Jaxon and Cara discuss the realities of a post-pandemic future as Canadian touring musicians. Cara talks about her tiny house-on-wheels tour plans for this summer.
Juno award winning singer-songwriter-musician extraordinaire Cara Luft is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth, yet willing to alter the fabric, stretch the boundaries and fearlessly bend genres and styles. A founding member of Canadian folk super-group The Wailin’ Jennys and the brainchild/bandleader of Winnipeg’s powerhouse duo The Small Glories, Luft deserves her solid reputation as one of Canada’s finest live performers whose engaging, down-home style comes wrapped in a delicious sense of humour. To quote the roots magazine No Depression, “Luft has a rich tradition in folk music – 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… [The] lovely Ms. Luft sets the bar for the talented few who’ll follow in her footsteps.” Cara has a spirit that drives her to connect with people, and for this she is loved everywhere she goes. She’s the real deal, there’s nothing pretentious about her. And that sense of honesty, integrity, personality and spontaneity permeates both her music and her live shows. “Long may she reign!” (Lonesome Highway)