THE EDMUND FITZGERALD: The Stories-The Song at Benzonia Public LibraryName: THE EDMUND FITZGERALD: The Stories-The Song at Benzonia Public LibraryDate: October 29, 2018Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDTWebsite: http://www.benzonialibrary.org/Event Description:A story-telling, musical program about the loss of a Great Lakes ship, its crew, and the song that told its haunting tale. Hear the stories of the crew members, their families and the ironies of a doomed ship in one of the worst storms in Great Lakes history.
Learn how the hit song “The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald” was written, recorded and performed by Gordon Lightfoot. Hear the mesmerizing song played live by Mike Fornes, who performs as Lightfoot live in concert.
If you have read Mike’s newspaper work, heard him on the radio, seen him on TV or read any of the four books he has written about Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge or the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, his love of the Straits of Mackinac area is clear.
On stage, he demonstrates his love of a genre of timeless music that captured millions during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Mike tours annually and will play more than 60 shows in five states and Canada this year. Info. at www.lightfoottribute.com
A hospitality period conclude the program. No charge for event, just come and enjoy. Sponsored by Friends of BPL.