Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Gordon Lightfoot Live In Madison

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“Gordon Lightfoot–every time I hear a song of his, it’s like I wish it would last forever.” – Bob Dylan

The Capitol Theater will host the likes of yet another music legend this Thursday (September 15) when Gordon Lightfoot takes the stage.  We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see this icon of folk music after the jump.  Read on to get the details and find out how you could win!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bud Light Concerts at the Capitol welcomes

Frank Productions and True Endeavors present

AN EVENING WITH GORDON LIGHTFOOT

Capitol Theater – 8pm – $53 -Reserved Seating – All Ages

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Canadian Gordon Lightfoot first began to gain recognition in the mid-’60s as a songwriter when his compositions “For Lovin’ Me” and “Early Morning Rain” became hits for Peter, Paul & Mary, and Marty Robbins topped the country charts with “Ribbon of Darkness.” Lightfoot’s own style was understated, his tasteful folk arrangements topped by a gentle burr of a voice. His albums began to appear in 1966, but it was not until the start of the ’70s that he became a big success as a performer, scoring in 1970 with Sit Down Young Stranger, which contained his hit “If You Could Read My Mind,” a song with a typically flowing melodic line and gently poetic lyrics.

Thereafter, the first half of the ’70s were his. Lightfoot hit a peak in 1974 with Sundown, which went to number one, as did the title song when released on a single. Though he had developed a timeless style, Lightfoot was caught by the popular decline of folk-based music in the latter half of the 1970s, and has performed and recorded less frequently since, sometimes trying to conform to perceived commercial trends without success. But concert appearances in the early ’90s confirmed that he remained an engaging performer and that his catalog of original songs was hard to match. A Painter Passing Through was released in 1998.

In 2002 Lightfoot suffered a near-fatal abdominal hemorrhage while performing in his hometown of Orillia, Ontario, causing him to cancel his fall tour. When he awoke from a coma weeks later, the tenacious artist immediately began picking tracks from the 18 demos he’d recorded in 2001 and urged his band to flesh them out in the studio. Harmony, his 20th album, was released in May of 2004.

AllMusic.com

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WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS:  One of Gordon’s biggest hits, “If You Could Read My Mind,” has us thinking: if you could read the mind of any musician for a day, who would you choose and why?  Tell us about it in the comments section below.  Have your comments posted by tomorrow night (Wednesday, September 14) at 6:00pm.  A winner will be chosen and notified shortly thereafter. 

Want more chances to win?  We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Gordon on our Facebook Page today (September 13) and through our newsletter tomorrow (September 14).  Make sure you “like” our page and subscribe to our newsletter to maximize your chances of winning for this contest and many more to come! 

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7 Responses

  1. Bobby McFerrin. Every song he sings has a bit of magic in it

  2. Bob Dylan. Oh the stories he could tell!

  3. Carly Simon – who was the inspiration for “You’re So Vain,” does she still think about James Taylor, and what kind of life does she have now?

  4. Paul McCartney – It would be amazing to know his private thoughts about John, George, Ringo, Pete Best, Stu Sutcliffe, and the hundreds of other fascinating people he has known over the decades, not to mention getting some insight into the creative thought process he goes through in making all that great music.

  5. gotta see gorden lightfoot. my favorite. call me at 608-438-6478

  6. Tickets go to Jon for this one! Congrats!

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