James Gordon with Sandy Horne - 27 April 2003

 -- "Canadian Folk Legend Meets Canadian Pop Legend!"--

On paper, it doesn't look like a musical match... They're from completely different backgrounds, and different sides of the street!  When folk legend James Gordon moved next door to pop legend Sandy Horne, it took a while before they tried working together musically.  But they've clicked -- and harmonized -- beautifully, and now tour as a duo often.  James handles lead vocals and guitar (plus a variety of instruments, ranging from piano to penny whistle); Sandy provides vocals, bass guitar, and the long blonde hair that has been a staple of James' musical collaborations over the years ...

James Gordon and Sandy Horne take the stage at the Sleepy Hollow Folk Club on Sunday, April 27.  James is a compelling songwriter with a great tenor voice who has become a household name in Canada wherever folk is sold.  Solo, with guests, and previously, as a founding member of the group Tamarack, James has released more than 30 albums, while appearing in several television specials and serving as resident songwriter on the long-running CBC radio show Basic Black.  His songs range from the historical to the hysterical and also explore the considerable territory in between.  His classic "Frobisher Bay" was recently named "Favorite Canadian Song" in the roots category in a national CBC radio contest, and it's been recorded by dozens of artists around the world.  On the other end of the musical spectrum is his most-requested song, "Sweaters for Penguins."  James has been a Sleepy Hollow Folk favorite, appearing here both solo and, earlier, with Tamarack.

Sandy Horne is a musical name in her own right.  During the 1980s, she was a member of the well-known pop band "The Spoons," which scored two gold albums, two Juno nominations and various pop radio hits.  The Spoons toured and opened for acts such as Culture Club, The Police, and Survivor and were pioneers on the pop video scene.

Slowing down a bit to raise a family, Sandy has formed her own all-female "alternative classical" group called "Amaris", and last year she started working with James, wandering across the street to help him record his double-CD retrospective Mining For Gold. This year her musical input was a major part of the sound behind James' new release "One Timeless Moment".

"Sandy Horne was not only a striking visual presence on stage, she proved without a doubt that she is one of the best bass guitarists in Canada"          -- Lethbridge Meliorist

James Gordon and Sandy Horne cover a vast musical territory in their new duo, and it makes for a memorable show!  Please join us in welcoming this multi-talented pairing from Guelph, Ontario.

The Sleepy Hollow Folk Club door will open with the usual refreshments on Sunday evening at 6:00, with the performance at 7:00.  Suggested donation for the performer is $12.  For other details, see appropriate pages on this site.