Nothing Like The S.U.N: Sass Jordan Discusses New Album
Sass Jordan’s new project, Something Unto Nothing (S.U.N.) is a much welcome relief from the force fed blandness that’s currently being marketed as “music” these days. With a raw vibe and groovy goodness to it, the 13 track opus is reminiscent of the epic rock albums that ruled the charts in the 1970′s. Together with guitarist Brian Tichy, bassist Michael Devin and drummer Tommy Stewart, Jordan and S.U.N take the listener on a rock and roll journey of honest songwriting and cool hooks.
S.U.N is infused with a variety of Jordan and Tichy’s influences. From the opening lines of ‘Burned’ to songs like ‘Nomad’, ‘Mobile Again, ‘I’m the One’ and the title track, it’s a sound music fans have been jonesin for a long time.
S.U.N isn’t just a record. Something Unto Nothing is an experience. One that brings back the days when wearing huge headphones, listening to new vinyl and becoming immersed in music was all the rage. And that’s no jive.
Jordan, the beautiful blonde, vocal dynamo, is one of the best singers in rock. With a bluesy tone and power that commands an audience’s attention, perhaps it’s no surprise that same command may have been a reason why she was chosen to become an Honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force; a title bestowed upon her this year while touring with the Canadian Forces.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Sass about the new album. We also discuss the day she realized she wanted to become a singer, her stint with the Canadian Forces as well as the origin of one of her biggest hits, “Make You A Believer”. With an infectious new album and spirit about music, she’s certainly made one out of me.
goJimmygo (gJg): Congratulations on the new album! How did the release event go?
Sass Jordan (SJ): It was amazing! We held it at the Key Club in Hollywood. I’m very happy.
Brian (Tichy) is known primarily for his drumming but in this band, when you play live, he’s the guitarist!
He’s an incredible drummer but also a great guitar player as well. He played both instruments on our album.
gJg: You guys were also recently joined onstage by another amazing guitarist – Jake E. Lee! How did that experience come about?Continued on the next page