The Lansdowne Folk Club will present Canadian singer-songwriter James Gordon Thursday, April 25, at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne.
Gordon has had a diverse 40-year career in the Canadian entertainment business.
As a solo singer-songwriter and with the groundbreaking trio Tamarack, he has released more than 40 albums and has toured around the world. Gordon has written for symphony orchestras, musical theater and dance works and film scores and for more than 10 years was heard on CBC radio as songwriter-in-residence for the "Basic Black" and "Ontario Morning" programs.
His song "Mining For Gold" was featured in the John Sayles film "Silver City" and was included on the Cowboy Junkies album "The Trinity Sessions." Gordon’s "Frobisher Bay" has been recorded by more than 100 different acts worldwide, has become a standard in choirs everywhere and is in "Rise Up Again."
Well known for his songs about social justice, heritage and environmental issues, he toured for two years with his political theater piece "Stephen Harper: The Musical." The full-length folk opera "Hardscrabble Road" debuted live in the fall of 2003.
Gordon has produced CDs for many Canadian folk artists, and his popular ”Rhyme Capsules” songwriting-in-the-schools project has resulted in more than two dozen CDs of songs by young composers.
In the last three years, he’s toured in Great Britain, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan and all across North America.
His new album, "Sunny Jim," reached No. 2 in Canada and No. 24 in North America on folk and singer-songwriter charts.
Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. Cash only accepted at the door.