Born and raised on Long Island’s South Shore, and heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and The Replacements, singer/songwriter Johnnie Lee Jordan relocated to New York City when he was 18 – and Jordan has become a Lower East Side scene regular since; in fact, his forthcoming full-length effort, Run, which is slated for a February 15, 2015 release, draws heavily from his experiences performing on the Lower East Side with his frequent collaborators and backing band, The Boys featuring Jimmy Usher and Joshua Morin. And adding to an increasing national profile, Jordan has made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and receiving praise across the blogosphere and CMJ

“Candy Mountain” is the first single off Jordan’s forthcoming full-length is a dusty, alt-country-like blues song that reminds me a little bit of Jace Everett’Red Revelations and of Magic Trick, In other words, it has a trace of effortless craft and yet sounds as though it possess a boundless optimism.