Evening Music: Jerry Popiel "Music of Gordon Lightfoot"

 Sunday, August 2, 2020 
6:00pm-7:15pm  
Steele Memorial Bandstand

Jerry Popiel will perform a tribute to the music of Gordon Lightfoot in his solo acoustic show.

Focusing on Lightfoot’s most iconic material from 1966-1976, hear famous hits and memorable pieces, including “Sundown,” “Rainy Day People,” “Carefree Highway,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” and of course, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” Popiel does not try to imitate Lightfoot (nobody can!), but simply renders performances that are true to the originals, played on identical instruments including the famous Gibson B-45 12-string and Martin D-18 acoustic guitars.

Popiel is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, recording engineer, mandolinist, bassist, keyboardist and percussionist. He performs regularly as a solo acoustic guitarist and singer, but also sometimes with his backing band Osage Orange. Popiel is also a member of Indie rock band Cat o’ Nines and the 1970s tribute band Cowbell Fever, co-starring as mellow, long-haired guitarist Donny Europa.

He has performed as an opening act for musicians such as Leon Russell, Sister Hazel, The Fixx and Ambrosia, as well as Blossom Music Center VIP Club entertainment before James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, Dierks Bentley and the Zac Brown Band.

Masks required. Please practice safe social distancing. While some seating is provided in Bettinger Park, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.

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