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Old 09-17-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Yes, it's happening this coming Saturday, September the 21st at the Lake Simcoe Arms Restaurant on the shores of beautiful Lake Simcoe. Very close to Orillia, Ontario, the hometown of Gordon Lightfoot.

The band is made up of John Stinson on vocal, six and twelve string guitars, Kenyon Wallace on lead guitar. (Hey Kenyon, we'll want a song or two from you as well). Scott Williamson on bass and Jimmy Jones on keyboard.

Now, this is one show I don't want to miss!

Marian from the Mountains and I will be there.

Talk about living in the light of the bright silvery moon.

Doesn't get much better than this.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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Yes, it did happen and as expected it was a show once again that brought out those great sounds similar to the ones heard at the Massey Hall concerts during the early years of the Gordon Lightfoot Massey Hall concerts.

This is a well seasoned Gordon Lightfoot Tribute band that knows exactly how to make those tunes work.

John came through with his ever sounding Lightfoot voice and delivered all the great Gord songs we so love.

And of course with the band being right on with "Gord's chords" the audience was most appreciative, some even up dancing.

It's always a great feeling connecting with these folks, re-kindling previous events and just enjoying each others company.

It was a great setting for a dinner and show in that beautiful part of Ontario cottage country.

Gotta do that more often!

We look forward to future gigs for the Lightfoot Tribute Band.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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hi Ron, it was terrific seeing you guys (you both looked sharp!) and Terry's best friend, Johann and other musicians like Scott's colleague, Al. Cosy venue, eh...

One fella at the Orillia festival said "I loved it all, I don't recall Gordon playing right in the streets of this town... you were immersed, passersby and all"

17 songs in 60 minutes ...quite a barrage...Mariposa market, patios bustling

the culture organizer folks said "we weren't quite expecting THAT! Who are you?"

i wasn't sure what to expect either, but getting the call mid summer, then making the trek and quickly setting up in 15 minutes, and suddenly playing Gord's hometown, well, ranks way up there in my musical journal...what fans

btw, as we try carry the Gord torch, I carried the Sam the Record Man one

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Old 10-02-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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you coulda swung by here and picked me up!
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:16 PM   #6
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would need roofrack, lol...but ya, would have been a great chance to catchup

i (try) zoom across 401 to 407 to 400 to 11 and it still takes 2 hours to Orillia

wife and kid were disappointed there was no room for them to come along

so i grabbed camera and handed it to one of the sis's who lives there ..voila
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:21 PM   #7
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where'd you get the SAM's shirt?
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:48 PM   #8
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last (record) man standing.... i assume you now need X-small ...me 3X, lol

http://www.samsbelleville.com/store/...-t-shirtmedium

a bro xmas gift... i used to go there all the time on way to 1000 Islands
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:48 PM   #9
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Hey guys.

You are most definitely carrying the torch and to a whole new level.

You look great on stage and you're certainly not short on talent when it comes to delivering those great Gord tunes.

It sure was a special day in Orillia and had I not been booked to play Gord tunes in another part of the Province we could have collected our Charbelle and made the trek to Gordtown.

Never rains but it pours eh? Feast or a famine!

Gotta get me a "Sam" shirt!
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:36 AM   #10
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booked to play Gord tunes in another part of the Province
so the entire province was alive with the songs of GL on Culture Day!

man, you've been carrying that torch for 4 decades from coast to coast

thanks for the very supportive words... we only got to cram in half of the show but hope to play again soon..cheers, Ron ...welcome back to T.O.!!

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For Lovin’ Me
Sundown
Never Too Close
Did She Mention My Name
Alberta Bound
Cotton Jenny
Second Cup of Coffee
Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald
Cold on the Shoulder
Rainy Day People
Song For a Winters Night
Steel Rail Blues
If You Could Read My Mind
Pony Man
Early Morning Rain
Black Day in July
Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Too Much to Lose
Minstrel of the Dawn
Christian Island
Don Quixote
If Children Had Wings
Sit Down Young Stranger
Ode To Big Blue
Inspiration Lady
Beautiful
You Are What I Am
Triangle
High and Dry
Summer Side of Life
Watchman’s Gone
Carefree Highway
Summertime Dream

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYPrlAOUp_E&hd=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYPrlAOUp_E

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Old 10-03-2013, 03:56 PM   #11
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bit in the the newspaper today:

"The John Stinson Band played music by Gordon Lightfoot ... I was struck by how much he sounded like him."


hey char, maybe this thread (and Orillia Culture and Tony Rice should be moved to Covers?) ... there's lots of new Gord info and that stuff should stay at the top... be different if it was a ghost town herel
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #12
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The video sounds terrific ... you guys have really nailed the Lightfoot material. Well done.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:03 AM   #13
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Hey guys.

I have to commend you on this classic photo. It just grabbed me in a way that sent me scrambling into my collection of Gord's songbooks where I discovered two images of Gord together with his crew.

Some cool resemblences there!

Sorry I don't have the know how to put them up here for view but one is from the "Shadows" album and the other from the "Salute" album.

If my son Liam drops by this weekend I'll get him to help get them up for view.

I really should go and take a seniors computer course!
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:06 PM   #14
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The video sounds terrific ... you guys have really nailed the Lightfoot material. Well done.
hey, thanks, Tony... you think there's an appropriate venue/audience in the Horseshoe area? (without going right around the bend! lol)

i was just listening back to a tribute jam about 5 years ago with you on cool bass for cotton jenny, sundown, SFAWN! ... we still forget to bring sleigh bells to the gigs!

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Old 10-06-2013, 01:18 PM   #15
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I really should go and take a seniors computer course!
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hey, you're doing fine, Ron... that'll be interesting to see... weren't trying to resemble anything (you cant tell that from our guy's stage positioning too) but considered crossing Mississaga St. in Abbey Road stride...we couldnt find a striped crosswalk, and besides, too dangerous with those high speed scooters on the streets, on the sidewalks... and on the curbs
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:47 PM   #16
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hey, thanks, Tony... you think there's an appropriate venue/audience in the Horseshoe area? (without going right around the bend! lol)

i was just listening back to a tribute jam about 5 years ago with you on cool bass for cotton jenny, sundown, SFAWN! ... we still forget to bring sleigh bells to the gigs!
Gee there's gotta be a ton of places in the Horseshoe that would love your show, let me give it some thought!
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:47 PM   #17
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let me give it some thought!
cool, TG ... lots of cheap local talents in that area and catering to 20 and 30somethings... they are the ones tossing back the shooters ...GL has wide appeal but a certain demographic of live event goers it seems... i mean there are about 5 Canadians here at corfid...but a quality 5

we've been quite spoiled playing to some quality GL audiences lately ...dont want to land spot that wants top40..20 somethings might (not) get Restless!
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:07 PM   #18
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That's true ... I was going to suggest legions and such, but people there was to drink and dance, as with most establishments serving alcohol. Trying to think of spots that might take a "sit down" crowd. Something like Hugh's Room.
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