Grammy-balloted, singer-songwriter Gordon Thomas Ward to give a performance of his contemporary folk rock, Americana music
Winter Harbor – Grammy-balloted singer-songwriter Gordon Thomas Ward will give an acoustic performance at 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2020, at the Last Friday Coffeehouse at Schoodic Arts for All, Hammond Hall, 427 Main Street, Winter Harbor, ME. Gordon is a charting recording artist and a Winter Harbor resident who tours as a solo performer and has worked with notable musicians such as Eric Troyer and Mik Kaminski of the Electric Light Orchestra and has shared the stage and billing with Natalie Merchant and Christine Lavin. He is currently promoting his newest record Eiderdown. Gordon’s song stylings are influenced by the singer-songwriters of the late 1960s through the 1970s, yet his songs occupy a space all their own and fit into the contemporary folk rock, adult alternative, and Americana genres.
Dubbed “the total package” by his fans, GRAMMY-balloted, singer-songwriter and recording artist Gordon Thomas Ward tours as a solo performer with songs charting in the Top 10 in the Euro Indie Music Chart, the Top 20 on the DRT Global Adult Contemporary Airplay Chart, the Top 50 on the DRT Global Top 150 Country Airplay Chart, and more! His song stylings have been influenced by the singer-songwriters of the late 1960s through the 1970s, yet Gordon’s songs occupy a space all their own filled with honesty, emotion, and personal politics from time to time.
Gordon is, at heart, a storyteller who paints musical portraits that plumb the depths of our emotions and bring the past to life while pointing to a hope-filled future. His listeners travel mystical and historical roads, winding through lush, sonic landscapes. Employing his experience as a teacher, writer, paranormal investigator, storyteller, group facilitator, and radio host, it’s no wonder that his fans often comment on Gordon’s knack for establishing an endearing relationship with them through his extraordinary and captivating words and music, which fit into the contemporary folk rock, adult alternative, and Americana genres. Matheson’s Entertainment Blog says his music “Will grab you by the heart and never let go.” At the end of his performances, audiences leave inspired, and Vents Magazine calls his work, “In a word: liberating.”
Utilizing a variety of instruments in his shows, including six-, eight-, and twelve-string guitars and an eight-string Walkabout dulcimer, results in a varied spectrum of tonal colors. His songs have led him to work with notable musicians such as Eric Troyer and Mik Kaminski (Electric Light Orchestra, ELO II, and The Orchestra), William J. Hall, Caroline Cotter, share the stage and billing with Natalie Merchant and Christine Lavin, and open for noted singer-songwriter Bill Staines. Gordon’s first album Welcome to the Past was released in 2013. His GRAMMY-balloted record Providence was released on August 30, 2018 to wonderful critical acclaim. Gordon will release a new, much-anticipated, double album titled Eiderdown in late 2019 or early 2020.
Gordon has written songs for documentary film, historical events and celebrations, and The United States World War One Centennial Commission. He is no stranger to television and radio, and performed at many festivals and venues, including Musikfest for three years running. He’s also been “Artist of the Week” on WERU, a folk radio station started by Noel Paul Stookey. As an artist interested in social issues, Gordon produced and performed in a Concert Across America to End Gun Violence in 2016 and 2018.