“Jordie Lane has been making dark-hearted, voluptuously verbose folk music with a grinning rock ‘n roll spirit for nearly a decade. While he’s just making a name for himself in the US, Lane has been playing huge venues all over Australia for years as one of Melbourne’s most beloved and respected roots music artists.”
Z LUPETIN – THE SHOW ON THE ROAD (Bluegrass Situation Network)
With a career now spanning 12 years, 8 releases under his belt, named in Melbourne Magazine’s 100 most influential people, and nominated for Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s ‘Barry Award’, winning Double J’s Radio ‘Tower of Song’, Jordie Lane is widely regarded as one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters and live performers.
Born to a comedian & a clown, Lane spent his early years in a traveling circus. His nomadic touring lifestyle and knack for comedic storytelling confirm the theory one is a product of their upbringing, but when you watch Jordie perform live it is his incredible voice and unique rhythmic guitar playing that seem like they come from another place and another time.
It is a voice that has taken him around the world, performing major festivals in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and touring with the likes of international legends, Gotye, Billy Bragg, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neko Case, Cat Power, The Weakerthans, Ruthie Foster, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and The Moody Blues.
The much loved Australian indie roots artist, who recently moved from Melbourne to LA to Nashville, is malleable and resilient despite the torrent of changes that have come his way. His last release, GLASSELLLAND, was released worldwide in September 2018.
Pronounced Glas-Sell-Land, the album was praised by the Australian press across the board with 4 star reviews in The Music, Rolling Stone, Herald Sun and named ‘Double J Album Of The Week’, Lane’s song ‘Black Diamond’ was also awarded ‘Tower Of Song Of The Year’ on Double J Radio and came 24th in their top 50 Albums.
With Top 10 success on the Roots Music Report Chart and cracking the top 100 on the AMA/CDX Americana Chart. Lane has also previously been added to high rotation on Sirius XM Radio’s ‘The Coffeehouse Channel.
He has appeared on Paste Magazine’s Daytrotter sessions, The prestigious NPR Radio’s ‘Mountain Stage’ and ‘Folk Alley’. Lane has played many of the worlds top festivals including, Americana Music Fest, Sisters Folk Fest, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Calgary Music Festival and Edmonton Folk Festival, Celtic Connections (Scotland), Falls Fest, West Coast Blues & Roots (Aus) Woodford Folk Festival (Aus).