Dec 29, 2020
Layne Ihde tells stories. He has written and published forty songs while fronting three different indie rock bands, releasing three albums and two EPs domestically and internationally on independent labels in Japan and England, getting placement on television shows and performing across the country.
He writes and performs as 1/3 of the kids and family rock band The Happy Racers which have played Lincoln Center (NYC), Wolftrap (DC), headlined Pilgrimage Music Festival in Franklin, TN, and currently receive regular air play on Sirius/XM's "Kids Place Live."
He also writes sci fi and fantasy short stories, has just completed his first middle grade novel and is working on a fantasy novel. He has had two children’s books published, the first of which is "Pippin No Lickin’" (Morgan James Publishing NYC), based on the life and fictitious adventures of his favorite anthropomorphized pet cat.
His second is “Pippin No Drippin’” out December 22, 2020. Layne, a self-described “crazy cat lad," lives in Nashville, TN with his wife and their two cats, a white tabby named Lizzie and a black tuxedo named after the star of the book series named “Pip." He feels Nashville is the perfect place to foster and incubate his creativity and story writing in all of its forms."