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Kevin Gordon at The Southgate House Revival

Before you even hear Kevin Gordon’s vivid lyrics, you start feeling the sound of that ’56 Gibson ES-125 tuned down to low, open D, with the tremolo flowing like a river, and an unstoppable groove distilled from swamp blues and Sun Records. “It inevitably provides weird sounds and chords that I would not have figured out on my own,” Gordon says. “You’re just sitting there playing and listening until something accidental sounds interesting.” It’s also a sound that comes of the four-album partnership with producer Joe McMahan (Patrick Sweany, McCrary Sisters, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer), who says, “It still blows my mind how after all these years he continues to bring songs to the table that are as good or better than anything he has written in the past. When the bar is raised to such a high level by songs like these, it mandates that all of us involved demand the highest level from ourselves. I’m very fortunate to be involved.”

Kevin Gordon has dueted with Lucinda Williams, been profiled in the New York Times, performed on NPR World Cafe and at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest, and seen his songs covered by Keith Richards, Irma Thomas, Levon Helm, and Todd Snider (in Hard Working Americans).

Catch Kevin Gordon at The Southgate House Revival on June 20th!