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KUMEU LIVE @ KUMEU ARTS CENTRE
Friday, February 9th, 2018
Australia’s Jordie Lane returns to New Zealand, with his first full length studio album in 5 years, GLASSELLLAND (pronounced Glas-Sell- Land). A bold and adventurous record, that sees Lane extend his musical boundaries far beyond his previous acclaimed Folk and Alt. Country sound. Imagine Rufus Wainwright is drinking tequila with Neil Young. In walks Paul McCartney, arm in arm with Neil Finn discussing the demise of human connection. You’re now drawing closer to the space that Lane inhabits in his creation of the fanciful world that is GLASSELLLAND. ………………. Renowned for both his relentless international touring schedule and comedic storytelling, it’s Lane’s unique guitar style and the unmistakable character of his voice that is, simply otherworldly. Accompanied by the multi-talented singer/songwriter Clare Reynolds on among other things, a Guitar Case Drum, they've been sharing their immensely powerful harmonies and unique instrumentation right across the globe with coveted appearances at Philadelphia Folk Festival(US), Edmonton, Calgary & Winnipeg Folk Festivals (Canada) and Celtic Connections (Scotland). And coveted appearances on American National Public Radio's 'Folk Alley' and 'Mountain Stage'. “Frederick Steele McNeil Ferguson, the first single from Lane's third album, was recorded in Northeast LA in a studio that doubled as a kitchen. Its brooding, alt-country vibe is rocked-up even further. It and another new song suggest the album will push Lane well beyond his affable folk- country roots. – The Music “When two voices meld together something magical happens. And there’s plenty of magic, as Australians Jordie Lane and Clare Reynolds harmonise their way into the hearts of the enthusiastic crowd. Those harmonies…incredible.” Marty Duda, The 13th Floor, NZ “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”