Where: Thomas Center
When: Saturday, June 16, 7:30pm
Cost: $10 at the door
Gary Gordon, known by many in Gainesville as an original member of the Archer Road Band, an organizer with the anti-nuke Catfish Alliance, a City Commissioner and Mayor-Commission (1983-86), a playwright and comedy radio show producer who left our city in 1991, has moved back and will be doing a concert of his original songs at the Thomas Center on Saturday, June 16.
While in L.A., Gordon worked as a writer and musician and continued his activism. On periodic visits to Gainesville, he would often play benefits for the Iguana or Civic Media Center.
“Back in the day Jane Yii and I were the ones on call to play the rallies, and I was often asked to organize benefits. The last thing I did before leaving, at Scott Camil’s request, was to organize as big a benefit as I could for the Vets for Peace, so we got the Great Southern Music Hall. A few days later Bush started the first Gulf War,” Gordon said.
Titled “Start Making Sense, The Ballad of Gary Gordon,” the show will feature original songs and some storytelling about Gordon’s political, activist and musician life here and in L.A. “But it’s really about the songs, and that’s really about the lyrics,” he said.
His influences include Dylan, Prine, Ochs, Bromberg, “and everyone I grew up hearing.”
Tickets are $10 at the door. Showtime is 7:30pm. D