May 21, 2008

New Mike Gordon album, The Green Sparrow, drops August 5th

A new Mike Gordon album, The Green Sparrow, drops August 5th. From Cactus' MySpace:

We're thrilled to announce the release of Mike Gordon's new solo album, The Green Sparrow. Set for an August 5th release via Rounder Records, The Green Sparrow showcases his wide range of influences in a winning 10-track album that reminds us that Gordon is one of the most imaginative and mold-breaking artists in music today. Recorded at Mike's home studio in Vermont and mixed at The Barn, his former band's studio and art space, The Green Sparrow features special guests Chuck Leavell, Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell, Bill Kreutzmann, Ivan Neville and horn players from Antibalas.
An artist known for his endless creativity and touring stamina, Mike took 2007 off from touring and dedicated his time to writing this record. The end result is an eclectic album boasting Mike's skillful assimilation of free-form rock & roll, calypso, pop and funk that showcases an unexpected side to Gordon's songwriting.
From the deeply rooted funk of "Radar Blip" to the rousing intricacies of "Andelmans' Yard," from the spirited rock of "Traveled Too Far" to the punch of "Another Door," The Green Sparrow is a playful album from an artist who continually reveals new layers of far-reaching invention. Mike will play select festivals this July and will embark on a nationwide club tour in August and September. Club tour dates to be announced shortly.
Upcoming Festival Dates:
  • 07/04 Rothbury Festival, Rothbury, MI
  • 07/06 High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA
  • 07/12 All Good Music Festival. Masontown, WV
  • 07/19 Mile High Music Festival, Denver, CO
  • 08/02 Gathering of The Vibes, Bridgeport, CT


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