'Life inspires me. The rain, the sound of someone's voice, change...' Terra Grimard has been busy turning inspirations into music since the tender age of twelve when she first discovered a knack for transforming life's little stories into music. 'I may have been the quiet one in class, but when I got home I had something to say on the piano, and I could sing you my stories.' This voice has matured to become a 21-year-old woman who can barely restrain her zest for living, learning and especially for music. Last summer her music took her across Canada as the opening act for Allison Crowe's Crying in a Rainstorm 2002 tour. Allison and Terra first crossed paths at the Women Rock concert in Vancouver where Terra was featured as the first recipient of the Women Rock scholarship in March of 2001. For the Crying in a Rainstorm tour, Terra played solo piano, singing songs off of her 'Sitting Here' EP, released in June 2002. After receiving warm reception everywhere she went, winning hearts with her warm stage presence and unique blend of pop/rock and jazz influences, she headline her own cross-Canada in the Summer of 2003. Band-mates Kristopher Ruston on guitar, Dan Sia on drums and Nimish Parekh on bass will join Terra's smooth voice and piano on the tour. The opening act for tour will be Lori-Anne Jackson, another talented Vancouver singer/songwriter. Lori-Anne will accompany her sweet voice with solo piano and guitar, singing songs off of her upcoming release, North. Terra, now residing in Vancouver B.C, grew up on acreage outside of Kamloops B.C. She started taking classical piano lessons when she was five and vocal training when she was eleven. Her first musical creations became songs that her younger sister, Carly, and her would perform. Known as 'The Grimard Sisters,' the duo played shows throughout BC in their teens. Terra and her quartet are now studying jazz at Capilano College other than Dan Sia who is finishing his music degree at the University of British Columbia. The four of them have recorded a new CD, titled Static, that is to be released July of 2003. The music is strong with rock and jazz textures interlaced with lilting melodies, 'a blend of hybrid jazz' is how Adrian Du Plessis, Allison Crowe's manager, described Terra's style. Terra's most notable influences are Fiona Apple, Tegan and Sara, Portishead and traditional jazz recordings. Terra says, 'I would describe my music as uplifting because I try to focus on the positive aspects of my life. That's not to say I don't have my angry, moody songs!! I write when I feel a strong about something whether it be good or bad...' The Static tour will span Canada, reaching intimate audiences at theaters, coffee shops and small club settings.