terra lightfoot tours eastern canada this august!
August 3, 2012
(Hamilton, ON) Southern Ontario singer/songwriter TERRA LIGHTFOOT heads out on her first Eastern Canadian tour this month in support of her debut album. Released late last year on Sonic Unyon Records, this self-titled affair was recorded at Toronto Island's Gas Station Recording Studio with engineer Dale Morningstar (godspeed you black emperor, Gord Downie, Thrush Hermit) and features the musical accompaniment from the members of A Northern Chorus, City and Colour and Huron.
Terra's tour starts this Sunday at Sappyfest in Sackville NB, where she will be playing a set as part of the Toronto country band The Pining, which she joined earlier this year. After that, she will be playing solo shows in PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec before returning home for a special show at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on August 17th.
Terra's other band The Dinner Belles will then play this year's Harvest Picnic at Christie Lake Conservation Area alongside Daniel Lanois, Gord Downie and Emmylou Harris on September 1st. Two weeks later she will help celebrate both Sonic Unyon and Exclaim!'s 20th anniversaries by playing a set at the James Street North Supercrawl in Hamilton, Ontario on Saturday, September 15th.
Terra Lightfoot is available for interviews in advance of all dates listed below. Guest list spots are also available for these shows. Please get in touch to arrange either or to ask for a digital promo of the album.
2012-08-05 Sackville, NB - Sappyfest 7 (as part of The Pining)
2012-08-06 Charlottetown, PEI - Babas Lounge
2012-08-07 Sydney, NS - Governors Pub (9 PM)
2012-08-07 Sydney, NS - Wentworth Perks (4-6 PM)
2012-08-09 Halifax, NS - The Company House
2012-08-10 Fredericton, NB - To Be Confirmed
2012-08-11 Alma, NB - Octopus Garden
2012-08-12 Sackville, NB - Bridge Street Cafe (afternoon matinee)
2012-08-12 Moncton, NB - Plan B (evening show)
2012-08-13 Edmundston, NB - Lotus Bleu Cafe (matinee)
2012-08-15 Montreal, QC - Brutopia
2012-08-17 Hamilton, ON - AGH Design Annex
2012-09-01 Dundas, ON - Harvest Picnic 2012 w/ Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris (as part of The Dinner Belles)
2012-09-15 Hamilton, ON - Supercrawl
SELECT PRESS QUOTES
"With her thoughtful, rustic, indie folk material, Terra Lightfoot, no relation to Gordon, makes an earthy debut. The Hamilton singer-songwriter’s voice is rich, malleable and melancholic; her material is grey-coloured, a shade of November. Sleep Away the Winter, a swelling waltz about social hibernation, is the album’s biggest track. Head, Tails, Tails is sparser and sweeter. The rest of the material is fit for sweaters and cellos, providing those in a mood some measure of comfort." – Brad Wheeler, The Globe & Mail
"Currently, it seems like there are only two types of Canadian singer-songwriters: those who strive to sound like Jeff Buckley and those who strive to sound like Leslie Feist. Terra Lightfoot has crafted a third, more interesting option: none of the above." - Daniel Sylvester, Exclaim!
"I’ll be honest; in a time where records are released and forgotten even with a steady chorus of people yelling support, this understated surprise is one that music lovers can praise with pride." - ack, Herohill.com
"Her brand of music is rather hard to categorize. It could simply be described as indie-folk infused with math rock sensibilities. She possesses an amazing, full-bodied voice that echoed throughout the tiny space, and it kept the audience in awe." – Jamison Troy, Discorder
"Lightfoot’s songcraft is so darn lovely it's easy to find joy in even her heaviest introspections." – Julijana Capone, Uptown
"Known for her work in the roots-country group The Dinner Belles, Lightfoot’s subtle math-rock influence is a nice touch, making these songs distinct from most of the other indie-folk femmes bopping around today." - Cole Snyder, Stylus
"There is an unwavering depth in her voice that makes you want to feel what she is feeling. This album stretches the talents of its creator. It seems like a full on testing of herself while still knowing and being able to control her ranges. The musicianship falls in line with the feeling of the lyrics in great fashion. Every song tells a story that needs to be heard." - Jeff, indyconcerts.com