Gordon Lightfoot, now in his 70’s, is a Canadian music artist who seized America’s attention in his 1970s prime. His rich voice and strong lyrics live strongly today, and his modern-day performances deliver top-quality folk and country music. Gordon Lightfoot remains a dedicated artist who levels with audiences through pure, honest folk. This is your chance to get the best seats for a Gordon Lightfoot concert. Don’t miss out on these great tickets right now.
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As a child, he sang in church and taught himself guitar. As a young adult, he attended an advanced school of music and eventually made a lifestyle in California singing jingles. He grew tired of using his voice for marketing purposes and didn’t take a liking to California living. He decided to retreat back to his homestead, where he began to develop a deeper relationship with country and folk.
This talented country and folk singer found great inspiration from Bob Dylan, an American singer, songwriter, and poet. Like many others before him, Lightfoot began to craft his work with deeper insight after listening to Dylan’s work.
Gordon Lightfoot currently has a listening rate of 10,949,105 plays per month on Spotify®. Some notable hit singles by Gordon Lightfoot include the two songs that defined Lightfoot’s 1970’s pathway to fame: “If You Could Read My Mind”, from If You Could Read My Mind, and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”, from Summertime Dream.
Gordon Lightfoot has been nominated for four separate Grammy awards in his prime. “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” was nominated for Song of the Year in 1976, “If You Could Read My Mind” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald’ were nominated for best male performance, and Did She Mention My Name was nominated for best folk performance.
In short, Gordon Lightfoot knows his folk and provides his audience with an experience that goes as deep as Dylan. The folk and country quality lives on in his current performances. Lightfoot is reported to remain in high spirits onstage and rolls with the times through top-quality folk and country performance.
Notable Performances by Gordon Lightfoot
Lightfoot made a special showing to express a farewell to his favorite performance venue in Toronto, CA: Massey Hall. In Gordon Lightfoot’s folk career, he performed at Massey Hall on over 100 separate occasions. His July 2018 farewell performance to Massey Hall was anything but a dull lamentation. He immediately made plans to perform there when the hall announced it would close 2 years of renovations.
He cracked some lighthearted jokes about the remodeling plans and voiced that he hoped there would be an elevator put in. As he rolled through his folk songs, he surprised the audience with a symbolic outfit swap after intermission. He arrived on set wearing a red, velvet coat, and swapped it out for a blue one to match the stage lighting once the crowd returned from a break. Gordon Lightfoot said a positive farewell to his favorite venue and paid his respects to the venue and crowd by singing his most popular work.
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