Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

You can take the girl out of Shrewsbury, but you can never take the New England out of the girl. This talented young singer/songwriter is ready to embark on the next phase of her career. And that requires a move to Nashville. My Local Catch of the Week, Lexi Jordan from Shrewsbury, MA certainly sounds ready to spread her wings and fly.

Lexi’s latest single shows tremendous growth, and an organic ability to connect, not only through her lyrics but with her vocals. In listening to “When We Were” I found myself thinking of “I Go Back” by Kenny Chesney. The scene is set to high school days, driving around with friends with no place to go, and too much time on your hands. Feeling like it’ll never change. Until it does. This restropective record hits the right notes with it’s breezy flow. The offering from Jordan is like a lazy Sunday drive that starts with no intentions, and ends up with delightful moments of spontaneity.

The singer/songwriter will be performing throughout the area for the next couple of weeks, before making the big move to Nashville. You’ll find all her upcoming New England dates here, below. You can listen to her new song, and find out  how to connect with Lexi online. Thanks for supporting our talented local artists.

  • Listen to Lexi

    Check out Lexi’s latest “When We Were,” which she says is “a nostalgic song about growing up thinking life will never change. In my town, there wasn’t much else to do other than drive around with friends. I have countless memories going down backroads listening to music. In those moments, I never realized how fast they would become memories. You never think you’re going to miss those simple moments until years go by and life is different. I wanted to create a song that encapsulated those feelings of youth.”

  • Just Jordan

    * From: Shrewsbury, MA

    * Now lives in: Shrewsbury, MA – Moving to Nashville, TN in the fall

    * What do you love about where you grew up: I love that I was able to grow up in the same house my entire life. I have so many memories and milestones I experienced in it. My town is large but it also feels like a small town where everyone knows each other. I also grew up going to the Cape which I love being so close to. It was a tradition every summer and we still try to get the whole family together and go.

    * Current single: “When We Were”

    * What lead you to music: I have always loved to sing ever since I was little. Music became a way of expressing myself very quickly. My mom always played country music (including Country 102.5) on the radio which opened me up to the genre. I grew up on a lot of ’90s/ 2000’s country. I’ve been able to see so many incredible artists perform live including Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, and more. Through that, I was able to physically see how much music can bring people together. There are many aspects of the genre I find very special from the instruments to the incredible storytelling. There was always a country song out there that explained how I was feeling at any given moment. I’ve always wanted to be able to put out music that allowed someone to feel heard. We all go through a lot of similar situations and find healing through music. It can bring you back to a specific memory and help you through the hardest moments. Being able to do for others what so many artists did for me is an honor.

    *How old when you started: I started taking lessons when I was six years old, but I didn’t begin pursuing music professionally until I was sixteen.

    *Instruments played: Learning guitar!

    * How would you describe your sound: Country/Pop with some 90’s vibes

    * Who inspires you: I would say Kelsea Ballerini, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Carly Pearce, Kenny Chesney, Lindsay Ell – the list goes on!

    *Awards/accolades: 2017 Female Vocalist of the Year – NECMO. Nominated for five 2020 Worcester Music Awards and accepted award for “Best College Act”.

    *Dream duet partner: Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce, Jennifer Nettles

    *All- time favorite country song: Music is Healing by Florida Georgia Line

    *First country concert:  Keith Urban

    *What songs do you like now on Country 1025: “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” by Cole Swindell, “Buy Dirt:-Jordan Davis Ft. Luke Bryan, “Like I Love Country Music”- Kane Brown,: HEARTFIRST” -Kelsea Ballerini, “Circles Around This Town”- Maren Morris, “What He Didn’t Do”- Carly Pearce

    *If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: I went to college for Digital Marketing which is another passion of mine. If I wasn’t a musician, I would most likely pursue that full-time.

    *Most proud moment: I would say my most proud moment was performing for the first time in Faneuil Hall. I was always terrified of singing in front of an audience until I finally let go of those fears. It was also that experience that showed me I could pursue music rather than let it continue to be a dream.

    *Crazy thing that happened in your music career: My single “When We Were” being featured on the Academy of Country Music’s New Music Friday was a recent exciting accomplishment. It also reached 10,000 streams on Spotify within a month…that was crazy! I am so grateful to everyone that’s connected with and shared my music.

    *Famous encounters: I have had the privilege of meeting Kelsea Ballerini twice now.

    *Other things you like to do: I love digital marketing/graphic design, art (drawing, painting), poetry, and reading when I can!

    *Fun facts: My favorite food is mac ‘n’ cheese. I just graduated from Bryant University with a degree in Digital Marketing and Psychology. I’ve been going to Disney World since I was born so at this point I’ve been about 22+ times.

    *Mantra: There’s a past version of you that is so proud of how far you have come

     

  • Lexi Live on Stage

    Catch Lexi performing at the following gigs:

    *  Wed 8/31- Loretta’s Last Call in Boston, MA 5-7 PM

    *  Fri 9/2 -The Bondville Fair in Bondville, VT 6-8 PM

    *  Sat 9/3 -Pub 6T5 in New Bedford, MA 7-10 PM

    *  Mon 9/5- Loretta’s Last Call in Boston, MA 7-9 PM

    *  Sat 9/10- Nash Bar in Boston, MA 5-8 PM

    *  Sun 9/11- Loretta’s Last Call in Boston, MA 11 AM -2 PM

    * Fri 9/16 -Running Brook Vineyard and Winery in North Dartmouth, MA 6-9

     

  • Lexi Online

    Connect with Lexi Jordan here

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  • Are YOU A Catch?

    Every week, Kruser’s Local Catch highlights New England’s homegrown country music talent, and tells you where to catch them locally and in Nashville. Click here to view previous catches.

    *Singer/songwriters with original music: Please submit for consideration on The Local Catch by emailing Kruser at carolyn.kruse@bbgi.com

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