The Shivering Songs Festival was excited to announce Terra Lightfoot at the Charlotte St Arts Centre January 19th with FIVER.
With 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 Lightfoot – Paradise (Official Video)
From the ground-shaking stomp of “Paradise” and wild-eyed energy of “Pinball King” that open the set to the psychedelic, gospel-tinged album closer “Lonesome Eyes,” the steeltown native’s third record distills her masterful talent to its electrifying essence.
A roots rocker with a powerful voice and a bad-ass Gibson SG that she plays with consummate ease… she could be your new rock ‘n’ roll hero. 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
For almost a decade, Simone Schmidt (Fiver) has been writing new life into and around folk, country, and rock songs as the singer/songwriter for One Hundred Dollars (2007-11), front person for The Highest Order (2011-), and in her solo work as Fiver (2012-). The Toronto-based artist has six LPs to her writing credit, along with a range of singles, and collaborations with artists as wide ranging as hardcore punk phenomenon F*cked Up, to the inimitable US Girls, and old time and bluegrass veteran Chris Coole.
Schmidt has produced original works for film (World Famous Gopher Hole Museum, Land of Destiny) and appears as a guest vocalist on a number of records, including Doug Paisley, Tasseomancy, and The Wooden Sky. In April 2017, Schmidt released Audible Songs From Rockwood, a song cycle based on the lives of people incarcerated at the Rockwood Asylum for the Criminally Insane in Upper Canada between 1856-1881.
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