The Washington Post has called David Gordon "an irresistable performer." He's a life-long troubadour whose compelling voice, keen sense of drama, and wacky wit have charmed audiences worldwide for more than 40 years. David's international performing and recording career reaches from Bach to bluegrass, from grand opera to jazz, from Mozart to songs of the Oregon Trail.
David Gordon calls his new one-man show "Singing My Heart Out." It's a thought-provoking and progressive musical commentary on the importance of compassion, courage, generosity, taking action, believing in the future, and hope - lots and lots of hope.
"Singing My Heart Out" is a diverse collection of 19 songs with a definite point of view about slavery, poverty, lying politicians, nuclear bombs, refugees, war, Mexican farm workers, building a wall, and how to stay sane. Actually the word "diverse" is an understatement for this eclectic playlist
The music spans a century and a half and includes powerful songs by Stephen Foster, Woody Guthrie, Yip Harburg, Fred Hellerman, Pete Seeger, Si Kahn, David Wilcox, and John McCutcheon, plus contemporary writers like Tom Waits, John Flynn, Louise Mosrie, and Anaïs Mitchell.
The videos and audio excerpts below are from recent concerts and private gatherings.