Spring is here and that means Festival Season! Dave and the NIA will be doing a run over to the Gulf Coast for Spring Break; over French Quarter Fest weekend they'll be at DBA and then pairing up with Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes to rock world famous Tipitina's; and in May they will make their debut on the Mid City Bayou Boogaloo Fest on the banks of the beautiful Bayou St. John!
Jamie's Big Ass Party was a huge success!! Dave's annual event, honoring his departed bandmate, Jamie Galloway, raised over $15,000 for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. The block party at the legendary Maple Leaf Bar, saw incredible performances by George Porter with Brint Anderson, Papa Mali and John "Papa" Gros; Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes with Camile Baudoin of the Radiators; Dave & the NIA; Juice with Jeff Watkins and Jake Eckert of the New Orleans Suspects and Joe Krown and a whole gang more of New Orleans finest!
Recent News: December 2014
Dave has had a busy few months. Besides continuing rocking with the NIA in New Orleans and around the Gulf Coast, he recently performed and helped produce, with his Juice bandmate Aron Lambert, Cha Dooky Do: The Music of Art Neville. A truly historic evening, the All Star band put on a show for the ages, selling out Tipitina's. Consisting of Lambert on drums, Jordan on bass, Chris Mule (Honey Island Swamp Band) and Brian Stoltz (funky Meters) on guitars, Marc Adams (Irma Thomas) on keys, the Zing Zing Horns featuring Tom Fitzpatrick on sax, Ian Smith on trumpet and Rick Trolsen on trombone, they rollicked through a career retrospective of Mr. Neville's, from his late 50's-early 60's solo work, through the Meters and the Neville Brothers. Joined for the entire show by Mr. Neville, they ripped through classics such as Cha Dooky Do, It Aint No Use, Hey Pocky Way and more, for a one of a kind New Orleans event. Read about it here: Cha Dooky Do: The Music of Art Neville
Dave is also working on the follow up to Bring Back Red Raspberry, with a tentative recording session planned for this winter in hopes of a spring release. On March 1, he will produce Jamie's Big Ass Party III, a memorial concert for his late Juice bandmate, Jamie Galloway. The third annual event will feature a block party and crawfish boil at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans and the proceeds will go to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. The lineup is tba, but past performers include George Porter Jr, Papa Mali, Brint Anderson, Chris Mule, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Juice, Jeff Watkins, Billy Iuso and many more.
In January Dave will also return to his bass playing roots, teaming up with Westbank Mike Doussan's new project for a weekly residency at a brand new venue on Frenchmen Street, the 30' x 90' Speakeasy.
Dave's latest record, 2013's 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
----"...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
----"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: