By Ray Williams / CONCERT REVIEWS / JANURAY 24.2016
Gord Bamford’s ‘ Tour 2016 made its stop in Brantford, ON. Jan 24, performing to a sold out crowd at the Sanderson Centre.
Opening act Jesse Mast, a young kid from Salmon Arm- BC that had great stage Presnce, kicked off the show with an outstanding solo set. Playing a great mix of covers along with his own sounds. Mast Actual had Gord sweeping the stage when the part of his song called for it. Mast yelling Gord you getting paid a bonus for this….
After a brief intermission Gord Bamford took to the stage after his spot light intro that had the announcer mentioning just some of Gord’s awards and nominations like ‘CCMA Male Artist of the Year’ ‘Single of the Year – “Where a Farm Used to Be” . Gord played his hits including current hit ‘Don’t Let Her Be Gone, That when I just had to stop and listen.
Gord played all his favorites like Where a Farm Used to Be, and ‘Postcard from Pasadena’. Postcard from Pasadena’ he said he performed over 100K times so he got the crowd to sing it word for word.
Crowd favorites though were some of his most personal songs including ‘Little Guy’ and ‘My Daughter’s Father’ for his kids Nash, Paisley, and Memphis. Gord all about the kids so it’s no surprise that he found a little cowboy in the front row and brought him up on stage as he ask him to sit while he sang ‘Little Guy’ before exiting Gord signed his hat, 8X10 photo and gave him a set of drum sticks. Before walking him back to his seat. Gord has his
The real crowd stealer though was Gord’s upcoming single ‘Leaning on a Lonesome Song’, a song that Gord wrote about his late brother-in-law and his struggles throughout life. Taking in his nephew, he has now finished school and is playing semi pro hockey now.
Gord Bamford brings his life stories to his shows and what a wonderful ending of the story about his father from Australia separating from Gords mom at the age of 4 and his mom moving back to Canada, Gord father missing out on his youth, but was there tonight and gords father stood and said” I am here now and I love you son” Touching people around me said how sweet and a few Awwww’s.
A Special thanks to Scott and Liz and all the staffing at the Sanderson Centre.