Wednesday, September 10, 2013
Country Blues 'From Another Time'
Little Miss Higgins concert set for Sept 28
Released by Ed Stenson, HFS
rom the Great Northern Plains of Western Canada, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way, guitar in hand, lips blazoned red, onto the stage in Harrison Hot Springs.
As if she just drove in off the back-road of another time, this pocket-sized powerhouse plays music brewed up in old-time country blues sprinkled with a little jazz and maybe a hint of folk.
The Harrison Festival Society opens its 2013-14 season of shows with Little Miss Higgins, Saturday, September 28 at 8:00pm in the Memorial Hall. She will be accompanied by a five piece band which includes an old-school horn section, guitar, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, and chunky percussion.
Described by bluesman Tim Williams as “Mae West meets Memphis Mini,” Jolene “Little Miss” Higgins delivers an authentic, earthy style of country-blues in a way that brings the listener back to a time when live performance was about gutsy lyrics and raw sound.
Higgins has released four records which have garnered numerous awards including JUNO and Maple Blues nominations, Outstanding Blues Recording at Western Canadian Music Awards and Favourite Blues Artist/Group or Duo of the Year at the 8th Annual Indies Awards.
Don’t miss this season kick-off as it is sure to be a stompin’ good time. Tickets are $22.00 and can be purchased by phone at 604-796-3664, online at www.harrisonfestival.com or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison, or Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart.
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