Published Jan 15, 2014Former Wailin' Jennys member Cara Luft tends to work at a fairly relaxed pace, having released a few widely interspersed solo albums in 2000, 2007 and 2012. Furthermore, she hasn't toured Canada in more than year, but that will change when she hits the road this winter.
The outing is centred entirely on Western Canada. The first gig is in Winnipeg on January 25; after that, all 20 subsequent gigs are in Alberta and British Columbia.
Meanwhile, Luft has apparently been working on songs for a new album.
"I've been doing some co-writing since [2012's] Darlingford, particularly with Edmonton-area songwriter Karla Anderson, UK artist Bella Hardy, and my UK sideman Scott Poley," Luft said in a statement. "A lot of the new material and song ideas are around the theme of home. I've been without a home since Christmas 2012 and it's something I long for. It's interesting to see how that desire has crept into my ideas for songs."
Luft's spent part of 2013 touring in the UK and Europe. See her upcoming schedule below.
01/25 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
01/30 Canmore, AB - Communitea Cafe
01/31 Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Club
02/01 Red Deer, AB - Fratters
02/02 Fort Macleod, AB - Allied Arts Association
02/03 Coleman, AB - Blackbird Restaurant
02/05 Fernie, BC - Clawhammer Letterpress
02/06 Creston, BC - The Snoring Sasquatch
02/07 Penticton, BC - Wild Scallion
02/08 Bowen Island, BC - Tir-na-nOg Theatre
02/09 Vancouver, BC - Rogue Folk Club
02/11 Vancouver, BC - Bluebird North Concert Series @ the Roundhouse
02/12 Port Alberni, BC - Char's Landing
02/13 Duncan, BC - Orca Ballroom Travelodge Silverbridge Inn
02/14 Nanaimo, BC - The Simon Holt
02/15 Victoria, BC - The Church of Our Lord
02/18 Kelowna, BC - École George Pringle Elementary Performing Arts Theatre
02/20 Sherwood Park, AB - The Women of Folkways @ Festival Place
02/21 Sherwood Park, AB - Winter Roots Roundup V @ Festival Place