Backstory & Today ~

Starting in the hometown Meridian, Mississippi, Lang Holloman grew up with the arts as an integral part of his life. Meridian, MS is the hometown also of "The Father of Country Music" Jimmie Rodgers, Peavey Electronics Headquarters, Steve Forbet, and Sela Ward. Later in his young childhood, living in Winona, MS on the Eastern side of the Mississippi Delta, he grew a fondness for the Delta and Hill-country blues. Lang recalls listening to everything from southern soul, gospel, country, bluegrass, cajun zydeco, blues, and southern rock on the local radio stations. When he was 16, living in a small gulf coast town of Navarre, FL that he first picked up guitar from a friend who also shared a love of blues. In late 1994, Lang returned to Meridian, MS playing in a few original southern music style bands and playing in a church band of soul, country, and blues styling. " I think this is when I really learned hard work, to listen to everyone else musically, and know where I could fit into the overall sound with the instrument I was playing. That's also when I decided that original music was where I felt most comfortable in dedicating myself as an artist." 

For the next two decades, Lang has worked with many original artists and bands as a multi-instrumentalist, collaborating songwriter, session musician, and live performing musician. His instrumentation includes being well versed as a slide guitar player, National resonators, acoustics, electrics, steels, upright bass, banjo, mandolin, and backup vocals. Having an experienced history of various styles of blues, americana, southern rock n' roll, bluegrass, jazz, outlaw country, gospel, soul, and songwriting; "Southern Heritage Music" is what he best describes as what his songs are as an artist style and form. Lang notes in reference to context of this album: "The songs, of this album 'Soul Bells', are works of non-fiction. They are songs/images/details/experiences that have direct connection to me. They are based on truth and honesty. With the masterful work of Anthony Crawford as the engineer, producer, and assisting multi-instrumentalist, along with Lauren Murphy's backing vocals...this album could not be what it is. This process has been a process of releasing control and letting it all happen freely."

With 22 years of experience, Lang has performed with and shared shows with the likes of Cyril Neville's The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Chris Thomas King (O' Brother Where Art Though), Buckwheat Zydeco, David Alan Coe, Asleep At The Wheel, and San Francisco's music scene performer now Mobilian Lauren Murphy. Lang has been on PBS, Mississippi PBS, NPR, CNN, Sirius XM, and countless festival/theater shows throughout the Southeastern US. Originally from Meridian, Mississippi, where the "Father of Country Music" Jimmie Rodgers was from, Lang continues living and revealing through music/songs what he has coined as the style of "Southern Heritage Music". 2016 saw great success with the release of the album "Soul Bells", recorded in Alabama at Admiral Bean Studios with Anthony Crawford (Neil Young, Dwight Yoakum, Steve Winwood, Sugarcane Jane, Willie Sugarcapps), regular solo/duo performances, and Gulf Coast Songwriter Festival songwriter/performer participant. 2018 continued with countless shows from duo to full band performances at iconic locations like LuLu's Destin (Jimmy Buffet's sister), Kimbro's Legendary Picking Parlor in Nashville, the very historic Temple Theatre in Meridian Mississippi for the Americana show Sucarnochee Revue hosted by Nashville row and Muscle Shoals songwriter/performer Jackie Jack White, singles song production at Anechoic Studios with Eric King (Todd Snider's engineer), and recording sessions for the next full-length album in full analog at Studio '78 with Adam Holt (engineer/producer) located outside of Mobile, Alabama.
   

Experience in the field

Recording & Production Studios:
Studio '78 (Adam Holt - engineer/producer), Daphne/Mobile, AL
Admiral Bean Studios (Anthony Crawford - engineer/producer/multi-instrumentalist), Loxley, AL
Anechoic Production Studios (Eric King - engineer/co-producer/multi-instrumentalist), Perdido Key, FL
Sandy Roots Production Studio (Nick Biebricher - engineer/

Pensacola Audio Documentation Studios (Sean Peterson - engineer), Pensacola, Fl
The Music Shed Studios (Chris Thomas King - producer), New Orleans, La
Radio:
NPR National Public Radio - 3x's live performance on "Acoustic Interlude host John MacDonnell" - americana show
NPR National Public Radio - 4x's live performance on "The Blue Plate Special host Greg Guzman" - blues show
SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio
Television:
PBS WSRE - StudioAmped - http://www.wsre.org/local-programs/studioamped/
CNN Headline News
PBS Mississippi Arts advertising feature video
Blueprint Meridian, Mississippi advertising arts feature video


Artists / Bands:
Cyril Neville's The Royal Southern Brotherhood
Chris Thomas King
David Alan Coe
Asleep At The Wheel
Buckwheat Zydeco 
Col. Bruce Hampton
Jacky Jack White
Lamar Morris (15yr band leader / guitar player Hank Williams, Jr)
Grayson Capps
Rambling Steve Gardner and the Jericho Road Show
Bill Steber and the Jake Leg Stompers
Lauren Murphy (San Francisco's 'Zero' and 'Landsdale Station', Mobile, AL based 'Lauren Murphy & The Psychedelics')
Britt Gully
Shawn Byrne
Abe Partridge
Courtney Blackwell
Spearman Brewers
Paxton Norris
Edward David Anderson
Jeff Jensen Band
Larry Mitchell
Tyler Mac Band
John Hart
Tribe Zion

Izzy Cox
Denton Hatcher & the Soupbox Blues
Cat Rhodes
MoJiles
Adam Karch
MAMA LUCKY (Linda Sue Delgado)
Andrew DeLaney
D. Anson Brody
Sadie Blue
Lauren Kay
Melissa Joiner
Glickman / Holloman duo
Jeff Glickman & the Panhandle Allstars
Mr. GNOME
The Smart Brothers
Nikki Matthews
Cat Daddy
True Blue
The String Farm Band
Hollowman Badwater 
Betsy Badwater & the Hillbillie Chrome
WAVE
Gadsden
Jerry Garcia's Kids
TaiMa
All Things Left Unsaid
DRIVE

Some Venues:
The Temple Theatre (Meridian, MS)
Vinyl Music Hall (Pensacola, FL)
Kimbro's Legendary Pickin' Parlor (Nashville, TN)
Dragon's Den (New Orleans, LA)
LuLu Buffett's (Destin, FL)
Nick's Boathouse (Pensacola, FL)
Poor David's Pub (Dallas, TX)
The Carousel (Austin, TX)
The Julep Room (Ocean Springs, MS)
Big Beach Brewing (Gulf Shores, AL)
est. 1870 Weidmann's (Meridian, MS)
The Brickhaus (Meridian, MS)
est. 1913 Imogene Theatre (Milton, FL)
The Amphitheater at Maritime Park / Blue Wahoos Stadium (Pensacola, FL)
The Original Pointe Restaurant (Perdido Key, FL)
Red Fish Blue Fish (Pensacola Beach, FL)
Crab's We Got Em' (Pensacola Beach, FL)
Legendary Paradise Bar & Grill (Pensacola Beach, FL)
Historic Seville Quarter - Lili Marlene's (Pensacola, FL)
Five Sisters Blues Cafe (Pensacola, FL)
The Sandshaker (Pensacola Beach, FL)
The Olive Drop Martini Bar (Pensacola, FL)

Some Festivals:
Heritage Bluegrass and Americana Festival, FL 2018
Sucarnochee Revue w/ Jacky Jack White, MS 2018
Empowerment Festival, FL 2018
The Foo Foo Festival, FL 2017
Pensacola Buskers Festival, FL 2017
Blues Festival Weekend, historic Seville Quarter (2016,2017)
The International Umbrella Street Project, FL 2017
Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout 2016
Faunsdale Bike Rally (Faunsdale, AL) 2011/2012
Greater Good Music Festival, FL
Earth Day Festival, FL
Navarre Fun Festival, FL