Music enthusiasts on Vashon are in for a treat when singer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Jordan brings his diverse, power-alt-country, genre-bending West Coast fall tour to Vashon next week.
Jordan will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Open Space for Arts & Community.
Raised in a musical household, he explored various instruments, from jazz trombone to harmonica, before finding his groove with the electric guitar at the age of 17. After college, he hit the road with Cubensis – The Grateful Dead Music Experience, playing rhythm guitar and vocals.
In 2014, Alex became an integral part of Midnight North, further expanding his repertoire to include piano and Hammond B3. His musical journey led him to share the stage with legends such as Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Peter Rowan, and many others. His debut solo record, “The Subtle Exhibitionist,” released in May 2020, marked a significant milestone in his career, earning critical acclaim and solidifying his place in the music industry.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought live performances to a halt, but Jordan refused to let it silence his creative spirit. He used this time to write, record, and connect with his audience through captivating live-streamed concerts.
In the spring of 2022, he embarked on a musical pilgrimage to Austin, Texas, where he worked under the expert guidance of Steve Berlin to craft his second full-length album.
During the pandemic, Jordan also unleashed a powerful rendition of the alt-country classic “Blue,” by the Jayhawks, giving it a fresh and distinctive sound. The track, produced by the legendary Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and mixed by Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tedeschi Trucks Band), featured Jordan on Hammond B3 and lead vocals.
Find out more and get tickets to Jordan’s concert on Vashon at openspacevashon.org.