Wikipedia defines an artist as “a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts and/or demonstrating an art”. Jaryd Lane is an artist. As a singer, Jaryd has a distinctive vocal mix of Southern soul, blues and country that paves the way to a sense of honesty, integrity, richness and power that is evident every single time he takes the stage. Combine that with his song writing ability, and Jaryd Lane connects with his audience in a way that seems near effortless. Born and raised in South Louisiana. Jaryd Lane’s songs tap into everything that is good about the South. Family, God, love, hard work and good times, as well as, bad times, are all at the root of Jaryd’s songs. During his performances, whether it is an up-close and personal acoustic setting or a live stage production with his band, The Parish, Jaryd relates to ordinary hard-working people through lyrics that make a simple testament to not only his dreams, aspirations and hopes, but theirs as well. The raw emotion and conviction of these elements, intertwined with Jaryd Lane’s dedication to entertaining his fans, will take you down a musical path that is, by design, different from “the norm”.