“Canadian Folk Heroine” is the tagline on Cara Luft’s web site. That’s a pretty cheeky claim to live up to, yet it’s a perfect way to describe Cara. She’s a fine and award-winning musician, singer and songwriter, a plucky performer with an impish sense of humor and a founding member of a Canadian folk super-group.
Cara Luft has a rich tradition in folk music. A Juno award winner (that’s a Canadian Grammy for those of you who are internationally impaired) and co-founder of acclaimed folk/roots trio the Wailin’ Jennys – it’s safe to assume that she knows her stuff – and upon listening it becomes quite clear that she is indeed a formidable songwriter and performer. ”Darlingford” marks her third release as a solo artist, and finds the lovely Ms. Luft continuing to hit her stride and setting the bar for the talented few who’ll follow in her footsteps. – Mathew DeRiso, No Depression
Cara has earned her solid reputation as one of Canada’s finest live performers with an engaging, down-home style, wrapped in a warm and delicious sense of humour. Her spirit and innate musicianship were instrumental in the rise of The Wailin’ Jennys to the forefront of the North American roots music scene. Since leaving the trio, she has wowed audiences and critics across North America and Europe with her performances. Yet, with all this acclaim, Cara is a warm, down to earth person, connecting to her fans as fellow travelers on her musical journey.
Cara and I have been trying to schedule a show for several years, visiting every year at Folk Alliance and trying to figure it out. We finally found a time and we have the privilege of being the only Chicago show on her spring tour of the upper midwest US.
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Music at 7:00 p.m. Potluck and socializing at 6:00 p.m. Please feel free to bring a dish and beverage to share. Wine or beer are welcome. Water, glasses, dishes and silver provided.
For more information and an invitation, please contact Lee by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 773-334-5776.
Suggested artist donation $20 (All funds go to the musician.)