“Dance by the Riverside”
By Jordan Okrend
Photo by Michael Bowers Photography
Tired of adulting? Sometimes you just want to feel free, and this infectious pop-rock song can help you cut loose.
It’s the title track on Jordan’s album, “Dance by the Riverside.” Other great tracks include “Unknown Love, “Tomorrow” and “Unity.” This singer-songwriter infuses his songs with vibrant jazz, soul, blues and funk. He plays energetic guitar and four of the eight tracks have soaring horns that echo his catchy hooks. He has a rare gift of blending earthy, fun melodies with contemplative, socially conscious messages, too. You may detect shades of influential artists such as Marvin Gaye, Lenny Kravitz and Bob Marley, but you’ll hear Jordan’s distinctive sound first and foremost.
Jordan, who was raised in Raleigh, had written scores of original music and played numerous gigs by the time he finished high school. He released two EPs while attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Now based in Ashville, he tours in the United States and abroad.
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