Pioneer History in Story & Song

Sunday, January 13, Northwest Troubadour David Gordon returns for another season of “Pioneer History in Story & Song.”  Kicking off the 4-concert series is “A Stephen Foster Encore – Back by Popular Demand!” 

Foster was America’s first great composer and its first free-lance songwriter.  These 1:30 and 3pm performances in the Jacksonville Library’s Naversen Room will feature such songs as Camptown Races; My Old Kentucky Home; O Susanna; and Beautiful Dreamer and include readings about Foster from abolitionist Frederick Douglass and others.

Admission is $5. Space is limited and reservations are required!  Reservations are available at or 541-245-3650, and all proceeds benefit preservation and maintenance of Jacksonville’s historic buildings.

David has developed a dedicated Rogue Valley following.  His three previous seasons of “Pioneer History in Story & Song” have been “sell outs”. 

The Season’s Schedule
Sunday, January 13 — “A Stephen Foster Encore – Back by Popular Demand!”
Sunday, February 10 – “Victorians in Love (and Occasionally Loss)”
Sunday, March 10 — “The 19th Century on the Move: Songs to Lighten the Journey.”
Sunday, April 14 — “Songs of Hardship and Hope: From Struggle to Strength.”

David is also available for interviews.  You can find biographical information on his career as a classical tenor at and his return to his musical roots as a banjo player who aspired to be a high school music teacher at

Thank you for helping Historic Jacksonville and David bring history to life and life to history!


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