Rediscovering country roots

In a family of six children, the passion for creating and entertaining was passed directly from father to his son Jordan Doell.

In a family of six children, the passion for creating and entertaining was passed directly from father to his son Jordan Doell.

Performing from the age of seven as a country and gospel soloist, Jordan later moved into rock n’ roll and gained extensive experience as he toured throughout Western Canada playing the club circuit.

His gospel training proved an asset and in the mid-90s Jordan’s powerful voice and energetic stage presence made him one of the most sought after frontmen on the West Coast.

The past six years have seen Jordan rediscover his roots in country music and embrace its melodies and stories with newfound passion.

“It’s the story lines that appeal to me the most” says Jordan. “They all have such great tales to tell.”

His debut album That’s Me No More featured the song Hankin’ It Up. This exposure enabled Jordan to tour extensively and he went on the road to pursue his dream full-time in 2007.

In addition to his regular Western Canada circuit, performances include the Merritt Mountain Music Festival, Ranchman’s in Calgary, opening for Chilliwack and the 2008 BCCMA awards show.

Jordan has traveled to Nashville and performed in some of the city’s most famous honkytonks such as Tootsies Orchid Lounge, and The Bluebird Café.

His second album Politically Incorrect came out early in 2009. The first single, Blue Collar Palace, was an instant favourite with new and traditional country fans alike.

The BCCMA has also recognized Jordan’s talent and commitment, honouring him with two nominations for the Horizon Award as well as a nomination for best website.

Jordan Doell performs at a Norwood barn dance Aug. 20 at 6384 Tsolum River Rd. Doors open at 8 p.m. and proceeds go to the Beaufort Association.

For more information, phone 250-337-1756.

— Norwood Equestrian Centre


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