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…Go and see these wonderful musicians. We attended the show in Windsor Ontario and had an amazing time front row center. We sang our hearts out, laughed, cried and felt the love. … Right guy? I say.....right guys???? lol Classic Lightfoot Live does justice to the bard and we are grateful for your talent and respect for Gordon's legacy. God bless and hope to see you again soon.
….my husband and I attended your show last night in Barrie. We have been together 35 years and my husband is a huge Gordon Lightfoot fan. … I saw your show advertised and decided to get tickets for him. We thoroughly enjoyed your performance. Many times we just closed our eyes and could hear Gord singing through you. When you sang Bitter Green I found myself with tears rolling down my cheeks. (I was not expecting that reaction) Then you sang The Pony Man (my personal favourite) and I was silently sobbing. Thank you so much for a truly moving experience. You have gained two new fans. We hope to get to see you again. (Your band is also amazing)
These guys have been together for a while. Saw the show in Fergus at the Grand. It was amazing! Great vocals and great guitar by Eric Kidd. No disappointments or complaints from this patron!!
On Friday, September 29th, I had the distinct pleasure of hearing the Classic Gordon Lightfoot band, featuring John Stinson, lead singer and guitarist and his bass player. As well, there was an amazing lead guitarist and a very talented drummer. This special evening was at Orangeville's Opera House. If you have the chance, go and see this fabulous band that sing many of Gordon Lightfoot's special songs. I loved the evening of super entertainment.
Amazing talent, unbelievably realistic. Gave me goosebumps listening to them.
Christine Meisel Bristow
Saw this group perform in Parry Sound. They were awesome. If you closed your eyes, you’d think you were actually listening to Gordon Lightfoot.
Saw them in Fergus, a great show!!
Saw this great show in Stratford...if you are a "Gordon Lightfoot' fan...check it out
MY WIFE AND I WENT TO SEE JOHN STINSON AND HIS BAND, A FEW YEARS BACK IN MIDLAND.THEY WERE AWESOME.A MUST SEE SHOW.
Karen Isobel Seguin
The show was fantastic
Thank you to John Stinson & the Band for the wonderful trip down memory lane with Gordon Lightfoot tunes. If you close your eyes you would swear that Gordie is singing right there!
GREAT show! You guys are fab! Thank you so much for coming to the Aeolian in London! I really enjoyed the show. You and the band sound exactly like Gordon Lightfoot. Please come back again any time, thanks!
Well worth going to!!!! Totally enjoyable
Gregory F Henn
Agreed! He sounds like Gord! Close you eyes and you are at a live Lightfoot concert.
Best show ever
MEET THE BAND
John Swartz Review - The Orillia Packet and Times Newspaper
There was a surreal moment at Lake Country Grill Sunday afternoon.
John Stinson is singing a tune. Of course, it’s Lightfoot Days, so it’s something from the Lightfoot compendium of music. Eric Kidd is playing lead guitar. His affinity for Gord’s music is natural; his guitar teacher was Red Shea. Steve Eyers is playing bass. His ability to get inside a tune Gord wrote comes from growing up with it; he’s Gord’s nephew. Stinson played previous Lightfoot Days. His voice is too much like Gord’s in tone. Add an ability to phrase like Gord and other vocal idiosyncrasies and he sounds just like the voice on all of the records. He doesn’t appear to be trying too hard to be a Memorex machine; it’s more natural. With your eyes closed, you’d think you were in the room with Gord.
Then you open your eyes and sitting right across from you is Gord.
He’d come to hear his nephew’s band at what amounts to a bit of a family reunion with more than a dozen other relatives on hand. Between conversation with a niece or other family member, he pays attention to Stinson. How does an observer process that? Seeing the icon watching a darned good band performing the icon’s tunes so well? Heck, how does the singer process that? Stinson said before he stepped up to the mic, he was a bit nervous, on top of not feeling 100% chipper. He’d sung every day of the festival. But he pulled it off. When the set was done, Gord shook his hand and congratulated him.
(from Orillia Packet and Times, Nov 16, 2016)