Town Festival of Music & Words Closing Gig: Gordon McKinney + Les Gillon & The Agents of Karma

Sunday 20th October 2024


We are delighted to welcome back two artists back to play our final festival gig. Gordon McKinney is a gem of artist, hailing from Okhlahoma, he sings songs of love, life & tragedy in a way that just warms up a room. We are so pleased that he’s coming back over to play. Full biog below.
Also on the bill we have something of a local legend, Les Gillon, who like Gordon sings of similar things & also in a wonderfully engaging & moving way. This gig is going to be beautiful!
Tickets £8 members/£9 full buy from the bar or See Tickets.

Gordon Mckinney is a songwriter from Oklahoma. His songs sound like our most secret of diary entries.
With his delicate finger picking, self deprecating humour and master storytelling, Gordon paints pictures of our combined experience.The release of his 2023 album “Bitter Homes & Gordon” has attracted the attention of festivals and studios alike.
Gordon was invited to perform and record at the infamous Church Studios (home of Shelter Records, built by Leon Russell) in Tulsa. In addition, Gordon has been invited to play the Norman Music Festival and perform as a featured artist at the renowned Woody Guthrie folk festival. In June 2024, Gordon released “Life Is Longer Than It Needs To Be.” It is a 5 song, self produced EP that investigates mental health without judgement or apology. The songs are sparsely orchestrated, deeply personal and hauntingly honest.
Gordon will begin his fourth tour of the UK in October of 2024. He has been building a strong and loyal fanbase across England and Scotland since 2019.