Legendary singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot returns to Clearwater

Legendary singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot returns to Clearwater to perform at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday, February 13 at 8 pm. After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats.  His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, Sundown, (That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Ribbon of Darkness, Beautiful, Song For A Winter’s Night and Rainy Day People just to name a few.  In 2012, Lightfoot was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

But this year is special for the legendary artist, who has announced plans for a cross-country U.S. tour that will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics.  All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career.  The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.

It was 2004 when music icon Gordon Lightfoot last delivered a new song to fans, but in 2016, the song Plans of My Own, was released worldwide. The song, recorded in 2001, is a sentimental story about moving on to new things. It was recorded solo, featuring Lightfoot’s signature voice and classic fingerpicking style on 12-string acoustic guitar. It’s classic Lightfoot, with an addictive melody.

Bob Dylan has said of Gordon Lightfoot and his music, “Lightfoot has been a mentor for a long time. I think he probably still is to this day.  I can’t think of any Gordon Lightfoot song I don’t like.  Every time I hear a song of his, I wish it would last forever.”  

Kris Kristofferson commented, “Gordon Lightfoot has created some of the most beautiful and lasting music of our time. He is Bob Dylan’s favorite singer/songwriter – high praise from the best of us, applauded by the rest of us.” 

And the late, great Johnny Cash said, Canadian Railroad Trilogy is an extremely fine piece of

Reserved tickets are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater or by calling 727.791.7400.  The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm and one hour prior to show time. Patrons may also purchase tickets at 24/7. A limited number of VIP dining packages, which include a premium seat and a choice of two pre fixe menu dinner options at Clear Sky on Cleveland Street are also available. For more information, please visit