Australian Jordie Lane is one of our favourite out-of-the-country songwriters. So much so that with this appearance during our 7th anniversary week he’ll have played The Carleton eight times! That means he’s not just good, he’s great. It’s a little last minute but Jordie’s show will be on Wednesday, May 13th. Show time is 8 PM and we’ll be charging just $10 at the door.
Our pal Jont (just finishing an album with help from Joel Plaskett and now performing as The Infinite Possibility) and our own Jon Cornwall will be doing short sets to open!
JORDIE LANE feat. Clare Reynolds @ The Carleton, Wednesday 13th May, 2015
As a 7th anniversary week special, Australia‘s award-winning traveling folk minstrel, Jordie Lane makes a surprise announcement that he’ll play at The Carleton, Wednesday 13th May.
No stranger now to Halifax, you might have seen him opening for the likes of Barney Bentall or Old Man Luedecke, this will in fact mark his 8th appearance but his first headlining show at The Carleton. For this show he’s bringing back the amazingly talented songwriter and singer, Clare Reynolds to perform with him as a duo for the first time since their initial appearance in 2013.
They are currently on a world tour and from all reports have been blowing away audiences in the US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Don’t miss this impeccable display of male/female harmony singing and storytelling.
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
Born to a comedian and a clown (true story), Jordie spent his early years in his parents’ traveling circus. Many years later, not much has changed, with Lane renowned for both his relentless international touring schedule and his witty, comedic storytelling. Lane’s music seems like it comes from another place and time. The songs are nostalgic and immediately affecting, his rhythmic guitar playing is authentic and raw and the rich resonance of his voice is simply otherworldly.
It is a voice that has taken Lane around the world, performing major festivals in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and touring with the likes of Billy Bragg, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neko Case, Cat Power, Ruthie Foster and The Moody Blues.
Australia’s leading folk/roots magazine Rhythms called Lane “one of Australia’s brightest new roots music stars” and Rolling Stone Magazine said his debut album Sleeping Patterns “may well come to be regarded as one of the most assured ever by a local artist.” Lane recorded his latest EP in Nashville with Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Caitlin Rose). Not Built To Last sees Lane embrace a classic 70s aesthetic, launching with the shining and infectious ‘Here She Comes’. It’s followed by the desolate, and moody ‘Dead Of Light’, which closes with a Daft Punk inspired groove over the line “we’re not built to last”. ‘Maybe Someday’ see’s Lane unleash his soaring vocal on a bittersweet, Brunswick Street-inspired love song, while ‘Lost In You’ harkens back to the lyrical folk sound he has built his reputation on. Lane tips his hat to fellow Melbourne songwriter Brendan Welch on the closer ‘Think I Always Thought’, which encapsulates the record’s defining themes of transience and mortality.
Not Built To Last has been released to glowing reviews in Australia, the Sydney Morning Herald proclaiming, “this guy is one of the country’s contemporary legends…file it under K for Keeper” in a 4.5 star review, while The Brag Magazine said, ”there are few musicians who can find, develop and master their own style as quickly or as professionally as Jordie Lane has done”.
“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