A portion of the FDR Memorial in Washington DC, showing two sculptures by George Segal: Rural Couple and Breadline

David Gordon calls his new one-man show "Singing My Heart Out." It's a thought-provoking and progressive musical commentary on the importance of compassion, courage, generosity, taking action, believing in the future, and hope - lots and lots of hope.

David and his guitar are unveiling this new program on October 7 in Carmel, California.

"Singing My Heart Out" is a diverse collection of 19 songs with a definite point of view about slavery, poverty, lying politicians, nuclear bombs, refugees, war, Mexican farm workers, building a wall, and how to stay sane. Actually the word "diverse" is an understatement for this eclectic playlist

The music spans a century and a half and includes powerful songs by Stephen Foster, Woody Guthrie, Yip Harburg, Fred Hellerman, Pete Seeger, Si Kahn, David Wilcox, and John McCutcheon, plus contemporary writers like Tom Waits, John Flynn, Louise Mosrie, and Anaïs Mitchell.

There will be a few tears, some heartfelt consolation and good doses of welcome laughter -- no David Gordon event could happen without laughter.

Tickets for 3:30pm, October 7 in Carmel

$25 in advance, $30 at the door (only if available)

Purchase tickets securely online now or phone 1-800-838-3006.

Seating is limited to 120. As of Sept 5 nearly half the tickets have already been sold. Advance purchase is strongly advised.

General admission, doors open at 3:00pm, concert ends by 5:20pm.

The videos below are from a recent gathering in a Southern Oregon art gallery and house concerts in California.
The songs in the videos on this page will be in the October 7 concert.

About David Gordon

The Washington Post has called David Gordon "an irresistable performer." He's a life-long troubadour whose compelling voice, keen sense of drama, and wacky wit have charmed audiences worldwide for more than 40 years. David's international performing and recording career reaches from Bach to bluegrass, from grand opera to jazz, from Mozart to songs of the Oregon Trail.

David was a popular and central figure at the Carmel Bach Festival for 30 seasons as performer, lecturer, translator, and teacher. He is the author of Carmel Impresarios, the definitive biography of the Bach Festival's two founders. The book is also a comprehensive history of theater and music in early Carmel.

In 2017 David released The Little Bach Book, a richly illustrated look at what daily life was like for J. S. Bach in Leipzig in the 1730s. It is the only book about Bach, in English or German, that presents his story within a detailed context of the everyday world around him.