Kevin Gordon will kick off the Independent Music Collective's 2014 programming on Jan. 24. (reverbnation.com)
Mobile'shas announced a trio of songwriter shows for the first quarter of2014, starting with an appearance by "juke-joint professor emeritus" KevinGordon on Friday, Jan. 24.
The IMC is a non-profit studentorganization at the University of South Alabama "that works together with USAfaculty, staff, alumni, and members of the broader community in an effort toenrich Mobile's music scene." It sponsors a series of roots-music performances,and helps publicize other noteworthy music events.
IMC's own shows are held atSatori Coffee, 5460 Old Shell Road. Admission is free to USA students, forothers.
The newly announced shows:
Kevin Gordon, 8 p.m. Friday,Jan. 24 praised his 2012 album "Gloryland," saying "Great songwriters are a dime a dozenin Nashville, but Kevin Gordon is an anomaly: a recovering poet who is betterat selling outsider art than country hits, though and Levon Helm have sung his songs."
Will Johnson, 8 p.m. Thursday,Feb. 13 Texas native Johnson as "one of the hardest-working peoplein indie rock," for his involvement with multiple projects, including the bandCentro-Matic.
Tim Easton, 8 p.m. Friday, March21 credits Easton with "ten solid, superbly craftedalbums that have flown under the popular radar," and characterized his latestas a collection of rockabilly-fueled tunes "that wouldn't sound out of place onan old Sun Elvis record."
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