Mr. Jordan Says!
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.