|Time & Place|
|Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
|Seniors, Military & Students w/ID||$14|
|Children 7–17 w/paying adult||1/2 price|
|Children under 7||free|
James Gordon is one of Canada's most prolific songwriters, well known for his songs about social justice, heritage and environmental issues. James has had a remarkably diverse 30-year career in the Canadian entertainment business.
As a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, he has released over thirty-five albums, and has toured relentlessly around the world. Gordon has written for symphony orchestras, musical theatre and dance works, film scores, and for more than ten years was heard on CBC radio as songwriter-in-residence for the "Basic Black" and "Ontario Morning" programs. His songs have been recorded and performed by such varied acts as The Cowboy Junkies, Melanie Doane, Al Simmons, James Keelaghan, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, and many major choirs.
His song "Mining For Gold" was featured in John Sayles film "Silver City." Gordon's classic "Frobisher Bay" has been recorded by more than 100 different acts world-wide and was an audition piece on CTV’s "Canadian Idol." His most ambitious work, the full-length folk opera "Hardscrabble Road" debuted live in the fall of 2003, and was released in June '05 on Pipe Street Records. Gordon has produced Cds for many Canadian folk artists, and his popular "Rhyme Capsules" songwriting-in-the-schools project has resulted in over 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. He's often touring now with his musician sons Evan and Geordie. His new CD My Stars Your Eyes is generating the best reviews and strongest airplay of his long career. It finished 2010 as the 8th top album in Canada for airplay in the singer-songwriter and folk genre.
Opening: Isaac Gay
Opening: Isaac Gay
Isaac Gay is a Norfolk musician who won the Sea Level Singer-Songwriter Festival's emerging artist contest in April of 2011. He is a classically trained musician who plays guitar, sings, acts and dances. He made the top 80 in an "American Idol" scouting session in New York and appeared in the HBO series "John Adams." He's currently a theatre student at Regent University and is working on a CD of his original songs.