Friday, June 4, 2010
Check out what other artists are saying about Gordon Lightfoot!
"Gordon Lightfoot; every time I hear a song of his, it's like I wish it would last forever. "
- Bob Dylan
"I've always been trying to write songs like Lightfoot. A song of mine like 'Come Monday' is a direct result of me trying to write a Gordon Lightfoot song."
- Jimmy Buffett
"Canadian Railroad Trilogy is an extremely fine piece of songwriting."
- Johnny Cash
"I know his voice almost as well as I know my own."
- David Foster
Grand Rapids, MI – Gordon Lightfoot will perform at DeVos Performance Hall Friday, June 11, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. The legend will perform his timeless hits including "If You Could Read My Mind," "Sundown," “Carefree Highway,” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and many more!
Since emerging from the Toronto folk club scene in the early ‘60s, Gordon Lightfoot has recorded 19 albums. He has had five Grammy nominations and has won 17 Juno Awards in his native Canada. In 1970, in recognition of his contributions in furthering Canadian culture, he received the prestigious Order of Canada citation; in November 1997 he was presented the Governor General’s Award—the highest official Canadian honor, which is conferred on very few (Joni Mitchell is another) for their international efforts in spreading Canadian culture. Gordon also was inducted into The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Harmony is Lightfoot’s 20th album. It is a stunning collection of new and previously unreleased songs and has been highly acclaimed by critics and fans alike. The album’s versatile title track “Harmony” is an ode to the word itself and can be interpreted as a depiction of Gordon’s love of songwriting, something that has brought him through the making of his latest album.
Ticket prices are $32.50, $42.50, $52.50 and $67.50. Tickets can be purchased at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena® box offices, Ticketmaster ticket centers including D&W Stores and select Family Fare locations, charge by phone: 1.800.745.3000 or on-line: ticketmaster.com.