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Published: 2008/08/14

Mike Gordon Shares Spanish Moon with The Bridge

The Bridge closed out a week-long run of shows Mike Gordon last night at New Yorks Highline Ballroom. Gordon first collaborated with The Bridge at the All Good Music Festival in July and, a few days later, invited the group on the road for a handful of performances. As they have throughout their mini-tour, the members of The Bridge joined Gordon and his band onstage a number of times throughout the night. Halfway through his set, Gordon unplugged for an acoustic interlude that featured Bridge guitarist Cris Jacobs and veteran New York banjo player Andy Cartoun, as well as members of his own band. Gordon switched between acoustic guitar and acoustic bass on selections like On a Bad Day, Bury Me and A Little Bit Lonesome, before plugging back in for a jam based around the Beatles She Said, She Said. Soon after, The Bridges Kenny Liner emerged to beatbox during an extended jam, while the local horn section of Jenny Hill (tenor sax) and Pam Fleming (trumpet) stepped up for both Radar Blip and a humorous cover of C&C Music Factorys Things That Make You Go Hmm. Both Hill and Fleming later returned along with the entire Bridge for a slow-closing take on Little Feats Spanish Moon that found Gordon bouncing between bass and percussion. Gordon also plays bass on Little Feats new studio album Join the Band, which features a number of guest musicians.

Mike Gordon will play a free show as part of Buffalo, NYs Thursday At The Square today, while The Bridge will appear at Hagerstown, MDs Duffy’s this Saturday.

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