Bragg Creek-area singer earns YYC Music Awards nomination

For the past two many years, Lightfoot has frequently graced the phase at Rockies Tavern, forging a deep relationship with the new music-lovers of Bragg Creek.&#13

Leanne Lightfoot, a folks singer and songwriter from Millarville who performs often in Bragg Creek, has been making waves in the music scene with her heartfelt and authentic compositions.

And now, she’s getting recognition for that impact with a nomination for this year’s YYC Audio Awards.

Lightfoot’s new solitary ‘Cry Baby’ has received a nomination for the People’s Preference Award at this year’s YYC Audio Awards. Calgary-region music fans have the opportunity to cast their votes until finally Aug. 7 to display their assist.

The Millarville resident’s musical journey commenced within a spouse and children of musicians, relationship back to her grandparents.

“Music has generally been a thing we just did for pleasurable,” she explained.

However, it was her eldest daughter’s involvement in opera competitions that inadvertently pushed Lightfoot into the spotlight.

To help her daughter cope with overcoming stage fright, Lightfoot recommended executing jointly at nearby espresso stores. This stage not only eased her daughter’s functionality anxieties, but also ignited Lightfoot’s own passion for doing publicly.

“It just took off from there,” she stated.

With a selection of instruments usually all around, which include piano, banjo, and guitar, Lightfoot honed her expertise and finally discovered herself embracing the path of a legitimate musician.

The generation of ‘Cry Baby’ was an organic and natural method for Lightfoot. Though jamming with her bandmate Jamie Newsom, who plays bass for her, they stumbled upon a charming riff that fashioned the track’s foundation.

“Someone who I understood very well was heading through a awful crack-up, so we just form of took that practical experience and put it into terms,” Lightfoot said. 

Infused with real emotion and relatability, the song’s heartfelt narrative resonates with listeners, capturing the essence of human ordeals.

Bragg Creek, a hamlet regarded for its assist of community artists, has performed a significant function in Lightfoot’s musical journey.

For the very last two yrs, Lightfoot has often graced the stage at Rockies Tavern, forging a deep link with the music-lovers of Bragg Creek. The community’s appreciation for stay songs and the talents of area musicians has helped Lightfoot improve as an artist.

“I take into account Bragg Creek to be my musical property for the reason that we played at Rockies Tavern for a pair of several years each and every Thursday night,” Lightfoot explained.

The recent nomination for the People’s Selection Award at the YYC Tunes Awards is a testomony to Lightfoot’s dedication. Though she modestly acknowledges the skills of her fellow nominees, she thinks this may possibly be her year.

“I signify, the record of men and women in that People’s Alternative Awards is quite extended and they are all pretty proficient,” she mentioned.

Like numerous artists, Lightfoot has faced problems in the competitive audio market. Nonetheless, in spite of inescapable hurdles, Lightfoot stays identified and resilient, drawing strength from the joy she brings to others by her audio.

“These issues condition us. At the end of the working day I enjoy music simply because I really like it and it is anything I like to do,” she stated. “If other people today love it, that tends to make me pleased.

“There’s so much talent in Alberta, so it’s great looking at persons getting acknowledged.”

To forged a vote for Lightfoot’s ‘Cry Toddler,’ men and women can go to yycmusicawards.com.