Cara Luft performs at The Atkinson

Cara Luft performs at The Atkinson

Cara Luft, the former founding member of Juno and the award winning folk music trio The Wailin’ Jennys is on her way to The Atkinson on Friday 14 June.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Cara Luft is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth yet willing to alter that fabric, stretch the boundaries, not afraid to bend genres, styles and integrate what others might regard as a disparate set of influences. Her music has been described as “a rich roots travelogue whose traditional heart beats with a wholly contemporary pulse spanning the distance between the mists of English folk balladry and Middle East mysticism, through to the Mississippi Delta and the rustic wonders of the Appalachian Hills, with a certain fearless reverence and no small amount of soul.” (Ottawa Xpress)

Americana UK declares her “a consummate performer. Unlike so many singer-songwriters, Luft’s music has an urgency that can’t be denied.” Critics have drawn comparisons to Julie Miller, June Tabor, Gillian Welch, Linda Thompson and even Brit folk-rockers Pentangle.

“Luft is a consummate performer. Unlike so many singer-songwriters, [her] music has an urgency that can’t be denied… as good as anything I’ve heard for a long time.” Americana UK

Darlingford, her new album was released in the summer of 2012. The album was recorded in old churches, living rooms and home studios across Canada, the UK and the USA during 2011, and includes an all-star cast of guest musicians. With Cara sitting in the producer chair for the first time, Darlingford once again captures her prowess as a songwriter, singer and instrumentalist, and introduces her as a gifted producer.

Leave it to Canadian music elder statesman Terry David Mulligan to sum it up best: “This is her time, folks! Make room in your musical world for Cara Luft before she kicks your door down.”

 Tickets are £8 in advance and £10 on the door. They are available by calling the box office on 01704 533 333 , over the counter or by booking online at





Posted on 11 June 2013 under General news

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