The International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp comes to KC February 19-23. To get you geared up for the folk blowout, every day we're posting a song we like by one of the event's showcase artists.
In the video for his Americana-lite song "Feet Fall," Melbourne native Jordie Lane wanders around New York eating things, gazing contemplatively, and sometimes engaging with other people. The screen sometimes cuts to the tousled bed head of a woman entangled in sheets. Lane wears a pretty amazing hat. He sings, a little for his benefit, a little for ours: It's funny where your feet fall, it's funny who you meet.
In short, Lane comes off as every bit the folk troubadour you want him to be. He sports a voice that seems as effortlessly likable as a sweet breeze on a summer day. The songs on his latest release, the Not Built to Last
EP, draw from such beloved folk heroes as Jackson Browne, Jeff Tweedy and Amos Lee.
Peep "Feet Fall" below. And the hat!
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#23: John Fullbright's "Gawd Above"
#22: Grant Lee Phillips' "Walking in the Green Corn"
#21: The Carper Family's "Foolish Ramblin' Man"
#20: The Black Lillies' "The Fall"
#19: Ganstagrass' "Long Hard Times to Come"
#18: Chuck Mead's "Girl on the Billboard"