William Joseph Jiordan
William Joseph Jiordan is the musical moniker for mid-coast Maine based musician/agrarian Bill Giordano. His songs weave praise and heartbreak - for the land, for love lost and gained, for the hopeful unending generosity of humanity - into a New England mytho/mystic narrative.
Giordano has spent the last 10 years in rural Maine, working with both rural arts and Maine’s farms and food producers. He worked with Tim Semler and Lydia Moffett to develop their old world bakery Tinder Hearth and Brooksville Open Mics. He played guitar as a member of the Blue Hill-based dance band the Living Daylight and co-founded the folk ensemble O Deer! with Bridge Isabella Semler, Brian Loring and Fiona Schubeck. He was a musical collaborator with the mythology and nature theater group the Terra Diddle Collective and Musical Director of LEAP Dance Theater with dancer, transformative theater and holistic arts-therapy pioneer Kristi Williamson. He’s currently touring Maine with a 5-piece band in support of an upcoming album release.
William played during the 2015 Moving Explorations in Community (ME in Community) event.