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Sat, Jan 27



Terra Lightfoot

The Haliburton County Folk Society is thrilled to welcome back Haliburton County resident Terra Lightfoot for another concert to promote her new album "Healing Power".

Terra Lightfoot
Terra Lightfoot

Time & Location

Jan 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. EST – Jan 28, 2024, 7:30 p.m. EST

Haliburton, 719 Mountain St, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0, Canada

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Drop  the needle on Healing Power, the bright, bold new album from acclaimed  Canadian recording artist Terra Lightfoot, and you won’t be surprised to  learn that it was inspired at high altitude. The album’s cover photo  sets the scene — a striking European larch at the edge of the  timberline, high above a grassy plateau, Limestone Alps rising in the  distance like a dream just out of reach. Alone in Austria, just ahead of  a string of solo European dates, and just a third of the way into a  sprawling world tour, Lightfoot found herself on a mountain-top beneath  that tree, singing and playing guitar, touching grass and drilling into  the depths of her emotions.

She  was surrounded by flowers yellow and blue, and though Lightfoot herself  has been given her share of flowers — a pair of JUNO nominations, a  long-list Polaris nod, lead single “Paradise” soundtracking the CBC’s  first 2018 Winter Olympics wrap — the strain of nearly three years of  steady roadwork was eroding the ground under her feet. The tree  ultimately became emblematic of the next chapter of Lightfoot’s artistic  journey as well as the unassuming cover star of her sixth album.

“The  story,” Lightfoot says, “is that everything comes back around. It was  my idea to call the record Healing Power, and I thought of the most  healing place that I knew in the world. That tree taught me about  perseverance. It was the only tree living at that altitude. It just kept  growing. And I knew I had to be like that too: just to keep growing and  changing.”

Healing  Power is further evidence of Lightfoot’s ability to do just that. To  describe her decade-plus musical evolution as astonishing is something  of an understatement. Along the way, Lightfoot's marathon tours have  touched down in eight countries across four continents (including  support slots for Bruce Cockburn, Blue Rodeo, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The  Posies, The Sheepdogs, and Willie Nelson). She also conceived, created,  curated, produced and co-headlined The Longest Road Show, an all-female  touring revue. In October 2020, Lightfoot released Consider the Speed,  recorded by Grammy-winning producer Jay Newland at Memphis' legendary  Royal Studios. In early 2022, Lightfoot launched her own label, Midnight  Choir, with a cover of Leadbelly’s “Where Did you Sleep Last Night?”  and fan-favourite original composition, “Sleepyhead”, covered by Sarah  Blackwood of Walk Off The Earth.

With  2023’s Healing Power (out October 13, 2023 on Sonic Unyon Records),  Lightfoot showcases her considerable clout as a pop songsmith,  delivering a dozen stunning tracks that together represent a career  high. The album is her third outing with producer Gus van Go, and it is  tribute to her creative ambitions and capacity that the collaboration is  yet another quantum leap in her artistic development.

“There  was a sense of freedom, both personally and creatively, that struck me  while I was writing this record,” Lightfoot says. “Once I got back into  the studio with Gus, having already made two records with him, there was  an undeniable comfort and workflow that we just fell into. We are  super-productive together in the studio. I also seem to get my best  vocal takes with Gus behind the board. We built this record pretty  quickly together with the band on call whenever we needed them.”

Healing  Power delivers the peerless pop-rock album that fans have long known  that she always had in her. The set captures the crackling chemistry of  the core live trio — most of the album finds Lightfoot backed by bassist  Elijah Abrams and Blue Rodeo’s Glenn Milchem on drums. This compact and  capable team of players reinforces the strengths of Lightfoot's  remarkable material. From hand-clapping head-turner “Cross Border  Lovers” through the cinematic ballad “Out Of Time” that closes it,  Lightfoot’s artistic range is again on full display, and her musical  talents never short of dazzling. A buoyant pop-rock record at its core,  Healing Power is a prismatic tour de force from the charismatic rocker.

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