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Bob Dylan once said this about his favorite songwriter… “I can't think of any Gordon Lightfoot song I don't like. Everytime I hear a song of his, it's like I wish it would last forever.” Gordon Lightfoot has influenced some of the most famed songwriters including Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Buffett and John Prine. His songs including “Sundown,” “If You Could Read My Mind” and “Early Morning Rain” have been recorded by hundreds of artists including Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Mathis, Peter, Paul & Mary and many more. A native of Ontario, Canada, Gordon Lightfoot has recorded more than 20 studio and live albums and toured all over the United States and Canada throughout his roughly half-century long career. In the press he’s regularly called an icon, a legend in folk and rock music and is referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter. We are honored to welcome Gordon Lightfoot.
Most painters stick to their own unique style, but sometimes an artist comes along who becomes as proficient painting landscapes as portraits. In the world of music, this same concept usually applies to songwriters and recording artists. Roger Guth, our special guest has a lot of colors on his artistic palette. Known to many as the drummer in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band since 1989, Roger Guth has recorded 3 solo albums, the first two “Scotch” and “Cowboy Ballet” feature Roger Guth singing his own diverse collection of songs. In 2016, he released “Tin Roof,” featuring six new instrumental jazz compositions, four of which were co-written with his longtime songwriting collaborator Peter Mayer, who has had a working relationship with Roger Guth for more than 30 years. In 1985, Roger Guth, brothers Peter and Jim Mayer formed the pop group PM which was signed to Warner Brothers releasing the top 10 hit, “Piece of Paradise.” Roger Guth along with the Mayer Brothers went on to join Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, an association that continues to this day.
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ROGER GUTH'S new album "TIN ROOF" is six new jazz compositions written by Roger Guth with 4 co-written by Peter Mayer. The album features performances by world-class musicians Roger Guth, Peter Mayer, Jim Mayer, Tom Kennedy, Mac McAnally, John Lovell, Chris Walters, Jay Oliver and Eric Darken.