Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five to play at Fratters Speakeasy

Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five will perform some indelible country-blues county music on Thursday night at Fratters Speakeasy in Red Deer.

Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five will perform some indelible country-blues county music on Thursday night at Fratters Speakeasy in Red Deer.

The group is a high-energy collaboration between singer Little Miss Higgins, from Brooks, and a quintet of musicians from Manitoba, including trumpet, banjo and up-right bass players.

Together, they create the kind of music that might have resulted if Memphis Minnie had jammed with Billie Holiday.

Little Miss Higgins, also known as Jolene Higgins, is a Juno-nominated performer for her 2007 Junction City album, which collected a string of other honours — including a Maple Blues Award nomination, and wins at the Western Canadian Music Awards and eighth annual Indies Awards.

She followed this up with a live 2009 release that yielded the favourites The Dirty Ol’ Tractor Song and I’m Gonna Bake My Biscuits, as well as the new tune A Lament for Louis Riel.

Her newest release Bison Ranch Recording Sessions includes support from The Winnipeg Five, and was actually recorded in a barn in rural Manitoba.

There’s a $10 cover charge for the 8:30 p.m. show.

For more information, call 403-356-0033.

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