Winterruption 2019 | Terra Lightfoot w/ Ndidi O and Ellen Froese


Ellen Froese
Terra Lightfoot


  • January 25, 2019 - Showtime: 7:30pm

Regina Folk Festival presents: Winterruption 2019
Terra Lightfoot with Ndidi O & Ellen Froese
Door @ 7:30 // Show @ 8:00
This show will offer a mix of seats and standing room.
All Ticket holders must be prepared to show ID at the door.
Lineup and schedule subject to change.
$2 of every ticket fee goes to support Regina Folk Festival's free daytime programming at our summer festival. Learn more at NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS.
Tickets available online HERE

Terra Lightfoot - Whether you’re talking about her as a songwriter, guitarist or vocalist, roots rocker Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. Terra's songs tap into the raw emotion of hearts supercharged by love, lust, loneliness and temptation. Her playing melds expert finger-picking and distorted, hook-heavy melodies. Her voice commands attention and awe, whether on slow-burning soul ballads or hard-charging rock numbers.


There are voices that demand we listen to them. Not to their words necessarily, but to their tone, to the emotional undercurrent that carries with it the soul of the speaker. Ndidi O is one of those voices and she sings to bring us back to sounds of our insides.

Lyrics reminiscent of the rattling thoughts found in the back of our minds layer in and around organically ground sounds. She sings of her life experience so convincingly the audience is set to wonder if they too grew up wandering the dense forests of B.C’s most lonely mountain towns.

This may be the reason behind her winning the Maple Blues New Artist of the Year award in January of 2007, representing as she does a distinctly Canadian experience; standing astride lines blurred between contrasting cultures and heritages. Born of a Nigerian father and a German mother her lineage, like her music, explores the globe then brings it back home.


Hailing from a dairy farm in the heart of Saskatchewan, young folk singer Ellen Froese is swiftly making her presence known in the Canadian music scene. As a folk artist performing both solo and with her backing band, The Hot Toddies, as well as being a past member of bluegrass/folk group In With The Old, Froese has been balancing multiple projects for the last few years. Whether performing a folk traditional, a rock 'n' roll classic, or the songs she writes, Froese does it with an air of authenticity – all tempered with a healthy dose of humour and self-deprecation. 2018 is proving to be her biggest year yet, with securing main stage slots at festivals (Regina Folk Fest, Gateway, Ness Creek and more); opening for Valdy; sharing a workshop stage with Bruce Cockburn; the addition of her own back-up band; appearances at Halifax Pop Explosion, Folk Music Ontario, and BreakOut West; and several Canadian tours. With four albums behind her, Ellen is eagerly anticipating the 2019 release of her first album with the Hot Toddies.



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