Lansdowne Folk Club 2019 Winter/Spring Concert Schedule
Lansdowne Folk Club presents Canadian singer-songwriter James Gordon on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Held at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA, doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM. 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.
James Gordon has had a remarkably diverse 40-year career in the Canadian entertainment business. As a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, he has released over forty 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 song Mining For Gold was featured in the John Sayles film Silver City, and was included on the classic Cowboy Junkies album The Trinity Sessions. Gordon’s classic Frobisher Bay has been recorded by more than 100 different acts world-wide, has become a standard in choirs everywhere, and is in Rise Up Again, the sequel to the legendary Rise Up Singing songbook. Well known for his songs about social justice, heritage and environmental issues, he toured for two years with his hugely successful political theatre piece Stephen Harper: The Musical. (It worked. You’re welcome.) The full-length folk opera Hardscrabble Road debuted live in the fall of 2003 and proved to be one of his most ambitious works.
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. His new album Sunny Jim(released on Borealis Records) has been his best received to date, reaching #2 in Canada and #24 in North America on folk & singer-songwriter charts. Learn more about him at www.jamesgordon.ca.
Other upcoming concerts this season include Spook Handy Remembering Pete Seeger on May 9 and Gathering Sparks on June 6.
Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away. Handicap parking* is behind the building. For reservations, advance ticket sales and more information visit Our Tickets Page, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213. Cash only accepted at the door.
*There is one ADA designated parking spot in the area behind the building, but we can set aside additional handicapped parking if you notify us in advance by email. Also, there is a wheelchair lift available near that parking area; please let us know in the email if you require the lift as well. Lfolkclub@gmail.com
Founded in 1993, the Lansdowne Folk Club is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music.