GURALNICK: GORDON IS JOHN LEE HOOKER MEETS WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS
Kevin Gordon – the master songwriter, poet, and folk art gallery curator whose new album 'Gloryland' comes out February 14 on Crowville Media – has earned praise from Peter Guralnick, whose music books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.
Best-selling Elvis Presley and Sam Cooke biographer Guralnick says, "There's nothing else around today quite like Kevin Gordon’s music. Think of John Lee Hooker tied to the hard, imagistic poetry of William Carlos Williams, and you get a little bit of the picture. It’s something like trance blues, I suppose – but then you encounter the tangled, complex story lines of 'Colfax' or 'Trying to Get to Memphis' or 'Bus to Shreveport.' There really is no way to sum it up neatly – you just have to listen. And listen again. For the pure emotional pleasure of it. For the unmistakable, hard-driving passion of words and music, rocking together in rhythm."
Bug Music artist Kevin Gordon – the southern rock and roll songwriter who has been covered by Keith Richards, Levon Helm, Irma Thomas, and others and who has recorded a duet with Lucinda Williams – will release 'Gloryland' (February 14 / Crowville Media), his first new album in 7 years. It's a new high water mark for Gordon, representing his most powerful, fully realized writing to date.