Steve Richards had a chance to talk to Canada’s most celebrated songwriter, and international folk legend Gordon Lightfoot recently. He just released a new album SOLO. The album sees Lightfoot returning to the studio to release his first album of new music since 2004’s Harmony.

Of the new work, Lightfoot says, “I thought my fans would be interested in hearing what songs sound like when first written.”

He has been awarded the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Canada’s highest honor in the performing arts, as well as being named a Companion of the Order of Canada. His hits include “Sundown,” “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” and “If You Could Read My Mind.” Lightfoot has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as Canada’s Walk of Fame. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Elvis Presley, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Eric Clapton and The Tragically Hip

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Gordon Lightfoot " Oh So Sweet" from the new album SOLO.

Gordon Lightfoot " Sundown"

 

 

 

Album Photo Courtesy of Rhino Records.