"A monster talent"
With her new album "New Mistakes," Canada’s Terra 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. Terra’s stunning, soulful voice powers her emotional wallops, laid low as a gentle whisper over the swirling finger-picking of “You Get High,” or belted out with nuclear swagger over the rock ’n’ soul grooves of “Hold You,” battling things out with a righteous Jake Clemons sax solo during its climax. And the only forces that can go toe-to-toe with Terra's vocal prowess are her guitar chops—and her fast-developing songwriting.
Terra has toured with but is unrelated to Gordon LIghtfoot. Canadian Folk Songwriter of the Year winner Ken Yates opens.