This Canadian made quite a mark on American music.
Thursday, Feb. 26 –
Gordon Lightfoot has been writing and playing music for decades. Artists such as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Olivia Newton-John and Barbra Streisand, to name a few, have covered his songs. If you’re not already a fan, you may recognize some of his greatest hits, including “For Lovin’ Me,” “Early Morning Rain,” “Black Day in July” and “Ribbon of Darkness.” When Lightfoot was 20-years old, he moved to L.A. and sang on demonstration records and wrote and produced catchy commercials to pay for an education that focused on jazz and orchestration. Born in Canada and missing home, the United States didn’t keep him for long, but as his name and music grew louder, he’d return to the states on sound waves and stages. In 1964, back in Canada, Lightfoot would find a place for his talent in Toronto’s folk music scene. His break through U.S. moment came with “If You Could Read My Mind.” Gordon Lightfoot will be performing for fans at Tulsa’s Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady St., on Thursday, Feb. 26. For more information, visit www.bradytheater.com.