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Wednesday October 27, 2010

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Hi everyone

We have two concerts this weekend, and two more next weekend. We don't expect you to attend them all, but we encourage you to try to make it to at least one of them. The music will be absolutely spectacular.

1. Kim Beggs Quartet, Friday October 29th 8pm, St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue

This will be a very special evening with Yukon songwriter Kim Beggs backed by a fabulous band including Tamara Nile, David Sinclair and Jesse Zubot, as well as a special vignette performance of a larger Collaborative show "Up There" featuring the works of Ivan Coyote, Pat Braden and Kim Beggs.

UP THERE: Storytelling and Music from Canada's North. A very special collaboration with three of the North's greatest emissaries. Pat Braden's unique brand of storytelling and Chapman Stick playing offers an unforgettable glimpse into the beating heart of Yellowknife. Yukon grown and Vancouver bred Ivan Coyote is an award-winning author but above all an exceptional, 'natural-born storyteller' -The Globe and Mail. And Kim Beggs' homespun songs reach far beyond Yukon and have been recognized alongside North America's best.

Pat [Braden] is simply chamber music storytelling for the serious listener. — VANCOUVER STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

[Ivan Coyote] Distinctive and persuasive voice, a flawless sense of pacing and an impeccable sense of story. — QUILLS MAGAZINE

[Kim] Beggs's writing has never been better. — NOW MAGAZINE

Blue Bones - the newest CD from Yukon singer/songwriter Kim Beggs and her debut on Black Hen Music - delivers on the promise of her first two critically acclaimed albums 'Wanderer's Paean' and 'Streetcar Heart' Sincere and vulnerable, clear eyed and tough, the familiar themes of love, loss, and hard fought freedom that Kim Beggs so convincingly explores, have reached a new level this time out. On Blue Bones, the effortless grace and breezy delivery that have become her vocal trademarks are supported by some of North America's most respected roots musicians to make this the best sounding album of an already impressive career.

Kim hasn't always made her living as a singer-songwriter, and as someone who began work at the tender age of twelve, she's definitely paid her dues. I was born in Val d'Or, Quebec then we moved to northern Ontario. I was still quite young when we moved to Toronto, where I got my first job. From her upbringing, Kim inherited a worker's hands and a sturdy disposition