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Old 06-25-2007, 07:58 AM   #1
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Posted on Sun, Jun. 24, 2007reprint or license print email Digg it AIM A familiar voice that his faithful fans follow
Star-Telegram staff writer

Special to the S-T/Loli Kantor
Gordon Lightfoot gave a steady show at Bass Hall on Saturday night. FORT WORTH -- Gordon Lightfoot's show Saturday night at Bass Performance Hall was an illustration of an artist's connection with his fans.

To many of us, the Canadian singer is a guy who had a few Top 40 hits in the '70s. But the faithful have followed him into the 21st century as he continues to record, more than 30 years after the Edmund Fitzgerald's wreck inspired Lightfoot's best-known song.

A burst artery put Lightfoot, now 68, in a coma for six weeks in 2002, and he's looking pretty gaunt these days. But his voice is still familiar, an almost high-lonesome sound. His pleasant, steady set featured strong support from guitarist Terry Clements, drummer Barry Keane, bassist Rick Haynes and keyboardist Mike Heffernan.

Many highlights came from Lightfoot songs made famous by others, such as opener Cotton Jenny (Anne Murray) and Ribbon of Darkness (Marty Robbins), which segued beautifully into Sundown.

But the crowd responded just as well to more esoteric material, such as Old Dan's Recordsand Don Quixote.

They know Lightfoot goes much deeper than If You Can Read My Mind, and he provided enough reasons for his connection with them to last.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:25 AM   #2
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Originally posted by charlene:
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thanks to CHar for so adroitly and quickly finding that review and thanks to the continuing flow of "Faithful fans" for reporting back to us
especial thanks and welcome to new message poster Roger the Guinn for revealing who made it to Fort Worth.(we met Roger snd his wife and talented son when we visited Roswell NM back in 2002 a delightful experience)

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Old 06-25-2007, 12:15 PM   #3
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We thought the aliens had carted you off!

But actually, we were at the Austin concert--couldn't stand not being around lightheads with guitars--and we'd heard of no jam sessions in Ft worth.

(You know the traffic is bad when you'd rather drive 4 hours to Austin to a concert than the 22 miles to Downtown Ft Worth!!!)
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