Thursday, July 2, 2015

Kevin Gordon 'Long Gone Time' liner notes and credits


LINER NOTES: KEVIN GORDON, LONG GONE TIME
(Catalog #: CROW 4004)

SEQUENCE:

1/ALL IN THE MYSTERY
(©Kevin Gordon,Little Rain Music, Admin. by BMG(BMI)/Gwil Owen, Turgid Tunes, admin. by Bluewater Music(BMI)/Colin Linden, Colin Linden Publishing(SOCAN))

2/GTO
(©Kevin Gordon/Little Rain Music, Admin. by BMG(BMI))

3/LETTER TO SHREVEPORT
(©Kevin Gordon/Little Rain Music, Admin. by BMG(BMI))

4/WALKING ON THE LEVEE
(©Kevin Gordon/Little Rain Music, Admin. by BMG(BMI))

5/SHOTGUN BEHIND THE DOOR
(©Kevin Gordon/Little Rain Music, Admin. by BMG(BMI))

6/CROWVILLE
(©Kevin Gordon/Little Rain Music, Admin. by BMG(BMI))

7/GOODNIGHT BROWNIE FORD
(©Kevin Gordon/Little Rain Music, Admin. by BMG(BMI))

8/IMMIGRANT
(©Kevin Gordon/Little Rain Music, Admin. by BMG(BMI))

9/CHURCH ON TIME
(©Kevin Gordon/Little Rain Music, Admin. by BMG(BMI))

10/CAJUN WITH A K
(©Kevin Gordon/Little Rain Music, Admin. by BMG(BMI))

BONUS TRACK:

11/FOLLOWING A SIGN(THE PREACHERS WIFE)
(©Kevin Gordon/Little Rain Music, Admin. by BMG(BMI))


PRODUCED & ENGINEERED BY JOE V. MCMAHAN

Recorded at Wow & Flutter, Nashville, TN, July-August 2014


MASTERED BY TIMOTHY STOLLENWERK, STEREOPHONIC MASTERING, PORTLAND OR

KEVIN GORDON: VOCAL, GUITAR

JOE V. MCMAHAN: GUITARS, ALL TRACKS; BACKING VOCALS(#5, 9)

LEX PRICE: ACOUSTIC TENOR GUITAR, UPRIGHT BASS (#4-7, 11)

BO RAMSEY: ACOUSTIC GUITAR, RESONATOR GUITAR, TRACKS (#4-6, 11)

RON EOFF: ELECTRIC BASS (#1-3, 8-10), VOCAL (#9)

PAUL GRIFFITH: DRUMS, PERCUSSION

RYAN NORRIS: PIANO(#3)

TYSON ROGERS: PIANO(#1, 9,10)

JON RADFORD: ADDITIONAL DRUMS(#9)

DAVE P. MOORE: HARMONICA(#10); ENGINEERED BY DAVID POSEY, RECORDED IN RAYVILLE, LA

VERY SPECIAL THANKS to all who sponsored this recording. We could not have done it without you!

Front cover image: After the Flood (Katrina), by Michael Noland, 2007.

Kevin Gordon uses DAddario strings and Fender guitars and amplifiers

Thanks: Joe V., all the players, Fannies House of Music, my family and friends. Nick Loss-Eaton, Rodney Metoyer, Monty Russell & family, Beth Carl, Timothy Stollenwerk, Mike Noland, James Pennebaker, Tom Spaulding, and all the good people who inspired the writing and completion of these songs.


©2015 Kevin Gordon/Crowville Media, all rights reserved

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MUSIC MAKER GUITARIST DRINK SMALL NAMED NEA HERITAGE FELLOW

The Music Maker Relief Foundation is pleased to announce that blues guitarist Drink Small has been named a 2015 National Endowment for The Arts National Heritage Fellow. The Fellowship recognizes recipients’ artistic excellence and supports their continuing contributions to the nation’s traditional arts heritage. Small joins the ranks of other NEA Fellowship honorees, such as blues legends B.B. King and Mavis Staples.

Small is one of eleven artists of the folk and traditional arts to be honored with the Fellowship in 2015. A blues musician, Small is honored among artists in a range of traditional crafts, from Slovak fiber arts to the circus arts and more.
The Bishopville, S.C., native started playing music at the age of 11, practicing on an old pump organ. After playing the piano in church and learning to sing, Small eventually picked up the guitar and started playing gospel and the blues.
Small joined The Spiritualaires, playing with the likes of Sam Cooke, The Harmonizing Four, and The Staple Singers. He became a founding member of the Music Maker Relief Foundation in 1994, helping to preserve the southern traditional music he continues to perform to this day.

Small will be honored with other 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellows at an awards ceremony and free concert on October 1st and 2nd in Washington, D.C.

Monday, June 29, 2015

"JUKE-JOINT PROFESSOR EMERITUS" (ROLLING STONE) KEVIN GORDON BRIDGES SWAMPY ELECTRIC AND POETIC ACOUSTIC SOUNDS ON NEW ALBUM 'LONG GONE TIME' (OUT SEPT 4)

LUCINDA WILLIAMS: “HE’S WRITING SONGS THAT ARE LIKE SHORT STORIES”

Hailed by The New York Times as "part Muddy Waters and part Carl Perkins," erudite, swampy southern songwriter Kevin Gordon will release his new album 'Long Gone Time' on September 4. His first release since 2012's critically acclaimed 'Gloryland,' 'Long Gone Time' is half-acoustic and half-electric, bridging Gordon's introspective, detailed Southern poetry (he has an MFA from the prestigious University of Iowa Writer's Workshop) with his biting, boozy, honky-tonk shuffle and swagger. Produced by multi-instrumentalist and Dove Award-winner Joe McMahan (Mike Farris, Freedy Johnston, Allison Moorer), it's an intoxicating blend of the intellectual and visceral delivered with sticky-sweet guitars and barroom piano.

The album opens with "All In The Mystery," a loping come-on loaded with sexual innuendo like Elvis Costello on a road trip south of the Mason-Dixon. Rich with visual detail, "GTO" tells the story of his father's stolen car, while "Letter to Shreveport" is a haunting stream of consciousness punctuated with ominous slide guitar, and "Walking on the Levee" evokes the magic and the loneliness of an early-morning trek along the edge of a memory-filled town still "sleeping off what they drank at the bar." On "Goodnight Brownie Ford," Gordon poignantly pays tribute to the rodeo-riding country singer, and the bittersweet "Shotgun by the Door" paints vivid portrait of lingering racial tension. Later in the album, Gordon and his crack band morph into rollicking roadhouse rockers with "Church on Time" before closing out the record with the subdued, vivid character studies of "Cajun with a K."

Praised by NPR, The NY Times, USA Today, and more, 'Gloryland,' marked the end of a six-year hiatus for Gordon, whose work has been covered by everyone from Keith Richards and Levon Helm to Ronnie Hawkins and Todd Snider. In his illustrious two-and-a-half decade career, Gordon has shared stages with Snider, John Prine, Leon Russell, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and the Blind Boys of Alabama among others, played the storied New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and earned the respect and admiration of his peers and a slew of musical icons. Lucinda Williams raved that "he’s writing songs that are like short stories," while Buddy Miller said "it reminds me why I love music," and renowned author and biographer Peter Guralnick described the music as, "John Lee Hooker tied to the hard, imagistic poetry of William Carlos Williams."

Stay tuned for more information and tour dates to be announced.

'Long Gone Time' Track List (Note That LP Track List Different):

1. All In The Mystery
2. GTO
3. Letter to Shreveport
4. Walking on the Levee
5. Shotgun Behind the Door
6. Crowville
7. Goodnight Brownie Ford
8. Immigrant
9. Church on Time
10. Cajun with a K
11. Following a Sign (CD- and LP-only bonus track)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

EILEN JEWELL CONFIRMS WNYC LEONARD LOPATE PERFORMANCE/CHAT JULY 13 AND CITY WINERY SHOW JULY 14

‘SUNDOWN OVER GHOST TOWN’ (SIGNATURE SOUNDS) STAYS STRONG AT #7 ON AMERICANA RADIO CHART FOLLOWING NBC NIGHTLY NEWS APPEARANCE

Eilen Jewell – the Idaho-born Americana songwriter who was recently profiled by NPR Morning Edition – has confirmed a concert at City Winery July 14 and a performance/chat on WNYC’s Leonard Lopate on July 13. Jewell sold out a City Winery concert February, 2015. Meanwhile, 'Sundown Over Ghost Town' (Signature Sounds) has stayed strong at #7 on the Americana Music Association radio chart. NBC Nightly News aired a segment on Apple Music Monday night and included an interview with Eilen. Here’s NPR’s profile: http://www.npr.org/2015/05/27/409698844/eilen-jewell-the-half-broke-horse-of-idaho-returns-home

Jewell has earned spotlights from Entertainment Weekly, Mother Jones, American Songwriter, CMT Edge, The Boot, and beyond. Her vivid portraits of life and culture in Idaho have earned her best-of-career notice. Most recently, The Boston Globe called  'Sundown Over Ghost Town' “remarkable.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer said, "She's always been one of the most arresting of Americana singer-songwriters, and here she weds vivid imagery to similarly spare and evocative music."

WHO: Signature Sounds artist Eilen Jewell and her band
WHAT: Headlining NYC concert
WHERE: City Winery
WHEN: 8pm, July 14, 2015
TICKETS: http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets/eilenjewell071415.html