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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Meet Kevin Gordon, The Singing Poet Laureate Of The South


You may not know the name Kevin Gordon, but you probably know his music. Keith Richards and The Band covered his “Deuce And A Quarter.” You can also hear his sound on HBO’s “True Blood.”

And then there’s that duet he did with Lucinda Williams on his song “Down To The Well.” American Songwriter magazine calls Gordon the most accomplished, but underrated, songwriter and guitarist in Nashville.

He’s also been called a “Southern Springsteen” or the singing Poet Laureate of the South, for his poetic lyrics.

The graduate of the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has a masters degree in poetry, and is currently on tour with a new album “Gloryland,” his first in seven years.


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