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Carpenter Kim Beggs and Banjo Kim Barlow will be performing a beautiful double bill concert at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre in Fredericton, NB on March 6 at 8 PM. They will perform solo as well as perform together. Like nobody's listening.
These long time friends met in the Yukon in their early twenties. Their friendship grew out of a love for music, singing, cabins and campfires. There have been many years of confusion in terms of who is who. Those Yukon Kims;) Both born in Quebec. Both lived in the Shipyards of Whitehorse. Both tour around the world. Both got their britches around Yukon campfires, and both sing straight from the heart. Barlow is univeristy and classically trained guitar player, but taught herself to play Banjo around the campfire in the Yukon. Beggs is elementary age trained for piano; highschool trained for trumpet; but taught herself to play Guitar around the campfirein the Yukon.
It is a rare occasion for Kim Beggs and Kim Barlow to perform publically together, let alone, outside the Yukon together. Super exciting!
Thank you to Emma Louise Chevarie for helping orgainze this concert!
Kim Beggs toured with, and opened for Buffy Saint-Marie in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in October 2013. Beggs is a six-time Western Canadian Music Award Nominee (2014, 2012, 2011, 2007) and three-time Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee (2014. 2012, 2007) and has toured through out Canada, in the USA and in Europe.
There are more than twenty Canadian new and old musical friends and influences contributing sweetness to her latest solo recording Beauty and Breaking including David Baxter, Justin Rutledge, Oh Susanna, Bob Wiseman, John Showman, Sweet Alibi, Kim Barlow and many more. Beggs has recorded four solo albums plus two albums with her duo band The Blue Warblers. Beggs is on a 60 day tour across Canada from January 30 to March 30, 2015.
“There is no mistaking that Kim Beggs’ songs are filtered through the past, with the results being as contemporary as they are timeless. Ancient tones, indeed... Acadian tradition is set alongside Dylan, Emmylou sidles with the McGarrigles, each providing an original path for Beggs’ influences… Still, the vision is Beggs’, and her stability, her musical and lyrical integrity and intensity allows the album to remain tight and uncompromised. Focused. Universal. Canadian. This is folk music. This is beautiful… Ranked #1 on my  Polaris Music Prize ballot is Kim Beggs’ independently released Beauty and Breaking.” fervorcoulee.wordpress.com
Playing guitar and clawhammer banjo, Kim Barlow creates rich and unexpected settings for her fables of lost children, allegories for love and loss, and examinations of the natural world and the other-worldly.
Barlow is an enduring presence in the Canadian indie-folk scene. She's recorded six albums of her own work, and has many collaborations on the go, at all times. Current bands include Blue Hibou, a bilingual, multi-instrumentalist trio, andSpring Breakup, a duo she started with Mathias Kom of The Burning Hell. She was one of the founding members ofAnnie Lou, an old-time stringband. She’s a two-time Juno nominee; for her second CD, Gingerbread, and Annie Lou's 2010 self-titled release. Barlow has been touring and recording for a decade and a half and has collaborated with many Canadian greats including Veda Hille, Kim Beggs, Great Aunt Ida, Tim Vesely (Rheostatics), Old Man Luedecke, Christine Fellows, Raghu Lokanathan, and Catherine MacLellan.
Having recently left her long-time Yukon home and relocated to Nova Scotia, Barlow finds herself back where she came from. With twin babies in the house, she has been on hiatus from the touring circuit, but is writing new songs at a rapid rate and is currently planning recordings and shows in her new home and beyond.
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When & Where
Out Of A Paperbag Productions
Kim Beggs is a dedicated Yukon Artist who is touring across Canada this Jan - Mar 2015. In Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Beggs is performing with her great friend and inspiration Kim Barlow.