David Gordon  

Books


Acoustic Music


Classical Music
four decades on the
concert & opera stage


Words


Photo Album


Greetings from the Pacific Northwest.

I live in historic Jacksonville, in the beautiful Rogue Valley of southern Oregon, surrounded by mountains. Jacksonville was a mid-19th century gold rush boom town, and today it is steeped in rich and colorful history. The town is a thriving community of people who enjoy living in an architecturally picturesque National Historic Landmark.

In 2012 I co-founded Lucky Valley Press with my wife, Ginna Gordon. We have designed and produced 60 books currently in international retail distribution: 13 of our own titles and 47 other books by 28 independent authors.

I spend a lot of time concertizing with my acoustic guitar. More info here.

For more than 40 years I traveled the world as an opera and concert soloist and there is plenty of information in this website about that, via the links on the sidebar to the left.

I've been truly fortunate to live a life centered around music.

In 2017 I published The LIttle Bach Book, a unique and often surprising look at everyday life in Leipzig in the era of J.S. Bach. There's no other book like it. Learn more...

I was part of the Carmel Bach Festival in California for 30 seasons — first as tenor soloist, and then as Dramaturge, Lecturer, Director of the Vocal Master Class for professional singers, and producer of English-language supertitle projections during concerts.

David and his guitar

Carmel Impresarios, a book I published in 2014, tells the story of two extraordinary women who became an inspirational duo in art, music and theater, and founded the Carmel Bach Festival in 1935.
With 400 pages, 300 vintage illustrations, footnoted, it's a definitive account of music and theater in the early Carmel decades. More info here...

Drop me a line if you'd like to connect about any of these things. And thanks for reading this intro all the way to the end!