Interviews Jordan Igoe-2601*

Published on October 31st, 2012 | by Ballard Lesemann


The ‘Punch List’ with Jordan Igoe

Metronome Charleston‘s weekly Punch List puts local musicians on the spot with a questionnaire that touches on music, venues, gear, records, vices, and more. This week, singer/songwriter Jordan Igoe responds.

 1. What is your favorite local hang and why?

“Cutty’s. I sometimes tend bar there and I play most Friday’s. It’s my favorite right now because it’s the weirdest most offensive bar in Charleston, but is filled with a good mix of folks who care about the presence of art and creativity in the community. It’s like Cheers, but grosser.”

2. You know you’ve played an excellent show when…

“A hot girl exposes herself to me at the end of the last song.”

3. What was the last show you attended that really got you fired up in a good or bad way?

“Just saw Justin Townes Earl in Columbia last weekend. He was exquisite.”

Jordan Igoe (photo provided)

Jordan Igoe (photo provided)

4. Define your musical style in exactly 10 words.

“Soulful, thoughtful, redneck, bluesy, offensive, funny (sometimes), Jack Daniel, steak.”

5. What’s your theme song?

“Rilo Kiley’s ‘Better Son or Daughter’ or Hank Williams, Jr.’s ‘Whiskey Bent’ — gender changed, of course.”

6. Gear-wise, what’s is your irreplaceable baby?

“I don’t have anything irreplaceable that is an object, but I am partial to my Epiphone Hummingbird, and so are my fellow guitar-playin’ pals. One has a Martin, one has a Gibson J-45, and yet they prefer to play mine. Not bad for 300 bucks.”

7. What’s the most overplayed album in your collection?

Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits, and every Beatles album.”

8. When was the last time you were genuinely star-struck?

“I have yet to be struck by a star, but look forward to the possibility of it someday happening.”

9. What’s your poison?

“Intellect, Jack on the Rocks, and laughter.”

10. In 10 years, I will be…

“A Guamish water-polo enthusiast.”

As a pianist and guitarist, Mt. Pleasant native Jordan Igoe started writing songs at the age of 15. After singing and strumming in the Wando High School guitar club, she began performing around Charleston at clubs, cafes, churches, and special gatherings. Igoe regularly collaborates with fellow musicians and bands. Most recently, Igoe has been playing weekly solo shows on Fridays at Cutty’s downtown and as a duo with singer/guitarist Mackie Boles (of the Royal Tinfoil and Tickle Switch) at various venues.

Iogo has a busy week ahead of her. She performs on Halloween night at Juanita Greenberg’s (downtown), on Thurs. Nov. 1 at the Sparrow in Park Circle with Logan Venderlic, on Fri. Nov. 2 at Cutty’s, and on Sat. Nov. 3 at the Mill in Park Circle.

Igoe shares a bill at the Pour House with local songsmiths Will Hastings and Estee Gabay on Sat. Nov. 10.

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Ballard Lesemann

is a musician and writer. Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., he spent years playing in bands and working for Flagpole Magazine in the bustling music town of Athens, Ga. He returned to his hometown and served more than seven years as the Charleston City Paper's music editor. He's better at drumming than he is at playing guitar.

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