Bluegrass Does Gordon Lightfoot

On May 5th, the world lost Gordon Lightfoot, one of the most influential and accomplished folk musicians of all time. Lightfoot’s complex yet gentle songwriting, often with environmentalist and transcendentalist undertones, made his works big hits in rock, folk, and of course, bluegrass—where one of his biggest fans was Tony Rice. But many other artists from Lightfoot’s heyday in the 1960s and 1970s as well as today also performed their own renditions of the Canadian master’s greatest songs, including Russ Carson’s rendition of “Redwood Hill,” Dan Tyminski’s version of “Ten Degrees and Getting Colder,” and more. Enjoy this playlist of Gordon Lightfoot’s greatest hits done bluegrass style!


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