Shawn Lane

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Shawn Lane
Background information
March 21, 1963
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
September 26, 2003 (aged 40)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Instrumental rock, jazz fusion, world fusion
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, producer
Guitar, piano, keyboard, bass
Years active
1977 2003
Labels Warner Bros., Eye Reckon
Associated acts Jonas Hellborg/Jeff Sipe, Black Oak Arkansas, Savage Innocence,
D.D.T., The Willys, The Streets
Notable instruments
Vigier Excalibur
Charvel 750XL
Ibanez Ghostrider
Shawn Lane (March 21, 1963 September 26, 2003) was an American musician who rele
ased two studio albums and collaborated with a variety of musicians including Ri
ngo Starr, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Regg
ie Young, Joe Walsh, Jonas Hellborg and many others. After studying the piano, h
e rapidly mastered the guitar, which he played with exceptional speed.
Contents [hide]
Adulthood and piano
Outside influences
Health and 2003 death
Solo albums
With Jonas Hellborg
Other appearances
Album Credits
External links
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lane began playing piano with his sisters at the age
of eight, but did not play guitar seriously until he was ten. At age 12 13 he beg
an to practice heavily. At fourteen, he became the lead guitarist for Black Oak
Arkansas (BOA) and alongside members, including drummer Tommy Aldridge, toured o
ver the next four years opening shows for bands including REO Speedwagon, Ted Nu
gent, Outlaws, Cheap Trick, Molly Hatchet and Blue Öyster Cult. During 1979 Shawn
played in The Streets recording studio demos with Andy Tanas on bass, Chris Crai
g on drums and Jimmy Henderson on guitar almost securing a deal with Epic Record
s.[citation needed]

Except for one cover song. Lane c ontinued to play live shows and do session work. 1998 with Hellborg and Félix Sabal Lecco. the latter three would then form the North Mississippi Allstars. Frank Gambale. Lane replaced them with players from his high school days. During 1996 Shawn also wrote c olumns for Guitar for the Practicing Musician in their Over the Top series. which inspired him to develop his own style of playing guitar.[citation needed] Lane played the Warsaw Summer Jazz Day s festival on June 19. Adulthood and piano[edit] From age eighteen to twenty-six. Art Tatum and Georges Czif fra. Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson. Lane wrote all the mat erial and played all the instruments on his debut album. Guitar Player magazine named him "Best New Talent" and Keyboard Magazine placed him second in the "Best Keyboard Player" category. He also wrote columns for Young Guitar Magazine in Japan whi ch were published between February 1995 and 1996. Lane began to play a style close to jaz z fusion. Jeff "Skunk" Baxt er. Lane pla yed in Guitar Player Magazine's 25th anniversary concert at Warfield Theatre. D. To promote his album.K. Lane. composed music.[1] Lane also played in Savage Innocence with singer Jim "Dandy" Mangrum. drummer Russ Caudill. Powers of Ten. keyboardist Doug Scarborough. Live!. In 1983 he became a father to a daughter named Ashley. 1992. Adrian Belew. Lane and Hellborg played with drumm er Jeff Sipe in HLS (Hellborg. Jimmy Earl . T. singer/bassist Rob Caudill and his br other. and The Tri-Tone Fascination in 1999. Shaw n also engineered and co-produced the album Red Reign by Steven Patrick from Hol y Soldier. Lane studied music. He also performed on the Mark Varney Pro ject's Centrifugal Funk album along with Brett Garsed. and played piano. Lane played with D. drummer Chris Craig and bassist Kinley Wolfe who th en played with The Cult..[3] His demo tapes led Shawn to be sought out by Jim Ed Norman and a recording contr act with Warner Bros. Helmerich. On September 19. In 1998 Lane play . Powers of Ten. they opened for Robben Ford's US tour. Todd Bobo on saxophone and drum mer Sean Rickman. re corded live in 1993.[4] Following its release in 1992. Records. J. he formed The Powers of Ten band with B arry Bays on bass. During this time S hawn developed curricula and taught at several European Conservatories including the American Institute of Music in Vienna alongside Joey Tafolla and Milan Pola k[citation needed]. Dick Dale.T. Collaborations[edit] This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. Lane played in The Willys. The Caudill brothers had played in The Breaks with Susanne Jerome-Taylor. Sa n Francisco alongside Steve Morse. wit h Barry Bays and DeGarmo and Key drummer Chuck Reynolds. During the production of the album. keyboardist Billy Batte.[citation needed] Lane released two more solo albums following his debut. (August 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) During 1994 Lane met bassist Jonas Hellborg. The spec ific problem is: paragraph spacing Please help improve this article if you can. a band co nsisting of singer/keyboardist Sam Bryant. Lane and drummer Anders Johansson played with Chine se pop singer Wei Wei and the trio appeared as an opening act at many of China's largest musical venues. The album sold well and earned several magazine awards. During the 1980s and early 1990s. a band consisting of Paul Taylor. Ry Cooder and others.[1][2] He quickly developed his technique on the keyboard as well . guitarist Keith Plu nk. As the original members dropped out. Hellborg. In September 1995.At age fifteen Lane saw Allan Holdsworth play guitar with the progressive band U . taking influence from pianists such as Franz Liszt.. Between 1994 1995. Lane also performed in the fusion band Out of Bounds. Sipe). John Lee Hooker.[citation needed] M uch of the material on Lane's first studio album. was written on his home piano.

both in the USA and abroad. India and Southern Asia. Memphis.[1] Lane had treated his psoriasis with hydrocortisone for many years. Cra ig Erickson. who also cited Lane as one of his biggest musical inspiratio ns. Lane and Hellborg toured India with drummer Andrea Marchesini playing the Great Indian Rock Festival. Lane's las t concert performance was at Smilefest in North Carolina with Hellborg and Jim B ritt on May 31. Musically. who coincidentally like Lane. HLS opened up for guitarist John Scofield at the Variety Pl ayhouse. Lord Tracy. Consequently he backed off taking cortisone. Later. including the abi lity to recall and recite dialogue from movies that interested him. 2003 of lung-related illness . Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style. The required usage of cortisone over time resulted in him having Cushings synd rome. His personal favorite painter was 17th century. Lane once said. Speaking true musician-ese. steel guitarist Tony Sutton. further loading his joints . Italy. Hamsadhwani Theatre.[citation needed] The Shawn Lane Memorial Concer t was held on August 28. On April 19. drummer Steve Sutton and bassist Adam Sutton. Lane was also a genuine lover of great paintings and often spen t some of his free time on the road visiting museums. rather than the opinions of experts. etc. for many years Lane did not ha ve medical insurance coverage.[1] In 2003 he started having difficulty breathing and was told that he would have to remain on medical oxygen for the rest of his life. Lane and Hellborg forme d an East-West fusion band with Indian musicians V. Rimini. Atlanta. Outside influences[edit] This section is written like a personal reflection or opinion essay that states the Wikipedia editor's personal feelings about a topic.[1] The symptoms of his condition and the side effects of the medication s created a vicious circle.). Lane had a p articular love of off-beat horror movies. he also suffered from psoriatic arthritis. tone. GA. While in Memphis. Umashankar and Ramakrishnan. V. 2005. which caused stiffness in his joints and after 2000 was aff ecting his ability to play guitar (Lane stated that with proper rest he could st ill play live gigs. "Music is kind of l ike painting because both have color. FreeWorld. was widely accepted as a gifted ar tist yet never obtained any real personal wealth from his tremendous talent. also a charact eristic of Lane. Complicating matters. Kevin Paige. In February 2003. In September 2003 Shawn Lane was preparing for a new album with Hellborg and Ginger Baker. Jimi Jamison. TN celebrating the li fe and music of Shawn Lane featuring Andy Timmons. 2003. Selvaganesh and V. and he would need prescription pain killers to deal with the unremitti ng pain. Buckethead. but then the psoriasis would flare up. 2002. texture and a story". 2003 with Hellborg. Health and 2003 death[edit] Lane had psoriasis throughout his life. Pragati Maiden. Ver meer was noted for his attention to the fine details of his work. Umamahesh . Called the King of Kings of Qawwali an d very popular in Pakistan.ed the guitar solo on Bang a Drum featuring Jon Bon Jovi and Chris LeDoux reachi ng number 68 on Hot Country Songs. or its creator. After age twelve. a passion he shared with fellow guitar great. Khan fascinated Lane deeply with his wide vocal range and the intertwining of his voice with the notes from his instrument. which caused his weight to increase. New Delhi. V. Umamahesh. Lane would play with the Time Bandits.[5] Lane died in a hospital in Memphis on September 26. Dutch great Jo hannes Vermeer. During May 1999 Lane played with drummer Stev e Ferrone at the Disma Music show. Jim "Dandy" Mangrum and many others. on March 29. Lane was influenced by many other artists but an important one wa s Pakistani musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Shawn played the Swedish Jazz Celebration Festival. w ith singer Regina Parker. Stockholm. occasionally attracting sm all crowds as he educated visitors about the history of a particular work of art . New Daisy Theatre. (A ugust 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Lane had a passion for the cinema.

Guthrie Govan. Bardo Records 2003: Icon: A Transcontinental Gathering. Musician Magazine. The American Guitar Institute has named him the " greatest guitarist who ever lived". 1993. Legato Records 1991: When Love Comes Down. Guitar Recordings 1995: Red Reign. Japanese bonus track Straffpolska Från Sudan. Steven Patrick. Calvin Russell. Bardo Records 1999: Zenhouse. Bardo Records 1997: Time Is the Enemy. with Eric Gales.S. EFA Records 1997: Breaking the Barriers of Jazz. No. Shrapnel Records 1989: Looking for shelter. with Mike Stern. Ethereal Thunder Productions 1993: A Little on the CD Side. Eye Reckon Records 2001: Powers of Ten. Various Artists Compilation. Chris LeDoux. 7.[7] Guitar World magazine wrote in 2008. Vol 1.Music From The Motion Picture. Orchard Records 1999: Rock Guitarists Forever Best. 1999: The Tri-Tone Fascination. Bardo Records 2002: Personae. Jimi Jamison. Bardo Records 2004: Paris: DVD release of the 2001 concert at New Morning. Vol.[2][5] His body was buried at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis."[8] Discography[edit] Solo albums[edit] 1992: "West Side Boogie" (promotional single)[9] 1992: Powers of Ten. today's guitar virtuosos such as Rusty Cooley. if any. "Few . Emerald Stare Records 1996: Guitar Zone. Buckethead. Last Call Records 1998: One road man. Live!.2 with David Ormonde Thomas. Jens Johansson. Bardo Records Other appearances[edit] 1983: Tender Mercies . Jazz and World Music. 1993. Warner Bros. CMP Records 1996: Temporal Analogues of Paradise. Silva Screen Records 1997: Fission. Vol 1. A & M 1991: Centrifugal Funk with Frank Gambale Brett Garsed. David Ormonde Thomas. Eye Reckon Records Instructional[edit] Shawn Lane Power Licks REH837. Columbia Nashville 1990: Son of the South Toy Caldwell. with Michael Shrieve. Blue Hat Records 1991: Worrall Rick & Steve Worrall with Jimi Jamison. Michael Romeo. Legato Records 1992: On the way home. IV Unsung Guitar Heroes. Japanese-only r . Paul G ilbert who called Lane "the most terrifying guy of all time" during a guitar cli nic when asked about his thoughts on Lane's guitar playing skills and many other s regard him extremely highly. (VHS) Shawn Lane Power Solos REH838.1. PRO MST 9107 1994: Guitar's Practicing Musicians Vol 111. and his arpeggio sweeps an d precision-picked lines blasted more rapid-fire notes than the average human mi nd could comprehend.[6] Legacy[edit] Although not a familiar name to many outside musician's circles. Jens Johansson. Heptagon Records 1997: Calvin Russell. Legato Records 1992: Guitar on the edge. Metal Vol. Capitol Nashville Records 1998: Fission. Parker Card. No. guitarists can play faster than Lane could. Stratosphere II. Warner Brother Publications With Jonas Hellborg[edit] 1995: Abstract Logic. Pony Canyon 1999: Parker Card & The Sideman Syndicate. CMP Records 1996: New Spirits in Jazz part 2. Bardo Records 1995: Two Doors. CMP Records 1996: Exploring the Frontiers of Rock. Michael Bradley & Mark Lindsay 1990: Highwayman 2 The Highwaymen. (VHS) Shawn Lane Power Licks & Solos. Bardo Records 2000: Good People in Times of Evil. Scotti Bros label 1992: Guitar on the edge. Liberty 1984: U.

Remastered. Forefront 1990: Vertical Invader. Big Gear Records 2005: Tribute. Liquid Note Records 2004: Concert in Shillong . Metal Blade 1991: The Eric Gales Band. TBA . Shawn Lane with Eddie Chip LeVerne on drums. Ardent Productions Unreleased[edit] 1979: The Streets. Steve Harris. Tessellations. Wild Card Records 2014: Richard Hallebeek Project. The Unstruck Melody. Liquid No te Records 2008: Classic Chris LeDoux. produced By Chips Moman in Memphis.elease 2000: Mood Du Jour. Black Oak Arkansas. Richie Rich Music Tribute[edit] 2004: Shawn Lane Remembered Vol 1. Hapi Skratch Records 2000: The Highwayman Collection. Richard Hallebeek. Doug Scarborough. TBA 1997: Shawn Lane & The Windigo Band. David Ormonde Thomas. Memphis. When Love Comes Down. J. CBS 1988: Studio Demos. Mad Guitar Records 2015: The Spirit of Shawn. Frankenstein Rooster. Jimi Jamison. studio demos featuring Andy Tanas. Lion Music 2004: The Usual Unusual.M. DC TALK. North Mississippi Allstars. Remastered with bonus track External Mess. TBA 1996: "What the hell was i thinking?". The Highwaymen. TN 1984: Robert Duvall. Jimmy Henders on. studio demos recorded at Ardent Stud ios. Ringo Starr. Melodic Soloists. The Fractured Dimension 2010: Power Lane. with Brett Garsed. TN 1991: Hold On.. Silvergold & Alvarado. Triad Records 1987: Lost and Found. ATO Records 2004: Richard Hallebeek Project. Silve rgold & Alvarado Album Credits[edit] 1990: Nu Thang. Jerry Leake . with Aaron Flanders. Memphis.A. Scarlet Records 2015: Temporal Landrons. Capital Nashville 2009: The World's Greatest Fusion Guitarists. Li Hongwu. Tone Centre 2010: 'Infinity' featured on the soundtrack to Daniele Luchetti "La Nostra Vita" 2011: Worrall Rick & Steve Worrall with Jimi Jamison. TBA 2000: The Film Music Album. Holistic Music BMI 2008: Slendro: and Improv for Lane. Magnus Olsson. Lion Music 2004: Shawn Lane Remembered Vol 2. Richard Hallebeek. Alex Masi.Live in India. The Nerdvrotic Sounds' Escape. The Willys. 1981: Savage Innocence. Robert Duvall with Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. A&M. Andrea Marshesini. Eric Mantel. Scotti Bros label 1994: The Farthest Star. Suhy. Dweezil Zappa. recorded at Sounds Unreal. 2000: Inside A Dream. Suhy. re-release on Yesterr ock Records 2013: "Parker Card & The Sidemen Syndicate". Sony Music CMG 2003: Polaris. The Fractured Dimension Towards the Mysteriu m. Chris Craig.