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Now-octogeneous Lightfoot performs cold in a warmth of appreciative fans

Gordon Lightfoot performs at NAC in Ottawa on Sunday, November 18, 2018. (Patrick Doyle) ORG XMIT: 1119 gordon lightfoot 03

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Gordon Lightfoot

Southam Hall, National Arts Center

Sunday was reviewed

Gordon Lightfoot joined his 80th anniversary weekend fighting his scratch neck and breaking his songs at the National Arts Center.

At one time, the song singer and legendary composer compressed and blew his nose, smoked that he felt like Luciano Pavarotti, who used to cancel shows when he had cough.

No lightfoot A little cold did not slow it down. He sold for her normal average humor on Sunday night, although her voice had an extra rape and she had some previous power.

In his 81th concert of 2018, the songwriter of the songs of Canada introduced two generous series of music, although he tightened many of his melodies to squeeze as many songs as possible to the night, a technique made for Satisfactory versions of some of her most hits.

The older musician made his entrance to stable care, and a crowd eager to sing him a happy birthday. Unintentionally they cut them off, rather than jumping to Waiting for You, his winter images, "So far in the north, up here in the snow," hit an appropriate note in Ottawa covered snow.

In the next song sheet, the crowd started the birthday song and Lightfoot let them sing, apologize for interruption for the first time. The relocation did not stop there. "We love you, Gord," said someone.

"We're really happy," he said. "That's why we've been doing this for 57 years. Ninety eight now," he'll correct himself, reminding him to give her a bank clerk post on 24 to take a gig like square dance singer.

Any weakness in Lightfoot's voicework was abolished by the talents of its long-time band members. Rick Haynes gave the heart anxiety, Barry Keane had a mild touch on the drums and Mike Heffernan gave color and texture on keyboards. Carter Lancaster guitarist was a treatment to watch, fill out the songs with acoustic photos inspired by flamenco and running electric fluid.

Gordon Lightfoot performs at NAC in Ottawa on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Patrick Doyle / Postmedia

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Between songs, Lightfoot noted the success of the Redblacks of the Gray Cup, who mentioned his 80th birthday party at home home Orillia the previous night, and commentary kept running on his guitar drawings and adaptations.

Canada Canada's Canadian Trade Hall responded between a six-stringed guitar and a 12-string guitar, and it came back to a selection of songs that went back to the early days, including counterfeit like Cotton Jenny, Too Many Clues in this Room, Never Zoom, Shadows, Leave A Ride And Beautiful. Also, there was a quicker version of a classic story song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

The highlight of the second set was Lightfoot's story of almost a meeting with Elvis Presley, and a satisfactory version of Early Morning Rain, which included Elvis.

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