The real deal.” - Ron Sexsmith

Raised on the mud banks of the Avon River, Nova Scotian funeral director-turned-songwriter Terra Spencer was recruited as a backup singer while scooping ice cream at a music festival. She can make you feel knee-to-knee with her in a room of 5 or 500 with her butterscotch vibrato, deft fingerstyle guitar, church bench piano, sly humour, and ‘70s wood-paneled warmth. She has performed at many of Canada's premiere folk festivals, including Mariposa, Mission, Vancouver Island, Deep Roots, and Lunenburg Folk Harbour, with showcases at Folk Alliance International and Reeperbahn. Her startling knack for telling intimate stories caught the attention of Canadian musical mentors and collaborators like David Francey, Dave Gunning, and Matt Andersen. She has become a sought-after studio musician, co-writer, producer, and workshop facilitator. Terra's albums have received recognition from Music Nova Scotia, ECMAs, and the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Recently her song "Brick and Mortar" was named the winner of the Commonwealth Song Contest, out of 20,000 entries. In 2022 Terra toured across Canada and the UK with Ben Caplan in support of their joint record, Old News, nominated for Music NS Folk/Roots Recording of the Year. She is currently touring with Canadian folk icon David Francey. "The real deal." - Ron Sexsmith

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Raised on the mud banks of the Avon River, award-winning Nova Scotian funeral director-turned-songwriter Terra Spencer has won over audiences in Canada, the UK, and Germany since her 2018 debut. She has already crafted a catalogue of startlingly intimate songs, marrying fingerstyle guitar, gospel piano, and her butterscotch voice with sly humour and 70s wood-paneled warmth. Terra recently released her third album, Old News, created with Ben Caplan and celebrated with a cross-Canada and UK tour, and is currently touring with Canadian folk icon David Francey. In a room of 5 or 500, every show is a knee-to-knee conversation with a natural storyteller. "The real deal." - Ron Sexsmith

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I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say that Terra Spencer’s intimate performance took our collective breath away. It let us set aside any bits of sad or challenges we might be experiencing and we were swept away with her stories, her exquisite voice, her subtle sense of humour and her grace as a performer. ” - Susan Gesner, concert presenter
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