TONIGHT (3/31): Rockin’ it again with the legendary Iguanas tonight in Chicago! City Winery, baby. 8pm start. Yours truly begins the proceedings, with the Iguanas backing me supremely for my set, then they’ll play their own. Let’s fill this room! Tickets still available, kids, and it’s a beautiful night to get out amongst other three-dimensional humans again. If you need extra motivation, I’ve got a few very-very-limited edition merch goods with me! Available ONLY at these shows!
Greetings from beautifully quiet Effingham, IL–I drove up here yesterday evening through some dang-near apocalyptic storms, but turned my lights, slowed down when I needed to, and came out of it okay. One surreal moment: I remember looking west and seeing what I thought might be a dark gray funnel cloud and saying out loud “is that a tornado?” then focusing back on the road in front of me, as if I’d said “Is that a tree?” Even in this era of devices that know everything, you’re still vulnerable out there on the highway. (Even if you’re looking at radar with the one eye that’s not on the road, you have no idea if there is a tornado etc. in your path; all I could think to do yesterday was search for Twitter accounts for western Kentucky weather . . . but even those results supplied less than current information. Did I mention that the best Twitter account in da world, especially if you’re in Nashville, is NashSevereWx? Man, they are ON it.)
Currently listening to my newly constructed John Lee Hooker playlist, on Tidal. (The intro to “Whiskey & Wimmen” is one of the supremely brilliant lurches/launches of all time!) I love the tracks with Eddie Kirkland playing 2nd guitar. I brought a few books of poetry with me: Brilliant Arkansan Frank Stanford‘s “What It Is: Collected Poems”–wildly uneven, but the good is great. “Voyage of the Sable Venus” by Robin Coste Lewis; “Voodoo Libretto: New and Selected Poems” by Timothy Seibles.
Thanks for all your kind correspondence–I do read everything and will try to respond as best I can. Onward! See ya out there–be safe!
Let’s get down to it: LOTS of tour dates coming up, and I’m thrilled to finally be getting back out there. They’ll all be on the “tour” page here on the site, with ticket links, but here’s a basic breakdown of what’s happening and when:
Wed 3/9 (2nd SHOW ADDED!) The David Egan Songbook Acadiana Center for the Arts Lafayette, LA (KG & Joe V. McMahan w/house band)
Thurs 3/10 The David Egan Songbook Acadiana Center for the Arts Lafayette, LA (KG & Joe V. McMahan w/house band)
I’m pleased to be touring with my friends from New Orleans, The Iguanas! They will be my backing band, and will also play a set of their own.
Then I’m back out solo, joining my pal Todd Snider for some East Coast dates!
Wed 4/13 The Music Hall Portsmouth NH
Thurs 4/14 Higher Ground Ballroom S.Burlington, VT
Fri 4/15 Anthology Rochester, NY
Sat 4/16 Gateway City Arts Holyoke, MA
Sun 4/17 Atwood’s Cambridge, MA *(KG solo; no TS)
Mon 4/18 Ram’s Head Annapolis, MD
Thurs 4/21 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA
Friday 4/22 Ashland Theatre Ashland, VA
Sat 4/23 Reeves Theater Elkin, NC
And then I think I’ll lie down for a while and not move . . .
My good friend Julie Christensen continues to set the world on fire with her latest release, “Eleven From Kevin: Songs of Kevin Gordon.” I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it a thousand times again–I’m completely blown away that such a fine artist, singer, and songwriter would not just record ONE of my songs, but ELEVEN (okay, there’s really twelve . . . but that doesn’t rhyme so well with my first name)! Check it out!
Can you believe that TEN years ago this week my Gloryland album was released? I’m kinda having a hard time with it, myself. But it’s true. On Valentine’s Day, 2012, I played a memorable release show in New Orleans, at Chickie Wah Wah. A few days later the band and I were blazing up the east coast, playing shows; during the days I was doing things like being interviewed at great length by The New York Times, and appearing as a guest on NPR’s Here and Now, with host Robin Young. It was the first time I’d received that kind of national media attention, thanks principally to Nick Loss-Eaton and the other members of my team. Though I’m not exactly flying around in private jets with Snoop Dogg, I can say that things have never been the same since Gloryland came out. I’m lucky that I’ve been able to write songs and make records which many folks seem to appreciate, and I’m pleased that the music gets noticed. I’ll be writing more about this anniversary in the coming months.
Looks like “the weather” out there is getting better . . . but y’all stay safe, aight? Hope to see you out there, somewhere!
Hi friends, An update to my last post: I dropped a fresh release on my Bandcamp site yesterday. A number of you have urged me (for years) to release the Family Wash show from October 2015— in a rare spontaneous mood, after a few quick edits, it’s now available for download. So, if you’ve been […]