The 20-plus date tour will include select festivals and will coincide with the release of his new album out August 5th on Rounder Records. Gordon and his band will play a special intimate warm-up show at The Iron Horse in Northampton, MA on June 30th. Also of special note is the September 4th show in Chicago, IL at The Park West, which will feature multiple musicians and performance artists, all to be announced shortly.
For his touring band, Gordon auditioned a myriad of musicians over the past six months. The five-piece includes longtime collaborator Scott Murawski on guitar, Vermonters Craig Myers on percussion and Tom Cleary on keyboards and Brooklyn drummer Todd Isler.
MIKE GORDON SUMMER 2008 TOURDATES
06/30 The Iron Horse - Northampton, MA
07/04 High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, CA
07/06 Rothbury Festival - Rothbury, MI
07/12 All Good Music Festival - Masontown, WV
07/19 Mile High Music Festival - Denver, CO
08/02 Gathering of The Vibes - Bridgeport, CT
08/03 Fillmore at TLA - Philadelphia, PA
08/05 Toad's Place - Richmond, VA
08/06 Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
08/07 Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC
08/08 Music Farm - Charleston, SC
08/13 Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
08/14 Lafayette Square (Free Show) - Buffalo, NY
08/22 Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
08/23 Aladdin Theater - Portland, OR
08/24 Outside Lands Festival - San Francisco, CA
08/26 Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
08/29 Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
08/30 Mishawaka Amphitheatre - Bellevue, CO
08/31 The Slowdown - Omaha, NE
09/02 Varsity Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
09/03 Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
09/04 Park West - Chicago, IL
09/05 Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
09/07 The Paradise - Boston, MA
|"THE GREEN SPARROW" IN STORES AUGUST 5th
We're thrilled to announce the release of Mike Gordon's new solo album, The Green Sparrow. Set for an August 5th release via Rounder Records, The Green Sparrow showcases his wide range of influences in a winning 10-track album.
A rewarding year and a half of work went into The Green Sparrow. An artist known for his endless creativity and touring stamina, Mike took 2007 off from touring and dedicated his time to writing this record. His efforts yielded a vibrant new solo album full of accessible songs and unmistakable creations of Gordon's playfully idiosyncratic musical mind. He worked mainly at his home studio in Vermont, but also forayed to New York's Electric Lady Studios for additional recording and Trey Anastasio's rural Vermont studio, The Barn, for mixing.
The Green Sparrow features special guests Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell, Bill Kreutzmann (The Grateful Dead), Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones), Ivan Neville and horn players from Antibalas.
From the deeply rooted funk of "Radar Blip" to the rousing intricacies of "Andelmans' Yard," from the spirited rock of "Traveled Too Far" to the punch of "Another Door," The Green Sparrow is a playful album from an artist who continually reveals new layers of far-reaching invention.
Keep your eyes on Mike's website for more information as we move closer to the release date.
THE GREEN SPARROW TRACKLIST
1. Another Door