Layne Weldon


I am a songwriter, musician, artist and audio specialist in Atlanta, GA. Originally, from Tallassee, AL. After achieving a Bachelors of Science in Music from the University of North Alabama I began a career as a theater technician at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. During that time I also worked as a singer/songwriter and musician. From there I spent years working for Universities honing my technical skills as an audio/visual specialist. In the last two years I have dedicated my time to music as both a writer and artist. As an artist I have released singles in the styles of Americana, Rock, and Alt Country. Some key accomplishments in my career include Artist of the Month for Pride Entertainment Magazine, performing for The Guitar Pull at the Cloverdale Playhouse, writing for SonFinch, a small tour to Texas as a singer/songwriter, guitarists for Twelfth Night for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, live radio interviews/performances on 99.9 Auburn and WEGL 99.1, guitarist on a live jazz album for the University of North Alabama, guitarist for a live jazz show for Carnival Cruise Lines and several shows as a singer/songwriter throughout the southeast. I have also been blessed to have performed with many amazing musicians, writers and artists. I hope to continue building relationships and collaborating those in the music industry as well as connecting with fans.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is passion, commitment, fulfillment and a reason to get up every morning.

What is your music dream?

To create and sustain a living doing so. Everyday of song writing beats any job I can think of.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Be kind

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

First time I heard Me and Bobby Mcgee by Janis Joplin. I picked up her Essentials album on tape from a music store in the mall.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Too many to add. A few would be Janis Joplin, Carol King, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Brandi Carlisle. I like anything with amazing lyrics and/or a groove.

What inspires you to make music?

I just love it and I always have. I started playing when I was a small child and it feels natural to me.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I hope some of my songs might be one that helps you get through a rough day. I know I love a good song that speaks to me enough to want to listen to it again.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Just getting back into it, it seems like a one stop shop for most artists. So far streaming distribution collections seems to be a minimum amount for many artists and the market appears heavily saturated.

What do you think of Drooble?

Just started today but so far it looks like a great service.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Getting my music up to quality, getting it heard and making a living doing so.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I do online. I stream concerts, join groups and try to participate.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I'm not sure, hopefully I'll let you know.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Siren Songs, Amy Andrews, Patrick Cross, Robert Bubba Hall, Lisa Busler, Kip Trailer, The Flannel and Blues Old Stand.