Lightfoot to visit Interior

KAMLOOPS — It will be five days past his 73rd birthday when folk-rock legend Gordon Lightfoot visits the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops for an evening of hits Nov. 22.

  • Feb. 8, 2011 3:00 p.m.

KAMLOOPS — It will be five days past his 73rd birthday when folk-rock legend Gordon Lightfoot visits the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops for an evening of hits Nov. 22.

Lightfoot has long been respected as Canada’s greatest songwriter. Bob Dylan has always been a fan and observed that when he hears a Lightfoot song, he wishes “it would last forever.”

Fellow Canadian Robbie Robertson from The Band stated that Lightfoot is “his favourite Canadian songwriter and is absolutely a national treasure.”

Lightfoot has received numerous awards over his career, including 17 Juno Awards, inductions in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the companion of the Order of Canada, as well as five Grammy nominations.

Tickets to see Lightfoot are $59.50 and $69.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.ca or call (250) 374-9200.