News-Lane Baldwin is back with hot new release

Lane BaldwinLane Baldwin is back with hot new release

Iconic bassist songwriter survives extreme medical condition, releases new blues-infused collection

Six years after his acclaimed Dig the Hole album, bassist/songwriter has released his most ambitious effort to date, The View From Here. Originally scheduled for release in January 2014, this latest project was delayed when Lane was hospitalized with a severe abdominal infection, resulting in emergency surgery to remove part of his colon, eventually descending into gangrene. “It’s not something I want to go through again,” Baldwin says, “but I’ve crawled through the fire and come out the other side. If that didn’t stop me, nothing will.”

The 12-song collection, produced by Polo Jones, covers a range of old school blues and rock. Especially notable is Lane’s drumstick performance on an homemade hockey stick upright bass during his one-of-a-kind rendition of Willie Dixon’s classic, “Spoonful.” Throughout the album, Baldwin surrounds himself with A-list players, including drummers Abe Laboriel, Jr. (Paul McCartney) and Bryant Mills (John Lee Hooker), guitarists Terry Hiatt and David Adams (Ronnie Montrose), keyboardists Nate Ginsberg (Larry Graham, Herbie Hancock) and Danny B. (Sista Monica Parker), the Abbott Brothers and the Mambo Tropical Horns.

Track list:

  1. Lay Me Down
  2. Half Way Back
  3. I Miss You
  4. Freedom Train
  5. Lullaby
  6. Happy Boy
  7. Sing Along Song
  8. Blow Twister Blow
  9. Big Dog
  10. Boogie Man
  11. Runnin’ For Daylight
  12. Spoonful

Label: Raven Records
Release date: July 1, 2014

Lane Baldwin

Lane Baldwin in the studio with his “hockey stick bass”

The View From Here 
is now available:

Lane Baldwin, "The View From Here"Lane Baldwin, "The View From Here"

See our exclusive FBPO interview with Lane, too!

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