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LIVELab - McMaster University's Institute for Music and the Mind MIMM
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
with members of the
HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
and special guests
FRI JAN 12, 2018 & SAT JAN 13, 2018
Doors 7:30PM • Opener 8:00PM • Terra Lightfoot 9:00PM
McMaster LIVELab (Psychology Building, McMaster University)
Tickets: $30 Regular / $20 Students (+SC)
General Admission • Standing Only • All-Ages
On Sale via Showpass, Dr. Disc & Into the Abyss
“A Canadian songwriting legend in the making” – CBC Music
“Lightfoot’s most accomplished music yet” – PopMatters
“Perfectly suited for stadium-sized crowds” – Exclaim!
With her bold new album New Mistakes, Terra Lightfoot offers up something rare: the kind of genuine document that can only come from a road-tested breed of songwriter and performer. Shot through with the guitarist-vocalist’s powerful, bluesy soul, vivid lyrics and ferocious six-string virtuosity, it’s an unforgettable outing. From the ground-shaking stomp of “Paradise” and wild-eyed energy of “Pinball King” that open the set to the psychedelic, gospel-tinged album closer “Lonesome Eyes,” the steeltown native’s third record distills her masterful talent to its electrifying essence. Built around Lightfoot’s killer live band — Maury LaFoy (bass), Joel Haynes (drums) and Jeff Heisholt (keyboards) — the session impresses on all counts. It’s Lightfoot’s hungriest and most raw album to date, and she will be supporting it with worldwide touring in 2017-2018.
Two years after the artist’s successful orchestral collaboration with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada (captured on Lightfoot’s other 2017 release, Live in Concert), Terra Lightfoot returns to McMaster University’s LIVELab for two rare and special hometown shows where she will be joined by an ensemble of string musicians from the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, plus guests. This will be the latest cross-genre collaboration for the HPO, which has long staged vibrant and innovative musical pairings with emerging local artists as part of their Indie Series in addition to buzzworthy match-ups at Supercrawl.
With finite capacity in the LIVELab, access to this exceptional evening with Terra Lightfoot and members of the HPO — part of the facility’s Series 10dB concert season — is extremely limited.