Charles Lawson


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Lawson Piano and Organ

Charles Lawson played church organ from boyhood all the way into his 90s. He was hired by a small piano store when he first moved to Bristol, Tennessee, from Knoxville to be close to his wife’s family.   Along the way he opened a piano shop in Bristol, and worked closely with the Baldwin Piano Company for decades promoting their products to his customers.  His love of playing in church may have been a key to his success, not only selling organs to churches but pianos and organs to many members of the congregation. His biggest thrill was bringing music to others!