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Little Mis Higgins at the Geomatic Attic. Photo by Richard AmeryThe Geomatic Attic featured a sold out performance by Nokomis blues/jazz woman Little Miss Higgins and the Deep Dark Woods, Oct. 4.
 Jolene (Little Miss) Higgins was charming, telling stories behind her songs and about her musical mentor Memphis Minnie and about interesting gigs in Saskatchewan.

I enjoyed her story about their first gig in Radville where she said “Foy almost got into a fight over his hat and I got told I had a nice dumper.”

But the music was the key. She played some intricate fingerpicked patterns in her own songs as well as  Mempis Minnie’s “Bake My Biscuits” during which she had the crowd singing along.

She introduced a lot of new songs and played some crowd favourites like “Liar, Liar.” She played some impressive guitar and her partner Foy Taylor held down the rhythm on guitar and tapped out a beat on a  microphoned box and took an occasional tasteful solo. Because I had a play rehearsal, I wasn’t able to hear the Deep Dark Woods’ set.

 On Oct. 18, The Geomatic Attic is bringing in Lee Harvey Osmond, featuring Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ Tom Wilson. Tickets for that show cost $30 in advance, $35 after Oct. 5.

— By Richard Amery, L.A Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 October 2009 14:32 )  
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