FULL BAND ROCK & ROLL SET CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 4 AT 5:15PM AT LAGNIAPPE STAGE
LUCINDA WILLIAMS ON GORDON: "SONGS LIKE SHORT STORIES"
Kevin Gordon – the southern rock and roller and poet who is the subject of a NY Times feature -- will perform at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival's Lagniappe Stage May 4 at 5:15PM. He will also appear on the Interview Satage on May 4 at 2:30PM.
In the Times piece, Lucinda Williams said, "He’s writing songs that are like short stories, and I really like the kind of swampy, bluesy sound."
His latest album 'Gloryland' earned him three and a half stars in Rolling Stone, which said, "The smarts on 'Gloryland' never undercut the roots-rock rush. Dude's a juke-joint professor emeritus."
In the Times, Peter Applebome writes, "'Gloryland' [is] an often harrowing tour of the back-roads South with scenes of burning churches, a serio-comic brawl after a ZZ Top concert in Shreveport, La., and — most memorably — the time the Klan showed up when his seventh-grade marching band performed about 90 miles from there in Colfax."
Gordon also earned a rave from Oxford American, which said, "'Gloryland' should enhance his already sizable reputation as a poet-songwriter and an impassioned performer."
USA Today's Jerry Shriver wrote, "Four stars… The sheer brilliance of the lyrics to Colfax/Step in Time alone justifies a top rating for the first album in seven years from this Southern-raised poet/rocker. Gordon sketches a not-so-simple portrait of a junior-high marching band on a bus trip, and every single image feels, tastes, smells and sounds absolutely true."
Meanwhile, The Philadelphia Inquirer called 'Gloryland' "unforgettable."