawrence Rothman


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