“Keep Going, Dave Jordan’s third collaboration with Anders Osborne producing, takes you on an Bayou adventure. Keep Going is nine songs in all, including a faithful reading on Dire Straits’ So Far Away From Me with a Louisiana flair. Great stories, fine writing, just the right music- this one’s a keeper.”
“Dave Jordan, New Orleans-based singer/songwriter/bassist and guitar player’s latest release, Keep Going is a truly masterful album… “In A Town This Size‘ is a romp of a song, with a great big and bouncy New Orleans/Zydeco sound and a great story of how there are eyes everywhere, and you just can’t get away with anything. Jordan explores life’s more gentle and introspective moments with intelligent thought, enthusiasm and reverence to his craft.”
“After listening to his latest disc, Keep Going, Dave Jordan will definitely be on my radar. He has a distinctive voice and his songwriting skills are excellent. The disc starts off with ‘Gone Again,’ a story of the tumult that affects our lives. Jordan talks about escaping to Florida to get some sunshine and find a better life. He has a soulful voice and spends the first minute or so setting up the song with an acoustic approach before turning things over to the full band. If you’re not familiar with Dave Jordan, do yourself a favor and become familiar with him and his work. He’s a brilliant gem of a performer and I look forward to doing a deeper dive into his work.”
“On Keep Going, Dave Jordan leads the way on acoustic guitar and lead vocals, earning top billing as a strong and effective lead into the disc. The upbeat “Me And The Guitar Tonight” is another soundtrack-ready track. It would also be a refreshing addition to a road trip playlist. Also included is “Celebrate Tonight.” This one is radio-ready. Jordan’s signature sound remains solid; he demonstrates his ability to blend Louisiana roots music with his storytelling ability, tuneful takes, and outside inspirations.”
Keep Going fascinated me from the start. (Dave Jordan) has a lazy drawl to his voice and the music swings slowly in the way that only New Orleans can deliver. It works brilliantly as it is, but if it were brought up a tad in the tempo it would work just as well. I’ve listened to a lot of very good roots music this year but this album is definitely my pick for best of the year. An absolute delight from start to finish.”
“Blues but more. This deep-down Louisiana but (Jordan) puts a personal touch on each song so they each take you someplace different. Truly brilliant.”
More About… Dave Jordan and ‘Keep Going”
For nearly three decades, Dave Jordan has been a staple of the New Orleans and south Louisiana music scene. He’s been described as the swampy lovechild of Tom Petty, John Prine and Dr. John and “the personification of the New Orleans ethos”. His music freely flows between New Orleans funk, Americana roots, and rock and roll, defying genre and categorization.
A three-time finalist in OffBeat Magazine’s ‘Best of the Beat’ awards for Best Roots Rock Band and Best Roots Rock album, Jordan has been lauded as “one of New Orleans’ great song-smiths and bandleaders of my generation” by musician and long time WWOZ DJ, Marc Stone.
Dave regularly performs at New Orleans music institutions Tipitina’s, the Maple Leaf and DBA, as well as every major festival in south Louisiana, including multiple performances at the iconic New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He has recorded with New Orleans legends Art Neville, George Porter, Anders Osborne and more. Jordan has released five albums since 2010, including These Old Boots, which was named Top 10 of the Year by NOLA.com/Times Picayune.
As a national touring act, Jordan frequently performs in the southeast, Colorado and the mountain west, and throughout Florida to Key West. He has been featured in various national media outlets including Relix, Paste, Hittin’ The Note and NPR. Over the course of his career, he has shared the stage with legendary artists Widespread Panic, Little Feat, funky Meters, Col. Bruce Hampton, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Merl Saunders, Galactic, drivin’ n cryin’, Leftover Salmon and more. This past September, Dave made his debut at the prestigious Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.
On his latest release, Keep Going, Dave again teamed up with Anders Osborne. For their third album collaboration, Osborne not only produces, but also provides his extraordinary guitar work with a backing band including legendary bassist George Porter, Jr (The Meters); renowned studio and touring drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young/Mark Knopfler); and local violinist and frequent band-mate, Rurik Nunan (Cracker/Loose Cattle). Featuring nine tracks, Keep Going highlights Jordan’s potent blend of Americana storytelling and south Louisiana roots music.
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