Lane touched listeners with his earnest tales of love and loss, and humbled
us with his gentle demeanor…capturing all with the raw emotion of his performance.
(Beat Magazine - 28 March 2007)
Now and then an artist comes along that blows you away, Jordie Lane is one
such artist. On "Lovers Ride",
Jordie proves he is fast becoming one of our finest singer songwriters.
(Colin Fielding - 3INR Melbourne)
With his smoky graveled voice and fine guitar playing, Lane does
a great line in natural charm.
(Lily Bragge - The Age)
We caught the last three songs of local songster, Jordie Lane, who we caught
with his full band at Port Fairy a couple of months ago, and while it was
just him on his own tonight with guitar and harmonica, it still served to show
his talent in the singer / songwriter vein. His voice is solid and clear, his
mastery of his instrument deluxe.
(Sam Fell - Northcote Social Club Review, 5 May, 2007)
We recently did an Australian-Americana special here on Americana OK.
The inspiration for the show was the stunning Jordie Lane seven track EP
Every track on this self released EP is a gem. Each of the seven tracks seems
to represent a strand of Americana from gorgeous Townes Van Zandt type ballads
to Gram Parsons style country soul. If you want to hear one of the very best
Americana records of recent years listen to this. You wont be disappointed
but may be surprised that it comes from Melbourne, Australia rather than
(Americana OK - (2007))
Like two lovers dancing hip to hip, Jordie Lane's "Lovers
Ride" seduces with the cuts Bottle of Her Love and Sweet Somebody. His vocals
conjure up hints of Jeff Buckley, Gram Parsons and Jimmie Rodgers. (Yes the man
can yodel and it is a very sexy one at that). The rockers Old Quarter Town and Drunk
on Love (with Liz Stringer) kick up the passion and hits a celebratory groove.
High & lonesome, vulnerable and sexy. My only complaint is that he lives
half-way around the world (sigh).
(Joan Hathaway - Three Ring Circus, WMBR, Boston, USA)
What a great discovery! Jordie Lane sounds like he's absorbed the
works of the great songwriters
and is now able to speak with the same
authority in his own music.
(Jeff Lang - 2007)
A truly amazing artist, emotive songwriter and performer. Jordie Lane writes
the songs you wish you had written. Flaws me every time!
(Jaimi Faulkner - 2007)