Adding sass to the smoky, sultry sounds of a bygone era, Lanie (pronounced “Lannie”) is an undeniable talent who draws on the past and plants it very firmly in the here and now. read more
Imbued with the spirit of Muddy Waters, and channeling the grit of Billie Holiday, Lanie Lane wraps the sounds of a golden age around a voice that is as rich and warm as it is sweet. Her delivery is distinct – earthy, with the elbow grease to get the job done, but tied up with a colourful ribbon and handed over with grace and charm. 2011 saw Lanie make the leap from playing tiny venues to gracing magazine covers when she released her debut album To The Horses. Debuting at #12 on the Australian ARIA charts, the album picked up FBi radio’s SMAC award for Album of the Year and has been loved by fans and critics alike.
‘To The Horses’ is the culmination of many years of writing and a whole lot of touring. At the beginning of 2011, Lanie won a slot on the Sydney Big Day Out line-up thanks to Triple J’s Unearthed competition and also gained attention as the voice accompanying the aforementioned Tim Rogers on You Am I’s single ‘Trigger Finger’. Cramming as much touring, recording and general musical activity into the past 12 months as possible, Lanie has performed sold-out shows at the Sydney Festival and Adelaide Fringe, to a packed Splendour in the Grass stage and toured with the likes of Justin Townes Earle, Clare Bowditch and Fitz and the Tantrums.
Somewhere in amongst all that, she found the time to accept an invitation from the one-and-only Jack White to record a couple of tracks in his Nashville studio. The songs were then released on White’s own Third Man Records on 7” vinyl as part of the acclaimed Blue Series.