MIKE GORDON SET TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
THE GREEN SPARROW OUT ON ROUNDER RECORDS AUGUST 5
Rounder Records is proud to announce the release of Mike Gordon's solo album, The Green Sparrow. Set for an August 5 release, The Green Sparrow finds the accomplished Phish bassist showcasing his wide range of influences in a confident ten-track album that reminds us that Gordon is one of the most imaginative and mold-breaking musicians in music today. Recorded at Gordon's home studio in Vermont and mixed at The Barn, his former band's studio and art space, The Green Sparrow features special guests Chuck Leavell, Phish's Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell, Bill Kreutzmann, Ivan Neville and horn players from Antibalas.
Since the break up of Phish in 2004, Gordon has participated in many projects, none of which have been purely solo. An artist known for his endless creativity and touring stamina, Gordon took 2007 off from touring and dedicated his time to writing this record. The end result is an eclectic album boasting Gordon's skillful assimilation of free-form rock & roll, calypso, pop and funk that showcases a unexpected side to Gordon¹s songwriting.
From the deeply rooted funk of "Radar Blip" to the rousing intricacies of "Andelman's Yard," from the spirited rock of "Traveled Too Far" to the punch of "Another Door," The Green Sparrow is a playful album from an artist who continually reveals new layers of far-reaching invention.
Gordon will play select festivals this July and will embark on a nationwide club tour in August and September. Tour dates to be announced shortly.
Upcoming Festival Dates:
07.04 Rothbury Festival Rothbury, MI
07.06 High Sierra Music Festival Quincy, CA
07.12 All Good Music Festival Masontown, WV
07.19 Mile High Music Festival Denver, CO
08.02 Gathering of The Vibes Bridgeport, CT