We saw Canadian national treasure Gordon Lightfoot and his band play before a full house on Friday night at the beautifully restored Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
At 78 and only a few years after a near-death experience, Lightfoot's haunting soprano voice may not be what it once was, but the songs still ring out and the deeply evocative feelings are, if anything, stronger than ever.
He closed with my all-time Lightfoot fave, "Early Morning Rain," and read my mind when he did "If You Could Read My Mind," another of his gems from back in the day that are reminders that folk music lives on and that country music (Lightfoot was once a huge country star) didn't used to be all pickup trucks and treacle.
Here's a 2015 NPR interview with the man himself.
PHOTOGRAPH BY JARED WINGATE
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