Jordie Lane, returns to Australia after over two years of international touring,
to release the first single from his eagerly awaited third album, on
Friday 18th March, with a Melbourne Only live show at The Gasometer Hotel.
Joined by the full Band for the first time in over two years, the launch will feature a host of special guests including Sweet Jean and Leah Senior, to celebrate Lane’s freshly penned folk-garage-rock track, Frederick Steele McNeil Ferguson.
This is the first instalment from Jordie’s forthcoming album, slated for release later this year, and just scratches the surface of sound thats moving some distance away from his previously folk based style.
Harking back to the flavour of Bob Dylan’s ‘Street Legal’ album, with spectral female chorale
and an epic landscape created with a band sound that speaks of Neil Young travelling from solo to Crazyhorse, Frederick Steele McNeil Ferguson spins a homegrown tale between a world war one veteran and the concept of ancestral sin passing down through generations.
With a makeshift mindset not unlike his approach to his critically acclaimed 2011 album, ‘Blood Thinner’, Jordie went searching for the right space to find the answers for this new project. He found a converted garage bungalow in Glassell Park, a little neighbourhood tucked in North-East Los Angeles, California. All instrumentation was recorded and engineered entirely by Lane himself, along with vocal choir arrangements by co-producer, Clare Reynolds, within the confines of this space.
Jordie explains it:
“With the studio doubling as a kitchen, and no actual door to the bedroom, there was really no escaping making this music. I worked night-shift hours, day after day, exactly how i pleased. I’d wake up at 4:30 in the afternoon just to see the winter sun go down, fry up some eggs, and walk the local streets at dusk with a cup of shitty coffee. Then I would work from about 6pm till 8am just in time to see the sunrise the next morning! I’ve realised it’s not only liberating but necessary for me to do it this way, and I just wasn’t hopeful of finding a studio, engineers and session musos who were all going to be cool with this schedule, so I just thought, I’ll do this myself.”
It’s been 4 years since Lane’s last official album, But he hasn’t stopped being one of the hardest working Melbourne musos. With continuous tours across the US, Canada, the UK and New Zealand, along with the release of his Nashville made EP, ‘Not Built To Last’ produced by Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle,Wanda Jackson) which scored him National US airplay on Sirius-XM Radio, and tours with the likes of Ruthie Foster and The Stray Birds, he then embarked on a 18 month world tour of his Live album ‘Live At The Wheaty’.
In that time Jordie has played at many of the world’s leading folk festivals including Philadelphia Folk Festival(US), Winnipeg & Calgary Folk Festivals (Canada), Celtic Connections (Scotland), Port Fairy & National Folk Festival (Australia), and NPR’s ‘Folk Alley’ and ‘Mountain Stage’ Radio Shows in America. And that’s not mentioning his starring roles in the stage theatre show ‘Grievous Angel: The Legend Of Gram Parsons’, and in ‘The Beatles: Rubber Soul Revolver’ tour which saw Lane play alongside Marlon Williams and Husky in Australia’s premier concert halls including Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall.
Jordie Lane & Band
with Special Guests
+ Leah Senior
Friday 18th March, 2016
The Gasometer Hotel
484 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Tickets on Sale:
Thursday 21st January (9am AEDT)
Clare Reynolds and I finished up our (almost) world tour of the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK in June, and what an amazing time it was for us. Some killer festivals, some amazing people, and some of the most beautiful landscapes we’ve ever seen!
TOURING AUSTRALIA-WIDE JULY 30 – AUGUST 8
I’m sinking my teeth into all things Beatles, as I’ve been invited to perform alongside my good palsMarlon Williams, Husky Gawenda (HUSKY) and Fergus Linacre (KINGSWOOD), to re-create The Beatles brilliant transition from pop to psychedelic.
We will perform their iconic albums Rubber Soul and Revolver in full, back to back, accompanied by a 17-piece band including strings, brass, sitar and more!
I get to make my bucket a little lighter by ticking performances off my list at such epic venues as the main concert halls in both the Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall.
w/ special guests, Oh Pep!
I won’t be back touring my own music in Australia till 2016, however I am sneaking in a few side-shows in regional Victoria in August.
Friday 14th August
Get your tickets here:
Saturday 15th August
Tickets are strictly limited so get ‘em while you can:
These guys have it all – brilliant songwriting; absolutely stellar musicianship; and the perfect amount of truth and mystery in their delivery!
I haven’t been this excited about a band coming out of Melbourne in a very long time. If you haven’t seen them, well you simply MUST!!!
Check ‘em out before they head to North America to make their debut album:
The last time I was in Darwin I was 2 years old, traveling with my parents in their cross-dressing circus-theatre troupe!
So, it is with great excitement that after years of just not getting there, I will finally play my debut Darwin shows at:
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd August.
I’ll be off and away from Darwin and headed back to the USA in September for a North West Tour of Oregon and Washington.
So if you are too?
Be sure to check out one of the best folk festivals in America.
We are delighted to have been asked to play:
And stay tuned for more shows to be announced on the West Coast!!!
That’s all for now,
love to you all,
Canada we are back in May! Performing in duo mode with the brilliant Clare Reynolds + special guests.
May 1 – Artful Dodger, Regina SK
May 2 – Lyric Theatre, Swift Current SK
May 6 – Festival Hall, Calgary AB
May 7 – The Mercury Room, Edmonton AB
May 8 – The Bassment, Saskatoon SK
May 9 – West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg MB
Tix from www.jordielane.com/tour-dates
Jordie will be joined by very special guest Rowena Wise at all headline shows.
Check out her beautiful new single ‘Words’below:
Full show details and tickets are available at jordielane.com/tour-dates.
I’m returning to Australia & NZ this summer for a 31-date tour!
This is my first national tour in 18 months and I’ll be performing as a duo with the lovely Clare Reynolds at all shows. Tickets are on sale now from www.jordielane.com/tour-dates
Feb 27th – Mojos, Fremantle WA w/ Ruth Moody
Feb 28 – March 2 – Nannup Music Festival, WA
March 6-9 - Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
March 10 – Ten Days On The Island Festival, Hobart TAS
March 11 – The Melbourne Folk Club, VIC (In Conversation w/ James Fahy + solo show)
March 13-15 – Blue Mountains Music Festival
March 19 – The Tuning Fork, Auckland, NZ
March 20 – San Fran, Wellington, NZ
March 21 – MarchFest Nelson, NZ
March 22 – Wunderbar, Christchurch
March 26 – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
March 27 – Django Bar, Sydney NSW
March 28 – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide SA
April 2 – Major Tom’s, Kyneton VIC
April 10-12 – Fairbridge Folk Festival, Fairbridge WA
April 17 – The Street Theatre, Canberra ACT
April 18 – The Toff In Town, Melbourne VIC
April 19 – The Toff In Town, Melbourne VIC
April 22 – Ararat Live, Ararat VIC
April 23 – Beav’s Bar, Geelong
April 24-26 – Mt Beauty Music Festival
I’m so very excited to announce a massive US tour starting this week!
For those in Australia, NZ, Canada and the UK, I also have news about when i’ll be touring next in 2015.
Firstly though, I’m honoured to be invited on the road with a brilliant young trio called…
The Stray Birds, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Named in NPRs top 10 folk albums and one of the best old time-new time bluegrass-harmony groups I’ve ever seen they are amazing!!!
We met in Glasgow, Scotland in the bitter cold of January 2014. They offered me a bed in their hotel room, and were so kind to me, twas the beginning of a new found friendship. But during a taxi ride the next day for some sight seeing to Kensington Grove it almost came to an abrupt end when my boiling hot pumpkin soup went flying over the whole band and their new shoes.
Somehow they forgave me, and here we are 9 months later getting in the van across the great expanse of America to celebrate their new album release, and continuing my international release of ‘Not Built To Last’.
I thought I’d seen so much of the USA in the last 2 years but the more you see…well, the bigger it gets! I’ll be playing my debut performances in 30 new cities opening for and collaborating with The Stray Birds.
Check out this video of The Stray Birds jamming ‘Black Diamond’ with me at a house concert in Edinburgh, Scotland just after I spilled the soup all over em!
I’ll also be zipping around for a few of my own headliners during the tour including a return to Berkeley/San Fransisco’s Freight & Salvage for a double bill with one of my favourites, Rose Cousins, from Nova Scotia, Canada. Tickets are now on sale (click HERE) and this is one for you West Coasters to not dare miss!
We are also very excited to announce we have been invited back to play one of our favourite folk festivals in the world, Port Fairy, in Victoria in March 2015. Alongside Sinead O’Connor, John Butler Trio and Richard Thompson, tickets and info are here: http://www.portfairyfolkfestival.com/
This is just the first thing we can share with you from a string of festivals and headline shows back in Aus & NZ in Feb, March and April 2015.
We also have awesome festivals and tours slated for Canada and the UK in May-June 2015 that we’ll share with you very soon! For those in the North-West of England, we can tell ya i’ll be playing at Ireby Festival so chuck that one in the diary!
US Tour Dates:
Tues Oct 21st – Club Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA [tickets]
Wed Oct 22nd – Campus Theatre, Lewisburg, PA [tickets]
Thurs Oct 23rd – World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
Fri Oct 24th – Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, PA [tickets]
Sun Oct 26th – Tellus360, Lancaster, PA [tickets]
Mon Oct 27th – Institute of Musical Ttraditions, Rockville, MD [tickets]
Tues Oct 28th – The Southern, Charlottesville, VA [tickets]
Wed Oct 29th – Ashland Coffee & Tea, Ashland, VA [tickets]
Thurs Oct 30th – Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, Asheville, NC [tickets]
Sat Nov 01st – The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC [tickets]
Sun Nov 02nd – Eddie Owen Presents at the RCT, Duluth, GA [tickets]
Wed Nov 12th – The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI [tickets]
Fri Nov 14th – Riviera Theatre, Three Rivers, MI [tickets]
Sat Nov 15th – Natalie’s, Columbus, OH [tickets]
Sun Nov 16th – G.A.R. Hall, Peninsula, OH [tickets]
Wed Nov 19th – Caffé Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY [tickets]
Thurs Nov 20th – One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME [tickets]
Fri Nov 21st – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, South Burlington, VT [tickets]
Sat Nov 22nd – Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, Franklin, MA [tickets]
Sun Nov 23rd – Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA [tickets]
Mon Nov 24th – Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, New York, NY [tickets]
Tues Nov 25th – w/ Rose Cousins – NOT featuring The Stray Birds
Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley, CA [tickets]
Tues Dec 02nd – The Southgate House Revival – Revival Room, Newport, KY [tickets]
Fri Dec 05th – Talia Espresso, North Wilkesboro, NC
Sat Dec 06th – Cat’s Cradle – Back Room, Carrboro, NC [tickets]
Tues Dec 09th – 8×10, Baltimore, MD [tickets]
Wed Dec 10th – Gypsy Sally’s, Washington, DC [tickets]
Thurs Dec 11th – B side Ballroom, Oneonta, NY [tickets]
Fri Dec 12th – The Outer Space, Hamden, CT [tickets]
Sat Dec 13th – Riverwalk Roasters, Nashua, NH [tickets]
Sun Dec 14th – Club Passim, Cambridge, MA [tickets]
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