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TERRA GRIMARD North Ward resident Terra Grimard, 31, admits she used to dream she was Whitney Houston back in the 90s and was 10 when she wrote her first song. “I drove my piano teachers crazy because I was always ‘too busy writing songs’ to practice,” laughs the Canadian-born singer/ songwriter. Terra’s most recent release, Leopardwood (a tree indigenous to arid regions), was written and recorded in the outback. “I was living on a rural sheep station and tracked the album in an old shearer’s quarters,” Terra says. “I was inspired by the big open spaces, rugged landscape and red soil.” Terra describes her voice and overall sound as dreamy and soothing. “Most of my songs these days are written on acoustic guitar so my music has a bit of a folky style. It’s gentle music with an earthy soul,” she says. “Time spent creating an album is when I feel the most content and I am always imagining what the next album will be.” Right now Terra is recording another album inspired by water. “The last two years of my life have been spent on the east coast of Australia and in Townsville, so the most common sounds I’ve heard are waves,” she says. “My partner and I also spend a lot of time on the ocean exploring the Palm Islands and the reef. The album is a lot about transitions and change and I imagine it being played at a very groovy sea-side bar.”

“TIME SPENT CREATING AN ALBUM IS WHEN I FEEL THE MOST CONTENT AND I AM ALWAYS IMAGINING WHAT THE NEXT ALBUM WILL BE.” LISTEN NOW Kate Martin katemartinmusic.bandcamp.com Terra Grimard terragrimard.com Amy Zaghini amyzaghini.com Charlotte Roberts triplejunearthed.net.au/CharlieJane

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DUO Magazine June 2013  
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