Fertile Ground is the hauntingly soulful debut album by singer/songwriter Lane Gardner

Fiercely honest, Lane's powerfully passionate voice as both singer and songwriter, plunges deep into the hearts of her audience, with gripping stories of love, loss, hope and rebirth. Fertile Ground is a cathartic lens through which the songwriter grapples with her own colorful and often devastatingly painful passage thru life, revealing breathtaking insight into the inner-most corners of the human soul. Her stories draw the listener in with a soul-baring vulnerability, distilling the most complex emotional landscapes into a down-to-earth, sometimes southern hospitality that invites you to warm your hands and hearts at her fire.

With skillful grace, Lane delivers a kind of musical and lyrical alchemy that can spin even the most heartbreaking loss into an epic personal triumph as in the crushing ballad Beautiful To Me or have you cutting the rug, clapping your hands and singing through your tears to the soulful groove of Cry For A While. And though deeply personal, Lane's songs are universal, weaving the seemingly disparate threads of our shared human journey into a familiar and well-worn musical quilt, comforting in the knowledge that we all relate somehow...perhaps hearing a stand of your own story in hers, drawing you a little closer to yourself, and a little closer to those in your world.

Above all, Fertile Ground is a reckoning, an acceptance of past and present, and an invitation to dance within the cycles of life. Rich in the knowing that like nature herself, everything that fades away turns to return, fortifying and nourishing our own fertile ground for new growth. And in time, perhaps learning to celebrate all the many, sometimes unsavory, often contradictory things that make us so beautifully human and so vibrantly alive.

Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by David Baron at Sun Mountain Studios, Woodstock, New York

Lane Gardner - Vocals, Piano, Backing Vocals
Claude Coleman Jr - Drums
Owen Biddle - Bass
Danny Blume - Guitars
David Baron - Keyboards, Rhodes, Hammond Organ

All songs, lyrics and arrangements by Lane Gardner
© 2015 Lane Gardner | Third Road Records, BMI

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