Rick Gordon - Guitarist in Houston, Texas
"When The Real World Collides With Mine" by Rick Gordon and Kurt Hagan. A Texas Country Shuffle written and recorded in Nashville, in my basement. I played guitars, drums and did the vocal. A great guy and picker named Mike - I can't recall his last name (VERY embarrassing) played steel, and Jon Vogt was on bass. The publisher who put me and Kurt Hagan together to write a series of songs, passed on all of them:)
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Rick Gordon - Guitar/drums
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Houston, Texas
The Jazz Waltz By Rick Gordon Copyright 1992
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
Video
Houston, Texas
Houston Town, written with my dear friend and musical hero, the Late, Great Walter Hyatt, was my first Nashville co-write and has been recorded by a number of fine artists. This is my acoustic guitar and vocals demo,with Steve Beasley adding bass, drums, keys and a high vocal harmony. This tune was performed on Austin City Limits by David Ball and me with the King Tears Band (Walter's band at the time of his death) backing up most of the artists who performed on that show, hosted by Lyle Lovett.
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
Audio
Houston, Texas
The third in my Blues Rumba Series, with the same rhythm section as on the first two. Ron Ganaway on Drums and Bobby King on Bass, are two of Nashville's finest Kats, and played for very few $ as a favor to me. I did this series for ToadWorks Pedals as a ToadWorks Artist, which I still am and proud of it! On this pass over the changes I'm playing my trusty Strat - my right arm - and I think that this DeathRattle Overdrive/Distortion pedal allowed each soloing guitar to sound like itself, without coloring it very much at all. This is the reason I did the same set of changes with three different lead guitars, and I think they all worked out pretty well as demos for ToadWorks, at the time.
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
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Houston, Texas
This Blues Rumba has the same rhythm section as the 1st DR Rumba, but I'm using a Parker Fly as the soloing guitar. The rhythm changes are identical but the solo is different. I kept all the settings the same on the Toadworks DeathRattle pedal to show how a guitar's personality remained intact even through this overdrive pedal. Ron Ganaway on drums and Bob King on Bass - two excellent Nashville Kats - really made these rumbas come alive! One more to go.
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
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Houston, Texas
The first in a series of three instrumentals bearing the same title that I wrote for ToadWorks USA, a great pedal manufacturer. This series of demos of their DeathRattle pedal was on their website, same as "Meltdown" , and came down when video demos replaced all audio demos. I'm proud to remain a ToadWorks Artist.
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
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Houston, Texas
This is for my wife, Debbie. But when I began writing it, I thought I was writing a song that Eric Clapton might sing on his next "Unplugged" CD, which I don't think ever happened. This is the only song with lyrics I didn't co-write in Nashville, but wrote alone. Before moving there, I had never co-written a song, and after I moved there the only songs I didn't co-write were this one and my instrumentals. It may be the prettiest of my ballads and is the only song I ever heard that sings of the present, past and far future tenses. Not a particularly "Nashville take" on writing!
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
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Houston, Texas
A Swing instrumental written on acoustic guitar in Nashville around the year 2001. A friend called and said that NPR needed short instrumentals to play int between their news shows, so I wrote this to be played on National Public Radio in America. Still waiting for airplay on this one but I'm very patient:) I did the acoustic guitars in my basement studio in three takes and a one minute song was born.
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
Audio
Houston, Texas
A Western Swing song written with Tom Lenartz in Nashville. I recorded it in my little 8-track studio in the basement along with all the other songs I have posted. I got two Kats,Vinnie Barranco and John Vogt, to play drums and bass, respectively. I played the guitars and sang it. Fun was had with this one - enjoy!
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
Audio
Houston, Texas
"What Keeps Him Goin". A Country song that rewards some good listening with a cool story. I'm not much of a Country singer, but it's a cool song.
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
Audio
Houston, Texas
"Meltdown" A Bluesy, Jazzy guitar instrumental I wrote in 1986 and finally recorded for ToadWorks USA Pedals in around 2007. It remained on their site until video demos replaced audio demos of their products.
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
Audio
Houston, Texas
"Unnamed Melody" - fingerpicking an original instrumental on a Strat with my G7th Capo!
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
Video
Houston, Texas
"Song For Jay Unger" - fingerpicking an original instrumental on a Strat for the man who wrote "Ashokan Farewell"
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
Video
Houston, Texas
"Munster March" - fingerpicking an original melodic instrumental on a Strat
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Rick Gordon - Guitar
Video
Houston, Texas
Name 
Rick Gordon
Followers 66   
Views 27,063   
Props 476
Location Houston, Texas
Instruments Guitar
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