Carefree Highway Revisited

Carefree Highway Revisited

Hello folk music fans! Gordon Lightfoot is one of the greatest folk-rock artists of all time. And now there's a podcast celebrating and discussing his work, song by song. It's called Carefree Highway Revisited, and every episode, your host (that's me, Mike Messner) will examine one of Gordon's songs with the help of a special guest! So if that's your cup of tea, give us a listen and give us a follow. We'll see you on the Carefree Highway! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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September 26, 2022 30 min

In the premiere episode for Season 2, Michael Howitt returns to discuss High and Dry from the Sundown album (1974). Host Mike Messner also lends some time to the Mostly Folk podcast and Sinister Story Hour.

Show website: www.lightfootpodcast.com

Patreon: www.patreon.com/carefreehighwayrevisited

YouTube to "High And Dry": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ7S6QLDREw


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In this episode, host Mike Messner closes out the first season of the show with guest Jim Thorne, who discusses "Did She Mention My Name" from the 1968 album of the same name. You'll also hear from fellow podcasts A Date With Death, All Grown Up, and Newsly.

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July 14, 2022 36 min
In this episode, Deb Radwan returns to the show to discuss "Salute," from the 1983 album of the same name, with host Mike Messner. You'll also hear from fellow podcasts A Date With Death, Books Boys, and Back to the '80s.

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June 24, 2022 52 min
In this episode, guest Donny Screws of Chester, GA (a former member of the Lee Jessup Band and current member of the Midlife Chryslers) joins host Mike Messner to discuss "Sea of Tranquility" from Gordon Lightfoot's 1980 album Dream Street Rose. You'll also hear spots from fellow podcasts Books Boys, Oldie But A Goodie, and the new audio drama, A Date With Death!

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June 12, 2022 46 min
In this episode, host Mike Messner and guest Lee McCormack discuss this hit single from the Summertime Dream album (1976). You'll also hear from fellow podcasts Oldie But A Goodie, Books Boys, and Mostly Folk Podcast.

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June 1, 2022 28 min
In this episode, Mike and his guest, Gene "Doc G" Pierro of Hamilton Radio chat about Gordon Lightfoot's music, its impact on Gene's career as a musician and broadcaster, and about Hamilton Radio. You'll also hear a word from the 20 Minute History Podcast and the Mostly Folk Podcast.

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May 23, 2022 48 min

In this episode, host Mike Messner and his guest, Quinton Paul Kuntz, discuss this album cut from Gordon Lightfoot's 1974 chart-topper, Sundown. You'll also hear from podcast partners The Paranormal Son, 20 Minute History and the Mostly Folk Podcast.




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May 9, 2022 31 min
In this episode, host Mike Messner and his guest Mike Brush discuss this album cut from Sundown (1974). Mike Brush also plugs his band, Rest Etiquette, and we hear from fellow podcasts How Good It Is, All Those Years Ago, and The Mostly Folk Podcast.

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April 24, 2022 30 min

In this episode, host Mike Messner and guest Lawrence Burke discuss the title track from Gordon Lightfoot's 1982 album, Shadows. Also, spots from partner Newsly and fellow podcasts How Good It Is and All Those Years Ago. Newsly is an audio app for IOS and Android that picks up web articles about the most trending topics on the web at any given moment and reads them to you in a natural human voice. For the first time in the hist...

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April 8, 2022 32 min

In this episode, host Mike Messner and guest Ed Lewek discuss this bluegrass-tinged song from Summer Side of Life, Lightfoot's 1971 album. We'll also hear from fellow podcasts Back to the '80s and How Good It Is, along with Newsly. Newsly is an audio app for IOS and Android that picks up web articles about the most trending topics on the web at any given moment and reads them to you in a natural human voice. For the fir...

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March 21, 2022 32 min

In this episode, second-time guests Kevin & Erin Hester join host Mike Messner to discuss "Mother of a Miner's Child" from Gordon Lightfoot's 1972 album Old Dan's Records. We'll also hear from fellow podcasts Back to the '80s and Books Boys, along with Newsly. Newsly is an audio app for IOS and Android that picks up web articles about the most trending topics on the web at any given moment and reads ...

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March 13, 2022 50 min
In this episode, Mike Messner and guest Michael Howitt discuss "Black Day In July" from Gordon Lightfoot's third album, Did She Mention My Name. Spots from "Oldie But A Goodie," "Books Boys" and "Back to the '80s" are also featured.

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In this episode, Mike and guest Jeff Coast (https://www.youtube.com/user/stevemcqueen909) discuss The Circle Is Small, from Gordon Lightfoot's 1968 album Back Here On Earth and his 1978 album Endless Wire. Also featured are notifications about the show's new website and Patron account, as well as spots from fellow podcasts How Good It Is and All Those Years Ago. Newsly is an audio app for IOS and Android. It picks up web ar...
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In this episode, Mike Messner and his guest John Klapproth discuss -- and John performs! --"Christian Island" from Gordon's 8th album, Don Quixote. Also featured are notifications about the show's new website and Patron account, as well as spots from fellow podcasts Sinister Story Hour and How Good It Is. Newsly is an audio app for IOS and Android. It picks up web articles about the most trending topics on the web a...
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In this episode, Mike Messner and his guest Adele Chalifoux discuss "Home From The Forest" from Gordon Lightfoot's second album, The Way I Feel. Newsly is an audio app for IOS and Android. It picks up web articles about the most trending topics on the web at any given moment and reads them to you in a natural human voice. For the first time in the history of the internet, the web becomes listenable! Browse articles from...
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In this episode, host Mike Messner and his guest Ron Skelton discuss the title track from Gordon Lightfoot's 1972 album Don Quixote.

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In this episode, Mike Messner and his guest Deb Radwan discuss "Ordinary Man" from Gordon Lightfoot's eighth album, Don Quixote.  This is the last in a four-part mini-series about Lightfoot's autobiographical songs.

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In this episode, Mike Messner visits with Claude Call, host of the How Good It Is podcast, for a discussion of Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown" from his 1974 album of the same name. 

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In this episode, Mike Messner and his guest Deb Radwan continue their exploration into Gordon Lightfoot's autobiographical songs with this track from his 1982 album, Shadows.  Also included are promos for podcast partners All Those Years Ago, How Good It Is, and Fait La Force.

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In this episode, host Mike Messner and his guest, Deb Radwan, continue their mini-series into Gordon Lightfoot's autobiographical songs as they examine the title track from his 1998 album, "A Painter Passing Through."

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