Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road will be preforming live at the Bell Theater in Pineville with label mates Common Strings at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Bell Theater or at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Affectionately known as the “Lady of Tradition” in the bluegrass community, Lorraine Jordan grew up around bluegrass music on the coast of North Carolina. She has performed bluegrass music for over twenty years and formed Carolina Road in 1998, and continues to be the driving force behind Carolina Road’s popularity and longevity as a consummate performer, songwriter, emcee and show organizer. She plays a “Monroe-style mandolin” and is known for her hard driving mandolin chop.
Jordan has been a finalist in the IBMA Songwriting Showcase and was the first runner-up in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest. She has also been a finalist for SPBGMA Entertainer of the Year and Traditional Female Vocalist.
She is a co-founder for the formation of the Daughters of Bluegrass, whose Back to the Well album won the IBMA Recorded Event in 2006, and she was part of the Daughter’s latest album, Bluegrass Bouquet, also a 2009 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year winner for the song “Proud to be a Daughter.”
Her showmanship and chemistry with the audience makes Carolina Road one of the most popular bands among fans today.
Performing nationwide from east to west coast, all across Canada and Europe, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road has earned a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in bluegrass. The band has performed on a bluegrass cruise for eight years, hosted the Canadian Bluegrass Awards, and has averaged sixty bluegrass festivals in the United States and Canada annually.
Carolina Road signed with Rural Rhythm Records, a national recording label, in 2010.
Carolina Road’s performance is a hard driving traditional sound with driving instrumentals, smooth blending vocals, and all the energy that you can stand. The band features Tommy Long, Lorraine Jordan, Josh Goforth, and Ben Greene.