Icon plays around sundown.Byline: Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard
If you could read my mind, you'd know I was thinking that it's got to be tough out there for icons.
Gordon Lightfoot's mug is on a Canadian postage stamp postage stamp, government stamp affixed to mail to indicate payment of postage. The term includes stamps printed or embossed on postcards and envelopes as well as the adhesive labels. , so he's up there with Willie Nelson in the living legends The Living Legends crew is a group of eight West Coast hip hop artists. Although their roots lie in Los Angeles and Oakland, the Legends also have fans worldwide. Background category.
And Lightfoot surely will face expectations similar to the ones Nelson did during his Cuthbert show in July, when the audience seemed to amicably tolerate the new stuff while wanting to hear the hits they could sing or hum along with.
Lightfoot might have become a superstar of the folk world in the early 1970s, but the man is still cranking out albums. The latest of them arrived in 2004, two years after he suffered a near-fatal burst artery while on stage.
Expect Lightfoot to share his new material with you. So if you need to, go buy the discs right now and study up until the 8 p.m. showtime.
Tonight's concert promises to be a mix of the old and the new, as most veterans still on the road want to put on a good show.
The Canadian folk singer has been on the scene since the early '60s. He penned songs that Peter, Paul & Mary and other popular acts of the day made into hits.
Although Lightfoot has the gift of writing timeless songs, particularly ballads, "If You Could Read My Mind" is probably his most famous. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a news bio, the song reached No. 5 on the U.S. charts and is one of the most covered songs in popular music history.
Lightfoot has recorded more than 200 songs and been nominated for five Grammys. He has won 17 Junos, his country's equivalent to the Grammy.
Other successful and respected performing songwriters - including Dan Fogelberg, Jimmy Buffett, Jim Croce James Joseph Croce, pronounced (KRŌCH-ē) (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973), popularly known as Jim Croce, was an American singer-songwriter. Early life
Croce was born in South Philadelphia. and Ron Sexsmith Ronald Eldon Sexsmith (born 8 January 1964) is a Canadian singer-songwriter from St. Catharines, Ontario, currently based in Toronto. Career
Sexsmith started his first band at 14. - have cited Lightfoot as an influence.
Buffett says in a news release that he's always trying to write like Lightfoot.
"A song of mine like 'Come Monday' is a direct result of me trying to write a Gordon Lightfoot Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr., CC, O.Ont, LL.D (hon.) (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian folk singer, composer, lyricist and poet. Life
Lightfoot was born November 17 1938, to Jessica Lightfoot and Gordon Meredith Lightfoot in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. song," Buffett says.
In 2002, during a concert in his hometown of Orillia, Ontario Orillia, (2006 population 30,259 ; CA population 40,532 — 39th largest CA in terms of population) pronounced ōrĭl'ēə, is a city located in Simcoe County in south-central Ontario, Canada, on Lake Couchiching. , Lightfoot fell down after an artery burst. He was in a coma for six weeks, the bio says, but during his recovery he worked on his 2004 release, "Harmony."
He resumed touring in 2005.
What: Folk singer, composer, lyricist lyr·i·cist
A writer of song lyrics. Also called lyrist.
Noun 1. lyricist - a person who writes the words for songs
lyrist and poet
When: 8 p.m. today
Where: Cuthbert Amphitheater, 555 Day Island Road
Tickets: $60 for reserved seating and $30 for general admission
Gordon Lightfoot might be the best-loved Canadian singer-songwriter this side of Neil Young.