Music legend Gordon Lightfoot performed at the Saban Theater on March 9 as part of his “80 Years Strong Tour.” Lightfoot, a Canadian artist, rose to fame starting in the mid-60s with a number of Top 40 hits through the '80s. Lightfoot’s songs have been covered by some of the biggest names in music from Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash, to Bob Dylan. The Band’s Robbie Robertson called Lightfoot “A National Treasure,” while Bob Dylan stated he was one of his favorite songwriters. There have been many great moments of Lightfoot’s 60-year career from being a featured performer in the 1988 Winter Olympics in his home country to being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. Since 1966 Lightfoot has released 19 studio albums four of which went to number one in Canada.
When it comes to living legends in music, Lightfoot is a very important one and is a must-see concert. Lightfoot not only sounds great, but has a fantastic band. Lightfoot’s show was broken into two sets and included many classics like “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway, Sundown,” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”
At this time, Lightfoot has dates booked through Dec. 1