Big Winter Classic Presents
Saturday, January 26
Last Best Brewing & Distilling
(607-11 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB)
Whether you're talking about her as a songwriter, guitarist or vocalist, one thing is indisputable: roots rocker Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. Her songs tap into the raw emotion of hearts supercharged by love, loneliness and temptation. Her playing melds expert finger-picking and distorted, hook-heavy melodies. And her elemental voice commands attention and awe, whether on slow-burning soul ballads or hard-charging rock numbers.
Terra released her self-titled debut album in 2011; its critically acclaimed follow-up, 2015's Every Time My Mind Runs Wild, marked the artist's arrival as a striking songwriter and compelling live performer. 2017 brought two new albums: the orchestral collaboration Live in Concert and her third studio album, New Mistakes, the latter nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards and long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize.
With New Mistakes, Lightfoot offers up something rare: the kind of genuine document that can only come from a road-tested breed of songwriter and performer. Shot through with the guitarist-vocalist's powerful, bluesy soul, vivid lyrics and ferocious six-string virtuosity, it's an unforgettable outing - one that has won praise from the likes of No Depression, Pop Matters, Guitar Player, Twangville, The Boot and CBC Music.
Praise for Terra Lightfoot:
“If you haven’t seen Terra Lightfoot perform live, then do yerself a favour and get a ticket next time she’s in town. Lightfoot is the total package: she can write a hooky tune, rip through a blistering guitar solo and sing the hell out of any song she likes” – CBC Music
“Ms. Lightfoot’s voice is a dominant as ever, straddling Memphis soul and urban blues with ease, and boy… can she write a song” – No Depression
"Canada's Terra Lightfoot has a huge voice and a big and gutsy guitar tone to match. The powerful double-barreled musical attack makes her latest album simultaneously alluring and exciting." - Guitar Player
"Ms. Lightfoot's voice is a dominant as ever, straddling Memphis soul and urban blues with ease" - No Depression
“Drawing from rock, soul and blues, [Terra Lightfoot] is a monster talent that will be gracing the world’s largest festival stages in no time.” – PopMatters
“A bold, authentic album… musical brilliance on a scale that doesn’t occur very frequently… pure quality, from beginning to end” – Maverick Magazine