Terry Tufts is a finger-style guitarist living off-grid with his wife and daughter in the bush in North Frontenac, Ontario.
Terry has been playing music for enjoyment since 1963 and as a profession since 1974. His father's job with the Canadian Government moved the family to Denver, Colorado in the U.S. in the 1960s at a time when the folk and rock music genres were influencing opinion everywhere. Other postings that influenced him musically took him to Ottawa, Ontario, and Rome, Italy. Upon returning to Canada to complete high school, he irremovably stuck his head into the soundhole of an acoustic guitar. He suffers from the affliction to this day, coupled with frequent electric outbursts that last long into the night.
In 1974 he moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick, to begin pursuing his own musical career as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, as well as working as a session musician and sideman for a variety of artists including Tom Paxton, Kathryn Briggs, David Francey, Colleen Peterson, Laura Smith, Laura Bird, Ian Tamblyn, Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop, Charlie Sohmer, The Arrogant Worms, Wayne Rostad, Susan Aglukark, Tracey Brown, and George Fox.
Tufts has recorded eight albums, one of which remains unreleased. Three of these albums are on Borealis Records.
- Terry Tufts (1987) Snowy River Records, then Blue Northern Music
- Transparent Blue (1990) Snowy River Records, then Blue Northern Music
- Down the Eighth and Gone (1995) Blue Northern Music
- Two Nights Solo (1999) Nutshell Music
- Walk On (2001) Borealis Records
- Two Nights Solo (2002) Re-Released by Borealis Records
- Six Strings North Of The Border (2003) Borealis Records
- The Better Fight (2005) Borealis Records
- "For Lovin' Me", Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot (2004)
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