Kevin Gordon
Waterfront Blues Festival
Portland, OR.
July 4, 2009

Recorded from KBOO FM a local all volunteer radio station. There are always reception problems and drops in sound from this station. Maybe it's just where I live. Anyway, I have tried to find and fix all the drops in sound. This year not all the first day was broadcast. Not sure why. Etta James canceled and was replaced by Keb Mo' but his recording contract wouldn't allow his broadcast.

Please understand that I don't know all these bands and it's hard for me to come up with all the set list's. I'll do my best and ask for help when needed.

Linage: FM tuner straight to HD>CD Wave>TLH>FLAC>torrent.

This is a big undertaking for me every year and I love doing it. Please leave your comments, I enjoy reading them. Enjoy the tunes, twofthrs

“Writing with the poetry and economy of Dave Alvin and Lucinda Williams….the Louisiana roots-rocker returns with more gritty portraits of the down-and-out who can’t go home again. He evokes the scorching guitar intensity of Springsteen, an obvious influence on his songs of drunks, highway shootings, and the rusted rails of abandoned towns." - Entertainment Weekly

" . . . easily one of Nashville's best, most literate and incisive songwriters(killer performer onstage, too).” - The Tennessean

Kevin Gordon’s songs have been recorded by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, Levon Helm of The Band, Ronnie Hawkins , Kate Campbell, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Irma Thomas , and others. The title track from his Down to the Well CD, a duet with Grammy-winner Lucinda Williams, has been featured on two prominent compilations: the 2001 Oxford American Southern Music Sampler, and No Depression: What It Sounds like, Volume 1.

Gordon tours throughout the U.S., and is a regular performer at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Louisiana Folklife Festival. Raised in north Louisiana and currently based in Nashville, Gordon earned a Master's degree in poetry from the renowned University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Set List
1. casino road
2. find my way
3. watchin' the sun go down
4. down to the well
5. burnin' the church house down
6. crazy mixed up world
7. ?
8. deuce & a quater
9. diamonds