Thu October 5, 2006
Award winning Lorraine Jordan featured on Great Plains Bluegrass
Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road are very busy getting ready for their appearance at the upcoming Nebraska Bluegrass Festival, October 12-14, in Lincoln. She takes time this week to talk with Keith Neisler on this week's Great Plains Bluegrass
By Keith Neisler
Omaha, NE – Bluegrass artist is very busy these days. When she is not touring with her band Carolina Road, she is producing, writing and winning awards for her work. She takes time this week to talk with me on "Great Plains Blugrass", October 8th, 5-7pm, about this and her upcoming appearance at the Nebraska Bluegrass Festival, October 12-14, in Lincoln.
Lorraine Jordan grew up around bluegrass music on the coast of North Carolina . She has performed bluegrass music for over twenty years. Lorraine plays Monroe style mandolin and is known for her hard driving mandolin chop. "Mandolin Rose" is the name of her first solo mandolin project.
It has received great reviews from both Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Now. ?Lorraine is a consummate performer, songwriter, emcee, and show organizer. She has the musical skill, personality, energy and charisma to go a long way in bluegrass music."
ASCAP chose Lorraine as a finalist in the International Bluegrass Music Association songwriter showcase. She was the first runner up in the prestigious national song-writing contest at MerleFest. She was a finalist for female vocalist and mandolin player at SPBGMA in Nashville , Tennessee.
Lorraine 's work also won the Recorded Event of the year at IBMA in 2006 . Lorraine demonstrates an outgoing personality and charisma that draws audiences to the edge of their seats with every word and note.
Keith Neisler is the host of "Great Plains Bluegrass" and is General Manager of KIOS-FM