TERRA LIGHTFOOT ANNOUNCES FALL WESTERN CANADA TOUR WITH LABELMATE SAM WEBER

CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN OCTOBER 30

SAM WEBER SIGNS TO SONIC UNYON FOR UPCOMING LP

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A lot has happened for Terra Lightfoot in the past two years - a four-continent cascade of high-energy concerts across the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom; a triumphant performance at Toronto’s Massey Hall; a winter tour of the US midwest and Western Canada; a hometown double-header with a classical string ensemble; a buzzed-about weekend in the spotlight at the JUNO Awards; six weeks supporting The Posies on US dates; a Toronto date supporting of Willie Nelson; producing and performing in a new all-female tour property, The Longest Road Show; the list goes on. And on. And on. 

With her critically acclaimed third album New Mistakes (Sonic Unyon Records), soulful rocker Terra Lightfoot has been a non-stop touring machine, racking up hundreds of dates on the van odometer — and JUNO Award and Polaris Music Prize nominations to boot.  

The road that began in the fall of 2017 stretches on deep into the fall of 2019, with the latest announcement being a two-week run of Western Canadian dates supported by singer-songwriter, and newly announced Sonic Unyon labelmate, Sam Weber. Tickets for these shows will go on sale this Thursday, September 5 at 10am local time. Full tour dates follow below.  

Sam Weber is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in the vein of Jackson Browne, The Band, The Wood Brothers, and Gillian Welch. Years spent refining songs at home in North Saanich, BC and working in studios in Los Angeles, CA have honed Weber’s craft to a fine point. His live show pairs heartfelt songwriting with world-class musicianship and three-part harmony. 

About the tour, Weber says “on October 30th we’re setting out across the great Canadian wilds with my good friend Terra Lightfoot. She and her band inspire both young and old. They spent the summer winning hearts all across North America. We can’t wait to link up with them and our Sonic Unyon family for a special run of shows this fall. We have a lot to celebrate. See you out there!"

Weber’s recent EP, New Agile Freedom, which earned substantial buzz, serves as a preview for his anticipated new album Everything Comes True. Featuring a superb slate of songs and a heavyweight roster of West Coast players, the album arrives October 25, 2019, on Sonic Unyon Records. Watch for more news on the upcoming LP to be announced shortly

TERRA LIGHTFOOT + SAM WEBER – NEW MISTAKES TOUR
Sept 5 • Ann Arbor, MI • The Ark [ TICKETS ]
Oct 05 • Guelph, ON • Holy Smokes Music Festival [ TICKETS ]
Oct 30 • Winnipeg, MB • West End Cultural Centre* [ TICKETS ]
Oct 31 • Regina, SK • The Exchange* [ TICKETS ]
Nov 1 • Saskatoon, SK • Capitol Music Club*
Nov 2 • Calgary, AB • Gateway Lounge* [ TICKETS ]
Nov 4 • Whistler, BC • Maury Young Arts Centre*  [ TICKETS ]
Nov 5 • Vancouver, BC • Biltmore Cabaret* [ TICKETS ]
Nov 6 • Kelowna, BC • Fernando’s Pub* [ TICKETS ]
Nov 7 • Invermere, BC • Pynelogs Cultural Centre*
Nov 8 • Golden, BC • Kicking Horse Culture Centre* [ TICKETS ]
Nov 9 • Edmonton, AB • Station on Jasper* [ TICKETS ]

* with special guest Sam Weber

PRAISE FOR TERRA LIGHTFOOT

"Canada’s Terra Lightfoot has a huge voice and a big and gutsy guitar tone to match. The powerful double-barreled musical attack makes her latest album simultaneously alluring and exciting. It’s packed with dynamics and moods, and it traverses styles from southern and classic rock to ambient to blues to echoes of Marc Bolan and T. Rex." – Guitar Player

"If you haven't seen Terra Lightfoot perform live, then do yerself a favour and get a ticket next time she's in town. Lightfoot is the total package: she can write a hooky tune, rip through a blistering guitar solo and sing the hell out of any song she likes" – CBC Music

“Ms. Lightfoot’s voice is as dominant as ever, straddling Memphis soul and urban blues with ease, and boy… can she write a song” - No Depression 

“She could be your new rock ‘n’ roll hero. Drawing from rock, soul & blues, Terra Lightfoot is a monster talent that will be gracing the world’s largest festival stages in no time” - PopMatters

PRAISE FOR SAM WEBER

“I think the song of the year is “Ex-Lover” by Sam Weber. The guy’s a hell of a songwriter, great musician, great guitarist… he’s going to do big things” – Afie Jurvanen, Bahamas

“[Weber] is an expert tunesmith, brimming with addictive, adventurous and confident pieces. Infused with deep wit and wisdom, Weber’s output is truly impressive. His guitar work is also killer, full of nuance, soul and a truly unique voice.… We’ll be hearing a lot more from Weber in the coming years and, more than likely, decades” – Guitar Player

“One of Canada’s most powerful young songwriters, with hefty guitar chops to boot” - FYI Music News

“Some guys can sing. Some guys can play guitar. Some guys can write songs. Some guys know their way around the recording studio. Then there are guys like Sam Weber. [He] can do it all” – Tinnitist

“Channels the raw simplicity of early John Hiatt and Bruce Springsteen, while maintaining the gentle emotive grip of acts like Bon Iver” – Arts Victoria

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TERRA LIGHTFOOT SHARES LIVE AT MASSEY HALL CONCERT FILM

TERRA LIGHTFOOT SHARES LIVE AT MASSEY HALL CONCERT FILM WITH FANS

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 Terra Lightfoot today announces the release of her Live at Massey Hall concert film, available now to view via Massey Hall and to stream via broadcast partner SiriusXM.

WATCH AND SHARE TERRA LIGHTFOOT LIVE AT MASSEY HALL HERE

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Recorded December 8, 2017, Terra Lightfoot’s Massey Hall concert took place three months after the release of her acclaimed album New Mistakes, which would go on to be nominated for a JUNO and longlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. For this memorable performance, Lightfoot was joined onstage by Daniel Lanois (who played guitar on “You Get High”), and Melissa McClelland (harmony vocals on “Stars Over Dakota”) of Whitehorse, who Lightfoot was supporting that evening. 

‘Playing Massey Hall was one of the most memorable moments of my career,” Lightfoot beams. “Last year, it seemed like my band and I had visited every part of the globe — Japan, Australia, Europe and the UK, plus Canada and the US. Along the way, I had a lot of incredible experiences, climbed mountains real and metaphoric. And Massey Hall was one. I was honoured to play that room, thrilled that the concert was captured and excited to be able to share it with fans.”

WATCH AND SHARE TERRA LIGHTFOOT LIVE AT MASSEY HALL

WATCH AND SHARE TERRA LIGHTFOOT LIVE AT MASSEY HALL VIA YOUTUBE HERE

In the year since that landmark concert, Lightfoot and her band have played across North America, Europe and Australia, alongside artists such as Willie Nelson, The Posies, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Sheepdogs, Jim Cuddy, Matt Mays and William Crighton.

Lightfoot continues to seek out new peaks, recently developing and curating The Longest Road Show, a new tour that will cross Ontario in February 2019, featuring a bill co-headlined by Lightfoot, Lindi Ortega and Begonia. Visit terralightfoot.com/tour-dates for all of Terra’s upcoming concerts and don’t miss a chance to catch this electrifying artist perform live.  

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About Terra Lightfoot


Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. Shot through with the guitarist-vocalist’s powerful, bluesy soul, vivid lyrics and six-string virtuosity, her latest full-length, New Mistakes, has thrilled audiences and earned critical praise from around the globe, including the likes of No Depression, Pop Matters, Guitar Player, Twangville, The Boot and CBC Music. Lightfoot released her self-titled debut album in 2011; its critically acclaimed follow-up, 2015’s Every Time My Mind Runs Wild, marked the artist’s arrival as a striking songwriter and compelling live performer. 2017 brought two new albums: the orchestral collaboration Live in Concert and her third studio album, New Mistakes – the latter nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards and long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize.

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Terra Lightfoot Live at Massey Hall Photo (credit Nick Wons)


About Live at Massey Hall

The critically-acclaimed concert and concert film series Live at Massey Hall connects viewers with some of the most influential and captivating music-makers, performers, and artists through signature cinematic 30-minute concert films and high quality full-length audio recordings. The series also introduces new voices and original artists to not only Massey Halls wide and growing audience base but to music fans around the world, documenting what is often considered a milestone moment in the careers of participating artists. Watch 30-minute concert films at www.liveatmasseyhall.com


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THE LONGEST ROAD SHOW FEATURING TERRA LIGHTFOOT, LINDI ORTEGA & BEGONIA

COMING FEBRUARY 2019, NEW TRIPLE-THREAT TOUR, THE LONGEST ROAD SHOW, FEATURES TERRA LIGHTFOOT, LINDI ORTEGA & BEGONIA

TOUR DATES BEGIN FEBRUARY 5

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Heat, pressure and endurance. It’s how coal becomes diamond, and how character and talent are developed and revealed. That kind of dedication is a badge of honour among touring musicians, who come to find beauty in it.

A concert event like no other, The Longest Road Show celebrates the amazing talents that arise from the endless miles of touring, and a journey of discovery for performers and audience alike. Spotlighting a killer lineup of road-tested musical artists — a bill co-headlined by Terra Lightfoot, Lindi Ortega, and Begonia — The Longest Road Show will wind its way through major markets across Ontario in February 2019. Tickets go on sale as of 10am Friday November 23. Full tour dates can be found below.

Each night on The Longest Road Show will feature these stellar artists performing in a showcase format. Every concert features the backing of the Longest Road rhythm section (bassist Anna Ruddick and drummer Michelle Josef), plus special marquee and local guests. And each show will be a medley of intermingled performances, with an intermission mid-way. Arrive for door time, get comfortable, and prepare to discover new favourite musicians as you enjoy a collaborative concert experience unique to your town.

The Longest Road Show is produced in conjunction with Sonic Unyon and LiveNation Entertainment, sponsored by Exclaim!, and benefitting Women in Music Canada, MusiCounts, YWCA Canada, and Girls Rock Camp.

THE LONGEST ROAD SHOW DATES
Feb 5 • Kitchener, ON • Centre in the Square  [ TICKETS ]
Feb 6 • Ottawa, ON • Algonquin Theatre [ TICKETS ]
Feb 7 • Hamilton, ON • New Vision United Church [ TICKETS ]
Feb 8 • London, ON • London Music Hall [ TICKETS ]
Feb 9 • Toronto, ON • Phoenix Concert Theatre [ TICKETS ]

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ABOUT TERRA LIGHTFOOT
Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. Shot through with the guitarist-vocalist’s powerful, bluesy soul, vivid lyrics and six-string virtuosity, her latest full-length, New Mistakes, has thrilled audiences and earned critical praise from around the globe, including the likes of No Depression, Pop Matters, Guitar Player, Twangville, The Boot and CBC Music. Lightfoot released her self-titled debut album in 2011; its critically acclaimed follow-up, 2015’s Every Time My Mind Runs Wild, marked the artist’s arrival as a striking songwriter and compelling live performer. 2017 brought two new albums: the orchestral collaboration Live in Concert and her third studio album, New Mistakes – the latter nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards and long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize.  

TERRA LIGHTFOOT ONLINE
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MEDIA MATERIALS HERE


ABOUT LINDI ORTEGA

Lindi Ortega gives fair warning: “Don’t come any closer to my heart /If you’re afraid of the dark.” However, that shroud is slowly lifted in Liberty. As the narrative unfolds in this concept album, a central character emerges – one who finally sheds the darkness of her past and emerges into the light. The melodies and arrangements of Liberty draw on the epic work of Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone, who became one of Ortega’s musical obsessions during the writing and recording of Liberty. During the sessions at Battle Tapes studio in East Nashville, Ortega and producer Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Rayland Baxter) scaled back the boot-stomping, throwback country approach that she’s known for, instead polishing a set of music that reflects her Mexican-Irish lineage. It is fitting that NPR’s All Things Considered has described Ortega as “genre-defying in both her music and her personal style.”

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ABOUT BEGONIA
Begonia’s Alexa Dirks has never been able to fit into the box of being a "conventional woman". “I’m loud, I’m awkward and I’ve always taken up space. I've done things my whole life that some people would tell me weren't appropriate 'for a girl'.” That narrative that once tore Dirks down is now what empowers her to take charge of her own story, in her own way. Winnipeg-based Dirks is a Juno Award winner with her former group Chic Gamine. While she thrived off of the collaboration, once the band broke up she knew she was ready to go solo. As Begonia, Dirks is bold, brazen with her florid, surprising pop that is tempered with sensitivity and wisdom. Her 2017 debut EP, Lady in Mind, was listed on NPR’s 10 Artists You Need to Know and the track “Juniper” reached #1 on the CBC Music Charts. Dirks’ intimate lyrics and audacious pop style sound allows for her audience to relate to the messiness of life with an honesty that is refreshing.

BEGONIA ONLINE
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We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters. Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada. We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Departmenmt of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund). This project is made possible with the support of Ontario Creates. We also acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council.