Terra Lightfoot is a real Hamilton gem. Even though she doesn’t technically live in Hamilton anymore (shhh) she is still very much a part of our music community. Whether playing shows on her own, or with the magnificent Dinner Belles, Terra is always a highlight.

Don’t miss Terra Lightfoot at Supercrawl: Playing solo:  Sunday (Sept. 14th) – 3:00pm @ Hamilton Community Foundation / Exclaim! Stage and with the wonderful Dinnerbelles Sunday (Sept 14th) – 1:15pm @ Hamilton International Airport Stage.

Q –  We are really excited to have you play Supercrawl this year. What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word “HAMILTON”?
Nature! Beauty! The Bruce trail, waterfalls, the lake, the beach, the butterfly conservatory, all of it.

Q – Who are you looking forward to seeing at Supercrawl?
Charles Bradley, A Tribe Called Red, Daptone Soul Revue, Harlan Pepper.

Q –  Where are you most likely to be spotted at a music festival? (gallery, food trucks, beer tent, on some plush grass, in a café, music venue, by a stage, side walk, back alley, etc etc)
A back alley for sure. And also a food truck. Probably Johnny Blonde if he’s there. Great food.

Q –  What is the best thing your parents listened to when you were growing up?
My dad always used to listen to the blues when he cleaned the house. So loud you couldn’t even hear the vacuum. I couldn’t tell you exactly who we listened to but I definitely liked it.

Q – Do you ever listen to a song and think, ‘Damn, that’s perfection. I wish I could have worked on that’? What is that song? Anything from Chet Baker Sings. But I don’t really want to work on it. I just want to sit there and listen. To hear those songs being sung in the open air would be a dream for me.

Q –  What is the most inspiring, or most memorable, show you’ve attended in the last little while?
I’d have to say it was not going to see Lee Fields at the Bowery ballroom when I was last in New York. I had planned to go, but a friends band came through so we went to support them instead. It was nice. I think the Lee Fields show would have been incredibly memorable though, so let’s pretend I went to that.

Q –  What’s your idea of the perfect day off?
The beach, or running in the mountains.

Q –  What is the last thing that crosses your mind before you get on stage?
‘Did I finish the laundry and where is my guitar strap’

Q –  What are you listening to lately? Can you recommend a track for us to check out?
Jackson Browne – ‘The Road’  – It’s a pretty heavy song about touring, making it, the people you meet and how things eventually work out for a musician.

Q –  What’s the best thing you did all summer?
I’m writing you from Salmon Arm, BC where I’m spending a week vacationing with friends. They have a beautiful farmhouse with a lovely backyard gazebo where we play music together. I’ve also been running on different trails here every day. So I’d say this is definitely the best.

Q –  What do you have planned for the fall / winter, musically speaking?
I’ll be playing a lot with the Dinner Belles (my country outfit) as we release our second album. Then I’ll be gearing up to release my own record in spring!

Thanks, Terra!