Jimmy D. Lane

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Jimmy D. Lane
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Background information
Birth nameJimmy D. Lane
Born (1965-07-04) July 4, 1965 (age 55)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
GenresElectric blues[1]
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass, drums
Years active1990s–present
LabelsAPO Records

Jimmy D. Lane (born July 4, 1965, Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American electric blues guitarist.[1]

Lane was born to the Chess blues musician Jimmy Rogers and his wife Dorothy. In his childhood, he got to know many older bluesmen who worked with his father, including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Mabon, Little Walter and Albert King. In 1998, Lane played for the then President Bill Clinton.


He has worked with Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Jim Keltner, Keith Richards, B.B. King, Van Morrison, Jonny Lang, Gary Moore, Double Trouble, Taj Mahal, Stephen Stills, Jeff Healey, Lowell Fulson, and Snooky Pryor, Kim Wilson, Pinetop Perkins, Johnnie Johnson, Kim Wilson, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, David ‘HoneyBoy’ Edwards, Little Hatch, Willie Kent, Henry Gray, Lazy Lester and Eomot RaSun. He has also worked with Sam Lay, Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Dave Myers and his father, Jimmy Rogers.

In 1993, The Jimmy Rogers Band toured Europe, where they made a stop to perform at the BBC. In 1994 they performed at the W. C. Handy Awards and in 1995 they appeared on the Conan O'Brien Show,[2] as well as the Chicago Blues Festival.

He made his solo recording debut in 1995. The self-titled disc on Blue Seal Records featured 12 originals and one of his father's tunes. In 1993, during the sessions for Bluebird for Analogue Productions, with the Jimmy Rogers Band, he met the record producer John Koenig and head of Acoustic Sounds, Chad Kassem. Koenig saw the Jimmy D. Lane band at B. B. King's Club in Universal City. Koenig and Kassem got together and Lane recorded Long Gone for Analogue Productions in 1995, at Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles.

His second album, Long Gone was released in 1997. Lane played on and co-produced Hubert Sumlin's I Know You, also on Analogue Productions.

One of his favorite phrases "It's all good", was originally the title of his third release, but changed it to Legacy in honor of his father's memory. It was released in May 1998, and featured guest appearances of Sam Lay on drums, Carey Bell on harp and Hubert Sumlin on guitar. It also featured the last recordings of Jimmy Rogers, who played on "One Room Country Shack" and "Another Mule Kickin' In My Stall."

Lane's fourth release was It's Time. Eddie Kramer (audio engineer), Chris "Whipper" Layton, Tommy Shannon and Mike Finnigan participated.

In 2008, Lane's song "Tears Without A Shoulder" was featured in an episode of In Plain Sight ("The Trojan Horst"). In July 2012, Lane made a national Canadian television appearance on Global BC Morning News. He was commissioned by Tourism Burnaby, British Columbia to host an on line Twitter video show, "Tweet The Blues", to help promote the 2012 Burnaby Blues Festival. He has been included on his father's, Mississippi Blues Trail Historical Landmark in Ruleville, Mississippi. Lane performed two songs on the Experience Hendrix Live at The Paramount Theatre DVD, released in 2008. He performed with Mike McCready, Double Trouble and Hubert Sumlin, on the project.

In April 2013, Lane was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall Of Fame.[3]

Presently, Lane continues touring and performing nationally and internationally.

Musical style[edit]

Lane's music has been likened to that of Stevie Ray Vaughan,[citation needed] whose former band Double Trouble played with him on the 2004 album, It's Time. Other's[who?] have compared Lane's guitar work with that of Corey Stevens, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Healey.



Guest appearances[edit]

  • Ralph Bassinger - "Waiting On My Train" (2007)
  • Jimmy Rogers - Blues, Blues, Blues (1999, Atlantic) Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy D. Lane, Lowell Fulsom, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Jeff Healey and Stephen Stills
  • Jimmy Rogers - Blue Bird (APO Records)
  • Jimmy Rogers - Jimmy Rogers / Johnny "Big Moose" Walker (Wolf Records)
  • Blues Masters At The Crossroads (APO Records) 1998-2002 (24/96 DVD)
  • Jimmie Lee Robinson – All My Life (APO Records)
  • Jimmie Lee Robinson - Remember Me (APO Records)
  • Rock With Me Baby (APO Records) - with Little Hatch
  • Nancy Bryan - Neon Angel (APO Records)
  • George "Wild Child" Butler (APO Records) – D2D
  • Harry "Big Daddy" Hypolite - Louisiana Country Boy (APO Records)
  • Eomot RaSun - Three Days Walkin' (APO Records)
  • Weepin' Willie - At Last On Time (APO Records)
  • David "Honeyboy" Edwards - Shake 'Em On Down (APO Records)
  • George "Wild Child" Butler - Sho' 'Nuff (APO Records)
  • Henry Gray (APO Records) – D2D
  • Hubert Sumlin - I Know You (APO Records)
  • Pinetop Perkins - Pinetop Perkins (APO Records) – D2D
  • Henry Townsend - My Story (APO Records)
  • Lazy Lester - Lazy Lester (APO Records) – D2D
  • B.B. King in Montreux, Switzerland - 1999
  • Experience Hendrix Live at The Paramount Theatre - DVD 2008

Note:(D2D is Direct to Disc. Recorded directly onto a vinyl disc)


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  2. ^ "Jimmy Rogers - Walking By Myself live on the Late Night Show 1994 plus interview". YouTube. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Jimmy D. Lane". Jimmydlane.yolasite.com. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Jimmy D. Lane | Discography". AllMusic. 1965-07-04. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  5. ^ "Welcome to MyMusicSite - SELL YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT MUSIC". Mymusicsite.com. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
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