We had the good fortune of connecting with Lane-O and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lane-O, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind my success is the ability to customize what success feels like to me. Most times we as people base our success on what that looks like to other people. When truly success should be a personal experience in life. This has allowed me to pursue my passions in life with meaningfulness verses being expedient. Success isn’t a race against the crowd, but more of a marathon for self growth. This way of thinking has allowed me to grow as a person, father, husband and artist.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I express my love for creating and art through music! Ive been writing music for a few decades now. Music has always been a great way for me to express myself. It allows me to share parts of who I am with the World. In hopes that my stories can be a guiding voice for the hopeful and hopeless. The “thing” that sets me apart is my willingness to be vulnerable through my music. People want someone they can relate to in a world that makes us feel so far part from each other. I use my music to talk about bridging the gaps in my community. I most pride of being a Father, While still pursuing a career in music. I’ve made it this far by first figuring out what was going to make me happy. It hasn’t been easy at all, but overcoming challenges is how I measure my ability. No one trains/practices to not use the skills they’ve acquired. My faith in GOD and myself have always been a major factor in my approach when difficult times present themselves. One Lesson that has been crucial. Is to make a Plan! This year has been crazy to say the least, but having a plan for myself has giving me a since of security. Even though some plans get derailed, I found it easier to make adjustment to my plan verses having no plan at all. I want the world to know that my brand represents being an owner of your destiny. There are a lot of lanes on your road to success, choose one and own it!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First we would have get some food/drinks at my favorite Vietnamese Spot ( Golden Saigon) for lunch! Then we would go check out my good friends at Lawrence & Larimer Clothing Supply Company. They have some of the coolest fashion in the town, and they are located on The Legendary Colfax Ave. Next we’d have to head over to Bright Future Media, so they could hear some of the new music Im working on! Then we would have to have dinner/drinks at El Pelicano. Which is owned and operated by some of my extended family. A trip to the Mountains would be a must. Since we are in Denver!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to shoutout Bright Future Media, in Denver Colorado. This is where I’ve had the opportunity to work with some extremely talented Producers, Engineers, and Musicians. This Recording studio/media company has played a huge part in my success as an artist.