The Green Sparrow showcases Mike Gordon's wide range of influences in a winning 10-track album that reminds us that Gordon is one of the most imaginative and mold-breaking artists in music today. Recorded at Mike’s home studio in Vermont and mixed at The Barn, his former band’s studio and art space, The Green Sparrow features special guests Chuck Leavell, Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell, Bill Kreutzmann, Ivan Neville and horn players from Antibalas.
Since the break up of Phish in 2004, Mike has participated in many projects, none of which have been purely solo. An artist known for his endless creativity and touring stamina, Gordon took 2007 off from touring and dedicated his time to writing this record. The end result is an eclectic album boasting Gordon’s skillful assimilation of free-form rock & roll, calypso, pop and funk that showcases an unexpected side to Gordon’s songwriting.
From the deeply rooted funk of “Radar Blip” to the rousing intricacies of “Andelmans' Yard,” from the spirited rock of “Traveled Too Far” to the punch of “Another Door,” The Green Sparrow is a playful album from an artist who continually reveals new layers of far-reaching invention.
well damn, i knew it would be good, but i didn`t know it would be that good! keep em comin
D-wane (9/3/2008 1:24:56 PM)
nice work mike. this one is a keeper. better than all 30 of trey`s solo albums put together
goodalbum (9/2/2008 7:39:24 PM)
worth buying i would say. i really like another door, traveled too far, and dig further down. but really i cant get enough of andelman`s yard. such a quirky song that is damned good to listen to. i h