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
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
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,
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.