live blues, Canada
Little Miss Higgins
Friday, March 27
Engineered Air Theatre
Epcor Centre, Calgary
Quirky Country-Blues Star Epitomizes Prairie Music
The Epcor Centre’s Carma Acoustic Blues Series continues on Friday, March 27 at the Engineered Air Theatre with country-blues guitarist, singer and songwriter Little Miss Higgins.
The Alberta born artist has a unique style that epitomizes the feel of the prairies, her theatre background factoring strongly in Little Miss Higgins’ colourful performances that combine rootsy music with storytelling. Shades of her major influences, a range of greats including Memphis Minnie, Big Bill Broonzy and Joni Mitchell, subtly peek through her quirky performances.
Little Miss Higgins first hit the scene in 2005 with her WCMA nominated CD, Cobbler Shop Sessions, winning the IMA Vox Populi Award for her song “Ferry Boat Blues”. ” In spring of 2006 she and Taylor created music for and performed in the Globe Theatre’s production of Joey Tremblay’s Oh, George. Her latest CD, Junction City (2007), produced by bluesman Tim Williams, picked up the WCMA award for Outstanding Blues Recording.
In February 2009 Little Miss Higgins released her new video, shot in Nokomis, Saskatchewan, now her home base. The video can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHFJpTPS4_g
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