Layne Weldon
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Layne Weldon

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"The Corner News Review"

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Corner News Review
Category: Music

Singer/songwriter delivers soulful folk
Jesse White
For The Corner News

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Check out the acoustic/folk stylings of Layne Weldon at Rooster’s this Thursday.

What makes acoustic/folk singer/songwriter Layne Weldon enjoyable is that she she sings her songs with authority and plenty of soul, and the fact that she has a down to earth demeanor and is very approachable.

Primarily influenced by the late great Janis Joplin, Weldon draws on jazz, blues and early rock ’n’ roll to create a sound all her own. She is clearly having fun when she performs and mixes it up with popular songs and originals best described as telling a story. Songs like "More Than I Can Stand" are old-school blues numbers sung with the grit and confidence of one who has experienced the blues firsthand. She also plays classics like "Use Me Up," wherein she segues into other tunes like Buffalo Springfield’s "What’s That Sound."

Her music is rhythmic, whether she is playing with a band or by herself. Her rendition of Elvis’ "That’s All Right" is a great example of Weldon’s strong roots in older, more traditional music, which is a big part of her appeal.
Layne has also appeared with Corey and the Crackers, so those who enjoy her music should look for them as well.
This Thursday, March 20th, Weldon will perform at Rooster’s here in Auburn promoting her new album "Live in Alabama." Also, you can check her out on her MySpace page at - The Corner News, Auburn AL


Southern Memories.



I base my music off of real life experiences. I gather stories much like early folk singers did. My goal during a performance is to have listeners connect my past experiences to their own. Musically I relate more to a style between blues and folk much like the sounds I grew up playing with my family members.
I have had the privledge of playing with many talented musicians in an array of different venues. My musical background consists of jazz guitarist where I was able to play on the Carnival Cruise Lines, Nassau Bahamas, and be part of a recording associated with Muscle Shoals Sound and Fame Records. I also have spent the last few years writing and performing in the Central Alabama area at venues such as 1048 Jazz and Blues, The Montgomery Brewing Company, 91.1FM Wegl, 99.9FM WQNR, Montgomery Pride, Columbus Pride, and The Alabama Shakespeare Festival.