Little Miss Higgins
Calgary Bluesfest (2007)

“A true jewel of the Canadian prairies” – Big Dave McLean

As if she was born into it - Little Miss Higgins captivates audiences with her original, gutsy, spirited country blues songs. Crystal clear vocals that go on forever - and amazing guitar licks - she’s the real thing! Though she’s raring to go anywhere from solo to a full band of minstrels, Little Miss is mostly accompanied by partner/guitar player Foy Taylor. Together they are creating innovative guitar work rooted in a country blues style and an unforgettably “top hat” stage show.

Little Miss Higgins was born in southern Alberta and raised in Independence, Kansas. As a young girl she began her love of music by carving her name into the mini grand piano that her father brought home from a local saloon.

Growing up playing piano, she now uses the guitar and her voice as her main instruments as well as her theatre background to bring a “refreshing sound and story to the stage”. As a songwriter, she has been influenced by a range of artists from Memphis Minnie and Big Bill Broonzy to Joni Mitchell. Higgins has the ability to paint pictures with words and engage audiences with unabashed passion and presence.

She has shared the stage with Big Dave McLean, Corb Lund, Suzie Vinnick and Tim Williams, to name a few. In Spring of 2006 Higgins and Foy worked with playwright/director Joey Tremblay to create music for and perform in the Globe Theatre’s production of George Dandin. Her debut CD, Cobbler Shop Sessions, was released in 2005 and was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Blues Recording.

She and Foy Taylor now reside in Nokomis, Saskatchewan where they have lots of space and time to grow a garden and pick guitar when they’re not on the road.
Little Miss Higgins