August 25 & 26, 2023 Line-up

Friday, August 25
Sierra Noble
Little Miss Higgins
Belle Plaine

Saturday, August 26
Kitchen Party
Siouxperboat & Friends
Low Lily
Amanda Rheaume
The Slocan Ramblers

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Sierra Noble

Entering the music industry at a young age can have profound effects on an artist’s personal and professional journey, and Sierra Noble knows this well. The Winnipeg singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, released their first album of traditional Métis fiddle music as a teenager, followed by the well-received Possibilities, and later, City of Ghosts. Over the course of these albums Noble honed their skills as a songwriter while garnering widespread attention, which led them to opening for Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, and Johnny Reid, and as a featured performer for the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. Noble’s original music has been included in TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Switched at Birth, and Parenthood, and in films such as CBC’s Humboldt: The New Season, 40 Weeks, and Fostering Hope.

“Let Me Out of Here” is the first single from the new Sierra Noble. In its crystalline melodies and epic poise, Noble sings of smiling through teeth in response to the unwelcomed opinions and judgments of others. But they know what they need – freedom to follow their path and be released from all that’s kept them down – and the song’s title is their powerful declaration of that.

Little Miss Higgins

From the Great Northern Plains, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way onto any stage playing music brewed in early country blues, jazz and folk. A playing, touring, collaborating, and recording artist for over 15 years, this musician and mother now navigates her time through performing and parenthood. Her six independently released albums and artwork have received many awards and nominations, including a Canadian Folk Music Aware nomination for her latest collection of songs, MY HOME, MY HEART (2017). Recorded at The Song Shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this album’s sound remains true to Higgins’ roots, but ventures into new territory. Co-produced with Scott Nolan and engineered by Jamie Sitar of Outta Town Sound, this album is an effortless addition to her impressive body of work. Little Miss Higgins (aka Jolene Higgins) was born in Brooks, Alberta, and raised in Independence, Kansas. Music entered her life early. “When I was about four my dad brought home an old mini-grand piano and told me it was mine. I carved by name in the side of it and then I had to start taking piano lessons.” Higgins now uses guitar and voice as her main instruments as well as her theatre background to bring a refreshing sound and story to the stage. Higgins settled in Saskatchewan (2002-2013) and that’s when music took the driver’s seat. Over that time she built her career touring across Canada performing in clubs, theatres and festivals.

Belle Plaine

Belle Plaine is a singer, a songwriter and musician raised on the Canadian prairies near the hamlet of Fosston, Saskatchewan – population: 45. Her own brand of jazz fusion unites swing with vintage country and feminine pop. Belle combines vintage blues and swing tones of the 1940s with classic country styles made popular in the heyday of the Grand Ole Opry for her own take on roots music.

“If Patsy Cline and Blossom Dearie had a love child she would sing like Belle Plaine. Belleʼs voice is old timey and jazzy. It has twang, crystal bells and swing. You listen to this voice, and all of a sudden your cheatinʼ heart has a very dry martini in hand, and youʼre hearing something both timeless and brand new.”
– Kelley Jo Burke, host of CBCʼs SoundXchange