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R.I.P. David Lane, longtime local musician

Veteran local musician David Lane — a regular at Club Fred/Audie’s Olympic — died last week after a battle with lung cancer.

Today, the folk singer be remembered by his peers and friends from the local music scene, at 4 p.m. at Full Circle Brewing Co., 620 F St. The memorial includes a pot luck and music. More details here.

The Fresno Folklore Society has put together a great online remembrance for Lane, which you can read right here. Here’s part of it:

David began playing songs from the 1920s on the ukulele at his mother’s tea parties. The performance bug bit him hard. As a teenager, he played with the band, Dave the Wave and Undertows, before embarking on a lifelong career as a folk singer …

[I]n 1980, David continued, playing bass with Joe Holley (the left-handed fiddler for Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys) and frequently performing with Fresno folk music royalty such as Jon Adams and Kenny Hall and his sister Kathleen.

According to his friends, Lane battled cancer with no insurance, so money is being raised for his family. Anybody wanting to help can donate at any Wells Fargo branch. There’s an account in Lane’s name, numbered 1204211054.

Responses to "R.I.P. David Lane, longtime local musician"

Steve Ono says:

Thanks Mike, This great was a one of the best of the local folksingers.

Kathleen Lane says:

Thank you Mike!
How wonderful!! I appreciate it, as do all of David’s family and friends.
Sincerely Kathleen Lane

stefan Janik says:

Just trying to track Davie down to discover he had passed away. From all his friends that he met on his short tour to Scotland. He stayed with me and Ian Clark and Laing French in Dundee and we got him a few gigs. Ian has also passed away so they will have a great time together. Many great nights with the single malts and Davie’s music.

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