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Gordon Lightfoot performs single show

Sept. 18, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Five-time Grammy nominee Gordon Lightfoot will take the stage of Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium for a single performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.

Since emerging from the Toronto folk club scene in the early 1960s, Lightfoot has recorded 19 albums and won 17 Juno Awards in his native Canada. He is best known for the hit songs "If You Could Read My Mind," "Sundown" and "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."

Lightfoot helped define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 70s, influencing musicians Gene Clark, Dan Fogelberg and Jimmy Buffett, among others. Named Canadian male recording artist of the decade in 1980, his signature folk-based acoustic guitar and baritone voice have won him such fans as the legendary Dylan, who named Lightfoot as one of his favorite songwriters.

Tickets for Gordon Lightfoot at Miller Auditorium are on sale now and range from $37.25 to $47.25. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie (269) 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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