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JoseCardozaPhotography_IMG_2697 small for webIt’s very exciting news that Jordie Lane accompanied by co-writer/producer Clare Reynolds will open for Aussie legends, The Waifs on several of their 25th Anniversary Tour shows this March-April, including regional shows in Shepparton, Wollongong and Bendigo, plus city shows at the majestic Hamer Hall in Melbourne and Enmore Theatre in Sydney.  Check out the dates on the tour page.

It’s also very exciting that Jordie has also announced an extra string of headline shows around Australia including Canberra, Yass, Newcastle, Sydney, Katherine, Darwin and finishing in Melbourne with a special seated show at The Spotted Mallard, on Friday 31st March.


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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
Sweet Jean
+ Leah Senior

Friday 18th March, 2016
The Gasometer Hotel
484 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Doors: 8pm

Tickets on Sale:
Thursday 21st January (9am AEDT)
through Oztix

Live Album Out Easter Friday

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 (shipped after Easter) or get it on iTunes and anywhere else that sells music online from the 18th.

Track Listing

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

Folk Alliance International playing times

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

April/May Australian Shows!

2013 has been amazing so far. We played at Folk Alliance in Toronto, came back and went on tour with Ruthie Foster and her beautiful band. There have been some memorable festivals including Moomba, Hills Are Alive, Yackandandah, and National Folk Festival.

Plenty more to come in April/May as well as headline dates in MIA MIA, HOBART, LAUNCESTON, ADELAIDE, BRISBANE, SYDNEY, & MULLUMBIMBY. Check out the shows tab for tickets and info!

Here is me and Ruthie after one of the shows…











News for the New Year – Folk Alliance, Festivals, Ruthie Foster and more

After a little time off, we’re hitting the ground running again in February with 14 shows in 4 days at Folk Alliance in Toronto. It is a huge conference, and we’ll be playing alongside some of the best acts from Canada, the UK, and the US including Del Barber, Rose Cousins, Rachel Sermanni, James Keelaghan, Matthew Barber, Sam Carter and many more. If you are in Toronto, drop us a line and we’ll help you catch a show.

We’re back in Australia on March 7th for a big run of shows that includes intimate solo gigs around the country, 7 festivals and a tour with Grammy Nominee Ruthie Foster (she may have just won by the time you read this!)

We’re also doing some Live Lounge shows, our special house concert series that produced some of the most fun and intimate gig moments of 2012.

Check out the SHOWS tab for gig info and tickets!

Note: For those wanting to attend our A Band on Boat show on April 20th in Adelaide – email to reserve a ticket. Very limited space available!

‘Fool For Love’ is iTunes Single of The Week!

From November 9th ‘Fool For Love’ is free on iTunes! Here is what the lovely people of iTunes had to say about the track in their review:

“Each week we find a track from an artist or band we’ve been enjoying and bring it to you, for free as our Sing of the Week. Jordie Lane is a great storyteller who also knows how to write an infectious tune. “Fool For Love” is a break away from his meditative, folky troubadour style and into something more glorious and celebratory. The soulful warble at the core of his voice remains, giving a solid centre to this whirlwind tune that even breaks into some low key T.Rex style stomp at the end.”

‘Fool For Love’ Single Release & Australian Tour

We are excited to announce that we have a new single coming out called ‘Fool For Love’ and a 15-date national tour to boot!

To celebrate we are giving you an EXCLUSIVE FREE DOWNLOAD right here at from 9am October 1 until midnight October 7. ‘Fool For Love’ will then be available on iTunes from October 8th.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS – Available 9am on October 1st

SPECIAL GUESTS to be announced


Nov 4 – Ya Ya’s – Perth, WA (Solo)
Nov 9 – Barwon Heads Bowling Club – Barwon Heads, VIC
Nov 16 – Trinity Sessions – Adelaide, SA
Nov 17 – The Loft – Warrnambool, VIC
Nov 22 – Smiths Alternative Bookstore – Canberra, ACT (Solo)
Nov 24/25 – Queenscliff Music Festival – Queenscliff, VIC
Nov 29 – Northcote Social Club – Melbourne, VIC
Nov 30 – Northcote Social Club – Melbourne, VIC
Dec 1 – Baby Black Café – Bacchus Marsh, VIC (Solo)
Dec 2 – Northcote Social Club – Melbourne, VIC (Matinee)
Dec 12 – Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane, QLD
Dec 13 – Drill Hall – Mullumbimby, NSW
Dec 14 – Great Northern Hotel – Newcastle, NSW
Dec 15 – Notes Live – Sydney, NSW
Dec 16 – Clarendon Guesthouse – Katoomba, NSW



Americana Music Festival and OCFF this September/October

We’re all heading to Nashville y’all! On September 10 we jump on one of those planes, and end up in Music City for a series of shows and a big old hang out. Y’all can see us (that’s Jordie & Clare Reynolds) singing our hearts out at these fine establishments:

Tuesday 11th – Bluebird Café – 7-8pm
Saturday 15th – The Rutledge – 11pm (Official Showcase)
Sunday 16th – The Basement – 5.05-5.25pm (Aussie BBQ)
Wednesday 19th – Music City Roots – 7pm

Then it’s into the studio in LA, before flying solo to the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals from October 11-14. There will be a bunch of shows in hotel rooms guerrilla style and generally it shall be a fine old time. See ya there!

Billy Bragg, Lanie Lane & Queenscliff Music Festival

We have just been announced as the Australian tour support for UK folk icon Billy Bragg. This is a huge honour and will take place in late October/early November. We have also been announced on the line up for Queenscliff Music Festival 2012 alongside great acts like Missy Higgins, Gurummul, The Cat Empire, Mia Dyson, Something For Kate, and You Am I. Finally, in August/September, we hit the road with Lanie Lane for 9 shows. Check the “Shows” tab for all details!