On May 1 we lost Gordon Lighhtfoot, one of the greatest songwriters of our time. His biographer Nicholas Jennings said, "His name is synonymous with timeless songs about trains and shipwrecks, rivers and highways, lovers and loneliness."
Today’s program is a musical tribute, featuring interpretations of his greatest songs by some terrific artists, and a few rarities.
You’ll have to wait for the Annual Gales of November show to hear his shipwreck songs.
The program closes with a set by the man himself.
Featured artists include Johnny Cash, Tony Rice, Alison Krauss, Eva Cassidy, Nana Mouskouri, Harry Belafonte, Nanci Griffith, Billy Strings, Sandy Denny’s folk-rock group Fotheringay, Canadian singer-songwriters James Keelaghan and Harry Manx, local troubadour Tom May, and more.