Utne Reader is proud to premiere "Letter to Shreveport" by bluesman singer-songwriter Kevin Gordon from his new album Long Gone Time.
Armed with a head full of poems and a 1956 Gibson ES-125, singer-songwriter Kevin Gordon has a reputation for writing deeply lyrical and swampy blues music that has earned him a loyal following. Deeply respected by his fellow musicians, his songs have been covered by Keith Richards, Levon Helm, and many others.
His latest album, Long Gone Time, is half-electric / half-acoustic and features more of the story-like songwriting Gordon has built his career on. Without further ado, here is the premiere of "Letter to Shreveport" from the new album, which is out on September 4.