“Terra Spencer is a sparklingly intelligent writer, open-hearted, insightful and eloquent. As natural a poet as ever put pen to paper and a soul as beautiful as her melodies would imply.”
— David Francey
Terra Spencer spent much of her youth in a basement in Summerville, Hants County playing piano and secretly strumming her granddad’s guitars. Since 2014 she has taken the odd break from her day job as a funeral director to tour with acclaimed folk country musician Ryan Cook after striking up a friendship with him while scooping ice cream at a music festival. A newfound passion for songwriting led to co-writing with Ryan for his 2017 release, Having A Great Time, and collaborating with friends and mentors including David Francey, The Bombadils, Dave Gunning, and Mike T. Kerr. Terra’s lyric-driven original songs and gentle, hand-stitched instrumentation with fingerstyle guitar and gospel piano draw from the intimate storytelling spirit of Jackson Browne and Randy Newman. Nominated for 2019 Music Nova Scotia Americana Recording of the Year, Other People's Lives is Terra's debut album of original songs co-produced with longtime friend Jake Smith at Moe's Place near her family's home in Windsor, NS. She is currently working on a second album, Chasing Rabbits, for release in November 2020.
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