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Here's a simple video of my song Downtown in the Rain. Set in a coffee shop on a rainy day, watching the world go by.

I feel quite blessed to sit beside the beautiful wellspring of Music, to write songs and to have the privilege of performing them (live or recorded) with and for others. I hope you enjoy visiting my website!


• Winner: 2010 ACLU SW New Mexico Songwriting Contest     • Finalist: 2009 Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest     • Winner: 2008 Gila River Festival Songwriting Competition

The late Pulitzer Prize winning poet Stephen Dunn wrote: “Wally Lawder is both a romantic and a social critic, and his quiet lyricism heightened by his gifts as a guitarist gives me great pleasure.”