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Cara Luft presents 50 for 50: Fifty Shows at 50

To mark her long career and her 50th birthday, Cara Luft (The Small Glories, The Wailin’ Jennys) is launching “50 for 50” — fifty curated shows that will see her travel across Canada, the US and Europe.  She will be joined by a cast of friends and special guest artists who share her sense of adventure and joyful music-making, as well as her passion to explore, collaborate and celebrate.  Join Cara for a year of unique performances & musical surprises! 

No two shows will be the same.  Whether it be playing banjo tunes with friends in England, leading a harmony singing workshop in Virginia, rocking out to 80’s songs at guitar camp in California or singing heartbreak ballads in Vancouver, each event promises to be one-of-a-kind.  As one promoter put it, "I don’t know which is more beguiling... her 1000 watt personality, her wizardry on guitar and banjo, the power of her voice or her songwriting talent?  In any event, the audience is in for a real treat!”

Latest News

A long overdue update March 2024 

In this update:

  • TSG on hiatus
  • The “50 for 50” tour project! Canada, US and UK dates
  • Walking the Camino de Santiago
  • Welcome to the new caraluft website!

Greetings friends!

It has been far too long since I've sent out a Cara Luft newsletter.  Most of my communicating during the past many years has been via The Small Glories mailouts, as the majority of my time, focus and energy was devoted to that project. The post-Covid touring landscape felt like a constant go-go-go state, playing catch-up with presenters…

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Shows

Date Event Location
Cara Luft & Claypath The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ
Cara Luft at the Marsden Americana & Bluegrass Day Marsden Mechanics Hall, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 Marsden Mechanics Hall, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7
Songs of the Banjoman - Matinee Performance The Green Note The Green Note
 —  — The Maverick Festival Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge
 —  — Harrison Festival of the Arts Harrison Lake / Harrison Hot Springs, Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0 Harrison Lake / Harrison Hot Springs, Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0
 —  — Cara Luft at the California Coast Music Camp CCMC, Carmel Valley, CA CCMC, Carmel Valley, CA
 —  — Cara Luft at Puget Sound Guitar Workshop Puget Sound area, WA Puget Sound area, WA
 —  — Cara Luft at Moab Folk Camp Moab Folk Camp, Moab, Utah 84532 Moab Folk Camp, Moab, Utah 84532
Moab Folk Festival Moab Folk Festival, Moab, Utah 84532 Moab Folk Festival, Moab, Utah 84532