Although learning rock licks of the 1980’s, Jeff couldn’t help but write his own music and didn’t realize what an impact his earlier years growing up had on him. Jeff Lane now smiles while he reminisces weekends as a kid browsing through his late mother’s big wooden stereo cabinet filled with albums, amazed by the artwork of the 70’s. “Every weekend, the house was filled with Bob Seger, Eagles, Elton John, Jim Croce, the Commodores, you name it!” Today, it’s pretty safe to say that Jeff Lane isn’t stuck in any genre in particular as he mashes together hot acoustic guitar with anything from soul & blues to “grassy” country, or even pop and rock.
As a songwriter, Jeff’s material is “mostly-true” as he spent most of his adult life collecting material, all while developing dozens of bars and nightclubs all over the Eastern US, never truly realizing his talents for songwriting. At the age of 40 with constant urging of his best friends, Jeff recorded a record, “Where the Buffalo Roam” and then released it at his very first gig with his band HUNDRED ACRES. Since then, the group has release their sophomore album “Feels Good” and are currently tracking pieces of their third. In 2013 after more than 150 shows with his band, Jeff started traveling to other cities weekly, returning home in the wee-hours of the morning to go to work, just to get involved in regional songwriter nights and hone his craft. Since then, Jeff Lane been accepted into several areas as a well-respected songwriter and performer. Jeff now hopes to take his passion further with his creative approach to songwriting by collaborating with accomplished writers who can help build on his talents.
In 2014, after the release of two Hundred Acres records and hundreds of shows, Jeff's longtime friend and musical mentor Quentin Horton sent him on a simple mission ... to "go out there and do what you do"..
Seemingly a simple task, it has already proven to be quite the adventure!
Jeff is now fronting his long-term band Hundred Acres as well as his newest project the Real Life Heavies and touring all over as a songwriter in various lineups!
All projects can be found at www.jefflanesongwriter.com
or for various projects
Keith Burns is a Singer/Songwriter from Atlanta, GA. He was a founding member of Grammy nominated, ACM, AMA award winning platinum selling trio, Trick Pony, as well as one half of 2010 independent artist of the year, Burns & Poe. He has four children, Frankie Jean, Savannah, Jared & Josh.
Birth-date: November 16 (Scorpio)
Favorite Team: Georgia Bulldogs
Favorite Sport: Boxing
Favorite fighters: (Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Evander Holyfield, Mickey Ward)
He loves walks on the beach with furry puppies but tends to keep his distance from cats.
Grammy Nominated-AMA Award winner-ACM Award winner- BMI top 10 award winner
Melissa Alesi is a singer-songwriter from Delaware who combines a multitude of genres to make her own style. With a focus on folk and adult contemporary, Melissa also brings elements of alternative, jazz, country, and world music into her performance. Her background in classical voice and percussion adds to her unique, fresh sound in both her vocals and guitar playing.
Melissa began her career in late
2007 as part of the trio, High Maintenance, playing covers in venues on the Eastern Shore. After a couple of
years, she started playing solo and recorded her first full-length original album self titled, “ALESI,” in 2008.
Her second album, “House Of Stones,” takes the listener on a journey from thunderous drums and stunning string arrangements, to the beautiful simplicity of soulful vocals and acoustic guitar. The album’s title refers to taking the “stones” thrown at you by life’s experiences and using them to make yourself a stronger, wiser person.
Southern roots run deep in Lee Gibson’s veins and you see that on stage when he performs. Raised in the small town of Winchester, Tennessee, gave Gibson the humbleness that comes across on stage and his love for country music. As a child Lee enjoyed sitting in front of the television or radio listening to some of the greatest artists of our time, such as Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard and George Jones. Music started at a young age with Lee Gibson as he was part of the musicals and plays in his school, a member of the church choir, and he also had an acoustic show which he eventually added a full band to.
Gibson carries some of the songs from his country icons on stage as his songs tell the story of lost loves, hardships, falling in love and there are always the good drinking songs that have made history in country music. “Who You Are”, “Long Slow Night”, “My Country” and “Lincoln County Lightning” are just a few of the originals Lee Gibson performs at his shows. All of these songs telling stories that his audience can relate to.
Being compared to Dwight Yoakam and Ronnie Dunn Lee Gibson’s voice is powerful, clear and definitely country. With his influence, from these artists and so many more, Gibson pursued writing with some of the top Nashville songwriters. In 2001 he landed his first record deal and this put him on the stage with Randy Houser, Anthony Smith, Darryl Worley, T. Graham Brown, and even the late George Jones.
There is still uniqueness in his songwriting with the upcoming release of his sophomore album. You hear a collection of all of Lee Gibson’s influences on this album. There is love and heartbreak, happiness and despair, the jovial and serious and an album showing Lee Gibson’s talent and love of music.
As Lee Gibson steps on stage he does so with the experience he has gained over the years of working in the music business. His 6 foot 4 inch stature carries the deep richness in his voice as he sings to his audiences. His songs tell stories about who he is and some of the things he has experienced, as well as some classic country and rock and roll to get everyone up and out of their seats dancing. Gibson reaches out to his audiences and they love him as he makes time for them after a show.
This will be an exciting year for Lee Gibson. In November Gibson will be part of the An American Legacy Tour, starring Ronnie McDowell. A cruise is planned that will depart on the Carnival Fascination from Jacksonville, FL to the Bahamas, November 12 through November 15. Several other projects are in the works for Gibson and he is looking forward to this year and where his career is going.
As you walk into the venue you look on stage and Lee Gibson is performing. His voice carries through the sound system and you know you are about to see a great country singer on stage. His experience and talent shows through and the friendliness in his voice welcomes you to a seat. This is a Lee Gibson show. Quality, talent and pure country.
Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Female Artist of the year nominee. Check out her music at www.tiannawoods.com and on digital sites. Electronic Press Kit can be found at www.sonicbids.com/tiannawoods
Tianna Woods is a multi-talented country recording artist from Burlington Ontario who is no stranger to the stage. Over the years she has performed in countless fairs, festivals, jamborees, corporate and private parties. She has performed in Canada, the U.S. and as far away as Japan. Tianna has released 2 holiday singles, as well as 7 national singles to Country Radio including -“Next Door Neighbour”, “Can You Hear Me Now”, “Rain on the Roses”, “Wow” and 2 that landed in the top 100, “Dancin’ With Elvis” and “I’m There”. Her latest single “On the Rise” is her debut single from her upcoming F.A.C.T.O.R. funded album that will be released in 2015. With her national single release history, Tianna now has a high level radio profile and her performances are always met with stunning reviews. Tianna will tell you, “Singing & performing has always been my passion. It has always felt so natural. Being on stage is like my second home.”
In 2013 Tianna was named “Artist of the Month” by the Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO). In 2014 she made the first round CMAO nominations for Female Artist, Rising Star and Single of the year. In 2015 she was nominated for the CMAO Female Artist of the year (along with Michelle Wright, Kira Isabella and Beverley Mahood) and Rising Star of the Year.
Tianna is also a multi-instrumentalist playing 7 instruments - piano, guitar, saxophone, drums, clarinet, fiddle and North American flute. She has headlined and performed at such festivals as Celebrate Ajax by the Lake
(6 consecutive years), Mitchell Fall Fair, Boothill Country Jamboree, Rockton World’s Fair, Redpath Tall Ships Festival, Caledonia Fair, the Niagara Regional Exhibition and performed at the Ribfests in Toronto and Burlington, with well over 50,000 in attendance. She has also opened for such acts as country male artist
“Tim Hicks” and country duo “One More Girl”.
Tianna is also a musical theater actress and has appeared in the musicals "The Music Man", Brigadoon",
"Once On This Island", "The Mikado", "Anything Goes", "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "That's Showbiz", which performed in New York City. Her stage production manager created an incredible production of "Anne of Green Gables" with Tianna landing the lead role of “Anne”. The show toured throughout Japan. While in Japan, Tianna also toured the schools with her band, meeting and performing for the children of Japan.
Tianna launched her kick off tour show It’s About Country Music and “Then Some” at the Backstage Capital Theatre in Delhi, ON and will be booking more dates for 2015. Her show features her music, as well as country music through the years and “then some” from artists including Merle Haggard, George Strait, Alan Jackson,
Joe Cocker, Dan Hill and many more. The show also features Tianna’s vocal, and music theatre background, as well as the 7 musical instruments she plays. Special guests include - Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee - Wendell Ferguson and Singer/ Songwriter - Michael Warren.
Krystal has been singing as long as she can remember and is the only reason her parents listen to country music. Krystal had her own taste in music from an early age when she caught a snippet of Alan Jackson on the radio. From then she was hooked on steel guitar and lyrics that painted a picture of the humble truths of life. After years of bouncing on her bed singing Shania Twain, playing with a toy guitar, and singing songs she had written to her dog, Krystal's parents bought her her first guitar. Krystal took off learning chords to play her favorite songs and soon began to craft and write her own. Krystal, originally from Hickory, NC, has been on a musical journey leading her to her current residence in Nashville, TN. Krystal is a strong believer in the power of music to heal hearts and communities. Because of this belief, Krystal works during the day as a psychiatric music therapist. When she is not working, Krystal is writing and playing music at the downtown honkytonks and other local venues, as well as, traveling to spread her music to a larger audience. Krystal is set to release updated demos in early 2019 and is also currently working on her first EP in which she hopes to record original material from both solo and co-writes. Krystal's sound is as quirky as her person and she is not afraid to show some honest humor in her material such as "You had me at Double Wide" and "You're the Reason That I Drink." Krystal pulls her inspiration from classic and outlaw artist's such as Willie and Loretta as well as the modern likes of Miranda Lambert, Jennifer Nettles, and Chris Stapleton to result in a twangy blues of her own.
Julia Battistin is a 22 year old singer/songwriter from New York. She focuses mainly on piano driven pop songs and her sound has been compared to artists such as Sara Bareilles, Adele, and Sarah McLachlan. With a mix of her haunting, soaring melodies and heartfelt lyrics, she is able to capture all types of audiences through their hearts and souls. She wrote her first song at age 12 and since then, she continues to compose everyday and has performed in various venues and competitions in NYC, Boston and local areas. Julia is now a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a Songwriting Degree and Musical Theater Writing Minor. She has just moved to Nashville, TN to write, perform, and continue pursuing her dream.
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