Teller of Tales
Seasoned Performer
Pure Songwriter

Jeff Lane & Real Life Heavies

Just Released! Jeff's new Rock and Soul project the Real Life Heavies have launched their debut album!

Jeff Lane - Best Times

New Acoustic Album!

Jeff Lane & Hundred Acres

The amazing musicianship and songwriting on this record are described perfectly in Jeff's original artwork on the album cover! True Americana/Soul music!

In 2010, literally from out of nowhere, Indie-Rock/Alt-Country singer-songwriter Jeff Lane crawled out from under a rock and released a record with a band called Hundred Acres at the band’s very first show. People noticed something different and they liked it. They liked it a lot! For roughly 20 years, music had been a private thing for Jeff Lane, but after literally being pushed into the public eye as a bank reclaimed his small horse farm during the recession of 2009, something was rekindled in his life, something that connects with any hardworking American who has weathered a storm. Realizing that his only remaining possession (music) wasn’t meant to be kept a secret any longer, Lane reinvented himself by releasing a culmination of music he’d been building behind closed doors for over a decade. Since nobody knew that he was a guitar player or a songwriter, he knew the music would have to be more than anyone would have ever expected. From that moment, Jeff’s new journey began …

  

“Jeff Lane turns hillbilly dialect into high English literature. He sees metaphors in everyday things that are all too often take for granted. A wedding ring becomes a a symbol of life’s unexpected turns: hope and happiness, dreams, despair, lessons learned, loss -and in the end, still hope. A steering wheel becomes a metaphor for the brevity of life; the role of chance and of choices; and how swiftly tragedy can strike in the midst of a laugh. Jeff’s songs are deeply connected to nature and the mountains of his native East Tennessee. The images of hills, trees and old country barns permeate his songs. He finds the answers to the deepest philosophical questions in the quiet solitude of the countryside. His songs reflect that peace of mind and tranquility are as simple as enjoying the sunrise, working on the farm, and appreciating the small pleasures in life. Jeff’s lyrics are filled with a common sense of wisdom that is planted firmly in the spirituality of the mountains and mountain folks. There is a deep reverence for these folks and their culture in Jeff’s songs, his lyrics filled with old mountain sayings and remedies. These songs also reveal an unpretentious sense of humor and a sharp eye for irony. Jeff writes about real life in an honest, straightforward manner. He writes about love, love lost, hope, sadness, mortality, nature, home, the road, simple thrills, picking by the campfire, cars, girls, family, dreams… he writes about those little ironies in life, and he writes from the point of view of one who has found that the grass is just as green on this side. His songs lift you up, and they do not hide behind false eyelashes and masquerades. They are happy, they are sad; they are all about what it means to be alive; and in the end, they offer hope to a world that so often seems without hope. As a performer, Jeff is as much a story-teller as he is a songwriter; he is a true performing Singer-Songwriter: he understands the role of a songwriter and the role of a performer. He is a natural performer: his guitar picking is precise, whether soft and subtle, or hard and heavy, always precise. He sings with an air of authority and confidence, yet with a humbleness that endears him to the audience. His command of the stage can turn a loud honky tonk into a listening room with just a few words. And perhaps most importantly, as entertainment is about being entertained, he entertains; he lifts the listener up. And that is what good music is supposed to do: a good performance of a good song is a prescription for the soul. Jeff Lane is a healer.” – Scotty Melton, Singer-Songwriter

“Jeff Lane, while by no means is a short man; he’s always on his tip toes reaching. He’s reaching for what is beyond the status quo. He’s not willing to accept the obvious or over overdone. His style is as fluid as water, ever changing and growing, but never shaping itself to fit a mold. Whether it’s creating his own psychedelic funk video, spending hours learning to shred the blues he holds nothing back. His original songs have no problem filling the dance floor, but they also do not shy away from making the listener think and feel – and listen not just as a window shopper passing by, but a true consumer, who will continue coming back again.” – Reagan Boggs, Singer-Songwriter

“Jeff has the emotions of a bluesman, the energy of a rocker with the heart on lyrics of a life lived full! His music moves me as well as his stage persona. The lyrics are either just flat out entertaining or words of the soul. Doesn’t get any better than that in music.” – J.D. Williams, Bristol, TN

 

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