Sugar Loaf, NY, June 9, 2015 – Nashville singer/songwriter Olivia Lane will be joiningChasin’ Crazy when they come to Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center on July 5th, 2015.
If there’s one thing that stands out about Olivia Lane, it’s her pure, unbridled energy. It’s reflected in her big, dynamic voice; in her performance, which bursts with passion and levity; and by her simple presence, which can dissolve you in laughter and make you grin from ear to ear. Not every day does an artist come around able to so effortlessly meld a freewheeling spirit with poignant, inspirational songs and an irrepressible drive, but Lane’s one of them. Because she knows as well as anyone how easily music can inspire a smile.
Born in Texas and currently residing in Nashville, she signed with industry veteran Dennis Kurtz from Show-Gun Entertainment earlier this year, and is currently working on her debut EP, due out early next year. Inspired by artists like Patty Loveless and Sara Evans, to a vast landscape of other genres like the Eagles and the Katy Perry, Olivia’s songs, like her high energy tune “Steal Me Away,” are introspective little slices of her life and her big, open heart. Lane’s sound is a combination of country elements – mandolin, banjo, lyrics sweetly laced with Texas twang – with a pop energy and locomotive rhythms that capture her every-moving spirit. The title track of her EP, “Love Thing,” is a mid-tempo ode to looking for rollercoaster sparks in love set to plucky strings; while “Steal Me Away” is a thumping, sing-along about letting life take you away with its every adventure. They’re often fueled by her tremendous sense of fun and spontaneity, and are perfect examples of why she’s such a welcome fresh face and voice on country’s new landscape.
Her debut EP “Love Thing” premiered “New & Noteworthy” on iTunes and the self-penned title track was premiered on on SiriusXM’s “Fresh Female Voices of Country Music.” Lane’s most often found collaborating with producer and partner Ilya Toshinsky (Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and many others) and has collaborated with industry greats such as Lee Thomas Miller (Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley), Catt Gravit (Jake Owen, Jana Kramer), Roxie Dean (Jamie O’Neal, Lee Ann Womack), and Clay Mills (Darius Rucker, Diamond Rio). Lane’s been focusing on her next phase: co-writing more songs, touring (she’s opened for Wynonna and Frankie Ballard) and hosting a local music series called Diva Jam at listening rooms around town.
Landon Parker (acoustic guitar/vocals), Travis Fincher, (drums/vocals), Jimmy James Hunter (lead guitarist, vocals),Creigh Riepe (keyboards/guitar, vocals) and Forest Miller (bass/fiddle/mandolin, vocals) are Chasin’ Crazy. The band first took shape in 2012 and have spent the past two years together honing their craft, solidifying their bond, touring and writing songs together. Their name, the title of a song written by Hunter, captures the essence of the band at this time in their lives. Each member emphasizes the ‘crazy’ that we all pursue, the band’s unflinching and focused desire to establish themselves as an elite Country talent.
The five-member group released their debut single “That’s How We Do Summertime,” written by Matt Ramsey (currently on the Country Single Chart with “Chainsaw”/The Band Perry and “Wake Up Lovin’ You/Craig Morgan) and Tommy Karlas (Montgomery Gentry’s #1 Country song “Roll With Me”), at the beginning of May. The single is an up-tempo, infectious, feel-good summer track about being with your friends and enjoying everything summer has to offer. It is already one of the most-added singles at Country radio. “That’s How We Do Summertime” was recorded at Westwood Studios in Nashville and was produced by Marti Frederiksenand Blake Chancey, who are in the studio working on Chasin’ Crazy’s debut EP that will come later this Summer.
Tickets: $25.00, $20.00 & $15.00, reserved seating plus $2.00 facility fee
Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 13th at 10am at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com