"...a polished, hook heavy gem that encompasses all of the things that make Jordan's music so damn good. It is mellow and heartfelt, road-worn and earnest..."-Hittin' The Note
"...like a rustic, Cajun Paul Westerberg, mixed with a Springsteenian sense of wordplay."-offBeat Magazine
Check out offBeat Magazine's May feature on Dave & the NIA!
Recent news: January 2016
The New Year is getting off to a rousing start! The band has been invited to play the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. This year's lineup is stacked and we are ecstatic to be making our debut performance!
In Dec. 2016, the band was honored to be named one of 3 musical recipients of the Threadhead Cultural Foundation Grant program. The annual grants go to various deserving artists that preserve and advance the music and culture of New Orleans.
The NIA is also currently in the studio recording the follow up to Bring Back Red Raspberry, tentatively titled No Losers Tonight. They are recording at The Living Room Studio in New Orleans and collaborating with Jeff Watkins (New Orleans Suspects) to co-produce.
We're also pleased to announce that the 4th Annual Jamie's Big Ass Party will be held on Sunday February 28 at the Maple Leaf Bar, with the proceeds once again going to the New Orleans Musician's Clinic. Initial lineup for the block party/crawfish boil is George Porter Jr and Friends; Brint Anderson; Papa Mali; New Orleans Suspects; Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory; Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes; Dave Jordan & the NIA; SOUL Brass Band and more TBA! Dave's annual event, honoring his departed bandmate, Jamie Galloway, raised over $15,000 for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic in 2015.
We'll also be making our debut at the 2016 T-Bois Blues Festival in Larose, LA which has quickly become one of the premier festivals in south Louisiana!
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Dave's latest record, 2013'sÂ Bring Back Red Raspberry, has been receiving killer reviews and has been featured in numerous local, regional and national media, including getting a shout out on NPR's weekend edition.
Check out a great article in An Honest Tune Magazine on the album and Dave's career here.
----"Jordan can clearly rock with the best." -Vinyl District Blog
----"Jordan's quietly desperate landscapes come off as deceptively offhand The Basement Tapes or what the Stones used to do to country." -offBeat Magazine
----"...runs the gamut of southern roots sounds, most played with rock's edge and a luxurious lack of urgency." -My Spilt Milk Blog
----"...stripped down roots rock, as comfortable in the corners of rowdy pubs or smoky blues holes." -Gambit Magazine
----"Listening to the record from start to finish brings to mind the experience of walking through the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival...a diversity that defies categorization." -An Honest Tune
After many starts and stops, Dave turned to kickstarter to raise the funds to complete the album. The campaign was an overwhelming success as Dave raised over $12,000 from his national, regional and local fanbase, reflecting both the legacy he built with Juice and his south Louisiana roots. You can check out his kickstarter video here: