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James Gordon

One of the most recognizable encounters in Canadian folk music, Ontario-based vocalist/songwriter Wayne Gordon is, non-etheless, easier identified by most UNITED STATES audiences because the founder from the seminal folk trio Tamarack. Although a dynamic member until seated out for his or her 2000 launch of Nature and Rock, Gordon would continue to focus exclusively on his large number of personal musical pursuits. In fact having cut his tooth with folk-rockers Maple Sugars, Gordon had constantly split time taken between energetic responsibility with Tamarack (with whom he toured the entire world, released some 14 albums, and produced numerous tv and radio looks) and going after his solo profession. Along the way, he documented over 15 single albums, from children’s produces to his even more straightforward, socially mindful modern folk, showing himself to become a remarkably prolific songwriter and arranger that has been included in artists as varied because the Cowboy Junkies and Al Simmons. Proficient on a number of instruments, from acoustic guitar and piano to banjo and mandola, Gordon can be impressively flexible, pairing his enjoyable if indistinctive vocals with several earthy noises. This resourcefulness offers led to his being truly a sought-after arranger and composer for tv, radio, and stage, actually having attempted his hands at directing and performing. As though that weren’t plenty of, he also offers composed functions for orchestras and choirs, in addition to written educational materials for kids. He is constantly on the donate to Canadian radio also to pencil tributes towards the history and beauty of his homeland.

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