Filed Under (Barrie, blog, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on July-15-2008

James Gordon with a Ron Belanger guitar

James Gordon has been a fixture of the Canadian folk music scene for over 25 years. He was a founding member of Tamarack, and played with them for 22 years before going solo about 10 years ago. He has written hometown songs and humorous songs for CBC radio, and has written a number of musical plays. I interviewed James at the Mariposa Folk Festival on the deck of his hand-made houseboat, the Eramosa Belle. For this episode, James and I both played a lovely handmade guitar built by Ron Belanger. You can find out how to purchase any of James’ 40 CDs at


Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Farther Along the Road (© James Gordon)

The Secret of Rock and Roll (© James Gordon)

Pawpine (© James Gordon)

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Eramosa Belle

1 Comment posted on "For the Sake of the Song with James Gordon"
George Motoc on July 18th, 2008 at 9:22 am #

Sean, I enjoyed a lot your discussion with James. It just flows naturally, and the music is beautiful. Thank you and thanks to James.

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