Cara Luft


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present Juno award-winning folk and roots singer-songwriter Cara Luft in concert.

Cara was a founding member of the Canadian folk trio The Wailin' Jennys. After three years touring and performing with the Jennys she decided to return to her solo career.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Opening set by Regina's Devon Floyd

Show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Admission: $12 at the door

Click here to see poster.

"This is her time ... make room in your music world for Cara Luft ... before she kicks your door down!"
- Terry David Mulligan, CKUA Radio Host

Born into a musical family in Calgary, Cara Luft began playing dulcimer and singing at the age of four and guitar when she was eleven. She has a developed an understanding of alternate tunings and numerous finger- and flat-picking techniques including clawhammer banjo. Her intricate guitar, mandolin and banjo playing are complemented by her evocative and insightful songwriting and clean and clear alto voice. Cara has earned a solid reputation as one of Canada's finest live performers and acoustic guitar players whose engaging, down-home style is wrapped in a delicious sense of humour.

In her early twenties, Cara began her career recording two EPs and the Prairie Music Award-nominated album Tempting the Storm which signaled the arrival of a major talent. In 2002, Cara joined forces with two other female artists to form The Wailin' Jennys. Two albums resulted - the second of which, 40 Days, was awarded a Juno Award for Best Roots Album (Group) in 2005. Since leaving the Jennys, Cara has released three critically acclaimed albums, the latest, Darlingford, in the summer of 2012. Currently based in Winnipeg, Cara has become widely respected and a well-travelled member of the Canadian folk and roots music community.

Check out Cara's videos here.

Only Love Can Save Me audio clip:

Idaho audio clip:

Portland Town audio clip:

Cara's web site here.



Devon Floyd is a Regina-based singer-songwriter who has played in numerous bands over the years. He is currently a member of the country band, The Lonesome Weekends. He writes and performs music as his method of reflection and communication on political issues. He was born and raised in rural Saskatchewan but since relocating to Regina he has been very active in the local-live music scene.