Friday, October 10, 2014
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St. John’s United Church
Gordon Carter was born in Cumberland which is located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The second oldest of four boys, he is a third generation valley resident and it is his roots and love of the land that comes through, not only in his music and lyrics, but also in his
Gordon has been writing and performing music since his early teens. It was the early influences of folk artists such as Bob Dylan, John Prine, Joan Baez and Emmylou Harris that inspired and encouraged him to hone and perfect his art.
With his innate storytelling gift, combined with a compassion for the land he lives on, he brings to life stories of draft dodgers, touching tales of his family, and social/political songs from the local area. Gordon’s sense of melody and thought-provoking lyrics make him one of the foremost songwriters in the Comox Valley today. This talent is not only recognized by his local peers but also gained attention outside Canada. Gordon Carter is a rare breed in this world. He writes from the heart and writes about his local heritage and homeland. He is the kind of songwriter that defies time. In this day of mass-produced music, his work stands up against the classic songwriters of our day.
If we had a 2014 Woodstock, Gordon Carter would be there.