Freddie Tane's early interest in music was encouraged by his parents and
relatives whose appreciation of great music in many styles was heard through
radios, TV, records, tape recordings and live concerts.
piano, and later on guitar, forged a lifelong fascination with the
instruments and the craft of music-making.
Experimentation with his
family's hi-fi, phonographs and tape recorders led to a continuing interest
with the technology of music recording.
Like many Boomers, Freddie
learned how to play folk and protest music of the early 60's on acoustic
guitar. Freddie then gravitated to the electric guitar by way of the
rock'n'roll explosion of the Beatles, Stones, Lovin' Spoonful, Buffalo
Springfield, Cream, Hendrix ... so many great bands and players!
Freddie played in many rock/pop/soul/dance bands through high school and
college. He went professional in the 70's with touring acts and recording
groups, some featuring his songwriting and production skills.
Freddie had the good fortune to be booked by Thom Wagner, the musical
director for A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein at The Kennedy Center Honors, in
Washington DC. He played acoustic guitar accompanying Jaimie Bernstein, who
sang a tribute to her father.
The mid-80's found him blazing trails
across the highways and Holiday Inns of America and Canada with Bill Haley's
Comets, revisiting rock'n'roll's 50's roots. Freddie toured with various
professional bands for a total of 20 years, learning as much as he could
about the glory and pitfalls of the music entertainment business.
returned to his folkie roots in 1989. He formed the acoustic duo
"McDonnell*Tane" which had several years of success on the regional circuit,
enjoying brisk sales of their self-produced CD albums. McDonnell*Tane's
claim to fame was opening for musical legends such as Bob Dylan, Willie
Nelson, Suzanne Vega, Aztec Two-Step, Jonathan Edwards, Judy Collins and
After so many years of touring, Freddie wanted to
enjoy the benefits of a day gig in IT. He has continued writing, producing
and playing music in the local scene.
He met and married Zina who had
a passion for writing poetry, short stories and lyrics. Their creative
partnership and collaboration brought a more grounded and balanced view of
life and music - love will do that to you!
Advances in digital
recording facilitated producing projects at his home studio, Tane Lane.
Freddie looks forward to the future, with a continued passion for creating,
producing and archiving his expansive and expanding catalog of tunes.
Producer / Engineer
Guitar (electric and acoustic)
Keyboard (Piano, Organ, Synths)
Pedal Steel Guitar
Opening Act For:
Tane Lane Supersession
NutJobs (collaborations with Zina Tane)
Norman Cross ("Bittersweet", "Holy Smoke!")
"Miss Leesa Sings" (Children's Songs CD)
Targets "Keeping The Dream Alive"
Van Duren Group
O2C (Out of Control)