Alberta born, Kansas raised roots singer-songwriter Little Miss Higgins is taking her brand new old-timey record across Canada, stopping at Crocks on November 19, and bringing The Winnipeg Five with her.
Recorded live off the floor from the renovated barn of a retired rural bison ranch, the Bison Ranch Recording Sessions includes all the creaks, crackles, and crow cawing that one would expect. Giving you a sneak peak into the barn recording process, the video for “Moonlit Picnic” is a visual recording of the same live cut that made the album. Backed in studio and on tour by The Winnipeg Five (aka, The F-Holes), Little Miss Higgins crisscrosses the country starting in her home province of Alberta this September.
Little Miss Higgins (aka Jolene Higgins) was born in Brooks, Alberta, raised in Independence, Kansas. She 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.
Her first four albums Cobbler Shop Sessions (2005), Junction City (2007), Live: Two Nights In March (2009) and Across The Plains (2010) showcase Little Miss Higgins as a highly-developed songwriter as well as a remarkable country blues performer in a style highlighted by guitarist Foy Taylor and many other guest roots musicians from the Canadian prairies. The release of these albums has resulted in a Western Canadian Music Award and nominations for a Maple Blues Award and a JUNO.
One of the hardest working bands in Western Canada, The Winnipeg Five (aka The F-Holes) are Jimmie James McKee on trumpet, Eric Lemoine on banjo and pedal steel, Blake Thomson on guitar, Patrick Alexandre Leclerc on upright bass, and Evan Friesen on drums.
STREAM BISON RANCH RECORDING SESSIONS HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “MOONLIT PICNIC” HERE