A young, Melbourne singer songwriter , Jordie Lane strikes me as having talent to spare. He has a simply gorgeous voice, with an emotional quality that tweaks the heart strings, involuntarily bringing tears to the eyes. He’s also an accomplished guitar picker, a fine songwriter and an engaging performer all round. I’ve seen him perform several times as part of the duo Fireside Bellows with Tracy McNeil and have been quite taken with their joint act. Jordie however, can stand on his own merits and is a remarkably poised and confident solo artist for one of such tender years.
Today’s in store performance was to mark the release of his debut full length CD, Sleeping Patterns and, judging by the taste he gave us today, it’s a sure winner. I was so impressed I got myself a copy of the CD and also bought his earlier EP, Lovers Ride.
Jordie Lane has been described as Australia’s own Ryan Adams, and he appears to have drunk from the same well as many of my favourite singers and songwriters like Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch to name a few.
Do yourself a favour, check him out on his My Space page