Gordon Lightfoot ~ “If You Could Read My Mind”
Michael Monroe Presents: “If You Could Read My Mind,” Honoring the music of Gordon Lightfoot.
FEATURING: Michael Monroe Vocals/Acoustic Guitar, Tony Axtell Bass/Vocals/Keys, Dan Thayer Electric Guitar, Michael Pilhofer Drums.
“His name is synonymous with timeless songs about trains and shipwrecks, rivers and highways, lovers and loneliness.” Lightfoot’s biographer, Nicholas Jennings.
“Minnesota’s acoustic music master” (Jon Bream, Star Tribune) and Emmy Award-winning acoustic tunesmith, Michael Monroe, presents an evening of favorite songs by Canadian folk/pop singer-songwriter/guitarist and cherished troubadour, Gordon Lightfoot.
Expect to hear the very best of Gordon Lightfoot including, “For Lovin’ Me”, “Beautiful,” “Early Morning Rain” as well as his top US Hot 100 hits: “If You Could Read My Mind” (1970), “Sundown” (1974); “Carefree Highway” (1974), “Rainy Day People” (1975), and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” (1976). “Graced with a “dark-toned mellifluous voice,” (City Pages) Michael Monroe is honored to present this special tribute to the life and music of Gordon Lightfoot.
“I’ve never heard a song I didn’t like by Gordon Lightfoot. Whenever I hear a Gordon Lightfoot song, I never want it to end.” Bob Dylan
From vinyl to digital, Monroe is celebrating his 6th decade performing acoustic music for his profession. He plays hand-crafted Seaton guitars which are “works of art” and made of 200 year-old reclaimed wood from the bottom of Lake Superior. His rich vocals and crystal/bamboo flutes showcase his signature mellifluous sound. Monroe has recorded 11 original albums and 6 more recorded from his popular CDT tributes shows Moonshadow – A Cat Stevens Tribute, I Dig Peter Paul & Mary, James Taylor tunes in ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ and Folk Legends which feature folk-pop favorites by John Denver, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot and more.
Monroe’s award winning instrumental soundtracks have been featured on PBS/CBC, Toronto Enviro/New York Indie Film Festivals in the documentary “Chased By The Light” presenting Jim Brandenburg’s stunning photography. Monroe presented his music at his “Log Cabin Concerts” log home with his manager/spouse on Grand Marais’ North Shore for 17 years. In 2021, they returned to the Twin Cities after 28 years on ‘the shore.’ Their storied concerts were featured on Jason Davis’ On The Road on KSTP as well as in Lake Superior and Cabin Life Magazines.