but for now, I have to settle for a kool interview and she did not disappoint. Jordan walks the walk and Talks Chop right now...
Where am I now? Haha...sometimes I don't even know. At about age 13 I realized that the only thing I wanted to do was play music. It is a language I feel like I speak naturally and understand better than I understand anything else. In college I began gigging professionally as a freelance player (mostly jazz), and then when I was about 21 I started my group, Trackless. I was in a songwriting class at Ball State where we had to write 2 songs a week. Before this class, I'd never written any music and didn't understand theory, so I would just sit in the studios and play what sounded good on the piano and sing. I had my best musical friends come help me record the demos, and after a few sessions we knew something great was happening. So I kept writing and we kept playing the songs. I've spent the past year dedicated to Trackless and getting our most recent album finished. I worked in sales at Sweetwater during this time, and that was a fantastic experience in human interaction and work ethic. I really loved the company and the people I worked with, but I've always wanted to play full time. So this summer I finally decided to take a leap and move out to Los Angeles to seriously pursue a music career. My husband and my band came along, too. Since the move I have been writing, playing, collaborating, and working as a product specialist for Roland. The gig I have with them is great - I get to travel the country to play and talk about drums.
Jordan West, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Drum Life with us and letting me interview you.
Isn't she great?! She's the real deal....and how about her band Trackless?!! Please connect with them on soc. med. and more importantly buy their music! #SupportIndieArtists
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