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Hi everybody,

I  just got back from the annual Folk Alliance conference in Memphis–four days of music and music business, all congealed inside the downtown Marriott. I had a great time, despite my own less-than-great expectations, got a fantastic response wherever I happened to render my songs, and enjoyed hearing lots of really talented folks. My clock got turned completely upside down; most of my shows were after 10 pm, and because of late-night song swaps I didn’t get to bed til 4:30am a single night I was there. Some of you caught the late-night action on the Red Beet cam–thanks for logging on/tuning in, and cheering us on. Special thanks to Charlie Faye & Will Sexton (Wine & Nut room), Nancy Apple & Aaron James (Woody’s Motor Lodge), Eric Brace & Mary Ann Werner (Red Beet Bunker) for having me perform at their venues on the 18th and 19th floors. And to Judy Peiser and Renae Taylor at the Center for Southern Folklore; I really had a fun gig there last Friday night. And to Lindsay Hayes, also at the Red Beet bunker, for keeping the restroom/closet/bar/perch for the restless/, available to me and other roaming souls.

Thanks so much for all of the recent online mail orders and downloads. With all the recent press (New York Times, USA Today, No Depression, et al.), we’ve seen a real increase in sales, and have made lots of new friends. This is such an exciting time–and I really appreciate your interest in what I’m doing.

I’m pleased to welcome Rodney Metoyer, to take over booking duties; if you host a house concert series, book a venue, festival, etc., and would like to have me play, please contact him at: rpmetoyer@gmail. com    I’m also very happy to announce that I’ll be opening for John Prine in Montclair, NJ, on April 20! Stay tuned for details.

I’m off the road this week, catching up on those mail orders(and sleep), and among other things, trying to plan out my garden . . . the kids have requested more things “we can eat”–I guess six habanero plants (and groups of 4 other peppers) didn’t exactly serve the family well in that respect last summer.

See you soon–


7 Responses to Update(s)

  1. Greg St. Martin February 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    I’ve been to 5 FA conferences & seen many, many showcases there. Though I’m sorry I wasn’t there this year, I can well imagine the fantastic response you got in Memphis. You deserve it & hope it leads to greater success for you. Cheers! Now, please ask Mr. Metoyer to get you out west again (Portland!) & if I can help at all let me know.

    • kevin gordon March 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      Thanks, Greg! I do miss Portland . . . we’re gonna work on a west coast swing. best, Kevin

  2. Coleman Rowland February 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Kevin – It’s been a long time. Congratulations on your success! Found you thru Walter Sartor’s (i think) facebook page. Living in Houston since i moved away from Monroe in 1980. I have a son who enters Vanderbilt next fall. Maybe we can connect sometime when i’m in Nashville. Take care. Coleman

    • kevin gordon March 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      Coleman, wow, great to hear from you–I’ll look for you on Walter’s page; but yes, please let me know if/when you’re coming to town. best, Kevin

  3. James Tomasino February 29, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    Kevin, are you playing anywhere in NO during Jazz Fest? Chickie Wah Wah maybe????

    • kevin gordon March 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

      James, hi–no, sorry, far as I know I won’t be there for jazz fest. if things change, I’ll let you know. thanks, kg

  4. Bob Bires March 5, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Kevin, your new record is just superb. Congratulations.

    Bob Bires
    McCallie School

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