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Last-minute show announcement! KG Quartet THIS FRIDAY 4/23 on Stageit!

photo by Van DeLisle

Hi folks,
I won’t waste any time here, as time is limited, especially right now–this coming Friday, April 23, I’ll be playing a live stream set with the full band (Joe V. McMahan, Ron Eoff, Joshua Hunt) at our beloved local joint, the 5 Spot! Get your tickets now–this will be the first live stream show I’ve done with the band, and the first time we’ve played together since last August. Yes, just one set, but we’ll be firing them off quick a la Ramones, thereby maximizing your, and our, musical pleasure. Tickets are $20. Here’s the link:

(l to r) Ron Eoff, Josh Hunt, KG, Joe McMahan, and Eartha. photo by John Partipilo

Stageit shows are relatively short, but we’ll be blowing right into the encore segment, which is either 10 or 15 minutes these days. By indulging in a ticket purchase you’ll be investing in a little self-care (who doesn’t need that???), but you’ll also be supporting, in the most basic way, four musicians’ continuing efforts to keep their individual domestic boats floating during this waning yet still very real pandemic. AND helping a vital local venue to survive this mess! Yes, there seem to be party lights on the distant horizon . . . I can smell the sweat, taste the perfume (ha: yuck), and hear the catfish dropping into the fryer! Your favorite beverage awaits, there in a glass. The van even appears to be inching slightly closer, of its own volition, toward the street that leads to the interstate, that leads to the ever-confounding yet still-so-beautiful world! But for now, I’ll settle for the two-mile trip to the 5 Spot on Friday. Be there!(virtually) In the meantime, do the right thing(s)–avoid the tinfoil hat club, mask up when it’s required or when it just makes sense, and get yer damn shot(s)!





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April Eve Update: Bandcamp Friday / Shirt Sale / Todd Snider

Hi friends,

This Friday, April 2, is another “Bandcamp Friday”— for any purchase made on 4/2, on my site there, Bandcamp waives their usual share of the proceeds–in an ongoing effort to help touring musicians living in a still-so-not-touring world. This time around we’ll be having a sale on in-stock t-shirts; let’s not fool around with a silly discount code, etc. either; discounted prices will be the prices listed there on Friday. It’s a great chance to add a little KG swag to your warm weather wardrobe, and to help me create some space for something new. Come on in and take a stroll through the aisles on Friday: https://kevingordon.bandcamp.comAnd don’t forget that there are some under-the-radar live tracks etc. available there, too!

My friend, troubadour extraordinaire Todd Snider performed “Down to the Well” on his weekly live stream show last Sunday–you can see it here (link starts right before he plays Well):

Thanks, Todd! He’s been playing these Sunday shows every week since the Covid catastrophe began–much-needed agnostically spiritual balm for the quarantined soul!

Amanda Shires, Paul Griffith, TS, KG. Charlottesville, VA 2013. Photo by Rich Tarbell.

Speaking of which, I’m half-vaxxed and have about 2 weeks to go before round 2. I hope you are on your way, too–

I’ve been reading a lot, or, from a lot, anyway. Some current picks at the top of the stack–“Bluets” by Maggie Nelson (I guess you might call it prose poetry–but whatever the category, it’s magical); “Catcher in the Rye,” by J.D. Salinger (last time I read it was likely in college); “I Am Not Trying to Hide My Hungers From the World,” poems by Kendra deColo. I’m also writing some prose about, and researching the life and art of, Alabama painter Mose Tolliver. Let’s just say it’s an ongoing obsession.

Enjoy all this Spring, all you northern hemispherians! (Where’s my Flonase?) See you soon! 





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March 10 Live Stream Shows: Gloryland It is!

Thanks for all your votes! It was close! But Gloryland was the winner. I’ll be performing the songs from that record in sequence, via live stream on Stageit, tomorrow, Wednesday March 10! Two shows: 1pm CST, and 7pm CST. Ticket links are here: Stageit early show, 1 pm CST Stageit late show, 7 pm CST […]

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