There are really only a handful of singer-songwriters in the history music that made a long term impact on pop culture. Some of them being Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor.

Of course, another name that has to make the list is the one and only – Cat Stevens. Cat is one of the most influential songwriters of all time. I didn’t really appreciate his music until after he went into semi-retirement, but now looking back at his catalogue of music, I have a new found respect for it.

Since Cat doesn't really come to the U.S. at this point, you probably won't see him perform those songs live anymore. You can, however, see Michael Monroe's "Moonshadow" tribute to him on Friday, September 20th at the Le Musique Room in St. Michael.

It's one of the best (and to be honest, one of the only) Cat Stevens tributes around. It’s definitely worth checking out. The show starts at 8 pm and you can purchase a ticket online now for as cheap as $29.

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