MY HOME, MY HEART OUT ON OCTOBER 6
CANADIAN TOUR DATES BEGIN OCTOBER 13
PHOTO CREDIT : Alicia Sylvester // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
From the Great Northern Plains, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way onto any stage playing music brewed up in early country blues, jazz and folk. Set for release on October 6, her sixth studio album, My Home, My Heart is a collection of fresh songs from an artist who remains true to her roots, but has ventured into new territory. Her voice has never been richer or songwriting riper and the crew of Winnipeg musicians Higgins has brought together on this musical steamship shines with talent.
Recorded at The Song Shop in Winnipeg My Home, My Heart was co-produced with Scott Nolan and engineered by Jamie Sitar of Outta Town Sound. The album is an effortless addition to this artist’s impressive body of work. To top it all off, her hand-drawn ink artwork is used for the album cover design.
Today, Little Miss Higgins is sharing the video for the album’s title track, “My Home, My Heart”, a song which came to Higgins “out of love, out of being in love, out of giving birth to another human, out of opening my heart to universal love, out of being scared shitless of what’s going to happen next, but feeling strength from the love around me and within me.”
Musically, the song ventures into different territory, but resonates with the familiar Little Miss Higgins sound. “It’s actually a challenging song to play live - it hasn’t sunk into my bones yet,” says Higgins. “However, when we recorded it, the band got it, nailed it in fact, and Scott kept saying, ‘This song is the centrepiece of the album.’ I feel the same way.”
Little Miss Higgins (aka Jolene Higgins) was born in Brooks, AB, raised in Independence, KS, and currently resides in rural Manitoba with her partner and her son. Though motherhood takes up most of her time these days, she continues to perform, write, paint, and cultivate her creative spirit. As a songwriter and musician, Higgins has been influenced by a range of artists from Memphis Minnie and Billie Holiday to Joni Mitchell and Dolly Parton as well as the vast array of Canadian musicians and bands she has had the fortune to see live or even share a stage with like Big Dave McLean, Corb Lund, and the Deep Dark Woods to name a few.
In 2011, Higgins opened kd lang’s album release tour in Britain and has appeared live on many CBC radio shows such as Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café and Michael Enright’s Sunday Edition. For over 15 years, she has performed, toured, collaborated, recorded, and released 5 independent albums. Her music has won three Western Canadian Music Awards and received JUNO and Maple Blues Awards nominations.
MY HOME, MY HEART TRACKLIST
01 Put The Needle On
02 Drawn To You
03 Swept Away
04 My Home, My Heart
05 ABC Blues
06 Belly Full Of Baby
07 Cow Cow Boogie
08 Top Of The Mountain
09 Little Joe’s Lullaby
10 Full Contact Sport
11 Radville (Revisited)
LITTLE MISS HIGGINS TOUR DATES
Oct 13 - Calgary, AB - Wide Cut Weekend
Oct 14 - Calgary, AB - Wide Cut Weekend
Oct 17 - Red Deer, AB - Rooster Wood Fire & Smoke
Oct 19 - Chilliwack BC - Bozzinis
Oct 20 - Vancouver BC - St James Hall (Rogue Folk Club)
Oct 21 - Penticton, BC - Dream Café
Oct 22 - Rossland, BC - Flying Steamshovel
Oct 24 - Radville, SK - Community Hall
Nov 11 - Regina, SK - Artesian
Nov 12 - Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre
Dec 2 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre