Jordan Minor has opened for artists such as Hayes Carll, Bruce Robison, Gurf Morlix, Chris Knight and Band of Heathens. He represented Texas State University in 2006 as the “Student Songwriter of the Year” at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Jordan has since performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival as one of their headlining artists. He often performs at two of the Hill Country’s primary venues; Cheatham Street Warehouse & Gruene Hall.
“All of Minors’ ballads are well-painted pictures. In, “On The Rails,” he tells of an immigrant Irish railroad worker who trades stories at mealtimes with the other workers, talking “of the ones we let down,” back in the home country. The song is a full story with a beginning, middle and an end. It has the traditional rousing chorus, “String up the fiddle and pour me a pint,” but there’s also a concise history of this Irishman, ending with his praises for America, “this beautiful land.” Other songwriters would take ten laborious verses to tell you what Minor tells you in three. While this exhibits his fine craftsmanship, Minor’s expressive voice certainly enhances the nuances of each song.