Legendary singer-songwriter and folk-pop pioneer Gordon Lightfoot helped define the sound of '60s folk with his rootsy voice and politically-minded songs. A half a century later, Lightfoot continues to be a beacon of authenticity, taking the stage with little more than a mic and his trusty twelve-string guitar to deliver no-frills renditions of laid-back, wide-eyed classics like "Sundown" and "Sit Down Young Stranger." Joined by a talented band of backing players for his upcoming tour, Lightfoot will lead fans on a golden-toned stroll down memory lane.
Ontario-born Gordon Lightfoot got an early start in music, performing in church choirs during his youth and making his first appearance at Toronto's historic Massey Hall at just age 12. After teaching himself folk guitar in high school, Lightfoot spent some time in Hollywood studying jazz and orchestration before moving back to Toronto in 1960 and cutting his teeth in the city's coffee house music scene. Regional early-'60s hits like "Remember Me (I'm the One)" and "Negotiations" helped build his reputation as a songwriter, and before long a variety of high-profile artists -- including Elvis Presley and Peter, Paul, and Mary -- were recording versions of his songs. His biggest success as a solo artist came in the '70s, when he topped Canadian charts with four albums and scored his first US No. 1 with 1974's "Sundown." With 19 studio albums and more than five decades' worth of touring under his belt, Lightfoot brings plenty of experience with him on the road as he sets out for another round of tour dates.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKET SAY:
"Gordon was on fire. His voice was strong, and he was in a great mood."
"Great show ! Loved having the chance to hear all those wonderful hits sung with all the
feeling they were recorded with."
"Gordon Lightfoot was amazing! He played all the classics and many other gems. Mr. Lightfoot was witty, light-spirited, and very humble with his fans. The accompanying band was wonderful as well."
Nice venue, disappointing performance
Gordon Lightfoot had such a beautiful voice, but sadly it has faded away with age. He was engaging with the audience and sang all of his hits, but it was a disappointment to hear them again with such a weakened voice.
Great Songs - Good Venue
Mr. Lightfoot sang all of his hit songs as well as the songs his fans know and love but perhaps not as well known to the general public. He received a well-deserved standing ovation. His band was excellent! The venue was very good with about 950 seats. The only problem, if you sat near the rear, was the loud noises of the Casino Staff which detracted from the concert. Their loud conversations continued even after I spoke to them about their rude behavior.
Needed more volume
They need to turn it up so you don't hear neighbors talking. This was like a coffee house and not a concert.
Gordi is a Legend
This performance lived up to the legend of Gordon Lightfoot!!
Great Gordon Lightfoot concert!
This was my 3rd time seeing him live. He put on a great show and played all of his well known songs. I had a great time!