The Rives Theatre, 215 East Church St., will heat up uptown Martinsville, Virginia, on Saturday, Jan. 14, with the sounds of New Orleans’ Dave Jordan and The NIA. Music starts at 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) and tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2728000. Season passes are accepted and complimentary tickets are available to Chamber members through the Chamber.
According to the Rives website, Jordan is a New Orleans-based singer/songwriter/bassist and guitar player. Over the course of nearly 20 years and three bands, he has produced or co-produced six albums, played nearly 2,000 shows nationwide and performed or recorded with some of the most esteemed musicians in New Orleans and across the country; including 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 a 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, “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.