Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Dave Van Ronk


band members

Jordan Merrick


Influences

Bob Dylan, The Avett Brothers, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Rodriguez


Unearthed artists we like

Fugitive & the Vagabond, Amela, Kat Edwards


Bio

Bringing his unique style of Australian Bush Ballads, Americana and Blues, is Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Jordan Merrick.

This humble, musical-poet released his debut single ‘Untitled #1’ in February (2017) which has 750k+ plays on Spotify, received national radio play on Triple J & Double J. It was then followed up by the single ‘You Gotta Go’ that reached #2 in the AMRAP Regional charts.

Merrick then took his debut EP ‘In Colour’ on tour along the East Coast of Australia.

Quickly after he released the single 'Gypsy Diver' featuring a full-band for the first time which fronted the release his second EP for 2017, 'Songs From House Arrest' (released October 2017).

Merrick has since performed alongside and supported the likes of C.W Stoneking, Mia Dyson, Alex the Astronaut, Caravana Sun and Karl S Williams.

After 2018 was spent on writing new music and making plans for 2019, Merrick spent time in the studio with ARIA winning producer/ engineer Steven Schram (Paul Kelly, Bob Evans).

In October 2019 Merrick released his debut album 'Night Music' - a collection of tracks that showcased a diverse range of blues, folk, rock, country and elements of vaudeville.

Merrick rolled out a number of folk singles in 2020 and is now setting up for another big release in 2021.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

01 Mar 2021

Triple J
35

Love the layering of vocals and laidback guitars on this tune. Merrick's strong vocals really carry this one.

Love the layering of vocals and laidback guitars on this tune. Merrick's strong vocals really carry this one.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

23 Feb 2021

Triple J
35

matching the rainy day title with the rainy day blues mood, nice one!

matching the rainy day title with the rainy day blues mood, nice one!

Review

Review by Tom Forrest Tom Forrest

23 Feb 2021

Triple J
40

Sounds like 'Fire in winter' folk to my ears!
Those vocal harmonies go hand in hand together!
It's a beautifully crafted song.
I've added this to my library!
You've got a new fan! (It's me)!

Sounds like 'Fire in winter' folk to my ears!
Those vocal harmonies go hand in hand together!
It's a beautifully crafted song.
I've added this to my library!
You've got a new fan! (It's me)!