One of Canada’s greatest treasures and member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Gordon Lightfoot will travel to the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts at Trine University in Angola on Sept. 21 for a night full of hits and stories that you won’t soon forget.
At 80 years old, Lightfoot is still delighting audiences as he continues touring on a fairly consistent basis. Having recorded 20 albums and garnering five Grammy nominations, Lightfoot’s five-decade-long career has allowed him to amass a song catalog that compares favorably with just about any other all-time great. His radio hits in the U.S. have earned five No. 1s, five Top 10s, and 13 Top 40 hits. In his home country of Canada he has done even better, earning 16 No. 1s, 18 Top 10s and 21 Top 40 hits.
Some of his better known songs include “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “Beautiful,” and “Rainy Day People.”
The concert is likely to include many of those songs but also promises some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics, all woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes.