Story & Song

Thank you folksinger and historian David Gordon for sharing your time and talent with Historic Jacksonville, Inc. in an outstanding 2017 season of “Pioneer History in Story & Song”!  Close to 1,000 people had the pleasure, education, and fun of hearing original songs from the 1800s along with the stories behind them.  With themes as varied as Stephen Foster, Oregon Trail Music, Newfangled Inventions, Women Composers, and Pioneer Laughter, you truly brought history to life in a creative and entertaining way!  We all look forward to what 2018 will bring…


David has been described by The Washington Post as “an irresistible performer,” weaving a soothing musical tapestry of songs, irresistible vocals, gentle guitar stylings, stories, musings, and his own unique brand of goofy humor. After a 40+ year career as an internationally acclaimed Bach tenor, this series represents a return to David’s musical roots.

You can revisit part of David’s 2016 and 2017 series at his website,