ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For Doug Lawrence, music was an avenue to escape.
Growing up in Southeast Albuquerque, he used his musical talent to get out of the neighborhood.
Lawrence has been successful and pays it forward to children interested in music.
“For me, it’s one of the greatest things that I do,” Lawrence says. ‘To see a kid get excited about music and performing. There’s no comparison. As I continue to get older, I see the enthusiasm and energy these kids have. It’s inspiring.”
Lawrence will perform at the “Burgers, Blues & Jazz” event from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Auditorium, 1634 University NE.