Apr 20, 2023
Lane Valliere was in the hot seat as a guitarist/bassist in the '60s/early '70s Mid-Michigan Music scene, which included The Bossmen, ? and the Mysterians, The Frost, and Meatloaf. From stints with various bands, including performance on Timmothy Ward's infamous solo album Strange But True from 51 years ago, a freak car wash accident led Valliere down a different path. He took to WNEM TV5 as the Director in 1975 and lasted there until he retired in 2017. When he found he could find new ways of performing on his bass and guitars, Valliere got briefly back into it with Ward in the '90s, as well as on and off since including a brief reunion show with Ward in 2022 for the 50th Anniversary of Strange But True. Also he is a Michigan History book collector, as well as the keeper of the Tom Bert music photo archives (which he purchased)--Valliere also had a family member that worked with Faron Young and knew Patsy Cline and Elvis Presley--this story is amazing! He continues to write music to this day. Grab a drink and tune in for this one!