Myk Gordon

Myk Gordon

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Myk's new album SET FREE is being hailed as "nothing short of a classic country-soul tour de force." Produced by Grammy award-winner Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Set Free features members of Jakob Dylan, Neko Case, Calexico and New Pornographers.

Biography

For singer-songwriter Myk Gordon and Grammy-award winning producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Jackie Greene), the magic in their recent musical collaboration, SET FREE, is the result of a winning combination of stellar songwriting, unbeatable supporting talent, and irrepressible vision.

“The whole project has been amazing,” says Berlin. “It has certainly been one of the best I can remember, in terms of everyone coming together, capturing the moment, getting great performances quickly.”

In an abandoned Masonic temple in Portland,OR Gordon, Berlin, featured players Paul Rigby on guitar/mandolin, and Jon Rauhouse on pedal steel and banjo (both from Jakob Dylan, Neko Case, New Pornographers) put their considerable creative prowess to work on 10 tracks for SET FREE.

"Myk Gordon's warm and resonant Set Free, is a testament to both the production expertise of Los Lobos' Steve Berlin and the humble virtuosity of Gordon and his band...With echos of everything from southwestern border-town flavor to NYC song circle sophistication, Set Free is a cast iron pot of homemade gumbo, bubbling and churning with rich layers of rootsy goodness."

“...[SET FREE] is nothing short of a classic country-soul tour de force.” Francois Marchand, Vancouver Sun (click to see full article)

Gordon, who hails from Vancouver, B.C., has built a respected following over a span of six independent releases for having “a steady hand when mixing pop, folk, emotion and intelligence,” (Toronto Star). He is an “accomplished performer” (TimeOut, London) who has shared stages with artists including Emmylou Harris and Ron Sexsmith.

Myk was recently profiled by American Songwriter Magazine as Writer Of The Week (http://www.americansongwriter.com/2010/06/myk-gordon/), and kicked off his debut US tour in Nashville, New York, Philadelphia and selected West Coast dates.

Discography

Full Length CDs: Set Free (2010); The Real Thing (2004, MMC/Burnside); Lonely (1998, Cordova Bay); 27 (1995, unreleased); Seventh Candle (1994, Festival); The Emperor's Got No Clothes (1990).

EPs: This Machine Kills Mike Harris (1996)

Set List

Myk has over 200 original songs and can play up to 3 sets consisting of originals and select covers.