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May '13—Stephen Harper the Musical! James Gordon's latest theatrical adventure debuting June 12th in Guelph. Other cities to follow! Book today for the Guelph opening using the form below or visit http://jamesgordon.eventbrite.ca.


May '13—Songwriting on the Severn

A weekend songwriting retreat in the wild, near Big Chute on the Severn River near Georgian Bay. Hosted on the Eramosa Belle by James Gordon.

Three days of songwriting, song sharing, camping, swimming, hiking, a few mosquitoes, and hanging out by the Pretty Channel waterfalls in stunning natural setting. 

James Gordon is one of Canada’s most prolific and respected songwriters. With over 1000 songs, 40 albums (solo or with Tamarack) and a reputation as a songwriting mentor for youth and adults, James has been hosting songwriting workshops on his own or with fellow Guelph writer Katherine Wheatley for 20 years now. 

His newest CD on Borealis Records, “Coyote’s Calling” has been receiving the best airplay of his long career; top ten in Canada and top 50 in the U.S. in the roots/folk genre. A handful of his songs, like “Frobisher Bay” and “Mining For Gold” (famously covered by the Cowboy Junkies), have become standards around the world, covered by hundreds of artists. Check out his music at www.jamesgordon.ca.

His summer retreat houseboat “the Eramosa Belle” is where James does a lot of HIS writing, and this July he is inviting you to share this beautiful spot with him. You’ll camp on crown land surrounding the boat at its secluded mooring- you’ll be fed healthy lunches and dinners from the galley of the eco-friendly boat, and join an exclusive group of just 12 songwriters with varying experience. We’ll have a songwriting assignment for everyone, a group writing session, workshops on lyric writing and melody creation, campfire jams, song-swapping, nature walks, a boat cruise and a Sunday afternoon culminating concert featuring you and your just-finished song!

Price for the weekend is 250 dollars if you book by June 1st, and 275 after. You’ll bring your own camping gear, food for breakfasts and snacks, your canoe if you’ve got one, (it’s a great area for that) and a device for writing and sharing your songs. (There is solar power on the boat!) We will provide dinner on Friday and Saturday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, a camping spot, a workshop/dining tent and an amazing location for working and playing. You’ll each get one on one time with James to help nurture your song along, and time on your own to experience ‘writing in the wild’.

No experience is necessary as a writer or musician. 

Book using the form below, or visit http://songwritingonthesevern.eventbrite.ca


January '13—We are pleased to announce the Release of "Coyote's Calling"... the new James Gordon album on Borealis Records. 12 new songs featuring Geordie and Evan Gordon, Jude Vadala, Katherine Wheatley, Jane Lewis and Louisa Kratka

Available now on Borealis Records

Coyote's Calling   CD RELEASE SHOWS

January 20th, Guelph ON River Run Centre 7 p.m.
with special guests Evan and Geordie Gordon, Jude Vadala and Jane Lewis. (Katherine is in Antarctica; what a lame excuse)
tix Adults: $26 Senior and Student $24, uGO $10, eyeGo $5
Tickets at River Run Box Office, 35 Woolwich St. online at riverrun.ca 519-763-3000

AND something I haven't done in a long time in my hometown... that SAME DAY... JANUARY 20th, SAME LOCATION.. I'll be doing a KIDS CONCERT! at 3:30.... tickets 10 bucks cheap. Don't tire me out for the big show at night though kids! tickets are available the same way as above.

More CD release shows in Waterloo, TO, Cambridge, Calgary...click the "TOUR DATES" link above for info.

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