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Artists of the Month - May 2010
AS REVIEWED BY PAIGE MCINTYRE (CATS EYE PUB)
These guys are another one of our favorite new bands
who are making news. Totally by chance I was awake
at 7am on 12/24 and happened to turn on the tv set
on channel 45. Lo and behold there are the boys
being intro'd to play a couple of songs. They truly
rocked the news studio, starting out with an excellent
keying of the "Charlie Brown" theme song
then rolled into, (to my absolute delight and admiration),
The Ramones' "I Don't Want to Fight Tonight".
How freakin' cool is that? A bold choice of songs
that would have never been considered for live tv
by conformist bands. Rock on fellas.
|The Jane started life as Hazey Jane
back in the halcyon daze of the late 20th century.
It has drifted through several configurations since
then and included many talented players and writers
who continue to add their influences to the mix.
by The Jane (the album)
The current line up represented on most of these
Sean Fifer – Drums/Percussion/Vocals
Ryan Lawton – Bass
Russel Brooks – Lead Guitar
Denny Wedekind – Guitar/Vocals.
The music to Enemy of the State was written by one
time bassist, another time lead guitarist Darren
Boyer. A big shout out also to our engineer who
turns all the dials for us…Hey Nate!
Jane currently make their home at Sleepy Hollow
Sound, where they are working on producing other
MyRuralRadio artists’ music…maybe they
can work with you too real soon. Enjoy! The Jane
Wedes - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Wedes has played guitar on, and fallen off of, bar
stools all over Baltimore, Ohio, and Colorado.
Though not a schooled musician, he gets his musical
ideas across to his collaborators with such oral imagery
as "Play the chord thing that looks like your
giving someone the finger, but with your pinky down
here like this…". Wedes has been known
on occasion to invite his evil twin Mitch on stage
with him, who by the way says, sorry about that broken
glass and that he had NO idea that chick was your
"Sugar" - Drums, Percussion, Harmonica,
Fife is a new dad who spends much of his time trying
out new lyrics on his daughter. She seems to like
the songs but wishes she could learn to say “breath
He can smash skins like Zeus chuckin' lightning
bolts, then turn around and sing like a castrato
angel on the next tune. Sean describes his hobbies
as, gardening at night, picking out flooring and
trying to think of a word that rhymes with silver.
Lawton is a wunderkind on bass guitar.
He springs forth from his underground jazz roots
-literally - a.k.a. his parents' basement. He knows
more about bad classic rock bar band songs than
anyone in their early 30's should ever know.
When not setting the Invalid Bed Lift corporate
world on fire, Ryan also enjoys chinchilla farming
and raising his two wolverines…er we mean
Lead Guitar / Slide
Guitar / Guitarssss
is the “new kid” on the block. Actually
he has been jamming with Fife since they were delinquents
in high school together.
Russ is the resident gunslinger and brings the licks
that give The Jane their classic Americana sound.
When not doing finger exercises, Russ enjoys picking
out chapeaus and growing his magnificent sideburns.