Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert to be held

Gary Brandt and Jackie Davidson (Courtesy photo)

MARQUETTE — Enjoy a weeknight Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert with Jackie and Gary at the Peter White Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday in the library’s community room.

Jackie Davidson started music at the age of 15 as a church organist. After college, she joined the trio, The Randy Sparks 3 which later became the Grammy award-winning group, The New Christy Minstrels. Performing throughout the country, she had the honor of playing at both the White House during the Johnson administration and Carnegie Hall. In 2010, Davidson joined Gary Brandt.

Brandt is a folklorist, singer and songwriter from Michigan. A retired educator and coach, he has performed at a variety of venues. His multi-media program, “Land to the West,” has had over 300 performances across the country, and his song, “Somewhere in Montana,” has been featured in western poetry publications.

Brandt started the Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Concert in 2013. He and Davidson tell stories of Gordon Lightfoot and sing hits such as “Early Morning Rain” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” Be sure to bring your singing voices, as they like to finish their program with a sing-along medley of classic folksongs.

There is no admission charge to the attend the concert thanks to sponsorship by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.