Terra Lightfoot - Guitar Town, Population: You.

A Calgary Folk Fest and National Music Centre Bootcamp Session

Terra Lightfoot - Guitar Town, Population: You.

Tue · July 25, 2017 - Thu · July 27, 2017

10:00 am

Studio Bell

Calgary, AB

Daily schedule: 10am - 1pm

Lightfoot’s class will teach the construction of a guitar solo, utilizing open tunings, fingerpicking and playing in a band setting. Students will learn about different genres of music featuring the guitar and will write their own musical piece in small groups and perform for the class.


The focus will be balanced between technique and performance. Lightfoot will play musical examples to gain insight into technique and performance.


Class level/requirements: You must have experience with basic guitar chords and some knowledge of open chords plus rhythm and timing and preferably have an interest in songwriting or singing…but this is not a must.


Bring: An electric guitar and amplifier or an acoustic and a capo (she’ll bring some too), note books or song books. Also bring 3 favourites: a song that features fingerpicking, guitar solo and current song...and have a digital copy of these to bring.

Terra Lightfoot
Terra Lightfoot
A gutsy roots-rocker with a big molasses-drenched spill of a voice, Terra Lightfoot doesn’t ask for your musical attention; she bloody well rides over and takes it. It was not always thus, although music has been her constant companion since childhood. She sat beside her grandmother as she played organ in church; her mother gifted her with her first electric guitar at the age of 12; and she was tutored by her aunt who played in a ‘70s rock band. Lightfoot made a tentative foray into solo performance in 2011 with a debut album. It didn’t make much of a splash, largely because she was still playing it quiet and polite. Not yet comfortable with fully loosing her octave-spanning, note-bending powerhouse of a voice, showing off her bluesy guitar chops, it took some time as a member of the alt-country Dinner Belles to settle into her musical power. With her sophomore album, Every Time My Mind Runs Wild, she slips the leash of "quiet and polite" entirely. Wielding her red Gibson SG with consummate swagger, and a voice that is more than a match for it, the power of Lightfoot’s voice and poetry is transporting.
Venue Information:
Studio Bell
850 4 Street SE.
Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5