A Brother's Fountain
We are a group of brothers and friends who are seeking life and life to the fullest. Music is not our job - It is one of our greatest passions. We believe that music is more than just a noise or a sound. We believe in the experience of music as a expression to God and to People.
The desire of our hearts is to express our joy, love, and zest for life with people through the positive vibrations of our acoustic instruments and soulful vocals. We believe that the heart and motivation behind music matters more than anything else. That is why we care more about sharing music than selling music.y, love, and zest for life with people through the positive vibrations of our acoustic instruments and soulful vocals. We believe that the heart and motivation behind music matters more than anything else. That is why we care more about sharing music than selling music.
Fort Defiance is an Americana duo from Nashville, TN, consisting of Jordan Eastman and Laurel Lane. Hailed for their honest songwriting, timeless harmonies, and high-energy stage performance, the husband and wife have been touring relentlessly, playing over 250 shows a year. Their passion and grassroots work ethic has garnered heavy attention from around the globe, causing critics to call them "Breathtakingly seductive" (That Music Magazine) and "Good, honest, and full of real heart" (Orlando Weekly).
I have been a songwriter most of my life...well, unless I'm going to live over a hundred or so years, which is unlikely (although, really....do people plan on these things? i don't know. Those little people that Willard Scott finds all look pretty surprised to me. Actually, Willard is looking pretty surprised himself these days...) anyway...
As a teen I listened to the great acoustic singer/songwriters of the late 60s and early 70's and spent alot of time trying to sound like them, only to realize that was impossible, and not fair to them or me. At that point I began to try and sound like myself, which is what I have been doing ever since. Between 1997 and 2003 I released two independent CD's: "City and Western", recorded cheaply in a guest room, and "Faultline", recorded not so cheaply at a pro studio in Denver. Steve Schneider and I met in 2003 in a Denver band called The Heros; the band broke up later on, and the two of us got married. There IS life after band.
"Bread and Flowers" was released in February 2011, following a move to Nashville, TN the summer before. It is an all acoustic (if you don't count the things that have to be plugged in) collection of love and hate songs. It is my third CD, recorded entirely at home in our secret Bat cave studio.
At this writing we stand poised to release another CD...it's exciting. I looked around one day and realized I had another small moutain of new material that I really love playing for people. All about consenting adults and their problems. So that's the next thing!