Instrument -- Guitar
Location -- Austin School of Music South
Darin Layne is an Austin TX-based guitarist and composer known for his high-level playing, composing and recording abilities. He teaches guitar lessons for beginning and advanced students.
Poison Flower is Darin's latest album. This 10-track compilation is made up entirely of live takes and shows off his abilities on the 7-string guitar. This along with live performances and prior albums including Left of Sunday Afternoon (2009) have made him an Austin favorite and won Darin international attention.
Darin's early musical influences were Chopin, Monk, Stan Getz, Kiss, The Cars and Coleman Hawkins. He studied guitar at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston TX, and later earned a degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of North Texas. Darin has been featured in Guitar Player, JazzTimes and AllAboutJazz magazines.
His music has been heard on film, television and radio. Most recently Darin Layne's music was featured in the live episode of Public Radio International's syndicated "This American Life" with Ira Glass, on the radio program "Echoes" with John Dilberto, on "Horizontes" with Michael Crockett and on the television series "American Made:" on NBC.