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Historic Jacksonville Inc
Presents Season Five of

Pioneer History in Story and Song - with David Gordon

After 36 sold-out performances in 2016-2019, Northwest Troubadour David Gordon is back in 2020 with two special 75- minute “Story & Song” concerts!

These events are intimate, casual, fun, and filled with memorable music and fascinating historical background. David's combination of colorful music and true stories ignites the imagination, and brings life to history. All ticket proceeds benefit Historic Jacksonville Inc and the preservation and maintenance of Jacksonville's historic buildings

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On Sunday, January 19, enjoy a Highlights program of the most popular songs of the mid-19th Century, culled from David’s and your favorite songs and stories from the past four years of “Pioneer History in Story & Song.”  

As always, David interweaves the songs with fascinating historical tales and anecdotes, and helps us to connect with them and our 19th century heritage.

You will learn the surprising true stories of “My Old Kentucky Home,” “Shenandoah,” and “Rock-A-Bye Baby.” You’ll hear two beloved Irish songs written by Americans, and the poignant background of Abe Lincoln’s favorite song, “Home Sweet Home.”

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Then on Sunday, March 22, David shares his own story in a special program titled “Six Decades of Songs: A Personal Journey.  David will be sharing songs from when he first strummed a guitar as a teenager through an international career as a classical opera singer to more recent tunes that have special meaning. 

This artistic self-portrait is a retrospective from the medieval French troubadours to our own era:  Lennon & McCartney, Tom Paxton, Robert W. Service, John McCutcheon, David Wilcox, Jacques Offenbach, Hoagy Carmichael, Iris DeMent, the French troubadours and more… all interwoven with stories, poetry, and David's own disarming brand of humor.

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Both 75-minute programs will be offered twice at 1:00 and 3:00 pm in the Naversen Room of the Jacksonville Library.  Join us for these afternoons of fun, memorable music and fascinating history.

Concerts are $10 per person, with proceeds going to local history programs and preservation projects. 

Due to the popularity of David’s performances and the intimacy of the Naversen Room venue, advance ticket purchase is essential. Only 70 seats are available for each performance, and tickets are sold on a first come basis.

Follow this link to make reservations and purchase your tickets at www.historicjacksonville.org

Informations and reservations are also available at 541-245-3650 and info@historicjacksonville.org.


Naversen Room, Jacksonville Library (free parking)
340 West "C" Street, Jacksonville, Oregon 97530   GOOGLE MAPLink

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David Gordon has been described by The Washington Post as "an irresistible performer." After a 40+ year career as an internationally acclaimed classical tenor, David is now a resident of Jacksonville and and is busy on the west coast as singer, guitarist, historian, and story teller.

100% of the ticket revenue from David's Jacksonville concerts goes directly to Historic Jacksonville Inc, the non-profit organization that produces this concert series and many other living history events in Jacksonville throughout the year.

David in Concert
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