The Jordan Says

Mr. Jordan Says!

Mr. Longoria…

How are you brother?

I’m pretty darn good man.

We’ve known each other for a long time.

Yes sir. Since back when the mullet was cool.

Guitar. What does it mean to you?

Dude, it’s my favorite thing in the world. I love to just sit and play or jam with friends. It means the most to me though when I can use it as a tool to help lead others in worship.

How old were you when you started playing?

My grandpa randomly gave an old acoustic guitar when I was 15. I think I started banging around on it the first day I got it.

Take me through your gear set up.

The first pedal in my chain is a buffer made by a local friend of mine. Next is my Dyna Comp, then Korg Pitch black tuner. After that is my drive section which, right now, consists of an LPB-1, Helios (tube screamer clone made by a local builder), then my JHS Morning Glory. I run that into an Ernie Ball VP jr. Next is the Ibanez DE-7 into a Keisman modded Nova Delay followed by the glorious RV-5.

What bands do you play with?

All of them.
Nah, I Am Third is the main one. I’ve played here and there, you know, whoever needs a fill in guitarist.

Where do you draw your influence?

Well, I’m actually reading Jeffrey Kunde’s blog as we speak, so obviously him. I love what he does for Jesus Culture and Bethel Live. I’d be lying if I didn’t say Philip Zachary had a big influence on my playing style early on. I also love any blues guitarist.

How do you use their influence along with your own sound to write guitar parts for I am third?

Anytime I write a guitar hook or anything really, it just kind of happens. That influence just kind of comes out in anything I write.

What are some of your favorite bands?

I’ve been on a big Jesus Culture/Bethel Live kick lately. Switchfoot is probably my favorite band of all time. Safety Suit is a pretty sweet band. And you can’t go wrong with anything John Mayer.

Favorite event you’ve played?

Oh man. I absolutely love leading worship for Refuge at the BCM, but that goes on all semester so it’s not technically an event I guess.

Favorite song to jam to?

Deep Cries Out by Bethel Live is probably my favorite song to play live. I love to just sit and jam to some good blues though.

What has the Lord been showing you lately?

That my plans will disappoint me and that instead, I have to depend on Him to direct my life and decisions.

Catch you on the flip side, Jordan.

Later man, it’s been fun.