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It was in childhood that Jordan Tarrant found his appreciation for words and music. Raised by his family listening and playing along to the music of renowned songwriters, Austin native Tarrant shares that he always assumed songwriting was something that everyone did. It was in the narratives of wordsmiths like John Prine, Bob Dylan and even Cat Stevens that Jordan found his love for storytelling.
Lead singer/guitarist/primary songwriter Jordan grew up in Texas and has been writing songs and recording since his teens. After his time at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music he moved to Richmond and put together Lazarus, his first studio album. The album was recorded at Virginia Moonwalker, with friend and producer Russell Lacy. This collaboration laid the foundation for the band Tarrant is today.
At first play, Jordan’s songwriting reminds listeners of traditional blues and folk writers– the songs often nod to the classic styles of old western and blues icons. Upon further listening, one identifies it’s modern twists, melodic acoustic guitar riffs, sharp witticisms and energetic vocal performance. Jordan’s songs are both refreshing and comforting. They are intelligently crafted, meaningful lyrics that are also satisfying in their rootsy familiarity.