By Molly Daly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Roots rock singer Robert Gordon’s will celebrate the release of his first album in seven years with a rare show Thursday night at the Tin Angel.
Gordon made his mark in the Rockabilly Revival, but at the core, he’s a rocker whose taste spans from honky-tonk to soul, with a number of stops in between. On “I’m Coming Home,” Gordon covers, among others, Buck Owens, Little Richard, and Marshall Crenshaw, who plays guitar on two tracks, and contributed “Walk Hard,” from the 2007 movie of the same name.
“Actually, when he showed me the song, I hadn’t been aware of the movie, so I was excited,” Gordon said. “I thought I was getting a brand new song. But nonetheless, we did it in a Johnny Cash sort of style, which is way different from the original.”
At the Tin Angel on Thursday, Gordon will be backed by a band that includes Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen.
“Rock and roll is ageless,” he said. “And I think it’s important for people to see people like myself, who have been there for a long time, if they really want to hear it done right.”
“I’m Coming Home!” is available at lanarkrecords.net.
Tickets are available at tinangel.com.