This northern Louisiana native and current East Nashville resident gets around and has done so for a couple decades now. Kevin Gordon duets with Lucinda Williams, has been reviewed on NPR and in No Depression magazine, plays NPR’s Mountain Stage, and “the” Keith Richards records his songs. He graduated with an MFA from the prestigious University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and takes it all in stride while touring, recording, playing, writing and doing it mostly as a DIY guy. Reviewers consistently cite his lyrics as storytelling in a poetic way, with comments like “pay attention to the lyrics” and “transfixes and transforms” to get the ball in your head rolling in the right direction. And the world-famous and not “failing” print newspaper The New York Times used the headline “A Musician or A Poet? Yes to Both” for a feature on Mr. Gordon, just to give you a sense of the integrity and respect this travelling troubadour gets in the real world. Now, go find out for your sensible self what all this fuss is about.
Thursday, July 12, 8pm