Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sell-out at King Cultural and Heritage Centre

 Photos by Barry Wallace
Gordon Lightfoot tribute band a hit
It was sell-out for the the Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Band, featuring John Stinson, on Saturday evening at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre.   The two-hour show stretched into three hours as the four-member tribute band sang and played selections from over 20 of Lightfoot's studio albums.   Every song was received with enthusiastic applause and hooting and hollering.   Pictured at top is John Stinson, the featured singer and rhythm guitarist, as well as inspirational leader of the tribute band, singing one of the Lightfoot hits.   Pictured below is part of the full-house audience.

Pictured above are Steve Eyers (on the left) bass guitar, and Jim Jones (right) keyboardist.   Below, on the
right, is Eric Kidd, lead guitarist.   While John Stinson was the lead vocalist, all three of his sidemen provided vocal back-ups and great harmony.   A number of the evening's selections were songs written by Lightfoot when he lived on a farm in King Township in the 1970s.   Pictured below are two of the many people that brought the evening together.   On the left is Teri Hastings, Executive Director of Arts Society King which organized the evening's presentation.   On the right is Karen Novia, the Executive Director of Oak Ridges Retirement Community which was the event's exclusive sponsor. 

Arts Society King members, who made up the Live Music in King Committee, which organized the evening included Phyllis Vernon, Lynda Rogers, Len Vernon, John Ebata and Denny Starritt.

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