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Old 03-11-2019, 10:13 AM   #1
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Default PASADENA,CA.March 1,2019 @ The Rose Theatre - SETLIST

Waiting for You
The Watchman’s Gone
Never Too Close
A Painter Passing Through
Race Among the Ruins
The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Carefree Highway
Cotton Jenny
Ribbon of Darkness
14 Karat Gold
I’d Rather Press On
Let It Ride
If You Could Read My Mind
Baby Step Back
Early Morning Rain
Rainy Day People
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:59 AM   #2
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Default PASADENA NOW article-March 12, 2019

Gordon Lightfoot To Illuminate The Rose

Published : Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 5:04 AM

The perennial Gordon Lightfoot’s current tour, which will settle into The Rose, March 17, highlights his arrival and survival as an octogenarian in the music business. That he can sustain quite so many dates in quite so many places attests to the multigenerational appeal of his music. When you are 80, you’ve lost a goodly portion of your cohort.

Lightfoot, like many Canadians, comes without an edge. His songs can be full-on folksy and, after so many years, conjure up a quainter world no longer evident. But he never was labeled a bland, commercial force.

A balladeer, Lightfoot’s craft as a songwriter was too strong, the yarns seasoned with just enough booze and sex to make it more… interesting. He could do history with elegiac drama (Canadian Railroad Trilogy), grasping philosophy (Sit Down Young Stranger), literature (Don Quixote) to name a few topics covered over 50 years of picking and strumming.

But his triumphs, culminating in “If You Could Read My Mind,” were about love divine. Through songs like “Affair on Eighth Street,” “All the Lovely Ladies,” and “Go-Go Dancer,” Lightfoot examined the vagaries of romance, plumbed the bittersweet endings, the loves unrequited, and sometimes found himself, “in a room where you do what you don’t confess,” as in “Sundown,” which cracked the American Top 40 when Jimmy Carter was president.

Sandy-haired, whisky-complected, rangy, Lightfoot made a believable, sympathetic philandering songman with a woman in every town, very much the Westerner and solitary countryman.

He has lived his life in a business that thrives on instability; a road warrior with a guitar. In 2011, Lightfoot lost his guitarist of 40 years, Terry Clements, a man he said could play anything he asked of him. No one would have blamed Lightfoot if he had folded the tent then, but he didn’t and Pasadena, on Sunday, will be the richer for it.

The Rose, 245 East Green Street. Show starts at 9 p.m.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: PASADENA NOW article-March 12, 2019

And the award for how many mistakes can you have in one article goes to...the guy who wrote this!

His title is Managing Editor!
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