Fort Defiance

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“They play with such vigorous honesty, it reminds you that music can still be more than gimmicks” -Dan London Blog

“a rousing display of punk-scuffed folk…full of earnest heart, and bellies of fire.” – Orlando Weekly

“… compelling, exciting and breathtakingly seductive.” ~ Jane Roser – That Music Mag

Fort Defiance is an Americana duo from Nashville, Tennessee, hailed for their honest songwriting, timeless harmonies, and high-energy stage performance. Meeting in the summer of 2014, Jordan Eastman and Laurel Lane began touring together under the promise they would not attempt to date each other – one year later, they were married and had developed such a chemistry that requests for shows came pouring in. In response, they quit their jobs, moved into the van, and began touring relentlessly – playing over 250 shows, in 46 states the first year, without the help of management or outside booking agents – and they haven’t slowed down since.
Their passion and grassroots sincerity has garnered heavy attention from around the country, causing critics to call them “breathtakingly seductive” (That Music Mag), and “perfectly haunting” (The Indie Sound).