YES! Weekly Live! at ADP Presents: Cameron Lane
On Jan. 25 YES! Weekly hosted another Live! From ADP mini-concert and the performer was a 14-year-old girl from Jamestown. Cameron Woody aka Cameron Lane belted out three of her new songs accompanied by her guitalele (a guitar-sized ukulele because her small hands can’t fit around the neck of a guitar).
Lane said she has been a singer her whole life and she began songwriting at the age of 8 years old. “I would always listen to the radio when I was younger and try to recreate the pop singers voices and stuff,” she said. “I was a huge fan of Disney and I sang along to a lot of that when I was a kid.”
Lane said she takes inspiration from other young female artists such as Ryn Weaver and Billie Eilish. These “super cool and really, really young” musicians are who Lane aspires to be one day.
“She is 16 and she’s going on tour and she’s got an album out and I am kind of looking to get there soon.”
While she says no one really knows her name yet around town, she goes to any open mic she can and is looking for more and more venues to play. Lane said she is working on a third album she has titled “Super Loser,” and said her younger sister came up with the name of the album.
“She is like my best friend,” Lane said. “And I always show her all of my songs.”
At Live! From ADP, Lane played three songs off “Super Loser:” “Bulletproof,” “All I am” and “Mood.”
Lane, as of now, has two copyrighted digital albums on her Bandcamp account titled “Echo” and “Vanilla Something.”
Lane attends Weaver Academy as a first-year student in the school’s music program. Lane does not have any plans for college yet, as she said she is still looking around.
“I have been trying to look into colleges but I have not really found one that really resonates with me,” she said. “I don’t know what I am going to do or major in because I really want to pursue music but of course, I got to have a backup plan in case that does not work out. So I am trying to look for something that caters to both.”
Carol McConnell, Lane’s mother said Lane has always been musically inclined.
“She actually entered a competition for music composition and won, I think it was an honorable mention for the whole nation through the PTA Reflections contest for school and I believe she was in sixth grade.”
McConnell calls her daughter driven and said she is really proud of her accomplishments.
“I am amazed by the courage she has to get up in front of people and perform,” she said. “She has never really had an issue with stage fright or anything. She is always looking for more and more opportunities to get in front of people and perform.”
McConnell said she hopes that her daughter finds a way to continue to pursue music and make a living out of it one day.
“We always talk to her about the importance of getting good grades and studying hard in school,” she said. “The importance of getting a good education so she can gain some employment down the road through her music.”
To hear more of Lane check out our Facebook live coverage of her session or check out her Instagram and Bandcamp pages @cameronlanemusic.