Gordon Lightfoot is the latest guest on Alec Baldwin’s WNYC Studios

Alec Baldwin, Gordon Lightfoot and B.C.Fiedler following the taping of the interview special in Toronto, Canada.

Gordon Lightfoot sits down with Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin for an extensive interview on Baldwin’s WNYC Studios podcast, Here’s The Thing. The interview covers Lightfoot’s 50 active years of hit song making, and the illustrious career that has earned Gordon Lightfoot a place amongst some of the all-time greatest singer/ songwriters.  The episode is now live HERE

Here’s The Thing is a series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by Alec Baldwin.  Alec talks with artists, policy makers and performers – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and what relationships influenced their work.  Comedian Chris Rock, political strategist Ed Rollins and Oscar winner Michael Douglas are just some of the guests who have been featured on the podcast.

A national treasure, Gordon Lightfoot is beloved by music fans around the world. Born November 17, 1938 in Orillia, Ontario Gordon Lightfoot studied at Los Angeles’ Westlake College of Music. He returned to Canada in the early 1960s and began performing at the “Riverboat” in Toronto and in coffee houses throughout Canada and the United States. In 1966, his debut album Lightfoot! was released. Tracks such as For Lovin’ Me, Early Morning Rain, Steel Rail Blues and Ribbon of Darkness brought him international recognition as a songwriter. As a result, cover versions of his songs were recorded by artists such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash, and countless others.  In 1971 Gordon earned his first Top Ten hit when If You Could Read My Mind became an international sensation. In 1974, his classic single, Sundown, went to No.1 on the American charts, followed two years later by The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, inspired by a Newsweek magazine article; it reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard charts. In 2004, he released his 20th album Harmony, and his iconic Massey Hall residencies are celebrated with the release of his most recent album Massey Hall Moments – All Live, a collection of live recordings of the finest Massey Hall performances, recorded between 1998 and 2001.

Gordon Lightfoot continues to perform extensively throughout the United States and Canada, giving approximately 75-80 concerts each year; and more recently appears at Massey Hall every second year. Gordon returns to Massey Hall for a 4-night residency from Wednesday, November 23rd though Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mr. Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2001. In May 2003 was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and is also a member of the Order of Ontario.  In 2004 was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and, in 2012 into the U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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