Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five
November 22, 7:00 PM, Artesian on 13th
We're very happy to welcome Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five to Artesian this fall. Playing on Sunday, November 22nd at 8:00PM (Doors at 7PM). Tickets are $20 in Advance or $25 at the Door.
From the Great Northern Plains of Western Canada, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way, guitar in hand, lips blazoned red, onto any stage. As if she just drove in off the back-road of another time, this pocket-sized powerhouse plays music influenced by old-time country blues, jazz and folk. Whether it’s songs about passion or songs about panties, she writes about real things in a rooted and poetic way.
For her newest release, Bison Ranch Recording Sessions, Little Miss Higgins teamed up with a very talented quintet of musicians from Manitoba. She calls them the Winnipeg Five—Jimmie James McKee on trumpet, Eric Lemoine on banjo and pedal steel, Blake Thomson on guitar, Patrick Alexandre Leclerc on upright bass, Evan Friesen on drums and all five of them sing harmonies. As they play music in a similar vein as Higgins, it was a fitting alliance both onstage and in the studio...well, not quite a typical recording studio. With new songs waiting on the sidelines, the six of them decided to record in a barn, a barn on a bison ranch in rural Manitoba.
2627 13th Avenue