BIO

Jeff Lane (full name Jeffrey Allan Lane) –  American Singer/Songwriter, b.1971

 

Genre: Pop/Rock, Blues

 

Styles: Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Roots/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Alternative

Indie/Rock, Contemporary Blues, Alternative Country/Rock, Indie/Rock

 

Member of –   Real Life Heavies, Jeff Lane & Hundred Acres

 

BIO

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jeffrey Allan Lane, mostly known as simply Jeff Lane grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee, where he began playing guitar fervently at the age of fourteen; fascinated by the invention of the “historic” MTV and the great rock guitar players of that era. From an even younger age, his musical roots were watered by his mother’s record collection that was packed full of greats like Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, The Eagles, Elton John, Jim Croce, Elvis, The Beatles and the Commodores. Sneaking over to a neighbor’s house he learned about hot bands AC/DC, Pat Benetar, and REO Speedwagon. After forming a few high school rock bands, life took Jeff out of the public pursuit of his dream. For the next 20 years, he kept his songwriting pursuit private all while picking out the biggest influences in each generation to add to his sound. With a major economical turn of events in 2010, and the loss of Jeff’s business and his farm, an unexpected door opened that started his long-awaited musical journey. That winter collaboration began with Matthew Oakes that would quickly lead to a series of phone calls from guitarist/producer Quentin Horton wanting to record the project known as Hundred Acres. On the third call, Jeff admitted that he had no money and was surprised that Horton wasn’t looking for any. While in the studio, Jeff Lane and Hundred Acres was officially joined by Horton on lead and slide guitars, as well as guest tracks from fiddle player Kevin Jackson and former Allison Krause & Union Station guitarist Tim Stafford who was touring with Blue Highway as an award-winning guitarist. The result was Jeff’s first record “Where the Buffalo Roam” which he debuted on his 40th birthday in 2011 at his first official gig. Although nervous and clumsy on stage at first, the music brought an energy that grew quickly resulting in a second record exactly one year later called “Feels Good”. At this point, now friend Quentin Horton who formerly experienced development in Nashville, suggested that Jeff pursue his next step by experiencing songwriters in other places to find more influence and experience. For the next few years he followed the advice and began playing dozens of open mics and songwriter rounds within a hundred mile radius so that he could return the same night for work the next day. His soulful and story-telling style of songwriting, along with tasteful guitar work quickly acquired notoriety as someone wanted in “good” rounds, and opened doors further away and into Nashville where he regularly appears at venues such as the world-famous Commodore. With the growth achieved by constant appearances as a songwriter, Lane has become a powerhouse that commands most rooms, bringing audiences to full attention with the sound of his soulful voice of heavily bluesy-style guitar licks on his beaten 1953 Gibson LG-1. Lane is currently in the studio with three separate projects, including an acoustic-style record, a third record with long time band Hundred Acres, and a brand new project fueled by rock and soul called Real Life Heavies. Along with many indie radio appearances including the famous “Blue Plate Special” WDVX in Knoxville, TN, Jeff has performed festivals and intimate songwriter rounds with an A-list of performers over the past 4 years including Tim Stafford, Chris Knight, Trey Hensley, Kim Williams, Derek Johnson, Benjy Gaither, Steve Williams, Aaron Barker, Keith Anderson, Lance Miller, Doug Johnson, Bobby Tomberlin, Mark Steven Jones, Sean Gassaway, Aaron Tracy, Randy Finchum, Lara Landon, Emily Minor, Annie Robinette, Bobby Starnes, Justin Mychals, Karen Reynolds, Mason Reed, Robby Hopkins, Mo Pitney, Bill LaBounty, Carrie Tillis, Willy “Big Eyes” Smith, Folk Soul Revival, Holly Williams, Hilary Williams, Bill DiLuigi, Lara Landon, Lanndon Lingerfelt, Johnathan Dean, Marc-Alan Barnette, PJ Steelman, Scott Southworth, Heino Meoller, Morgan Alexander, Judy Paster and many more. Jeff currently tours with the Love, Lies & Lyrics songwriter tour as well as the Fabulous Flying J’s Song-Teller Tour every winter.

Updates on releases and shows online:

http://jefflanesongwriter.com

http://hundredacresmusic.com

http://reallifeheavies.com

Jeff Lane TWITTER – https://twitter.com/jefflane171

Jeff Lane INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/jefflanemusic/

Jeff Lane FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/jeffreyallanlane