Originally from a small suburb outside of Youngstown, OH, singer-songwriter Jordan DePaul moved to Nashville, TN in January of 2013, and quickly made his presence known with his mix of Folk, Country, Americana and Indie-Rock. Seeing him perform live is an unforgettable experience; yet it’s Jordan’s lyrical honesty and the yearning passion in his voice that allows listeners to quickly relate to his music.
DePaul fronted a band in Ohio until age 19; however, he did not realize he wanted to be a songwriter until the passing of his father. Reaching the lowest point in his life, Jordan locked himself in his bedroom for months, and poured his heart into music in a way he never imagined. Eventually, he broke through the pain and stepped out of his room with 30 new, heartfelt songs.
Having quit the band, DePaul was left with no alternate outlet to debut the music, so in 2013 he moved to Nashville, TN to pursue a solo career. Although only two short albums have been recorded, the 25 year-old’s soul holds the rest of his vast potential catalogue. It is not uncommon for an audience to show up at a Jordan DePaul show and hear one or two brand new songs each time.
“I wish I could record them all right now,” DePaul says. “The songs are all dying to get out there.”
A consummate performer, Jordan orchestrates a live show that demands attention. He is capable of delivering a full-band, arena-ready party, but also of standing alone with his guitar, emoting brilliantly raw passion. In the past two years, he has already filled notable venues in Nashville such as The Basement, Exit/In and Mercy Lounge, and has also become a staple around Nashville at events such as Whiskey Jam East, which he helped establish, The Neighborhood Watch, which he created, and his own bi-monthly writers round at Fat Bottom Brewery.
Jordan brings this work ethic to the studio as well. His first EP “Troubles I Had” gained quick recognition of local songwriters and producers. Shortly thereafter, he released his sophomore EP, “Live From The Henhouse.” Not one to slow down, Jordan’s third EP, Forces, was released in February 2016 featuring the singles “Me + U,” and “No Good For You,” as well as “Brighter Shade of Blue,” which has reached over 500,000 views on Spotify! He is currently back in the studio ready for a followup entitled Question Marks, which will be available later this year!