Kim Beggs releases fifth solo album ‘Said Little Sparrow’
Heads out on a 40-date Canadian Tour including major cities such as Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and more

“Kim Beggs’ voice lures you in with its emotive melancholy before you’ve had time to absorb the fact that she’s a formidable songwriter.”
– NOW Magazine

(October 2, 2017 – Toronto, ON) Yukon singer-songwriter Kim Beggs sets out on a 40-date tour across Canada this fall in support of her fifth solo album (seventh album in 13 years) Said Little Sparrow, which will be released on October 1, 2017 and will be made available digitally at kimbeggs.com/store, on iTunes and Spotify and more or in person at one of Kim’s live shows.

Said Little Sparrow holds true to Kim’s unmistakeable sound effortlessly merging her unique self-proclaimed genre of folk-roots-oldtime-country-americana. The songwriting structure weaves stories of her own life and the experiences she has lived, creating an unforgettable musical experience for the listener. By purchasing a physical album, fans are treated to a beautiful 42-page booklet curated by Kim including chords, lyrics, family photos, and a story for almost every song. Said Little Sparrow is honest, emotional, dark and truly authentic to who Kim Beggs is.

“I was a late bloomer to begin with and while at times I ponder about what would have happened if I started in the music biz when I was 20, I might not have survived and I don’t think I would have had the same things to say. I needed to grow up first,” said Beggs. “I continue to be as inspired as ever with music. The songs on Said Little Sparrow were written in a relatively short period of time and then honed over a longer period of time including during the recording process. Producing this album was a challenging but wonderful learning curve for me. Though I do look forward to making future records with other producers I admire, I am also interested in producing records/songs for emerging artists.”

The album was self-produced in collaboration with engineers David Travers-Smith, David Baxter, Andrew Collins, Scott Maynard and Jim Holland (Whitehorse). Kim was graced by many musical contributors throughout the album, including 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.

Kim has successfully released seven albums in the past 13 years which have garnered her with six Western Canadian Music Award nominations, three Canadian Folk Music Award nominations and the opportunity to share the stage and tour with the likes of Buffy St Marie, Penny Lang and Chris Jagger, as well as Kim’s contemporaries Corin Raymond, Jonathan Byrd, Oh Susanna, Kim Barlow, Ivan Coyote, Anne Louise Genest and as the Blue Warblers (with Natalie Edelson) to name a few. Kim has performed at the Edmonton Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Blue Skies and Lunenburg festivals as well as Trafalgar Square for Canada Day in London where she was also a guest on the Bob Harris BBC radio show.

SAID LITTLE SPARROW – TRACK LIST:
Said Little Sparrow can be listened to or downloaded here:
http://bit.ly/KB-PressKit

1 Vampire Love Song 3:05
2 Said Little Sparrow 2:38
3 Heart in a Bucket 4:04
4 The Prettiest Flowers 2:58
5 Still The Girls We Were 4:09
6 Blister 3:21
7 Frozen Horizon 4:11
8 See That My Grave Is Kept Clean 3:59
9 Hurts the Worst 3:12
10 Better Off Leavin’ It 2:49
11 Punch Drunk Love 2:39
12 Walking Sticks 3:45

Tour Dates:
Kim will be accompanied by Marcel Desilets – aka Pots and Pans, on backing vocals, banjo and dobro for the entire Canadian tour. Justin Haynes will accompany for the shows in Owen Sound, Toronto, Hamilton and Folk Music Ontario Conference.

05-Oct  Heartwood Music Hall: Kim Beggs and Corin Raymond  Owen Sound, ON
06-Oct  Burdock  Toronto, ON
07-Oct  Live on Elgin: Kim Beggs and Corin Raymond  Ottawa, ON
08-Oct  Mariposa le Café: Thanksgiving Dinner and Concert  Montreal, QC
11-Oct  Speakeasy  Sudbury, ON
12-Oct
House Concert
Peterborough, ON
13-Oct
Highland Brew Pub
South River, ON
14-Oct
House Concert
Alban, ON
15-Oct
The Pearl Company: Kim Beggs and Corin Raymond
Hamilton, ON
18-Oct
The Cornerstone KIm Beggs and Buckwheat Honey
Guelph, ON
20-Oct
Folk Music Ontario Conference: Official Showcase
Toronto, ON
21-Oct
Folk Music Ontario: Folkin’ Genius Showcase
Toronto, ON
26-Oct
High and Lonesome Times Changed
Winnipeg, MB
27-Oct
Qu’Appelle Valley Centre for the Arts
Fort Qu’Appelle, SK
28-Oct
Creative City Centre
Regina, SK
29-Oct
The Balehouse Concert
Kitscoty, AB
02-Nov
Wise Hall Lounge: Kim Beggs and Larissa Tandy
Vancouver, BC
03-Nov
Providence Farm Concert
Duncan, BC
04-Nov
East Nashville Opry: Rio Theatre
Vancouver, BC
05-Nov
Norway House: Victoria Folk Music Society
Victoria, BC
07-Nov
Jamie’s Rainforest Inn
Tofino, BC
09-Nov
Chars Landing
Port Alberni, BC
10-Nov
House Concert
Victoria, BC
11-Nov
Folkin’ Genius Concert Series: Kim Beggs and Carolyn Mark
Cumberland, BC
12-Nov
House Concert
West Vancouver, BC
13-Nov
Sunset Theatre
Wells, BC
15-Nov
The Capitol Club: Kim Beggs and Jen Lane
Saskatoon, SK
16-Nov
Homeroutes House Concert – Chautauqua Trail, AB/SK
Grandora, SK
17-Nov
Homeroutes House Concert – Chautauqua Trail, AB/SK
Buena Vista, SK
18-Nov
Homeroutes House Concert – Chautauqua Trail, AB/SK
Martensville, SK
19-Nov
Homeroutes House Concert – Chautauqua Trail, AB/SK
Prince Albert, SK
21-Nov
Homeroutes House Concert – Chautauqua Trail, AB/SK
Mervin, SK
22-Nov
Homeroutes House Concert – Chautauqua Trail, AB/SK
Cherry Grove, AB
23-Nov
Homeroutes House Concert – Chautauqua Trail, AB/SK
Fort MacMurray, AB
24-Nov
Homeroutes House Concert – Chautauqua Trail, AB/SK
Elk Point, AB
25-Nov
Homeroutes House Concert – Chautauqua Trail, AB/SK
Edmonton, AB
26-Nov
Homeroutes House Concert – Chautauqua Trail, AB/SK
Camrose, AB
28-Nov
29-Nov
Homeroutes House Concert – Chautauqua Trail, AB/SK
Homeroutes House Concert – Chautauqua Trail, AB/SK
Lloydminster, AB
St Paul, AB
01-Dec
House Concert
Winnipeg, MB

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