While the occupation that Gord Downie lists on his passport is "musician", he could just as easily have cited "songwriter", "poet", "video director", or even, existentially speaking, "restless spirit". "I enjoy the process of writing to a fault," he admits. "I love doing the work. I love solving the puzzle."
Gord Downie, lead vocalist and lyricist of The Tragically Hip, has thrilled audiences around the world for the past two decades, with their live performances and records. The band is currently working on their thirteenth studio album. Gord has also enjoyed great success with his three solo albums, Coke Machine Glow (2001) (in which he also released a book of poetry by the same name), Battle of the Nudes (2003) and most recently The Grand Bounce (2010).