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Roots rocker set to impress Swift Current Oct. 22

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On Saturday, Oct. 22, Blenders is proud to present the talented roots rocker Terra Lightfoot.


Whether one is talking about her as a songwriter, guitarist or vocalist, one thing is indisputable: roots rocker 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, Germany, the UK, the U.S. and across Canada, Lightfoot has performed alongside the likes of Emmylou Harris, Gordon Lightfoot, Ron Sexsmith, Built to Spill, The Both, Grace Potter, Bettye LaVette, Blue Rodeo, Randy Bachman, The Sadies, The Wood Brothers and Daniel Lanois.
In writing and performing Every Time My Mind Runs Wild (Sonic Unyon Records), 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.
From start to finish, the results are radiant and remarkable. Lightfoot’s touchstone influences  — roots groundbreakers Maybelle Carter and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, 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 people  that Lightfoot is an inspiration all her own.
The Terra Lightfoot Band is going to provide an amazing evening of excellent music. Tickets are $35 and available at Pharmasave. Doors at the Lyric Theatre will open at 7:30 p.m. and the music will begin at 8:30 p.m. For more information about the show or the Blenders Music Series check out the website, www.blendersmusic.ca, or contact Shann Gowan at 306-778-2686, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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