Jordan Riehm: Mandolin, Banjo, Dobro, Lead/Harmony Vocals
Jordan Riehm hails from the cave ridden region of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Riehm began his music studies through classic rock on electric guitar. Under the tutelage of Bobby Baldwin, Jordan was introduced to music theory and taught the skills of improvisation.
During his studies, Riehm independently began studying classical guitar. His passion for Bluegrass music began with his first trip to the ROMP Fest in Owensboro, KY. Riehm's first major Bluegrass influence was Ricky Skaggs. He was especially struck by Skaggs’ album Ancient Tones. After his trip to ROMP, Jordan became part of the Bluegrass family and learned flat picking, banjo, dobro, mandolin, and fiddle.
Thus far on his journey in Bluegrass music, Jordan has been honored to win the Banjo Video Submission Contest, awarding him free tuition to the Monman Camp. He was also awarded second place in the Smokey Mountain Banjo Academy banjo contest.
Holding all music in high regards, Jordan has played with local artists spanning many genres. His current projects include Bowling Green based band Tyrone Dunn and Kinfoke, where he serves as the lead guitarist, and Owensboro, Kentucky Bluegrass band Kentucky Shine, where he lends his talents as a multi-instrumentalist, and both a harmony and lead vocalist.
Since his time studying music Jordan has had the privilege to share the stage with Mark Hembree, Justin Rivers, King’s Highway, and Ragland Hill.
In his time away from performing, Jordan teaches privately through South Central Music and Arts, works as a content developer for the app Tunefox, and serves as the bass player for Christ Untied Methodist Church.
Jordan has many goals for his music career. The ones he is striving to attain above the rest are adding a new, yet sophisticated, sound to the Bluegrass music community, and breaking down genre barriers by using traditional and folk music instrumentation to explore genres such as Funk, Southern Rock and Reggae.