Legendary singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot brings his 2013 tour to the city of Boston on Thursday November 7th at 8:00PM, at the Schubert Theatre in Boston MA. Lightfoot has been very active in 2013 on his tour, dubbed '50 YEARS ON THE CAREFREE HIGHWAY TOUR'. He is known for hits such as 'If You Could Read My Mind', 'Sundown", and 'Carefree Highway', and has influenced many other artists such as Dan Fogelberg, Jimmy Buffet, and Neil Young.
Lightfoot was born November 17, 1938 in the town Orilla, Ontario Canada. in 2012, Lightfoot has received many accolades, including nominated for several ASCAP awards for songwriting, and 16 Juno awards. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.
After a severe health scare in 2002 in which Lightfoot was in a coma for several weeks, he maintains a grueling tour schedule, and has more than 60 dates in his current 2013 tour. Lightfoot's work has been covered by such music legends as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Barbra Streisand, Richie Havens, Glen Campbell and Don Williams.
During a 2007 interview, Lightfoot says "I was under contract for 33 years, and when you're like that you're always under the gun to produce. You tend to ignore certain things and to become isolated, and you don't spend enough time thinking about other things like the business end and the family and even the live performances. Now I can concentrate on my shows, which is great because that's what I like best anyway."