Reverend Keith A. Gordon

  • Known as the 'Reverend of Rock 'n Roll"
  • Over 40 years of experience writing about blues and rock-and-roll music with work in over 100 publications worldwide
  • Author or co-author of ten books on music
  • Owns and operates That Devil Music blog, critiquing classic rock and blues in a modern light


The Reverend of Rock 'n Roll, Keith A. Gordon, is a former writer for ThoughtCo. Keith penned multiple reviews, interviews, and features critiquing and honoring rock and blues music over the course of a more than six-year association with ThoughtCo.

Gordon has been protecting the pop culture trenches for over four decades and is a familiar name in music criticism. His writing appears in numerous prestigious or humble publications around the globe including The Blurt, The Metro, Creem, Harp, Country Standard Time, and Big O Magazine. 
His abiding passion, unwavering critique, and honest reviews appear on the All Music Guide (AMG) website and in many books.

Gordon is the former editor of the popular Alt.Culture.Guide webzine, a post he held for seven years. He is the owner and editor for the music blog, That Devil Music. Gordon's more than 40-year career includes many published works which he either wrote or co-wrote. These titles include All Music Guide to the Blues (Backbeat, 2003) The Other Side of Nashville (Anthem, 2012), and Broken Record: The Music Industry at War, 2000-2008 (CreateSpace, 2018).



  • Broken Record: The Music Industry at War, 2000-2008 (CreateSpace, 2018)
  • Blues Deluxe: The Joe Bonamassa Buying Guide (CreateSpace, 2018)
  • Trademark of Quality: The Reverend's Archives, Volume 1 (CreateSpace, 2017)
  • Fossils: Relics of the Classic Rock Era (CreateSpace, 2016)
  • Rollin' 'n' Tumblin': The Reverend's Archives, Volume 2 (Excitable Press, 2015)
  • Delta Blues: Gordon's Blues Guides Volumes I-III (Excitable Press, 2014)
  • The Other Side of Nashville (Anthem, 2012)

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