Reverend Keith A. Gordon

  • Known as the 'Reverend of Rock 'n┬áRoll"
  • 40 years of experience writing about blues and rock and roll music with work in over 100 publications worldwide, including the "All Music Guide to the Blues" book.
  • Author or co-author of ten books on music, including "The Other Side of Nashville" and "The Jason & the Scorchers Scrapbook"
  • Owns and operates "That Devil Music" blog, critiquing classic rock and blues in a modern light


The Reverend Keith A. Gordon is a former writer for ThoughtCo who penned multiple articles critiquing rock and blues music over the course of more than six years.

Overall, though, Gordon has been manning the pop culture trenches for over four decades and is a familiar name in music criticism. Gordon's words have appeared in over 100 publications worldwide, including Blurt magazine, Creem, Harp magazine, Country Standard Time, and Big O magazine in Singapore, among others. As a contributor to the All Music Guide website, Gordon's work has appeared in AMG's books on the blues, country, and rap music.

The former editor of the popular Alt.Culture.Guide webzine for seven years, Gordon also edited three volumes compiling the best of the publication's many reviews and interviews. Although specializing in writing about the blues, rock, metal and prog-rock genres, Gordon has also written extensively about technology, the media, and politics through the years.


Although no formal information about his education could be found, Gordon was first published at the age of 12 and has gone on to become one of the most influential critics in rock and blues. He has since published 10 books and countless articles and reviews of concerts, albums, and bands.

Awards and Accomplishments

  • "The Rock 'n' Roll Archives," Volume I and II
  • "Fossils: Relics of the Classic Rock Era"
  • "Boogie Chillun: Rock 'n' Blues Articles, Albums, and Book Reviews," Volumes I to IV
  • "Let it Rock!" Volumes I and II
  • "Rollin' 'n' Tumblin'"
  • "The Other Side of Nashville"

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