Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) September 01, 2006 -- What can one say about a man that has almost done it all, gotten it all, and is still around doing and getting? In this case, plenty! If younger multi-talents may have to constantly prove that artistic expression is not tantamount to dilettantism, it is not so for singer/songwriter Jeff Laine who, refusing to be satisfied doing one thing, successfully broke the traditional punctuation and replaced ?The End? with a never-ending ?To Be Continued?.
The Detroit native carries a music dossier that may rival some of the most prolific working artists in the industry. He was the lead singer of LA-based punk sensation ?Hollywood Underground? , he played with rock band ?Poetic Justice? headed by former Bob Dylan keyboard player William Smith who produced Jeff?s first solo-album ?Western Love Affair?, and made his marks and a lot of noise with his sophomore effort ?A long Way to Go?, surrounding himself with critically acclaimed producer Magic Kramer (Ray Charles, Michael Jackson) and bringing together an elite group of prestigious musicians culled from the band of Lucinda Williams Melissa Etheridge, MC5?s Wayne Kramer and Willie Nelson, to name a few. Yet, in spite of it all, this artist at heart finds more fulfillments working to the sound of his own beat than to the cacophony of the rich and famous. And rightfully so as he battled successfully against the Goliath of corporate Record label moguls to emerge as one of the most inspirational music heroes of our times.
A resolute follower of D.I.Y ethos, Jeff toured the country, secured national radio airplay and garnered impressive media coverage. Randio.com praised ?The Philadelphia Daily News calls him an authentic provocateur. And no less an authority than the Des Moines Register reports next year?s Village Voice critics should have him among their top Ten.? His voice and sound certainly carry threads of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen ? undeniably the greatest compliment an artist can receive ? yet, remain distinctively unique and wonderfully creative. OnlineRock Sound Review raved ?Jeff Laine has renamed the songwriting book for songwriters ? he?s got a natural energy in his songs that keep you driving, or keep you from touching your CD player ..let it spin!?.
Now the Midwestern singer/songwriter is back with a new release dubbed "Blues Vein".
In every artist's career there is a project that represents a true labor of love, the one that takes the artist back to their roots and incorporates all they have learned about life and their craft. For Jeff Laine, ?Blues Vein? is that project. A 10 track CD that ranges from blues, rock?n roll and folk to heartfelt balladry. Produced by Robert Vaughn and Chris Julian (whose work brought him 3 Grammy nominations, over 50 Gold & Platinum albums, and an Emmy Award), the album marks a radical departure from Jeff?s previous recordings. ?Blues Vein? is more than mere music to your ears, it is a palette of emotions, stories, mysteries, images and back breaking rhythm that will definitely flow into your veins and crawl under your skin!