Thursday, March 14, 2013

An Evening with Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot performed at the Capital Theatre last night, just one of the stops on his '50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour in the U.S. and Canada.

The Canadian singer-songwriter achieved international success in folk, folk-rock and country music and is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 60's and 70's. He was recently inducted into The Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York.

Some of his most popular songs include: Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, Sundown, Carefree Highway, Rainy Day People and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

The performance was a mix of both new songs and old favorites and while his singing is not as powerful as it once was, it was great to hear him perform his old hits.