Lane Murchison


Small Business

Small Business by Lane & The Badass Chickenbones

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  • Label: Bird Records
  • Release: 15 Jan, 2003

Established in 1997, Lane Murchison and his band the Badass Chickenbones play an energetic brand of Americana “California” music tempered with traditional instruments like mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar.

Lead singer-songwriter-acoustic guitarist, Lane Murchison is a multi-instrumentalist. Lane has moved audiences with his songs in venues ranging from down and dirty road houses to performances at The San Francisco Symphony, Shoreline Amphitheater, and The Fillmore Theater.. Lane was a member of the San Francisco premier surf & Groove band The Swamis and plays bass for Ape, a wacky exotica band led by tiki-carving frontman Crazy Al Evans. Lane’s lyric writing is well known among song writing circles and Nashville publishers. His songs have been used in national advertising campaigns for companies like Levi’s and Coors brewing company. Lane also writes songs for children and is an active member of Bread & Roses.

Elbow to elbow with Lane, lead electric guitarist James Nash brings the music to life with a scintillating, eclectic style that ranges from the hot-picking bluegrass of Appalachia to the slinky slide guitar and warm rock phrasings that are the hallmarks of Southern rock. James frequently tours and performs with perennial new-grass favorites The Waybacks.

Michael Anderson has played with a number of bands over the years, including San Francisco favorites Big Blue Hearts, with whom he recorded an album for Geffen Records with T-Bone Burnett and toured as the opening act for Joe Walsh and other headliners. Mike can also be found playing with various other folks around town and also plays with The Cowlicks.

Kevin Woodhouse has been drumming professionally around the western United States since 1989. In addition to the Chickenbones, Kevin’s resume includes spots with Ape, YellowWood Junction, Hand of Kindness, Jamie Clark and the Refractors, Brian Wachhorst, Adamosa International and Barefoot.

Marisa Martinez on fiddle has performed and toured with many well known bay area acts such as Eric McFadden ( currently touring with George Clinton and The P-Funk) Jenny Kerr (country blues diva), Noel Hampton (Lillith Fair) and Wilson Gil and the Willful Sinners.