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Tarrant at Dogtown
January 12, 2018 : 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tarrant at Dogtown Fri Jan 12 – 8 pm – $3
Jordan Tarrant found his appreciation for words and music early on in life. Raised by a family of guitar players listening and playing along to the music of renowned songwriters, the Austin, Texas native shares that he’s always written songs, and assumed that was something everyone did. It was in the narratives of wordsmiths like John Prine, Townes Van Zandt and Warren Zion that Jordan found his love for storytelling and composition.
Now based in Richmond, Virginia, Jordan’s band Tarrant is one where everyone adds their creative contributions and touches to his wide ranging material and sultry sound. Richmond.com notes, “The lyrics are up front… rattling off a good story interlaced with some melodic guitar parts here and rockin’ grooves there. It’s fun, hard driving… pretty at times.”
At first play, Jordan’s songwriting reminds listeners of traditional blues and folk writers – the songs often nod to the classic styles of old western and blues icons. Upon further listening, one identifies its modern twists, melodic acoustic guitar riffs, sharp witticisms and energetic vocal performance. Jordan’s songs are both refreshing and comforting. They are intelligently crafted, meaningful lyrics that are also satisfying in their rootsy familiarity.