WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
Doors 8:30 pm, Show 9:00 pm
Support Act: Buckwheat Honey
1 Wyndham Street N., Guelph, ON
ph: (519) 827-0145
Tix: $12 at the door, or $10 in advance at:
Kim Beggs is excited to return to Toronto, ON and play the Burdock for the first time and with her brand new, fifth album, Said Little Sparrow.
Sincere, vulnerable, clear eyed and tough, Yukon’s Kim Beggs, with 6 WCMA nominations and 3 CFMA nominations to date, will release her fifth solo album, Said Little Sparrow, this October 2017. Accompanied by Marcel Desilets, Kim delivers a heartfelt darkness in a beautiful back woods, beat driven performance. Kim has toured with Buffy Saint Marie, Chris Jagger and more.
Said Little Sparrow is an intimate, dark and soulful album. It’s an exploration of family, childhood, friendship, sacrifice, risk, death, broken hearts, vulnerability, survival and freedom. It is a compilation of songs created mostly during her residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2015. Going from the beauty of Vampire love, to childhood depression, community fabric, dying, growing up, the pain of love, growing up, giving not, not taking and drunken relationships. The one cover song is her fresh arrangement of See That My Grave Is Kept Clean originally performed by Blind Lemon Jefferson. The last song, Walking Sticks is a celebration of the family of trees and the ability of branches to thrive despite their severance.
The release of her fifth solo album and 7th album in 13 years, Kim has enjoyed a prolific career making music and touring the world, since her transition from her earlier vocation as a journeyman carpenter. Although her influences stem from her entire life, which began in northern Quebec, it is the Yukon that has opened a door to songwriting, singing, storytelling, and sharing publically.
Said Little Sparrow was produced by Kim Beggs. It was her first foray as full producer on a recording project. She co-produced her last solo album Beauty and Breaking and two Blue Warblers albums, Pretty Good and Birds. She worked with Toronto sound engineers including David Travers-Smith who mixed and mastered the album, as well as David Baxter and Andrew Collins. Kim included some of her favourite Yukon voices on her project so she worked with engineers Scott Maynard and Jim Holland in Whitehorse.
The album took 16 months and three trips to Toronto to complete. The project was made possible by support from FACTOR, Yukon Advanced Artist Award, Yukon Media Fund, KickStarter, as well as the dedication and skill of the sound engineers and the talent on the record. The talent on Said Little Sparrow includes friends: Sam Allison, Kevin Barr, David Baxter, Jonathan Byrd, Burke Carroll, Lianne Cranfield, Nicole Edwards, Justin Haynes, Michelle Josef, Brian Kobayakawa, John Showman and Suzie Ungerleider.
“it’s hugely refreshing to hear not only interesting and engaging lyrics, but also beautifully crafted songs”.
SING OUT MAGAZINE
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Buckwheat Honey (Pam Harrison and Joanne Smyth) are a local fiddle and banjo duo who love to play Appalachian old time tunes and sing harmonies.