It’s not surprising that Juno-nominated musician Terra Lightfoot’s first concert in her new hometown of Haliburton is a sell-out.
Lightfoot will be performing at the Haliburton Legion at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 28th, with local musician Thom Lambert opening. Tickets for the concert, presented by the Haliburton County Folk Society, are sold out — but you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waiting list.
Originally from Hamilton, the roots-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist moved to the Haliburton Highlands with her fiancé in late 2020.
“We both love the country life,” Lightfoot tells kawarthaNOW. “It’s incredibly peaceful and we spend a lot more time outdoors these days.”
It’s also an ideal setting for songwriting. Lightfoot recorded her latest single “Sleepyhead” in her living room with Peterborough engineer James McKenty, who also mastered the final mix.
Described as “a track for all those hard-working people who have put their own needs on the backburner so they can be there for their kids,” the song features a touch of strings added by Bailieboro native Jimmy Bowskill (The Sheepdogs, Brooks & Bowskill) at Ganaraska Recording Co., his Cobourg recording studio.
VIDEO: “Sleepyhead” – Terra Lightfoot
Lightfoot recently finished a cross-country tour with Stephen Fearing, Tom Wilson, and Colin Linden of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. In December, she performed with the band over two nights at Peterborough’s Market Hall. Her performance at the Haliburton Legion is her first concert of 2023.
“I’m looking forward to meeting folks from the local music community and having a rock ‘n roll party,” she says.
As for opener Thom Lambert, the Haliburton County musician and artist is thrilled to be sharing a hometown stage with Lightfoot.
“I am very excited to be in the same space as Terra,” he says. “She is a force of nature.”