GrassRoots Regina presents veteran Canadian songwriter James Gordon in concert.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina
Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 at the door
Gordon has enjoyed a diverse thirty-year career in the Canadian entertainment business. As a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, he has released over thirty-five albums, and has toured the world relentlessly.
James Gordon is known to many as the founder of Canada’s premier folk group Tamarack. With this durable trio he toured every corner of the continent, recorded fourteen albums and made countless television and radio appearances. He is also known for his original songs about Canada’s identity and heritage, social justice issues, and the environment. Gordon has written for symphony orchestras, musical theatre and dance works, film scores, and for more than ten years was songwriter-in-residence for CBC’s radio program Basic Black. His songs have been recorded and performed by a variety of artists including The Cowboy Junkies, Melanie Doane, Al Simmons, Ian Bell, and James Keelaghan.
Gordon’s classic “Frobisher Bay” has been recorded by over one hundred different acts and his song “Mining For Gold” was featured in the John Sayles film Silver City. He is a founder of Pipe Street Records and since 1995 has produced albums for dozens of acoustic folk acts. His popular Rhyme Capsules songwriting-in-the-schools project has resulted in over twenty CDs of songs by young composers.
During his solo performances Gordon plays guitar, piano, banjo, and penny whistle. He will be promoting his most recent album My Stars Your Eyes at his Regina show. Gordon makes his home in Guelph, Ontario.
"Rootsy sound, strong songs, with a poet’s eye for telling details and a picket-line singer’s passion.” - Sing Out
“A remarkable Canadian performer. His body of work is truly original." - Penguin Eggs ( Les Siemieniuk )
"A wonderfully rich, varied set; the work of a confident artist with important things on his mind." - Toronto Star ( Greg Quill )
Web site: www.jamesgordon.ca
Frobisher Bay Clip:
My Stars, Your Eyes Clip