Canadian musician James Gordon loves solar power so much that he wants to sing. Which, in fact, is what he is planning to do next summer in a series of waterfront concerts aboard his solar-equipped houseboat.
According to an article in the Guelph Mercury, an Ontario daily newspaper, Gordon is combining his skills as a singer/songerwriter with his enthusiasm for alternative energy to create a musical tribute to life off-the-grid. Gordon has announced plans to navigate his 25-foot-long solar-powered wooden houseboat, The Eramosa Belle, along the Trent-Severn Waterway, a Canadian canal system, during summer 2008. Along the route, Gordon will hold waterfront concerts from the 8-by-10 foot stage on his houseboat.
Gordon told the Guelph Mercury: ‘It's been my dream to build a boat that's environmentally friendly.’ Gordon is also cites riparian influences as a creative driving force, with a recently produced CD featuring songs about 13 of Ontario's rivers.