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NPR’s Ken Tucker, Pop Music Critic for Fresh Air with Terry Gross, reviewed Wake on Fresh Air’s March 4, 2015 show, praising the album’s “rock ‘n’ roll force and forthrightness,” calling ‘Wake‘ an “awakening about who [Nora Jane] is, what she wants to do, and how she wants to sound” and saying she lives up to being named after Nora Charles and Jane Austen.

Among the highlights is an examination of “Let Go,” which Ken Tucker calls “an anthem of self-definition” and says is “about the roles women play throughout their lives to fulfill certain expectations [with] Struthers pushing back… you wouldn’t expect anything less from a rock ‘n’ roller.” In his post-broadcast Tweet, Fresh Air’s Ken Tucker called the album “excellent, alert, and sharp-tongued.”

Listen to the full review here.Screenshot 2015-03-04 11.53.14

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Nora Jane was recently invited by American Songwriter Magazine and Martin Guitars to stop by their offices to play her new song “The South,” which they called “a dreamy, folky reflection on the meaning of ‘home'”, with her 1961 Martin 000-18 guitar.  Joined by The Party Line’s Joe Overton, watch this acoustic performance of “The South” here.

In its review, American Songwriter’s Jonathan Bernstein said that “[Wake] is brimming and bursting with life, with lessons learned and love discovered . . ..”  The review goes on to compare its sounds, “at various points, like early Neko Case, the Jayhawks, and, most strikingly, Kathleen Edwards.”

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When you come to a show- we will play music live for you!  Our live music sounds like this:

You can purchase Wake (& new NJS & TPL Merch) today!

Wake is also available at these fine online retailers:

Please check out the tour schedule and TELL YOUR FRIENDS if we are playing in their town!

Lots of love and gratitude,
Nora Jane

P. S. In the immortal words of David Bryne, “Everything that happens will happen today.” 


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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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