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Just weeks before the release of his solo debut album Just a Mortal Man, Jerry Lawson -- the original lead singer and arranger of The Persuasions -- was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Contemporary A Capella Society during the Boston Sings! Festival (BOSS), April 11th. The annual awards show is called the Contemporary A Capella Recording Awards (CARAs), and the Lifetime Achievement CARA goes to artists "whose work over the course of a career has been singularly important and influential."

Jerry's story is truly miraculous -- he was at death's door just last August, having suffered from complications due to a double knee-replacement surgery. Now, he is fully recovered and ready to take his soulful voice, often compared to that of Sam Cooke, on tour.

Read the full press release here: http://shorefire.com/releases/entry/jerry-lawson-receives-lifetime-achievement-award-readies-for-solo-debut-apr

Photo by Kristine Slipson.

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