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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Twin Cities Singer/Songwriter Brianna Lane to Pedal from Milwaukee to Boston

Twin Cities singer/songwriter Brianna Lane is on the road with Signature Sounds recording artist Peter Mulvey. But before you get the image in your head of a couple musicians in an old car or broken down van, read on.

Lane and Mulvey will be pedaling their bicycles from Milwaukee, WI to Boston, MA, a distance of over 1,000 miles. Along the way, they will play a dozen shows in an effort to promote health and wellness and raise money for organizations that promote the same, specifically Bolder Options, a local non-profit that focuses on mentoring youth through running and cycling.

HowWasTheShow has made an arrangement with Brianna Lane to check in via audio blog during her journey and we will be publishing the audio right here on HowWasTheShow. Brianna tells us she is writing a bunch of new songs while in training for the long distance ride. Stay tuned for more later in the week.

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Here's more from a recent press release:

Brianna Lane is a gifted singer/songwriter in the true Americana tradition. She writes and performs on an acoustic guitar as well as a banjo, crafting songs that are clear-eyed and pure—with an integrity derived from her gritty, unflinching emotional honesty. She pairs her lyrics with songs that match the lyrical mood with tremendous grace and skill, and nobody who is really listening walks away unaffected.

Long time music-writer/author/rock-journalist Jim Walsh recently wrote that Brianna Lane is “…a star in the making. She’s poised, ambitious, a great writer, a soul singer of the first order, and a lithe, accomplished guitarist.” (Star Tribune)

Lane grew up in Minnesota and still calls Minneapolis home. She once found a home in the mountains of North Carolina, but is truly a restless old soul. She now spends most of her days criss-crossing the country, touring out of her little black hatch-back or by bicycle—depending on the season, and on how crazy she’s feeling. You may blame her evident Midwestern sweetness on her roots, but this girl has been on the road non-stop for eight years and you can hear her experiences in every note she sings. In her years of touring, Lane has shared the stage with Billy Bragg, Dar Williams, Patty Larkin, Catie Curtis, The Weepies, Jennifer Nettles (of Sugarland), and numerous other well-seasoned musicians. She has also shared powerhouse, leg-powered bicycle tours with Signature Sounds’ artist Peter Mulvey.

Lane has released three full length solo records and one duo EP with Cahalen David Morrison as “Harbor Collective.” Her latest full-length, entitled “Let You In,” is a collection of eleven well-crafted songs that digs into Lane’s natural Americana side.