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James Gordon and Sons

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The best kept secret in music

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"Hillside Festival, July 2006"

Joking about taking one last stab at earning street credibility,
folk singer James Gordon stole his sons’ rock band for this special set. Evan Gordon (ex-Constantines, ex-Royal City), Geordie Gordon, (Salt Lick Kids, Barmitzvah Brothers) and the rest of the Sad Clowns utilized their experimental classic rock sound to juice up the elder Gordon’s socially-conscious songs.

The outspoken activist was charged up by his boys’ punk energy, while the young Gordons in turn made nods to such mutual inspirations as The Band on the new “Inukshuk”. A magical performance for locals, James Gordon and sons brought it home.

Reviewed by Vish Khanna

- EXCLAIM Magazine


Discography

Shortline, James Gordon and Sons, to be released, Spring 2007.

James Gordon:
Endomusia, The Songs The River Sings, Tune Cooties, One Timeless Moment, Pipe Street Dreams, Mining for Gold, Songs from Basic Black, More Songs from Basic Black, Road Kill Hat, Songs for Kids, numerous others as a solo artist and with folk roots trio, Tamarack.

Geordie Gordon: various -
Bar Mitzvah Brothers, Salt Lick Kids

Evan Gordon: various -
The Constantines, Evan Gordon and the Sad Clowns

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Nods to Pete Seeger, Van Morrison, The Band, classic rock.

You might know James Gordon. Been around a while. 35 albums solo or with the ground-breaking Canadian roots trio, Tamarack. Songwriter-in-residence for years with CBC radio’s “Basic Black”. Songs recorded by Cowboy Junkies, James Keelaghan and many others. His “Frobisher Bay” featured on “Canadian Idol” and recorded by more than 30 artists worldwide. His song “Mining For Gold” featured in John Sayles film “Silver City”. Toured across North America, the British Isles, Japan, Southeast Asia and Cuba. Written symphonies, musicals and produced CDs for many folk acts. Greatest achievement: co-production of two new musical forces... Evan and Geordie Gordon. Evan has toured with two Juno-nominated indie-rock bands, “The Constantines” and “Royal City”, and his group “Evan Gordon and the Sad Clowns” is making waves with an acclaimed new CD. Geordie is best known for his work with the “Salt Lick Kids” and the “Barmitzvah Brothers”, who toured Europe this year and are often cited in Canada as the ‘next big thing!’

In a desperate attempt to maintain some ‘street cred,’ James has enlisted the help of his two musical sons to tour and to record a collaborative CD, (due out on Borealis Records in early ‘07). Evan is producing, and plays bass, drums, guitar, ukelele, keyboards and horns. Geordie adds violin, cello, keyboards, mandolin, trombone, guitar, drums and bass. They’ve allowed their old man play guitar, banjo, piano, trumpet, harmonica, mandola, accordion and tin whistle.

The tour van is pretty full.

Your crowd might like their new sound, and they’d very much like you to experience it live.