BREATHE in the air and music of Canada this weekend courtesy of a singer who has been described as a pocket powerhouse.
Little Miss Higgins (aka Jolene Higgins) is a retro-country blues artist. Currently on a UK tour, she plays the Rose and Crown, Thurstonland, on Sunday.
Little Miss Higgins was born in Brooks, Alberta, and raised in Independence, Kansas.
She grew up playing piano but now uses guitar and voice as her main instruments.
That interesting stage name came about largely by accident. When I moved to Saskatchewan I made friends with this crazy Greek guy, she said.
Thats what he started calling me and it just stuck.
Over the past five years, Little Miss Higgins has built a strong national reputation throughout Canada, appearing in clubs and on festival stages.
She performs traditional songs and plays her own original music that picks up on blues styles of the past, but remains very much her own expression.
Add into the mix a classical training she spent two years studying theatre, and a third studying music and drama at the Canadian College of Performing Arts on Vancouver Island and you have an artist not just with talent but with all the technique to express it.
Her UK tour is in support of a new album, Across The Plains. Details on her website: www.littlemisshiggins.com