The amazing Jordan Igoe, singer / songwriter from Charleston, SC, performs with Atlanta's own rock 'n' roll soul siren Rosey opening the show!
$8 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
Jordan Igoe is a magnetic, multi-talented and genuine alt-country singer-songwriter based in Charleston, South Carolina. She has been playing music professionally for over ten years as a solo performer and with a rotating lineup of stellar backup musicians. Jordan has shared the stage with ‘The Lone Bellow’, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent of ‘Shovels & Rope, in addition to touring regionally all over the Southeast. In other words, she has paid her dues and put in the 10,000 hours that according to Malcolm Gladwell is a requirement for being a true professional in your chosen profession.
Having grown up in a musical family Igoe started sitting at the piano at age three and had taught herself how to play by age ten. A few years later her uncle/concert composer at UNC Chapel Hill gave her an acoustic guitar and she immediately began writing her own original songs. In addition to the piano and guitar, Igoe can also play the drums, bass, kazoo, harmonica, and the tambourine. Her classic voice and unique songwriting style construct a sound that she says was predominantly influenced by Patsy Cline, Brandi Carlile, and Loretta Lynn.
Igoe’s debut album was independently released on February 14th, 2014 and received very positive responses from both fans and critics alike. In one review of the album, music critic Ballard Lesemann of Metronome said “Jordan Igoe’s new solo album How to Love is a genuine thing of beauty that somehow hatched and bloomed from the Space, a tiny studio set up in an unglamourous downtown storage unit. Sometimes the prettiest stuff comes from unexpected places.”
When she’s not on the road or in the studio, Jordan can be found enjoying one of her many hobbies that might come as surprising to some. Not only does she love drinking Jack Daniels and shooting guns (she claims to be a pretty good shot); she also enjoys playing Super Mario Brothers on the Wii and shooting pool. Although she says she has never hustled anyone at pool, she did say that she used to play in a pool league on a team named “Nice Rack.” That having been said, if you decide to challenge her to a game of eight ball in a bar, you have been warned.
There are now more musicians than ever before in the history of humanity. This begs the question: what separates Jordan Igoe and her music from the masses? The best answer comes from ex-Sequoyah Prep School lead singer Justin Osborne. He responded by saying “The thing about Jordan is that she’s a country music legend, but nobody knows it yet.” As someone who has been a music journalist for over ten years, I would agree with that statement completely.
Nancy Kaye Hill began her eclectic career as Rosey, a rock n’ roll soul siren on Island/Def Jam. Her debut Dirty Child, earned her the title “The Lovechild of Robert Plant and Rickie Lee Jones” by Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone, Billboard and Blender Magazine praised her with four glowing stars.
Following instant national attention from her single “Love” in Bridget Jones’s Diary and a laundry list of other movie soundtracks to follow, the tunesmith toured with the lauded likes of Melissa Etheridge and Morcheeba. She kept the pen moving and the voice flowing with everything from teaming up as a co-writer with Kelis and Raphael Saadiq, to session singing and writing commercial jingles.
Next, Rosey revealed her smoky and sensual side with Luckiest Girl, a self-produced Jazz album on the Quango Music Group label. Rosey recalls, “After years of working in LA sessions as a pop writer, I needed to do something more creative and less contrived.” The album’s original collection of jazz songs tips its hat to her heroes of yesteryear (including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James),wrapped around an undeniably contemporary appeal. “Making Luckiest Girl really helped me to come to life as an artist and a woman and really be free to find my voice.”
She returned as singer/songwriter Nancy Kaye with Lal Meri, the acclaimed 2009 world-electronica album released by Six Degrees Records from her band of the same name. NPR “All Things Considered” compared it to the Beatles for it’s “clever crafting of good old-fashioned song writing.” “Ever since my college DJ days (at WERS in Boston, hosting a world music radio show), I wanted to make trip-hop music with live instruments and sing in other languages. And it manifested right before my eyes.”
Opening the door to the club and dance world put her back in the Producer/DJ hot seat. With releases on Govinda’s Universal On Switch, Carmen Rizzo’s Looking Through Leaves, Beat Ventriloquist’s Goodnight Memory and Konishi Yasuharu’s latest Pizzicato One album on Sony Jazz Classics, she took back her Rosey name and wrote some of the sexiest songs of her career. “I love when people send me hot beats that I can sit at home and write in the dark to.”
After 10 years of jumping coasts from NYC to LA, it was one trip to the Georgia countryside that made her realize that to feel her true nature, she needed to be in nature. She packed her bags and kissed LA goodbye and the pop record she was making there, to follow her passions and begin anew as a Southern Rock Goddess & Organic Farmer.
In Atlanta she joined The Law Band, a hard rockin’ Country Act who is currently recording their 2nd album at Southern Ground Studios Atlanta. And with The Law Band, she went back to her real name ‘Nancy Kaye’ and recorded her debut album, In The Light, a psychedelic rock&roll tribute to her life on the farm. She explains: “I like having an alter-ego. Rosey can have her fun in Jazz clubs and all-night dance parties, while I hide out at home and make psychedelic records inspired by English rock gods of the 70s.” “This record is all about Love, the transformation that comes with it & the evolution that always follows when we are present in the moment.” Nancy smiles, she’s always smiling… “I feel like I’ve just begun to unlock all the doors that kept me lingering in the dark for so long. Now there is so much to see, so much to learn… What an exciting time to be alive. We’re gonna live forever!”
Currently this rosey girl is back to her Rhythm & Blues roots and is finishing up her 3rd studio album under her original Rosey moniker. “Fans have been writing to me for years, asking when I’ll put out a new Rosey record. So I decided to go for it, and I’m so glad I did. My writing has grown so much, along with my voice, which feels bigger than life sometimes. I can’t wait to share these new songs with the world!”