we are very excited to announce the international release of my EP, ‘Not Built To Last’ on 5th August, 2014, digitally worldwide via Blood Thinner Records. To celebrate we kick off the tour at Edmonton Folk Festival in Alberta, Canada and then play a string of East Coast Dates in the USA and Canada.
Here’s some words about ‘Not Built To Last’.
‘Not Built To Last’ has been released to glowing reviews in Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald said “this guy is one of the country’s contemporary legends…file it under K for Keeper” in a 4.5 star review, while The Brag said “there are few musicians who can find, develop and master their own style as quickly or as professionally as Jordie Lane has done”.
Recorded at The Casino in Nashville over 3 days, ‘Not Built To Last’ is produced by Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Caitlin Rose, Wanda Jackson) and features an all-star Nashville band. Over five songs, Lane embraces a classic 70’s aesthetic, launching with the shining and infectious ‘Here She Comes’, followed by the desolate, and moody ‘Dead Of Light’, which closes with a Daft Punk inspired groove over the line “we’re not built to last”. ‘Maybe Someday’ see’s Lane unleash his soaring vocal on a bittersweet, Brunswick Street inspired love song, while ‘Lost In You’ harks back to the lyrical folk sound he has built his reputation on. Lane tips his hat to fellow Melbourne songwriter Brendan Welch on the closer ‘Think I Always Thought’, which encapsulates the record’s defining themes of transience and mortality
North American August Tour Dates 2014
Aug 8-10 – Edmonton Folk Festival, Edmonton AB w/ Ben Harper, Daniel Lanois & Michael Franti
Aug 14 – Club Passim, Boston MA w/ Old Man Luedecke
Aug 15-17 – Philadelphia Folk Festival, Philadelphia PA w/ Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell & The Lone Bellow
Aug 19 – Eagleview Concerts On The Square, Eagleview PA
Aug 21 – Rockwood Music Hall, New York NY
Aug 24-25 – Halifax Urban Folk Festival, Halifax, NS
Aug 27 – Dakota Tavern, Toronto ON
We will be releasing ‘Live at The Wheaty’ on Easter Friday, April 18th all around the world. You can order a physical copy now from jordielane.bandcamp.com (shipped after Easter) or get it on iTunes and anywhere else that sells music online from the 18th.
1. Welcome (Chat)
2. Lost In You
3. A Word Of Warning (Chat)
4. Black Diamond
5. Checking In With Lucky (Chat)
6. War Rages On
7. Lucky Wants A Song (Chat)
8. Lucky Was A Friend Of Mine
9. Can I Get Back To The Regular Show? (Chat)
10. Think I Always Thought
11. The Winner
12. The Irishman, The Cleaner and The Haggler (Chat)
13. Feet Fall
14. Best Room In The World (Chat)
15. I Betrayed Love
16. Farewell (Chat)
17. I Could Die Looking At You
I’ll be returning to Australia briefly in April to play one special Melbourne show at the launch of The Melbourne Folk Club on Wednesday April 23rd. It is a brand new weekly event running at the Bella Union in Carlton, and I will be launching it with the lovely Clare Reynolds singing with me, plus a secret international guest. You can see what it’s all about at www.themelbournefolkclub.com and buy tickets there.
Clare and I will also be returning to the National Folk Festival for the second year in a row, playing 5 shows over the weekend. The line up includes other legends like Old Man Luedecke, Tift Merritt, Lindi Ortega and The Mae Trio. All the info for that at www.folkfestival.org.au
Thursday Feb 20th
5.45pm-7.15pm – State of Texas and The House Of Songs Presents – Roanoke Room w/ Matt The Electrician, Eliza Gilykson, Ariana Gillis & Jens Lysdal
10.30-11pm – Access Film Music BLUE – Room 655 w/ Liz Stringer & Ruth Moody
11.45pm-12.05am – AUSCAN Music Spotlight Showcases – Ambassadors Room, 5th Floor
1-1.25am – Access Film Music GREEN – Room 755
Friday Feb 21st
3-3.20pm – Access Film Music RED – Room 555
11-11.25pm – Horizon Suite @ Regents Room, 5th Floor w/ The Stray Birds
12.10-12.30am – AUSCAN Music Spotlight Showcases – Ambassadors Room, 5th Floor
1-1.30am – Canada Gold – Room 540 – w/ Liz Stringer
Saturday Feb 22nd
2-3pm – AUSCAN Music Spotlight Showcases – Ambassadors Room, 5th Floor – w/ Dave Gunning, Gabrielle Papillon, Ian Sherwood
3-3.50pm – Folk Music Canada – Room 534 w/ Del Barber, Sam Baker & Jay Aybar
7.30-8pm – OFFICIAL SHOWCASE – Brookside
10.30-11.15pm – House of Romanoff – Room 720 w/ Kim Richey, Mel Parsons & Bella Hardy
11.30-12pm – Access Film Music BLUE – Room 655 w/ The Mae Trio & Mel Parsons
12.30am – Red Beet Records Room – Room 748
2014 has kicked off with an incredible run of international travel and amazing shows. It all began at Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland, Australia where the band and I played some cracking shows in the blistering heat before seeing in the new year at one of the worlds best festivals.
I then had a few weeks off before traveling back to LA to drop some gear off, just in time to go to the airport and fly to London. We sold out my first ever London show at the Green Note, and then went to Glasgow for Celtic Connections where I played in front of 2000 people supporting Mary Chapin Carpenter. Celtic Connections brings in amazing bands from all over the world, and I got to spend a few days with new friends The Stray Birds, and even got up for a song at their house concert in Edinburgh. See the video HERE
After a few days in New York, I arrived in Halifax to begin another tour with Old Man Luedecke, this time in the heart of the Canadian winter after our very warm summer tour of Australia in October/November. We play 25 dates around the country, and in between I jump to Folk Alliance International for a wild ride of 14 shows in 3 days with lots of friends, including The Stray Birds and Liz Stringer from back in Melbourne.
Here is a photo that captures some of the madness of the last few months!
I will head on the road with the amazing Rose Cousins for the Festival of Small Halls, which kicks off just after Mullumbimby Music Festival.
This tour goes through small regional towns in Queensland, places that have populations of 300-400 in many cases. You can check it all out at http://festivalofsmallhalls.com/
and find tour dates at by clicking on SHOWS above.
Here is a video of Rose & I singing the Guy Clark classic ‘LA Freeway’ earlier this year.
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“****” – TheMusic
“This guy is one of the country’s contemporary legends.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Lane is a born storyteller.” – Undercover
“Standing in a league of his own, Jordie Lane is Australia’s hidden diamond.” – Casual Band Blogger
“Beguiling, smooth vocals that prove he has the goods to stand the test of time.” – Alternative Media Group
“Jordie Lane pushes the tremolo in his voice while brandishing touches of George Harrison slide guitar and Revolver harmonies.” – Beat
“There’s echoes of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon on Think I Always Thought, while Lost In You recalls Bob Dylan’s early years.” – Big Rigs
“There are few musicians who can find, develop and master their own style as quickly or as professionally as Jordie Lane has done” – The Brag
“It’s bloody excellent.” – FBI Blog
I’m so excited to announce my return to Australia in October!
It all begins with the release of my brand new EP ‘Not Built To Last’, which comes out Friday 18th October through Vitamin Records.
I will then be hitting the road with 2 time Juno Award winning Canadian singer/songwriter OLD MAN LUEDECKE and other special guests.
Tickets are all on sale so see the links below!
NOT BUILT TO LAST TOUR DATES
w/ Old Man Luedecke (Canada)
25/26 – Fleurieu Folk Festival, SA – TICKETS
27 – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA (Afternoon show)
27 – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth WA w/ Ruby Boots (Solo) – TICKETS
31 – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD – TICKETS
1 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD (Early Evening show) w/ O’ Little Sister – TICKETS
2 – Red Hot Music, Devonport TAS – TICKETS: (03) 6424 2286
3 – Republic Bar, Hobart TAS (Afternoon Show) w/ Summer Edmunds – TICKETS
7 – Beav’s Bar, Geelong VIC – TICKETS
8 – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine VIC w/ Marlon Williams – TICKETS
9 – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne VIC w/ FULL BAND & Marlon Williams – TICKETS
10 – Caravan Club, Oakleigh VIC (Afternoon Show) w/ Marlon Williams - TICKETS
13 – Street Theatre, Canberra ACT w/ Julia & The Deep Sea Sirens (Solo) – TICKETS
14 – Yours & Owls, Wollongong NSW – TICKETS
15 – Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba NSW – TICKETS
16 – The Basement, Sydney NSW w/ FULL BAND & All Our Exes Live In Texas – TICKETS
17 – Grand Junction, Maitland NSW
18 – Music Lounge, Manly NSW w/ Zoe Elliott – TICKETS
20 – Lizotte’s Central Coast NSW – TICKETS
21 – Lizotte’s Newcastle NSW – TICKETS
22 – Mullumbimby Music Festival, Mullumbimby NSW - TICKETS
I’m currently on my North American tour, playing 14 shows in the US and Canada. Below are the dates and a pic of Clare and I at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York!
In Canada I will be joining one of Canada’s finest folk bands Belle Starr! THANKS TO AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS & the Australian Government for their incredible support with making this tour happen!
Sep 25- Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage
Sep 28- New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
Sep 30- Nashville, TN – The Basement
Oct 2- Moncton NB – Plan B w/ Belle Starr
Oct 3- Fredericton NB – Cedar Tree Cafe w/ Belle Starr
Oct 4- Charlottetown PEI – The Mack w/ Belle Starr
Oct 5- Pictou NS – DeCoste Centre – Murray Room w/ Belle Starr
Oct 6- Halifax NS – The Carleton w/ Belle Starr
Oct 9- London, ON – London Music Club w/ Belle Starr
Oct 10- Guelph, ON – The Bookshelf E-Bar w/ Belle Starr
Oct 11- Toronto, ON – The Dakota w/ Belle Starr
Oct 12- Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop w/ Belle Starr
Oct 13- Wakefield, QC – The Blacksheep Inn w/ Belle Starr
Oct 16- Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
I am heading to Canada for my first ever Canadian tour in July!! I will be traveling East to West, playing festivals, clubs and house concerts with many incredible musicians. I will also be joined by the talented and charming Clare Reynolds, singing backing vocals, playing percussion and keeping me sane!
See all the dates below, find more specific details at www.jordielane.com/site/tour-dates/ and tell all your friends!! You can share the facebook event by going here
For those in Canada – i’m releasing a never before heard live album just for this tour and you can STREAM it on DEEZER from July 2 HERE before it is available for FREE DOWNLOAD at www.jordielane.com/site from July 9.
Jul. 03 @ The Carleton, HALIFAX, NS (w/ Barney Bentall)
Jul. 05-07 @ Stan Rogers Folk Fest, CANSO, NS (w/ Jonathan Byrd, & Barney Bentall)
Jul. 09 @ Fromagerie, SUDBURY, ON (w/ Faye Blais)
Jul. 10 @ Mountain Retreat, HUNTSVILLE, ON (w/ Faye Blais)
Jul. 11 @ Dakota Tavern, TORONTO, ON (w/ Jadea Kelly)
Jul. 12-14 @ Winnipeg Folk Festival, WINNIPEG, MB (w/ Josh Ritter & The Avett Brothers)
Jul. 15 @ Ye Olde Jar Bar, MEDICINE HAT, AB (w/ Ben Caplan)
Jul. 16 @ Ye Olde Jar Bar, MEDICINE HAT, AB (w/ Ben Caplan)
Jul. 17 @ Owl Acoustic Lounge, LETHBRIDGE, AB (w/ Ben Caplan)
July 19 @ House Concert, SWIFT CURRENT, SK
Jul. 20 @ Artful Dodger, REGINA, SK (w/ Special Guests)
Jul. 21 @ Bruno Arts Bank, BRUNO, SK
Jul. 24 @ Artery, EDMONTON, AB (w/ The Weber Brothers)
Jul. 25 @ Olive Bistro, JASPER, AB
Jul. 26-28 @ Calgary Folk Festival, CALGARY, AB (w/ Alabama Shakes & Amelia Curran)
Jul. 29 @ Elk & Oarsmen, BANFF AB
Jul. 31 @ Copper Owl, VICTORIA, BC (w/ Carolyn Mark)
Aug. 01 @ Media Club, VANCOUVER, BC (w/ Redbird & John Sponarski)