Jordan began to teach himself the guitar and play local performances. Throughout his early teens he became heavily influenced by Pearl Jam and was drawn to their socially conscious and anti-war message, a theme that has continued throughout his musical evolution. As Jordan entered college, studying Anthropology, Social Behavior, and Philosophy, his interest in injustice, civil liberties, and human existence increased. He found himself traveling to Grahamstown South Africa to study the native culture and the effects of Apartheid on the local community. Through this experience he came in direct contact with the heinous nature of oppression and its lasting impact on the human spirit.
Upon graduating from college, Jordan took these lessons and traveled to Seattle as an Americorps volunteer where he began counseling Gang members and disadvantaged youths in the gritty downtown neighborhood known as the Central District. He also worked for the University of Washington as an Aids/Safe Sex Counselor and mentored several young men on developing their life skills. Throughout this time his music continued to evolve, focusing primarily on spiritual awareness. Upon his return to the East Coast after completing his program in Seattle, Jordan began pursuing music full time as a means to inspire and educate the masses.
His leap into political and social activism came in 2006 with the writing of his song “The Pendulum.” A reflection of the dissatisfaction felt by much of the country during this time period, Pendulum became an anthem for many and launched Jordan into the activist realm through performances at numerous political and protest events. Over the course of the past few years, Jordan has honed his songwriting and musicianship to the point where he is now selling out clubs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, on the East Coast from Maine to Florida and select dates in the Mid-West, as well as performing at numerous events throughout the country. His CD, Download and merchandise sales have grown to the point where he is able to support himself and his family while he pursues his music full time. Jordan’s new release “Liberty” contains his best and most impactful work to date as he takes on the hard subjects rarely addressed in mainstream music today. The second track "Frontlines" (including topics such as overcrowded, and under-funded schools); the title cut "Liberty" (discussing the too cozy relationship between Corporate America and Government Regulators and how we should be taking a stand against it), and "Victory Song" (how its not about Democrats or Republicans, but about WE THE PEOPLE and how united we stand or divided we will ALL fall) are examples of how Jordan uses music to empower people to stand up for what they believe in and to start working together to make positive change.
Jordan’s sincerity, integrity, heart, and courage of his convictions shines throughout the entire album, making it powerful from start to finish. As a result, his music is starting to resonate in the wider world. His song “Dragons” has been licensed as the Main Title theme music for the new hard hitting political talk show “Adam VS the Man” on RT TV America. There are currently 5 songs from “Liberty” in the Top 10 of the Indie section of Adult @ iHeartradio.com (5 in the Top 20 of Rock); Jordan will be an “Artist To Watch” @ iHeartradio.com starting August 1st.
“Liberty” is being featured @ Napster as a “Staff Pick” in Rock. AOL Radio has added “Listen” to “New Rock First” and Yahoo! Music has added Jordan’s songs to their Rock (“Listen”) & Adult (“Message of Freedom”) radio formats online. National TV appearances on FOX and RT TV America and an iTunes Featured Artist promotion are scheduled in August. Jordan’s song “Listen” recently made its on-air debut @ Radio Sophie 103 in San Diego, CA. Jordan uses his talents to promote a message of peace while educating and mobilizing resistance to tyranny and the erosion of American civil rights.
He embodies the protesting spirit of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle and Eddie Vedder before him – but seems so rare in music today. Speaking truth to power in song, he has raised up his voice in opposition to Corporate Fraud and misguided Government policies with the hopes of activating a new generation to social conscience and peaceful political protest. Like his forebears, Jordan seeks to change society and the world for the better through his words and his music. He empowers his audience by letting them know that the real revolution begins with the individual.
Jordan Page is a Troubadour of Conscience for a new generation. www.jordanpagemusic.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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