After a year on the road, touring the world, Cara Luft returns for a rare hometown show. You can count on hearing old favourites as well as new material as Cara Luft performs on her hometown stage at the West End Cultural Centre.
“Playing a hometown gig definitely feels different and special, mainly because I rarely play locally. I'm always on tour, playing in different cities and towns, in different countries. I'm constantly representing Winnipeg and Calgary (where I grew up), and representing Canada, which is such an honour” says Cara Luft. “It's really unique to be able to "come home" and perform a big show for my home community. In many ways it's a chance for me to say thank you to all the folks in Winnipeg who have offered such immense support to me over the years, who essentially have made my career possible.”
Cara’s been busy since releasing Darlingford in 2012, co-writing new music with Edmonton-area songwriter Karla Anderson, UK artist Bella Hardy, and UK sideman Scott Poley. A lot of the new material and song ideas that have blossomed involve the theme of home. “I've been without a home since last Christmas and it's something I long for. It's been interesting to see how that desire has crept into my ideas for songs. It's true that we write about the things that are important to us: friendship, love, life, family, home” says Luft.
While Cara Luft continues to tour and perform live, plans are already in the works to record Darlingford’s follow-up album in 2014. “My goal is to get back into the studio in the spring, so I'm starting to think about who I'd like to work with producer-wise and which musicians I'd like to have be part of the project” expresses Cara, “I'm both nervous and excited!”
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