2008 - Individual Artist
Nick Lane is an Iowa trombonist who has recorded on hundreds of CD’s, played thousands of concerts before millions of people. Born & raised in Marshalltown, he attended Drake University for 2 years before graduating from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Although he recorded/toured with jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson for 4 years in the 70’s, he moved to LA in ‘81 and began working with numerous rock bands.
Rod Stewart took him on 5 world tours from ’84-95, He joined Tom Petty for his Pack Up The Plantation tour, album & movie and later the Who for their Quadrephenia tour & video. For the last 10 years he has subbed with the group Chicago including a recent Direct TV special. Additional recording credits include Yes, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Burdon, Supertramp, REO Speedwagon, Carol King, Aaron Neville, Neil Diamond, Canned Heat, etc and more contemporary acts such as Fall Out Boy, Cold Play, No Doubt, Macy Gray, Pussy Cat Dolls, Pink, Ziggy Marley and Lalah Hathaway.
In addition to 2 solo CD’s (instrumental R&B) he recently released a CD “Songs for the Heartland” featuring music he composed for orchestra, chorus and solo trombone for the Central Iowa Music Festival held each summer in Marshalltown 2000-2006. The festival promotes Iowa music and musicians and provides student scholarships and acceptance to the Tanglewood Music Camp….summer home of the Boston Symphony.
For his many contributions to the music industry and to Iowa musicians and students, Nick Lane joins the Hall of Fame Class of 2008.