Dave Jordan is a New Orleans based singer/songwriter, bassist and guitar player. Over the course of nearly 20 years and 3 bands, he has produced or co-produced 6 albums, played nearly 2000 shows nationwide and performed or recorded with some of the most esteemed musicians in New Orleans and across the country. This includes recording with Art Neville, Anders Osborne, Joe Krown, Bill Summers and more; and performances with such bands as the Meters, Little Feat, Widespread Panic, Bob Weir’s RatDog, Los Lobos and many more. His work as founder and frontman of the long running funk/roots band, Juice, landed the band the Best of the Beat award for Best Emerging Funk/Soul/R&B Band and nominations for Best Roots Rock Band and Best Roots Rock Album for 2000’s Anders Osborne produced, All Lit Up. His song the “Biggest Little Shrimp In Town” – the title track of an award-winning short film- was re-recorded by Art Neville and the Beverly Hills Short Film Festival created an award for Best Song to recognize their collaboration. His most recent work, as a solo artist, has quickly become one of the most talked about roots rock acts in New Orleans and his critically acclaimed solo debut, These Old Boots, was named a Top 10 Local Release of 2010 by the Times Picayune and nola.com.
After the release of These Old Boots, and without a band, Jordan started a two year, at his neighborhood, corner bar, the Banks Street Bar. A rotating group of some of the best roots rock, funk, country and blues musicians in New Orleans would sit in, eventually leading to the formation of his current band, the Neighborhood Improvement Association. Described as “Southern roots rock with Louisiana soul’, in just over 3 years the NIA has done multiple performances at the world famous Tipitina’s; a monthly residency at the equally esteemed Maple Leaf Bar; San Francisco’s Boom Boom Room; French Quarter Festival; LA Seafood Festival; multiple performances at Tab Benoit’s Voice of the Wetlands Festival; headlined at New Orleans’ esteemed Wednesday At The Square series; the New Orleans Museum of Art; Ogden Museum of Southern Art; as well as regular gigs at such stalwart New Orleans clubs DBA, the Rusty Nail, Le Bon Temps Roule, Rivershack Tavern and many more. Dave has also spent considerable time touring the Gulf Coast, including the Pensacola Beach Songwriter’s Festival, as wells branching out as far as New Mexico and Colorado and Washington, DC and New York. The band has shared the bill with Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All Stars and Black Crowes), funk pioneer Bernie Worrell, Anders Osborne, drivin n cryin, Honey Island Swamp Band, New Orleans Suspects, Raw Oyster Cult and more.
In April 2013, Dave released Bring Back Red Raspberry- his first with the NIA- further blurring the lines of the rootsy Americana of These Old Boots, and the organic, greasy New Orleans funk he played for 15 years with Juice. Every record has a story and Bring Back Red Raspberry is no exception. Consisting of 12 original songs- all written or co-written by Jordan- it shows Jordan’s transformation from the funk bass player, to acoustic Songsmith, with his rock and roll roots. Recorded at New Orleans Oak Street Studios, it comes across as a sort of Dr. John meets Tom Petty meets John Prine affair. It has been featured in multiple local, regional and national publications, including NPR; as well as various television, radio and internet media sites.
After many fits, starts and delays with funding, Jordan turned to Kickstarter and raised over $12,000 to complete the album. The support from his national fan base, but particularly his friends and fans in south Louisiana was tremendous, as only 20% of Kickstarter music projects with that level of funding goals are successful.
With the release of No Losers Tonight in 2016, the band was nominated for Best Roots Rock Artist and Roots Rock Band by Offbeat Magazine later that year. The band has witnessed month over month exponential growth in both their live and digital fan following as they continue to play build their tour history playing in new markets in myriad legendary music venues, notable clubs and festivals.