Dorothy Lawson is the cellist of ETHEL. Musically omnivorous and prolific, this band of four world-class, Juilliardtrained, “…extraordinarily skilled” (The New York Times) composers/musicians are recognized for their passionate, visceral style. Performing self-composed works as well as works by notable contemporary composers: Don Byron, Mary Ellen Childs, Pamela Z, Marcelo Zarvos, John King, Phil Kline and others, ETHEL incorporates rock, blues, classical, jazz and other popular genres to create a sound that defies categorization. “Ethel is a genre unto itself ” (AM New York). In its eight seasons, ETHEL has toured the world, at one time sharing the stage with pop/rock icons Todd Rundgren and Joe Jackson and appearing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. John Walters of the Guardian (UK) says, “… I wish there were more rock bands who played like ETHEL”.