Australian roots singer embarks on his first US/Canadian tour with a stop at Music Friday 9.20.13. Raised by a comedian and a clown, Jordie Lane spent much of his early years traveling in the community circus his parents performed in. Starting ukulele at 4-years old, it wasn’t long before Lane moved to 6-string electric guitar at 9. After finishing high school, he locked himself in his bedroom and delved deep into music, developing his own technique on the acoustic guitar. Inspired by Paul Kelly, Neil Finn, Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt, Lane wrote hundreds of songs during his early 20s, releasing handmade EPs to sell at local Melbourne gigs.
Lane burst on the music scene when he released his 2009 debut LP Sleeping Patterns which established his reputation as “one of Australia’s brightest new roots music stars”.Sold out national tours followed major festival appearances, supports for The Moody Blues, Cat Power, Old Crow Medicine Show, Gotye and Neko Case, and a feature on Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’ compilation series. Jordie is on tour in the US and Canada now and will break for a conversation with the listeners of music Friday this Friday, 9/20/13.