Happy new year! Hope those holidays were good to ya. I got new books, new socks, new gloves and a bottle of Woodford that I’m currently not drinking, but have sampled just to make sure it’s genuine, ha ha. Tasty it is. More about that later, maybe. In the photo at right is what I suppose I bought myself for my upcoming birthday–a 1964 National Reso-phonic. A pretty bird, an odd bird. (for you non-guitar folks, I believe that finish is referred to as “mother-of-toilet-seat”, or MOTS.) We’re getting along fairly well, and I look forward to playing it out live sometime soon.
I’m doing a few shows this month–resting up for what will be a very busy year, and otherwise getting the new record ready for release! Saturday Jan. 17 I’ll be in Birmingham, AL, at the Bottle Tree Cafe, in duo formation with my good friend Joe V. McMahan; we’ll be sharing a bill with fellow east Nashvillian Tim Carroll. On Saturday 1/24 I’ll be making a long overdue return to the great city of St. Louis, playing a Kelly house concert, in duo formation, this time with my friend Steph Dickinson on the upright bass.
In February I’ll be at the Folk Alliance International Conference & Camp, in Kansas City, MO, which runs from 2/18-2/22. Attention Folk Alliance presenters–I’m still looking for opportunities to play, 2/18-2/20. You can find me at kevingordonmusic(at )gmail.com. On 2/21 I’ll head north to play a Vangarde Arts show with my pal Amelia White. Stay tuned for more developments.
March finds me opening some shows for Todd Snider, as well as playing some shows in Austin TX during the annual traffic jam/music biz conference SXSW.
Stay warm–hope to see you soon!