We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordan Diggs and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jordan, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I chose to pursue a creative career because growing up I felt like I was overlooked and ignored. Making music was my way of getting my voice and frustrations heard. Music was there for me when I was homeless and alone, and it’s been there for every major event in my life. Certain songs bring back certain memories as certain smells may do the same. I don’t know where I’d be right now without music keeping me from going off the deep end.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
The biggest thing about my work is that it’s authentic. I don’t write anything I haven’t lived. I write my music for me in hopes that someone out there feels the same way. I don’t want it fabricate anything if I don’t have to. The biggest attribution I have for my recent success was taking on a manager and letting go of the business side of things so I could focus on the art. I have seen a tremendous amount of improvement since doing this. All I ever wanted was to be heard, because I know what it feels like to be ignored.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Since my best friend lives here this is a little harder to answer. But if he weren’t, I’d definitely take him to 7th street to drink, and I’d take him to a few different restaurants around town. Preferably the locally owned ones. Fort Worth is full of historic landmarks and things to do its hard to even list them at times. We can also jet out to dallas and go to a few different places. Of course all of this is dependent on covid situation.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate my shout out to my real close group of friends. We named our group chat the Assma Gang and they roll deep with and for me anytime I do anything with my music. No questions asked, they are there. I’d also like to shoutout my manager Huck, my engineer Chico for making me sound amazing on record, my boss/mentor April, and my family for always being down for what I’m doing.