Gordon Thomas Ward

Gordon paints musical portraits that plumb the depths of our emotions and bring the past to life while pointing to a hope-filled future. His listeners travel mystical and historical roads, winding through lush, sonic landscapes filled with seacoasts, ghosts, history, rivers, coffee shop waitresses, and railroad engineers. Employing his experience as a teacher, writer, paranormal investigator, storyteller, group facilitator, and radio host, it’s no wonder that his fans often comment on Gordon’s knack for establishing an endearing relationship with them through his extraordinary and captivating words and music. At the end of his performances, audiences leave inspired!

Gordon's music includes a CD Welcome to the Past, and singles "How Many More?," "Trees," and "The Boys of '17."​ The summer of 2017 will see the release of a new CD.

His song stylings have been influenced by the works of Dan Fogelberg, Neil Young, and Jackson Browne, yet they occupy a space all their own and linger in the mind like cherished dreams. As a solo artist and troubadour performing on guitar and dulcimer, Gordon utilizes multiple instruments in his shows to illustrate his lyric messages with a variety of tonal colors. His songs have led him to work with notable musicians such as Eric Troyer (The Orchestra (ELO), John Lennon, Billy Joel), William J. Hall (Frostwater and Pete Seeger), and Carolann Solebello (Red Molly and No Fuss and Feathers), share the stage with Christine Lavin and the duo Nalani & Sarina, and often be selected by The Boxcar Lilies – one of his favorite Americana bands – to open for them.

When he’s not composing songs and penning lyrics, Gordon has written prose and is the author of four published books: Life on the Shoulder, A Bit of Earth, Ghosts of Central Jersey, and Tracing Infinity. He writes a regular column for The Black River Journal magazine, hosts a radio show These Days on WDVR (www.wdvrfm.org). Gordon also lectures on several topics, and as an artist interested in social issues, he produced and performed in a Concert Across America to End Gun Violence in September 2016.