Gordon Lightfoot

Awhile back I did a short blog post on an appearance by acclaimed 1960s folk icon Art Garfunkel at Casino Regina. On Friday, Nov. 7 the casino welcomes another titan from that era when Canadian folk legend Gordon Lightfoot takes the stage. Fans likely remember the health scares Lightfoot had in the early and mid-2000s related to an abdominal aortic aneurysm and a stroke, but he’s since recovered and in 2012 performed his “Canadian Railroad Trilogy” as part of the half-time show at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto.

Friday’s show at Casino Regina comes just 10 days before Lightfoot celebrates his 76th birthday. Doors are at 7:15 p.m., and tickets areĀ $75/$80. To close, here’s video of Lightfoot’s Grey Cup performance:

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3 thoughts on “Gordon Lightfoot”

  1. Fuckin’. Rock is so obviously dead. They don’t even bother promoting these concerts anymore. I had no idea he was coming.

  2. Don’t know where you’ve been, Talbot, but this has been advertised for weeks. And GL isn’t rock, he’s folk.

  3. He’s in the Pantheon of Canadian rock. I’m not sure you can say he’s a folk star (with a plastic red guitar) but he’s certainly a rock star, or was. As for the promo of this concert, I dunno, tho Casino is normally off my radar, unless it’s Jon Secada – Then I’m there with cicadas on.

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