Jordan Carr
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Jordan Carr

Minneapolis, MN | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Minneapolis, MN
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter




"Jordan Carr and the Boys return to 'Kato; Latest album written behind bars"

(Jordan Carr and the Boys: Empty Bottles, Full Hearts) is a rich, Springsteen-esque, nostalgia-soaked, confession-laced, therapy-like collection of songs that will have you making mental notes to find them on Spotify. - Robb Murray, Mankato Free Press

"2013: Another Year of Well-Earned Hearing Loss by Austin Kaus (BEST LOCAL ALBUMS)"

“Reinventing the Dumbass, is the best result of heartbreak, jail time, substance abuse and a refusal to ever acknowledge closing time.” - Austin Kaus, 605 Mag

"Arresting Composition: Jordan Carr Reinvents Himself On-Stage"

“The result (of Reinventing The Dumbass) is a poetic, if brooding, mixture of self-loathing, excess and abuse that is authentic as it is arresting.” - Tanner Kent, Mankato Free Press

"Best Of 2014: Honorable Mentions"

“This Bad Boy is a tongue-in-cheek enigma, but his booze-soaked, acoustic-punk Spring­steen impression works (bonus: Carr’s debut is called “Reinventing the Dumbass”).” - Jay Boller, Vita.Mn

"Reinventing The Dumbass Review"

“Playing with arrangements and lyrics in the way that he does, Carr presents a dystopic vision of life accented by bright instrumentation that truly resonates. ” - Andrew Greenhalgh, Review You

"Reinventing Jordan Carr"

“What Carr has done with ‘Reinventing the Dumbass’ is make the perfect heartbroken drinking soundtrack.” - Austin Kaus, 605 Mag

"Jordan Carr: Reinventing The Dumbass Review"

“Jordan Carr is superb. A hybrid of contemporary, alternative, rock and pop. Phenomenal production, instrumentation and vocals. All this artist needs is a break and the world will be at his feet.” - 360 Mag


Jordan Carr and the Boys: Empty Bottles, Full Hearts (09/15/17)
Track List-
1. I Live for These Nights
2. It's Not the Years, Honey... It's the Mileage
3. Tornado Alley
4. The Days
5. Fly by Night
6. Do You Even Remember?

Jordan Carr: Reinventing The Dumbass 
Track List-
1. #1Bb
2. Ronnie (Let's Do it Like We Used To)
3. Snow Day
4. A Soothing Melody
5. Hellfire & Brimstone
6. I'll be Damned
7. Knights in Tallahassee
8. The Never Ending Hangover 



Empty glasses. Broken hearts. Closing down bars and watching the sun rise with the boys. Jordan Carr hasn’t just survived a lifetime’s worth of these nights. He lives for them.

And while some people might never accomplish anything past the empty bottles and piled-up voicemails, Carr channeled his adventures into Empty Bottles, Full Hearts, an album of whisky-soaked rock’n’roll that celebrates the virtues of an irresponsible life without ever glossing over the headaches and heartbreaks that are inevitably part of the deal.

Engineered by Eric Bloomquist (Sting, Chance the Rapper, Soul Asylum), this is a record born for jukeboxes that still take quarters. Empty Bottles, Full Hearts is a cheerier version of The Gaslight Anthem mixed with deep cuts from early Billy Joel albums, but it’s timeless enough for any rock’n’roll-loving listener whose life hasn’t gone according to plan. This is a story of a man that has lost a lot of chances, money and—in the case of the jail sentence during which Carr wrote the entire album—freedom. It’s a stirring and gorgeous retelling of Carr’s reckless years and he’ll be the first to admit that it’s all his fault.

These six tracks combine acoustic and electric guitars with piano, horns and solid rhythm section to tell a stirring story that manages to be both present and nostalgic at the same time. These are tales of broken hearts and busted bank accounts. Through it all, Carr sings with passion and honesty. It’s an album your drunk uncle would understand, one to repulse the good girls and attract the rest. The record understands your low points, offering a round on the house instead of a hand to pick you up.

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