“...Dave Jordan is one of New Orleans’ great songsmiths and bandleaders of my generation”
- Marc Stone Musician and DJ at WWOZ
About Burning Sage,
From horn-driven funk-rock to airy, melodic introspection. From sweeping country landscapes to classic New Orleans grooves. From a rocking cover of a Neil Young classic to lonesome, heartbreak ballads. This album defies genres and embraces diversity.
Every song on Burning Sage is a world in and of itself, but they all fit together into a cohesive whole, which is a testament to Jordan’s vision - OffBeat Magazine
Jordan he leans into the kind of soulful, laid-back roots-rock that will put you in a New Orleans state of mind.
“...One of New Orleans’ great songsmiths and bandleaders of my generation”
- Marc Stone Musician and DJ at WWOZ
There’s no mistaking pure, untampered New Orleans music, whether it be jazz, blues, c ountry, Zydeco, rock n’ roll and everything in between. Musicians from other places may try their asses off to get that nothing like the real thing. Dave Jordan & The NIA feeling, but (The Neighborhood Improvement Association) serve up a there’s a healthy dose of no-nonsense blues, rock and country soul.
“One of the hardest working musicians in New Orleans will be celebrating his fourth solo album at the Maple Leaf Bar on Saturday night. Dave Jordan Music Page is a veteran of the New Orleans music scene going back to his days playing bass with the jam band Juice in the 1990s.
Having reinvented himself as an acoustic guitar-playing, emotive singer/songwriter of heartache ballads, country-tinged Americana, and full-throated horn-driven rock, Jordan is fully entrenched in the music scene performing and recording with a wide range of local musicians..."
- The Vinyl District review of Burning Sage
I think I like the way that dude sings.- the great - Clarence Gatemouth Brown
It’s obvious to anyone listening that this is not a band using their skills for crass commercialism…they simply want to make music that moves the heart and body. - Live for Live Music
The personification of the New Orleans ethos. - Where Yat Magazine
Jordan clearly rocks with the best...'
- The 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
Sublime - Keith Spera, - Times Picayune
"...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
Not every New Orleans record needs to be a party record, however, and, for some of those introspective and meaningful moments Jordan has written a great soundtrack.
- David Kunian, Gambit Weekly
About Dave Jordan
“...Dave Jordan is one of New Orleans’ great songsmiths and bandleaders of my generation.”
- Marc Stone Musician and DJ at WWOZ
“Having reinvented himself as an acoustic guitar-playing, emotive singer/songwriter of heartache ballads, country-tinged Americana, and full-throated horn-driven rock, Jordan is fully entrenched in the music scene performing and recording with a wide range of local musicians..."
Dave Jordan is an award-winning, critically acclaimed, roots rocker from New Orleans. For over 20 years he has been a staple of the New Orleans music scene, and his work has been described as "the personification of the New Orleans ethos."
Before becoming a “solo” artist, he was the bass player/lead singer/founder of the funk band Juice. From the mid/late ’90s until the late ’00s, Juice released 3 albums and as contemporaries of Galactic, Iris May Tango and All That, part of the resurgence of New Orleans funk music. From 1999-2003, they toured relentlessly, averaging over 180 dates annually. They were recipients of 2000’s Best of the Beat Awards for Best Emerging Funk/Soul/R&B Band and later nominated for Best Roots Rock Band and Album.
He has recorded or performed with a host of New Orleans luminaries, including Art and Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, George Porter, Joe Krown, Johnny Vidacovich and countless more.
His 2010 solo debut release, These Old Boots, co-produced by Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Anders Osborne, was named a Top 10 record of the year by the Times-Picayune.
"...like a rustic, Cajun Paul Westerberg, mixed with a Springsteenian sense of wordplay."
- OffBeat Magazine
“...sublime.” - Keith Spera Nola.com
His 2013 follow up, Bring Back Red Raspberry was compared to everything from the Rolling Stones' Exile On Main Street to Tom Petty to John Prine. Hittin' The Note magazine called it "a polished, hook-heavy gem."
"..runs the gamut of southern roots sounds, most played with rock's edge and a
luxurious lack of urgency." - My Spilt Milk
"...stripped-down roots rock, as comfortable in the corners of rowdy pubs
or smoky blues holes." - Gambit Weekly
After the release of BBRR, Jordan returned to nationwide touring, focusing mostly on the Gulf Coast down to Key West and extended tours in Colorado. Described as "Southern roots rock with a Louisiana soul," his band, dubbed the Neighborhood Improvement Association, is a rotating cast of some of the finest, most in-demand roots rock, funk and blues musicians in New Orleans.
In 2017, the band was nominated in OffBeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards for Best Roots Rock Band and Album for their 2016 release, No Losers Tonight. Produced by Jeff Watkins (James Brown, Joss Stone, New Orleans Suspects), it features 10 originals, honed and crafted from the band’s 4 years of touring.
“Jordan is a dynamic songwriter, crafting tunes that run the gamut from uptempo rave rockers to mid-tempo soul groovers and wistful ballads." - The Vinyl District
"unshakable confidence that is musically refreshing." - Live For Live Music
He has been featured in numerous local, regional and national publications including Relix, offBeat, Times-Picayune, Gambit, Hittin' The Note, An Honest Tune; as well as NPR, Raw Travel and every local television station. He is also featured- along with Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Aaron Neville and more- in the Voice of the Wetlands television commercial, promoting the awareness and education of rebuilding the LA Gulf coast. 2019 also marks his 11th consecutive appearance at the Voice of the Wetlands Festival.
Along with his involvement with VOW, Dave is active in various organizations in the New Orleans community, including multiple events with the Team Gleason Foundation and 4 years as a featured guest teacher with Upturn Arts summer art program. Most notably though, is his work with the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. Besides being featured in their print ad campaign, Dave is the producer of Jamie’s BigAss Party, an annual event honoring the legacy and memory of his former bandmate and friend, Jamie Galloway. Now in its 7th year, the block party/crawfish boil, held at the Maple Leaf Bar, has raised over $100,000 for mental health services provided by NOMC. In 2019, he was honored to perform two shows at the historic 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and regularly gigs at legendary New Orleans venues The Maple Leaf Bar and Tipitina’s.
His most recent album, Burning Sage is out now, you can listen here.
being featured in their print ad campaign, Dave is the producer of Jamie’s BigAss Party, an annual event honoring the legacy and memory of his former bandmate and friend, Jamie Galloway. Now in its 7th year, the block party/crawfish boil, held at the Maple Leaf, has raised over $100,000 for mental health services provided by NOMC.