Gordon will be part of a 3 person 1 hour round at Eddie Paul’s writers night on Tuesday, April 28th from 8 – 9 P.M. This writers night has been taking place at BAR 404 (404 Elysian Fields Road, just off Nolensville Rd.) on the 4th Tuesday of the month, and has featured some very talented performing songwriters. At this time, the other two writers in Gordon’s round are still being determined.
Gordon has begun performing at Senior communities. On March 25th, he performed at Green Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center for patients on the dementia floor, doing old standards and country and rock’n’roll from the 50s and early 60s (And one original). The response was very gratifying, and another date is being lined up, probably in May. This is the first of several performances scheduled at nursing homes, assisted living, and independent living centers, with hopefully more to come.
Gordon’s song “I’m Still Here”, co-written with Marty Rainone, now appears on The Rains Americana debut CD, “Stubborn Dreams”, which was just released in August. This working person’s anthem first appeared on Gordon’s country CD, “Memory Machine”, in 2000, and has maintained its timliness and popularity all these years. Gordon’s version can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and other online music stores, and his video can be accessed from the Video page.
Gordon will have a cut on the Rains upcoming CD, (“Stubborn Dreams”) with the working person’s anthem “I’m Still Here”, co-written with Rains member Marty Rainone, many years ago. The song remains popular even after all this time, due to the timeless nature of the topic. Gordon’s version is also available on iTunes, Amazon and other music stores, and can also be accessed from the music page of his website, gordonellismusic.com.
Chuck Whiting’s Tunesmithing show has found a new home, and is resuming on Wednesday, July 16th. Gordon has been re-booked to perform that evening, along with 4 other writers to be determined, each doing a 25 minute set. While Gordon’s time slot is not set yet, the show runs from 7 to approximately 9:30–come out and support all the writers, if you can–Chuck always has a great lineup. The new location is the ALOFT HOTEL, 1719 West End Ave (Formerly Hotel Indigo).
Gordon’s performance at Tunesmithing will not be taking place on June 17th, due to the fact that Tunesmithing is looking for a new venue for its writers shows. Tunesmithing hopes to resume in the fall, and Gordon will be worked back into the rotation. Stay tuned.
On May 1st of 2014, this site was re-built and partly re-designed, as the old version was no longer compatible with newer technologies. This new version will once again allow the addition of news items, new music, and other content.
Gordon is now offering a free “Song of the month” from this website. To access the song, go to the “Music” page and scroll to the bottom where you will see the Bandbox player. It shows all the songs available for download and there will be one title listed as free. Click on it, and it will take you to the Bandbox Music Store, where you can download the song. This month’s promotional song is a rockin’ country tune called A LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT LOVE (written with Marty Rainone).
Of course there are many other songs available for download on the Music page. To hear generous samples, go to the player at the top (These samples are longer than the ones in the Bandbox player, to give you more of a feel for the song). When you find the ones you want, you can order them from the Bandbox player at the bottom. Enjoy!
In September, Westwood Records independent artist Christina Roskey became the second artist to record Gordon’s song “Fill In The Blank,” written with Marty Rainone. She is hoping to take her talent to the next level.
“Fill In The Blank”, written by Gordon and Marty Rainone, was recently recorded by Holly Hardin, a former contestant on America’s Got Talent.