Gordon will be doing a short featured set of original music at the “Cultivating Compassion For Our Elders” conference on Thursday, June 18th, at the Scarrett Bennet Center, which is on the Vanderbilt Campus. He will be performing “I’ll Remember You”, written with Ed Tossing, about a wife who continues to visit her spouse every day, even though he has now forgotten who she is. Bring a tissue. Meanwhile, Gordon is continuing to expand his performances at senior facilities in the greater Nashville Area, doing mostly 50s and early 60s rock and country, and an occasional original.
Gordon will be part of a 3 person 1 hour round at Eddie Paul’s writers night on Tuesday, April 28th from 8 – 9 P.M. This writers night has been taking place at BAR 404 (404 Elysian Fields Road, just off Nolensville Rd.) on the 4th Tuesday of the month, and has featured some very talented performing songwriters. At this time, the other two writers in Gordon’s round are still being determined.
Gordon has begun performing at Senior communities. On March 25th, he performed at Green Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center for patients on the dementia floor, doing old standards and country and rock’n’roll from the 50s and early 60s (And one original). The response was very gratifying, and another date is being lined up, probably in May. This is the first of several performances scheduled at nursing homes, assisted living, and independent living centers, with hopefully more to come.
Gordon’s song “I’m Still Here”, co-written with Marty Rainone, now appears on The Rains Americana debut CD, “Stubborn Dreams”, which was just released in August. This working person’s anthem first appeared on Gordon’s country CD, “Memory Machine”, in 2000, and has maintained its timliness and popularity all these years. Gordon’s version can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and other online music stores, and his video can be accessed from the Video page.
Gordon will have a cut on the Rains upcoming CD, (“Stubborn Dreams”) with the working person’s anthem “I’m Still Here”, co-written with Rains member Marty Rainone, many years ago. The song remains popular even after all this time, due to the timeless nature of the topic. Gordon’s version is also available on iTunes, Amazon and other music stores, and can also be accessed from the music page of his website, gordonellismusic.com.
On July 18th, Gordon performed a 25 minute set at Chuck Whiting’s Tunesmithing songwriters show . It was a wonderful night of great songs and performances, including great responses to each of Gordon’s songs. Thanks, to all who came out to support the writers.
Gordon performed eleven of his songs at the CSLN Yard Sale on Saturday, June 28th, 2014, and was joined on a few of them by singer J. Karen Thomas. Gordon also backed up J. Karen on guitar and vocals on several songs.
Chuck Whiting’s Tunesmithing show has found a new home, and is resuming on Wednesday, July 16th. Gordon has been re-booked to perform that evening, along with 4 other writers to be determined, each doing a 25 minute set. While Gordon’s time slot is not set yet, the show runs from 7 to approximately 9:30–come out and support all the writers, if you can–Chuck always has a great lineup. The new location is the ALOFT HOTEL, 1719 West End Ave (Formerly Hotel Indigo).
Gordon’s performance at Tunesmithing will not be taking place on June 17th, due to the fact that Tunesmithing is looking for a new venue for its writers shows. Tunesmithing hopes to resume in the fall, and Gordon will be worked back into the rotation. Stay tuned.
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