With a career spanning 9 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’, Jordie Lane is widely regarded as one of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters.
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 upcoming release, GLASSELLLAND, out September 7 worldwide, combines the desert Tropicalia influences of his homeland with the modern Southwestern folk of his new home.
Produced by Clare Reynolds (Timbaland, Haley Reinhart, Greyson Chance), the two created GLASSELLLAND in teardown transitory studios, which they built and deconstructed in varying spaces in Northeast Los Angeles. “With the studio doubling as a kitchen, and no door to the bedroom, there was really no escaping the music.” On top of building the studio space, they also engineered and played every sound on the album, making the endeavor highly personal.
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 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, Billy Bragg, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neko Case, Cat Power, The Weakerthans, Ruthie Foster, Mary Chapin Carpenter and The Moody Blues.
“Take pieces of Jeff Tweedy, Ron Sexsmith and Jackson Browne, melt them down in a beautiful crucible of music and you end up with Jordie Lane: a truly diverse folk musician” FBI Radio
“A young man with an old soul and an honest sound, harkening back to Gram Parsons and Bob Dylan” – The Bluegrass Situation
“Displaying the soulful tenderness of Ron Sexsmith and Ray LaMontagne…Lane’s gentle finger picking and intimate vocals lend a somber grace that is universal” – Rolling Stone Magazine