Little Miss Higgins & the Winnipeg Five at The Dream Cafe
Doors 6pm Show 8pm
From the Great Northern Plains of Western Canada, Little Miss Higgins 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 with gravel dust and a sunset trailing behind her, this pocket-sized powerhouse plays music brewed up in old-time country blues sprinkled with a little jazz and maybe a hint of folk. Whetherit’s songs about passion or songs about panties, she writes about real things in a rooted and poetic way. This is all too true on her most recent award winning album, Across The Plains.
As a songwriter, she has been influenced by a range of artists from Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday, Big Bill Broonzy to Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton and Bob Dylan.
The Winnipeg Five
Though Little Miss Higgins identifies these fine fellows
as the Winnipeg Five, they also play under another handle called The-F-Holes. They have been sharing their unique blend of country, Dixieland, Manitoba roots music with audiences across Canada since 2004.
These talented five have received critical acclaim for their unmistakable, vintage inspired sound and passionate live performance. Their musicianship is undeniable as a group or individually, they have backed or played with many other Manitoba artists. They are one of the hardest working bands in Western Canada.