We are very pleased to announce Jordie Lane has joined forces with ABC Music Publishing for Australia and New Zealand. ABC Music Publishing represent some of Australia’s most recognised songwriters and composers such as You am I, Ben Salter, William Crighton, The Wilson Pickers, Ruby Boots Tim Rogers, Davey Lane, Mojo Juju and many more. They believe that songwriting and composing is the heartland of the music business. Jordie is excited to collaborate with the team at ABC, working his back catalogue as well as focusing on his future musical endeavors.
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 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
May 14th 2012
Today my label Vitamin Records and Source Music celebrate the release of a beautiful tribute album for the late Jessie Younan called ‘Take Something Beautiful’. I play Jessie’s song ‘Swing’ and there are also performances by Emily Lubitz (Tin Pan Orange), Jen Cloher, and Abbe May. ‘Swing’ is getting airplay on Triple J and ABC Radio National. You can hear the album and read about the story at www.takesomethingbeautiful.com and BUY the record from www.vitamin.net.au Have a listen to Swing in my playlist on the right side of this website!