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 her posting a flurry of YouTube videos for a community of enthusiastic and encouraging listeners, co-writing with Ryan for his award-winning 2017 release, Having A Great Time, and collaborating with musical friends and mentors. Terra’s lyric-driven original songs and gentle, hand-stitched instrumentation with fingerstyle guitar and piano draw from the intimate storytelling spirit of Jackson Browne, Judee Sill, and Ron Sexsmith.
Co-produced with Jake Smith in Windsor, NS, Terra's debut record Other People's Lives was nominated for 2019 Music Nova Scotia Americana Recording of the Year.