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Mixing the earnest soul of Springsteen, the dark romanticism of Parsons and the versatility of Ryan Adams, Jordie Laneʼs songs capture the heart of the modern man. Blending traditional country, folk, blues and rock ʻnʼ roll, Jordie sings with effortless beauty, and his songs manage to feel both nostalgic and contemporary.
It is this rare quality that led Rhythms Magazine to call Lane "one of Australiaʼs brightest new roots music star" and Rolling Stone Magazine to describe his debut album as "one of the most assured ever by a local artist". Jordie has also been invited to support The Moody Blues, Cat Power, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neko Case and Gotye, and in 2011 his album ʻBlood Thinnerʼ was nominated for an Australian Independent Music Award.
Add to that sell-out Australian tours, major festival and television appearances, and a passionate fan base and you can see why Jordie Lane is regarded the leading light of Australiaʼs alt-country music scene, and a rising star of Americana music worldwide.
Jordie won a government grant to record his debut solo album in 2009. Working with ARIA Award winning artist Jeff Lang as producer, Jordie produced Sleeping Patterns, an album this saw critics praising Jordie as the "next big thing" in Australian music.
The album received strong radio play, and led to performances on some of Australiaʼs biggest television shows, including ABCʼs Spicks & Specks, Art Nation, Sunday Arts and SBSʼs Rockwiz. The success of Sleeping Patterns also led to several Australian headline tours, support tours for ARIA Award winning acts Gotye, Ash Grunwald and Tex Perkins, and performances at major festivals including Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, and West Coast Blues & Roots Festival.
Blood Thinner was nominated for ʻBest Blues & Roots Albumʼ at the prestigious Australian Independent Music Awards in late 2011, and followed this with a headline tour of New Zealand to celebrate the release of Blood Thinner through Ode Records. The New Zealand tour was an overwhelming sell-out, and while in New Zealand, Jordie found out he had been accepted into South By South West and Canadian Music Week.
This news has set the tone for big plans in 2012 to visit the US and Europe, before returning to Australia at the end of the year for major festivals. The world is about to discover what Australianʼs have known for many years...Jordie Lane is a rare talent, and one not to be missed.
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