Canadian Folk Heroine from Winnipeg Manitoba
Instruments: Guitar, Vocals, Composition/Songwriting, Banjo details
Contact DetailsCara Luft
CARA LUFT - Juno Award winner Cara Luft is an exceptionally talented guitarist with a vibrant demeanour and confidence earned from years on the stage. Shortly after releasing her first full-length album "Tempting the Storm" (nominated for a Prairie Music Award), Luft became a founding member of The Wailin' Jennys, recording the Juno award-winning album "40 Days" and touring full-time with them for three years. Since leaving the trio, Luft has wowed audiences and critics across North America and Europe with her performances.
Her critically acclaimed album The Light Fantastic, recorded following her departure from The Jennys, drew praise from across North America, Europe and the UK. Her much-anticipated third solo album, Darlingford, is a stunning new collection of songs drawn from her recent life experiences and informed throughout with her indomitably optimistic spirit and impeccable musical instincts. The Globe & Mail stated “it can’t be done, so don’t even try to turn away from the affecting insistence of Luft,” while Beatroute Magazine called the disc “the strongest and most interesting release that Luft has put out yet, either as a member of the Wailin’ Jenny’s or as a solo performer.” No Depression raved about the album, saying “Cara knocks our socks off with her best recorded work to date,” calling her “a formidable songwriter and performer, setting the bar for the talented few who’ll follow in her footsteps.”