I've been involved in music since I was 3, when I sang along with Mario Lanza's "Be My Love". Then came nine years of piano starting at age 6, vocal soloist for my highschool at 16, local TV appearances in Ohio through my 19th birthday at which time I was drafted. Serving in the Army, my musical skills earned a place in Special Services and later the Military Police.
During those war years, I learned to play drums and horn, and returned home in 1968 to continue playing in small bands, including a lounge rock act where I traveled extensively throughout the U.S. Married life put a temporary halt to my music but I bought a Strat and learned to play blues guitar in spite if it, but I never forgot my Sinatra roots. Although I played with a few bands, my original song writing continued.
By 2008, after discovering a movie while cleaning my Mom's effects out, I wrote Steel Toed Shoes. My restoration art career does take precident to music but the band has come through in spite of the pandemic. Enjoy!
To write a song is one thing, but to have lived it is another. Steel Toed Shoes is the story of Lane's coming of age, with a little help from his Father who worked on the railroad and had bought him a pair of shoes with steel toes.www.peacemakersdepot.com