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My band and I recorded a NEW STUDIO ALBUM this summer!  The album, Wake, is comprised of 11 of my original songs, and will be released in February of 2015.

I am extremely proud of this record and SO EXCITED to share it with you.

On Oct 15th I’m going to launch a Kickstarter pre-sale of our new album “Wake”

That campaign will have many tiers of rewards: from $15 – $5000.


THIS is a Pre-Campaign Special:


11 Songs, 11 Rewards, 11 Days,

&  Each Reward Costs $1,111.



This Offer Expires on October 11th at 11:11pm!

I need to send the record off to the presses very soon which is why this reward is time sensitive.


1. You get to download our New Album Immediately. (You get to hear this record 4 MONTHS before it is released to the public! You DO have to promise not to leak it on the internet. 🙂

2. You get to Choose a Song (First come first serve.)

3. You get to have this song Dedicated to You or a person (or people) of your choosing in the album liner notes.

4. You get The VIP Show Package: 2 Guest List Spots, a Pre-Show Backstage Meet-and-Greet, & I’ll perform a couple songs just for you, acoustic style in the greenroom before the show.

5. You get a Merch Schwag Package: including a hand-written, signed & dedicated Lyric Sheet to your song, 2 personalized, autographed cds and/or 2 personalized, autographed vinyl records, stickers, and more mailed to your home one week before the album is released!

So, if this sounds like something you want to do, shoot me an email to discuss, pick, and process your preferred payment option (check, paypal, credit card, cash).  Then I’ll send you a link to download our new record and you can get to choosing your song!


Here are the TITLES of all the SONGS on “Wake”

The Same Road
Dreamin’ (‘Bout the Road)
When I Wake
Lovin’ You
I Ain’t Holdin’ Back
The Wire
Let Go
Other Side
Don’t Care
The South


Lots of Love,

Nora Jane

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Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line’s “(Til) I Kissed You”, a cover of the Everly Brothers classic, is part of a collection released today called “Native: Americana Spotlight.” Other artists include Amy Speace, Holly Williams, The Vespers, and many more!  The whole album is only $7.99 for 15 songs, including Nora Jane’s!  Get your copy here!

-Team NJS & TPL

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The sun is in my eyes-  I’m sitting shotgun in The Partyliner riding up I-65 N bound for Columbus, OH where we are kicking off our July Tour with a Free show tomorrow night (6pm-  We’re playing live on WCBE at 2pm EST –  you can tune in here:

I spent the holiday week hopping between family reunions in MN and TN – spent a short 36 hours at home during which I washed the Nebraska mud off our beloved van, mowed the lawn, took immense quantities of recycling to the recycling center, watered our bushy tomato plants, cooked food (including roasted beets with feta and basil from the garden), cleaned stuff (the tub!), bought a Wampler overdrive pedal for my electric rig and a new quarter inch cable, bought a new vintage top for the band photo shoot with the talented Todd Roeth ( on Thursday, started writing a new song with Joe, and watched “What About Bob?” for the second, and probably last, time in my life.

I really enjoy being at my home-  I secretly didn’t have enough time there –  but now, in the van with my best friends, I feel I am at home too.  Brian’s driving and he’s got James Brown piping through the speakers.  Drew and Josh are sleeping in the back; they drove from Virginia to our house this morning and now the fellas are tuckered.  Joe’s playing Diablo 3 on the xbox.  All feels right with the world.

I got an email confirmation that our Country EP has been delivered to Carlisle, PA – where we are playing on Saturday on the Dickinson College Campus at Bluegrass on the Grass (  I’m so excited to have it in my hands! Check out the cover art created by the ever-amazing Josh Gibson (

After that we’re going to spend a few days Down the Shore at my parents’ house before heading up to camp out at Grey Fox!  I’ve been looking forward to this festival since we got done playing it last year and I can’t believe it’s already time to go back!  Big thanks to Chuck Wentworth and Mary Daub and Mart Burdette for all the love and support.

Hope to see you all soon.  Happy July!


Nora Jane
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Born in Richmond, Virginia and raised in Carroll County, Maryland, Joshua Vana became a full-time member of the Party Line in 2014. Now 26, the multi-instrumentalist (electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica) grew up on his parents’ LPs and picked up an electric guitar at age eleven.

During his eight years in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, he fronted and played in several local bands, performed as a singer and songwriter, and has been a part owner of the Little Grill Collective, a worker-owned restaurant in Harrisonburg. During that time, he was a member of the Charlottesville-based honky tonk outfit The Clear Blue Sky with fellow Party Line band mate Joe Overton. He currently calls Keezletown, Virginia home, sweet home.
Joshua Vana photo courtesy of Caitlen Isom.
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Please welcome Brian Duncan Miller to The Party Line!  Brian was born in Bitburg, Germany and raised in various US states with several consecutive years in Ohio.  This half-Swiss / half-Ginger artist started his musical journey in an orchestral setting.  At an early age he comprised himself with the instrumentation of French Horn, Double French Horn, and Trumpet.  By fifteen he acquired the Bass Guitar and for nearly two decades has been performing accompaniment on and off the road for assorted artists in the various styles of Rock, Indie, Funk, R&B, Hip Hop, Metal, and Country.  Influences include James Jamerson, Bob Babbitt, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Jaco Pastorius, Victor Wooten, Lee Rocker, and Flea.

Photograph courtesy of Caitlin Isom.

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