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LSUballs
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Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
If so, how was it? He's playing in Asheville Monday night and I'm thinking about going. I don't really care to catch an old grizzled shell of a Gordon though. I've done that with Dylan and a few others and it's not worth it. 80 year old Gordon got any gas left in the tank?


TnMountaineer
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
Saw him last year. He’s slipping. Voice isn’t strong but it’s not embarrassing like Ronnie Milsap was. :/

Not a glowing review but it’s worth it.


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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
Amazing songwriter


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TigrrrDad
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
I’m so pissed that I’m missing him. He’ll be at one of the Biloxi casinos next weekend, but I’ll be out of town. I got on a Gordon kick in the past year and think he’s just amazing. Was elated when I saw he was coming, though my joy was short-lived when I realized I’d be out of town.


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Amadeo
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
Isn't he performing in Baton Rouge tonight?


MrBobDobalina
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
Damn I can't believe I didnt hear about this until after the show. Hope someone will report back. Unreal that it went under the radar on here and nothing on local radio!!


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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
I went to Gordon’s concert in BR last night - my third over the years with the first in 77 when he was in his prime. The instrumentals were perfect, not a note missed all night, and he played a solid 2 hour concert. But at 81 and with a few health issues his vocals are no where near you might hope but I knew that going in, and it was similar when I last saw him in BR about 6 or 7 years ago, and maybe has even fallen off a bit since then. That said, the audience loved him and you can likely catch a YouTube video of him from the last year or 2 to see what to expect expect relative to his vocals.

He told the audience his was his first concert in 5 months, they flew in from Toronto that morning, as he took a fall last summer and hurt his leg and he has a hematoma in the leg he is dealing with.- pulled up his pant legs to show the crowd his bandages. He also has sinusitis and on a few occasions between songs he’d have to stop, use some nose spray and tissues to deal with a runny nose - all in good fun and audience and he had a good laugh over it. Also complemented LSU over the national football championship.

If you are an avid G. Lightfoot fan, as I’ve am been for the past 4 decades, it’s worth it - I went b/c I expected to be the last concert I would see him.
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hogcard1964
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
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Saw him last year. He’s slipping. Voice isn’t strong but it’s not embarrassing like Ronnie Milsap was.


I saw Milsap literally drooling on himself on stage a few weeks ago.


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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
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CrawDude




Many thanks.




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TnMountaineer
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
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saw Milsap literally drooling on himself on stage a few weeks ago.


It’s so sad, man.

I love Ronnie. In his day he was amazing. He just needs to stop. I got to meet him three years ago and swore I wouldn’t see him again. I went against that last year and regretted it.


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fr33manator
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
I just realized the only song I know of his is The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.




Honest Tune
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
Sundown is one of the GOAT.

Canadian Railroad Trilogy is a great early morning coffee song.

He has many, many more.
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
Sun
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CSATiger
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
saw him tonight in Bossier. His voice is not what it used to be, but still recognizable. Back up band was solid


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auggie
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
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I just realized the only song I know of his is The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.


If you want to write songs, he is a good one to learn some things from.

My favorites are "Carefree Highway" and "If You Could Read My mind". I don't know if he wrote them, but he picked them out to record, and they are incredible songs.


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percy
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
Sundown was written about Cathy Smith, the woman who injected John Belushi with the speedball that killed him. She was Lightfoot's former girlfriend.


CSATiger
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
Yes, Gordon is rumored to have written it about her

"The song's lyrics seem to describe a troubled romantic relationship, (often cited as notorious groupie Cathy Smith) with the narrator recounting an affair with a "hard-loving woman [who's] got me feeling mean".

In a 2008 interview, Lightfoot said:

I think my girlfriend was out with her friends one night at a bar while I was at home writing songs. I thought, 'I wonder what she’s doing with her friends at that bar!' It’s that kind of a feeling. 'Where is my true love tonight? What is my true love doing?'[3]"
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LSUballs
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
Went and saw Gordon in Asheville. Good show. Crawdude’s synopsis above is spot on. He’s 80 and can’t belt it, but his vocals aren’t bad. The backing band is excellent. Glad I went
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re: Anybody happen to catch any of Gordon Lightfoot's farewell tour he's got going on?
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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.



One of the greatest songs written in that era.


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