Bruce Cockburn

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Bruce Cockburn

Terra Lightfoot

Fri, September 29, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$49.50

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Bruce Cockburn
Bruce Cockburn
With a career that has spanned four decades producing an acclaimed body of work that has sold over 7 million copies worldwide, Bruce Cockburn continues to be revered by fans and fellow musicians alike as one of the most important songwriters of his generation.

Small Source of Comfort (True North Records) is a rhythmic and highly evocative collection of 14 innovative tracks inspired by his renowned unusual and diverse muse - recent trips to Afghanistan and ponderings on the re-incarnation of Richard Nixon, to road trips and unreturned phone calls. The album boasts some of the best musicians recording today, including violinist Jenny Scheinman, former Wailin' Jenny Annabelle Chvostek, and long time collaborators Gary Craig, Jon Dymond and producer Colin Linden.

As both a songwriter and a guitarist, Bruce Cockburn is considered among the world's most coveted live performers. The New York Times called him a "virtuoso on guitar," while Acoustic Guitar magazine placed him in the esteemed company of Andrés Segovia, Bill Frisell and Django Reinhardt.

Cockburn's songs have been covered by such diverse and talented artists as Elbow, Jimmy Buffett, Judy Collins, Anne Murray, Chet Atkins, k.d. lang, Barenaked Ladies, and the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia.
Terra Lightfoot
"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." – Exclaim! Magazine

Whether you're talking about her as a songwriter, guitarist or vocalist, one thing is indisputable: Hamilton's Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. Her songs tap into the raw emotion of hearts supercharged by love, lust, loneliness and temptation. Her playing melds expert finger-picking and distorted, hook-heavy melodies. And her elemental voice commands attention and awe, whether on slow-burning soul ballads or hard-charging rock numbers.
 
On stages in France, the UK and across Canada, Lightfoot has performed alongside heavyweights like Emmylou Harris, Ron Sexsmith, Gordon Lightfoot, Sloan, Basia Bulat, Albert Lee, James Burton, Whitehorse, The Sadies, Steve Strongman, Monster Truck and Daniel Lanois. She also stays busy as part of country band Dinner Belles.
 
In writing and performing Every Time My Mind Runs Wild (out April 14, 2015 on Sonic Unyon Records, distributed by Sony Music Canada), Lightfoot set out to push her limits as a performer and challenge herself creatively. Where her debut was given to slower, softer songs and a subdued vibe, Lightfoot's new album crackles with immediacy and demands attention. From the moment you put it on, the album announces Lightfoot's arrival as a confident and natural lead performer.

Recording her sophomore album, Lightfoot says, made her a far more disciplined songwriter. That transformation took place early in the songwriting process. Holing up with headphones and a stack of vintage pop and rock albums, Lightfoot pulled apart songwriting mechanics, mastering tonic chords and middle eights and learning to craft memorably sticky choruses. She spent the weeks leading up to the recording sessions honing the album's songs — working and reworking them until they were taut and lean. And then she hit the studio.

Lightfoot praises the supportive production team of Gus van Go and Werner F, who she says approached her material with a light and respectful touch. Tracks like "NFB," "Emerald Eyes" and "Splinter" were recorded live off the floor over the course of a single day, a sprint made more urgent by the fact that the studio's air conditioning was on the blink. Elsewhere, the pair took a more meditative approach, filling out tracks like "Moonlight," "No Hurry", "Never Will" and "Left Alone" with choice details. They also enlisted the talents of keyboardist Liam O'Neil (The Stills) to round out the core trio of Lightfoot (guitar, vocals), Matthew Fleming (bass) and Joel Haynes (drums).

From start to finish, the results are radiant and remarkable. Lightfoot's touchstone influences — blues legends Leadbelly and Lightnin' Hopkins, soul greats Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, jazz titans Nina Simone and Billie Holiday — are fused with songs that evoke the burly soul and bounding rock of Them or Creedence Clearwater Revival.

For all those comparisons, however, one listen to Every Time My Mind Runs Wild will convince you that Lightfoot is an inspiration all her own.
 
Venue Information:
London Music Hall - CA
185 Queens Ave.
London, ON, N6A 1J1
http://www.londonmusichall.com/

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