Gordon Lightfoot Returns To The CCA June 22

Gordon Lightfoot Returns To The CCA June 22

Folk and pop icon Gordon Lightfoot returns to the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in Downtown Concord, NHon Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8PM. The artist is best known for hits like "If You Could Read My Mind", "Sundown", and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald".

According to the web site No Depression: The Journal or Roots Music, Lightfoot's love of music started at an early age. As a child, he was surrounded by an extended family who loved to sing at family gatherings. He soaked it up and soon he was singing for money at these get-togethers. He quickly realized he had a good voice and could do something with it. Lightfoot also began singing in the choir and at various functions/events around town; he even cut his first record before turning ten.

By 1965, Lightfoot had released a single, "I'm Not Sayin'" and other artists were singing their own versions of Lightfoot's songs. He wrote new songs everywhere he went and his talent grew in depth and expressiveness.

Several of Lightfoot's albums achieved gold and multi-platinum status internationally. His songs have been recorded by dozens of renowned artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Barbra Streisand, Sarah McLachlan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, Glen Campbell, The Irish Rovers, Olivia Newton-John and Paul Weller. Dylan called Lightfoot one of his favorite songwriters and observed that when he heard a Lightfoot song, he wished "it would last forever".

Tickets for the June 22 performance may be ordered by calling the Capitol Center for the Arts at (603) 225-1111 or online at ccanh.com. Tickets may also obtained at the Center's box office at 44 South Main St., Concord, NH, which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11AM to 6PM and Saturdays from 11AM-2PM.

About the Capitol Center for the Arts

The award-winning Capitol Center for the Arts (www.ccanh.com) inspires, educates, and entertains audiences by providing a quality venue for the performing arts as well as a wide range of professional-level, artistically-significant presentations. The Center is conveniently located off Rt. 93 in downtown Concord, New Hampshire and is close to several quality restaurants, shopping boutiques, and other area attractions. The facility first opened in 1927 as the Capitol Theatre, a prime stop on the Vaudeville circuit; it later became Concord's premier movie house and concert hall. After closing in 1989, it underwent a multi-million dollar renovation / modernization and reopened in 1995 as the Capitol Center for the Arts. Today, the Capitol Center is home to the 1,304-seat Chubb Theatre, the Spotlight Café, The Governor's Hall ballroom, and the Kimball House, a Victorian mansion.

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