Nashville based folk raconteur Jordie Lane returns with the The Empty House Tapes, Vol.1.
It is the first in a series of Solo Acoustic EPs made up of spontaneous prose style Folk songs, written and recorded in the moment in a vacant house in Nashville, Tennessee. An old school, throwback storyteller set, telling tales of wild times on the road, nostalgia for home, and observations of the intense past few years, with social, political and civil unrest in America while Jordie was there amongst it.
This is the first set of brand new songs released by Jordie Lane since his ‘Lost’ EP in 2019, which featured legendary American drummer Jim Keltner (Joe Cocker, John Lennon, Bob Dylan) and saw his track, ‘The Walls’ receive regular rotation airplay on Australia’s Double J network, along with love from editorial playlists on Spotify and Amazon.
Known for his creative applications of makeshift spaces to create stunning records, such as his groundbreaking 2011 album, Blood Thinner, made in a desert motel in Joshua Tree, California with little more than a Cassette recorder, to his critically acclaimed Glassellland, which was also self recorded in a series of Air Bnb’s across Los Angeles, it only seems fitting that Jordie has found himself again being led by the experience to set the tone and vibe and become the essence of what sets Lane apart from many of his Folk/Americana counterparts.
Lane has continued to delight audiences around the world now for a decade, performing major festivals in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and touring with a wide range of international legends, from Gotye to Billy Bragg, Old Crow Medicine Show to The Moody Blues.
He’s been a guest on hit Australian TV shows, ‘Spicks & Specks’ and ‘Rock Wiz’, with his last studio full length album, ’Glassellland’ receiving 4 star reviews across the board including Rolling Stone, was named ‘Double J Album Of The Week’ & awarded ‘Tower Of Song Of The Year’, and was also nominated for Music Victoria’s ‘Folk or Roots’ Album of the Year.
“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
Feature Album Of The Week Double J
‘filled with superb story songs’ – Jeff Jenkins, STACK MAG
‘Astounding’ – ROLLING STONE