Singer-songwriter James Gordon, solo show, Sat April 21

Saturday April 21, 2018, at 8 pm, $15. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Iconic Canadian songwriter James Gordon got his start in show business in the clubs, festivals and recording studios of Hamilton. He returns to his roots with songs about Canada’s roots in a solo concert at the Artword Artbar. Gordon’s last appearance at Artword Artbar was with the jazzy “Romancing The Song” trio, (he’s the trumpet player and singer in that band). Audiences will see a different side of his eclectic musical tastes on April 21st. A multi-instrumentalist, we’ll hear him on guitar, piano, banjo, harmonica and penny whistle at this intimate performance. His latest album Sunny Jim on Borealis Records made it to #2 on the national airplay charts in the roots/folk category, and he’ll be previewing some material from his NEXT album at this concert . Find out more at

In a 40-year career, he’s matched that with 40 albums as a solo artist or with his former band Tamarack. Songs about our Canadian identity and heritage, our culture and our environment, from the historical to the hysterical. Gordon is also known for his years as songwriter-in-residence on two CBC radio shows: “Basic Black” and “Ontario Morning”. He has an extensive repertoire of downright silly songs from his days with Arthur Black to share with you.
Some know him as a playwright: his 6 full-length musicals include Hardscrabble Road, Nastee Business ( about our local water-bottling issues) and his legendary satire Stephen Harper: the Musical. ( It worked. You’re welcome.) Others know him for his song Frobisher Bay which has been performed all over the world by choirs and around campfires!
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