- Our Town
Cara Luft at Tir-na-nOg
BIMA presents another Roots on the Rock performance as Cara Luft takes the stage at Tir-na-nOg Theatre Saturday, Feb 8th.
Juno award winning singer-songwriter-guitarist extraordinaire Cara Luft is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth, yet willing to alter the fabric, stretch the boundaries and fearlessly bend genres and styles. Her much-anticipated third solo album, Darlingford, is a stunning new collection of songs drawn from her recent life experiences and informed throughout with her indomitably optimistic spirit and impeccable musical instincts. Recorded primarily in old wooden churches and home studios across the Canadian prairies, the album shines a bright light on Cara’s skill at turning personal heartbreak into universal themes that resonate deeply with listeners. Darlingford is a musically profound, undeniably rich example of life informing art.
Folk heroine Luft deserves her solid reputation as one of Canada’s finest live performers whose engaging, down-home style comes wrapped in a warm and delicious sense of humour. A co-founder of folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, Cara was the spark behind the group and penned some of their greatest hits, including Come All You Sailors which was featured on the album '40 Days' and garnered the Jennys their first Juno award. Since leaving the trio, Luft has wowed audiences and critics across North America and Europe with her performances, which feature Cara on guitar, vocals and most recently, clawhammer banjo!
Americana UK declared her “a consummate performer.”
This concert is not to be missed.