Jordan Tice is a fresh voice in the American roots music scene. Born into a bluegrass family in Maryland, Jordan started early, playing bluegrass and fiddle tunes with some of the best players in the fertile mid-Atlantic bluegrass scene. He released his first solo record of mostly original music at the age of 17, and then entered college, where he studied jazz, classical guitar, and musical composition.
Jordan has been an active sideman with the progressive bluegrass pioneers Frank Wakefield, Tony Trischka, and Mark Schatz and Friends, joining them both on stage and in the studio. He also contributed his mandolin playing skills to the Dave Rawlings Machine record Nashville Obsolete (2015), toured with the Canadian folk group The Duhks, and worked with actor/comedian Steve Martin on his re-imagining of the Shakespeare play As You Like It for New York City’s “Shakespeare in the Park.”
Jordan is an active collaborator as well. His record "Corbett Chrisman Tice" (2008) with hammered dulcimer player Simon Chrisman and banjoist Wes Corbett was hailed as one of the top 5 records of the year by the Chicago Tribune in 2008.
Jordan's latest release is Horse County. The record is Jordan’s first to feature both his singing and original songs. The 11 tracks (6 songs and 5 instrumentals) combine many American folk music conventions with Jordan’s eccentric harmonic, melodic, and lyrical sense.
Writing in Cybergrass Bluegrass Music News, Joe Ross calls Jordan Tice a “sonic alchemist [who] conveys abundant character in his original music.”
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