Gordon was one of 5 songwriters recently featured in the second edition (September/October Issue) of SONGWRITER NATION MAGAZINE. You can check it out at Songwriter Nation Magazine or visit Songwriter Nation and click on Songwriter Nation Magazine on the right side of the page.
After 12 years of co-leading the Co-Creators’ Coffeehouse at Center For Spiritual Living-Nashville, Gordon decided to hand over the reins to co-host Butterfly, on the 12th Anniversary of this event. Backed by a 4 piece band and backing vocals, Gordon did a 1 hour concert, in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd. He was awarded a plaque of appreciation from Dr. Mitch Johnson, and received a standing ovation at the end of the concert. It was a great night. The Coffeehouse continues on the first Friday of each month.
Gordon performed “I’m Still Here” at another rally at Legislative Plaza to support the right to collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees. Despite a persistent downpour, an estimated 3-5 thousand people (depending on which TV news station did the estimating) showed up. Gordon’s song was the only live music at the event, which drew supporters to Nashville from all over Tennessee and even Kentucky, and at the end of the song, the crowd could be heard chanting “Still Here! Still Here!”
Gordon performed “I’m Still Here”, a working persons song written with Marty Rainone, at a Move On rally in Nashville, to support teachers and other public employees in Wisconsin and around the nation, in support of their right to collective bargaining. Hundreds of people cheered the song when it was done, and a brief clip was shown on the local Channel 5 (CBS) News. Afterwards, Gordon was asked if he would sing it again at an upcoming larger rally next week and he is currently awaiting confirmation of this.
Gordon is now offering a free “Song of the month” from this website. To access the song, go to the “Music” page and scroll to the bottom where you will see the Bandbox player. It shows all the songs available for download and there will be one title listed as free. Click on it, and it will take you to the Bandbox Music Store, where you can download the song. This month’s promotional song is a rockin’ country tune called A LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT LOVE (written with Marty Rainone).
Of course there are many other songs available for download on the Music page. To hear generous samples, go to the player at the top (These samples are longer than the ones in the Bandbox player, to give you more of a feel for the song). When you find the ones you want, you can order them from the Bandbox player at the bottom. Enjoy!
Gordon will be the first Featured Performer at Treetop House Concerts, a new monthly house concert series. He will be doing an hour and a half “unplugged” show from 8 – 9:30 P.M., and bringing up a few talented guests to do a couple of songs along the way. Brian Wright will be playing lead guitar. 5026 Clarksville Highway, Whites Creek, TN – $10 Suggested Love Offering
In September, Westwood Records independent artist Christina Roskey became the second artist to record Gordon’s song “Fill In The Blank,” written with Marty Rainone. She is hoping to take her talent to the next level.
Gordon will be one of the performers donating their talents at the Nashville Positive Music Association Flood Relief Benefit. The event will be held at the Unity Center For Positive Living, 4319 Saundersville Road in Old Hickory, at 7 p.m. Among others performing will be Rand Bishop (“My List”), Shawn Gallaway, Lance Hoppen (From the group Orleans), Annie Sims, Sean and Laurie O’Shea, Yvonne Smith, Karen Renee Robb, The Nashville Center For Spiritual Living Band, and the Voices Of Unity Choir.
All money received at this donation based event will go to Hands On Nashville, to assist as many people as possible, whose lives have been disrupted by the recent flood.
Gordon will be the featured performer at the Co-Creators’ Coffeehouse 11th Anniversary celebration. Held at the Nashville Center For Spiritual Living, 6705 Charlotte Pike, this is a two part evening. There will be an Open Circle for performers and listeners from 7 – 8:45 P.M. Gordon will then do a one hour set from 9 – 10 P.M. This will be an “unplugged” show (House concert style), with Brian Wright backing on lead guitar, and should be a great evening.
On January 21st, 2010, Gordon will be performing in a 2 hour round at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, along with three other great writers: Marty Rainone, Carol Hashe-Rainone, and Susan Smith. The round is from 6 – 8 P.M. Limited seating in the pews and at the bar. Reservations at tables are recommended: $7.00 food/drink minimum per person at the tables.