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North American Summer Tour and EP Release announced

Friends,

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

Return to Australia with The Melbourne Folk Club and National Folk Festival

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

London, Celtic Connections, Canada with OML and Folk Alliance #international

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!