AMERICAN SONGWRITER: "ONE OF THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED SONGWRITERS AND GUITARISTS IN NASHVILLE"
BOSTON GLOBE: "POTENT" GORDON "GRABS YOU BY THE THROAT"
GUITAR PLAYER DEBUTS TITLE TRACK AS MP3
NPR's Here & Now featured Kevin Gordon on their January 25 show for a 12-minute segment on "the singing poet laureate of the South." Gordon talks about a smoldering church in Donaldson, Louisiana with a preacher out front with a sign saying "GOD SWAY" which led him to write "Side of the Road"; a man who approached him asking for money to help him travel with his wife to Memphis for her father's funeral which inspired "Trying To Get To Memphis"; and the masterpiece "Colfax/Step In Time" about a true junior high school marching band encounter with the Klu Klux Klan. Listen to the segment here.
NPR isn't the only outlet noticing Gordon. Guitar Player recently posted the rollicking title track as an mp3.
In an online feature, American Songwriter called Gordon "one of the most accomplished but underrated songwriters and guitarists in Nashville," reprinting the lyrics to "Colfax/Step In Time" in their entirety.
Here's video of Kevin performing in the American Songwriter offices with his '56 Gibson ES-125 electric guitar:
This month, The Boston Globe said, "Gordon makes music that grabs you by the throat and won’t let go. He wraps lyrics that reflect his background as a trained poet in a potent mix of swampy folk, blues, rock, and country."
'Gloryland' comes out February 14 on Crowville Media.
Kevin Gordon Tour Dates:
Feb 12 – Lafayette, LA – Blue Moon Saloon
Feb 14 – New Orleans, LA – Chickie Wah Wah
Feb 17 – Nashville, TN – The Family Wash
Feb 18 – Berwyn, IL – Fitzgerald's
Mar 10 – Monroe, LA – Enoch's Pub & Grill
Mar 13 – Shreveport, LA – Eldorado Resort & Casino
Jun 8 – Cape Giradeau, MO – Tunes at Twilight