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Strike a Chord

The West End Cultural Centre presents
Cara Luft
with Special Guests

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Doors 7:15pm | Show 8:00pm

Tickets: $18 advance | $23 door
Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store

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Cara Luft

Juno award winning singer-songwriter-guitarist, Cara Luft returns to Winnipeg on January 25th to perform songs from recent album Darlingford as well as new songs based around the theme of home.

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.

Currently, Cara Luft is on a 5 week collective European tour with two other Canadian artists, Awna Teixeira (from the band Po’Girl) and Brandy Zdan (Twilight Hotel) which has been a positive experience for each of the singer/songwriters as they gain new fans and recognition along the tour. Another unique project Cara has been taking part in is a Songwriter Exchange and Collaboration between Canada and the UK. Folk Music Canada and the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) are the joint organizers and chose an artist from each country to take part, choosing Cara to represent Canada.

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!”

Cara Luft website | musicCBC


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