Gordon Lightfoot is a quiet legend with Gold and Platinum albums in Canada and the US, 17 Junos (Canadian Grammys) and the Governor General’s Award for furthering Canadian Culture. He is one of the most successful singer/songwriters of his generation. Lightfoot’s influences touch on American folk and pop, but his deepest musical impulses come from his native Canada. He never felt the need to move to the US to be closer to the “industry.” “The fountain from which I drink is the Scottish fiddle and folk music combined with the mainstream pop and American country music,” Lightfoot said in a 2005 interview.
Lightfoot grew up in Orillia, just north of Toronto, singing and playing... Read More