you a Giver? Courtney is! ( Here's Courtney
flew into California from Manhattan to help Bill n Becky at their
Namm booth in January 2008!) Also, she is volunteering at Mt
Sinai Hospital in New York City working with sick children who
have cancer. Courtney told me about a program where the children
can chart their treatment by making beaded necklaces and bracelets.
Each bead stands for a particular part of their program to help
cure their cancer. Courtney was informed that the main benefactor
is a woman whose child she lost to cancer, but she saw how much
pleasure this activity gave to her child while undergoing treatment
at Mt. Sinai. Instead of becoming bitter about her terrible loss,
this woman makes sure that other children, who are suffering with
cancer and fighting it the best they can, will appreciate the same
joy and sense of accomplishment her child gained from this simple
activity. This nameless, faceless woman is my hero -- and so is
Courtney! (Wouldn't it be nice if we could bring the curing effect
of music to these children... I'm open to suggestions from you folks
living in NYC!)
1120AM Radio for All American classic country and bluegrass
music. You can check out our family pickup maker Shannon,
who made many pickups for
you over the years, as either their radio weather girl or doing
commercials. Also, Join Shannon live at her early morning talk
show Monday-Friday beginning at 7:30AM Eastern Standard Time! How
wonderful that a small radio station in Jacksonville, North Carolina
can achieve an international audience with online streaming!
out with Bill Lawrence and Friends at Facebook!
Meet our good friend Duke. He's the one who can take credit that
he started this whole Bill n' Becky thing -- Duke brought Bill to
me in Marietta, Georgia. I guess you could say he was our matchmaker.
Bill and Duke met years earlier through a mutual friend - the incredible
Jerry Lee Lewis! Not only is Duke a great guy, he's a mighty fine
musician too. Just this year in 2007, he received numerous Grammy
Award nominations for "If It Ain't One Thing It's Another",
and there's a sound clip posted on his website too. Duke is currently
living in the Netherlands and is married to the lovely Karna. When
you contact Duke, be sure to let him know that Bill n' Becky said
"Howdy" from the USA!
Here are two websites that are a must-see! The history between
Bill and Framus is well-established. Fred Wilfer, who started Framus
in the late 40's, was a great influence to Bill. Their friendship
extends today with Fred's son, Hans Peter Wilfer, who successfully
runs both Warwick and Framus.
( Fender Info-Base) --
one of the most happening gathering places on the Internet for guitar
talk. Bill and I have our own corner there called the Bill Lawrence
courtesy of nocaster. Visit with nocaster, Bill Lawrence The Bull-Fighter
and all our Wilde Friends!
The Steel Guitar Forum
-- thank you b0b for letting the world know that
playing steel guitar is a cool thing to do.
our friends at the TDPRI
for Pure Tele Talk and More!
a regular writer at the tdpri is Terry Downs. Bill is very impressed
with his knowledge which he shares at the forum and on his website.
Fender Discussion Page -- for all us Fender Lovers.
Instruments & Gibson
-- check it out and say hello to Rob Murphy!
Website of Bassist/Producer Roscoe Beck -- a great
and a fine player too.
Master of the Pedal Steel -- Steel guitar...beyond
We're always looking for exciting places to check
out and add to our list. If you know of one, please e-mail us at-