Things We Love: Picks from Lindsay Jordan

Lindsay Jordan
Lindsay Jordan

Lindsay Jordan, self-proclaimed "river road trash," country music singer and artist of all stripes, moved to Columbus in 2017 to launch her photography career and quickly made the city her home. While out drinking and singing with friends one night, she accidentally ended up in a band, releasing her eponymous debut of modern day Appalachian tunes in 2019. Jordan continues to work and create as a photographer, as well, though she did trade in her beloved Busch Light for White Claw.

On Friday, Jan. 10, Jordan will celebrate her birthday with a performance at Shrunken Head alongside Mery Steel and Sylman.

Here are a few things that she loves.

White Claw 

They say that “there ain’t no laws when you're drinkin’ claws,” and I find this statement to be very true. This delicious hard seltzer has managed to find a special place in my heart, to the point where I don’t blink an eye at paying $7 for a 12-ounce can at a bar. I just start a tab and drink three to 10 more. I’m brand loyal, and I love all the flavors. My favorite way to enjoy a White Claw Hard Seltzer you might ask? Shotgunned.

Nikki Lane

I’m not obsessed, I just wear her symbol around my neck, OK? IT WAS A GIFT FROM MY BEST FRIEND, I SWEAR. Nikki Lane has been hands-down the biggest inspiration for my music career. She’s fearless, driven, doesn’t listen to anybody and has something to say. Similarly, she also didn’t write her first song until she was 25. I told myself, “If the Highway Queen can do it, I can, too,” and the rest is history. Check out her tunes, y’all.

Rambling House

Where it all began. The Rambling House community let me in with open arms and gave me a place to grow fearlessly into the person I am now (for better or worse). If I’m not at my own house, you're almost guaranteed to find me here at my second home. With its bluegrass, homemade soda and a stocked liquor cabinet, it’s the spot to be on any night. 


(Does this really need an explanation?)

Music photography

Oh, goodness, photography has been my passion since I was 12. My portfolio is all over the place, from editorial fashion and live music to products. However, there is nothing like being in the pit during a music festival. This past year, my dear friend Paige Vandiver and I started an online publication, For: Blue Eyes, which covers music festivals across Ohio. Check it out!