SEBASTIAN LANESebastian Lane is a fierce young guitarist whose roots dig deep into music history. He is the grandson of Blues Hall of Fame legend, Jimmy Rogers, who gained prominence as the guitarist for Muddy Waters, before starting his independent career with Chess Records. Sebastian’s father is blues-rock hall of fame artist Jimmy D. Lane, who has played with the likes of Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Jim Keltner, Keith Richards, B.B. King, Van Morrison, Jonny Lang, Gary Moore, Double Trouble, Taj Mahal, Stephen Stills, Jeff Healey, and some others. Music is Sebastian’s side hobby. His day job is balancing a future career in medicine. He is a 2020 graduate from The University of Nebraska Medical Center. He graduated with his M.D. Sebastian has played for several different artists throughout his career. Some of those include Omaha based artist Jocelyn, who recently finished touring alongside Hootie and the Blowfish and the Barenaked Ladies. In 2018, he chose to focus more on individual songwriting. Following this, he developed the Sebastian Lane Band. This group is a modern age rock band with influences from blues. Their goal is to keep entertaining live rock, southern rock, and blues music around for his generation. The group features Sebastian on Vocals and Lead Guitar, Ben Curran on guitar, Dain Armbrust on Bass, Kevin Fries on drums, Mitch Towne on keys. At larger events and festivals, the band will often include a horn section with Shawn Bell on trombone, Chris Catignola on saxophone, and James Cuato on saxophone. Several of these musicians made their start through the Omaha Blues Society and their program called Blues Ed. Ben currently studies guitar and was accepted into Berklee College of music. Dain and Kevin have made names playing for Omaha and Lincoln bands over the years.
Mitch Towne is a prominent keyboardist in the area and has worked as a session player for many artists. They released their debut album “Walkin’ By Myself” in July of this last year which featured both Eric Gales and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. This has landed them opening spots with acts like Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Randolph, Marcus King Band, Eric Gales, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Indigenous, Anthony Gomes, Albert Castiglia and many others! Sebastian was recently nominated as both “Artist of the Year” and “Best Blues Artist” in the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, with the winner being announced in February of 2019. Their album has gone on to top various blues and rock charts and has accumulated over a quarter million streams on Apple Music and Spotify across over 30 different countries.