Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle
Featuring King Kimbit & Caitlin Dolan
Monday November 6, 2017
no cover, PWYC event
Showcasing women in music from Ottawa and beyond each month performing in the round at Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank St. Hosted by Julie Corrigan Sponsored by CKCU 93.1 FM, Red Leaf Music, and Ottawa Gig Posters.
King Kimbit: https://kingkimbit.ca/
Nguyễn Anh Thư, better known by her stage name, King Kimbit, is a versatile, devoted and deeply sincere Ottawa-based spoken word artist, singer and instrumentalist. King Kimbit is best known for her ability to blend gritty personal narratives with compassionate social consciousness. She articulates the spectrum of her thoughts and feelings in a way that is consistently poignant, musical and heart-felt.
As a spoken word artist, King is interested in telling stories that are authentic to her experiences and identities. With nearly equal measure, and always with her characteristic grit and musicality, King Kimbit’s poetic work details, with striking honesty, the realities of her upbringing as the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, the truths of her social vantage point as a young woman of colour, and her stance on social issues regarding racism, de/colonization, and gender inequality. Kim’s striking honesty, lyrical acuity, empathy and versatility as a singer and guitar-player have earned her a reputation as a welcomed and necessary voice within the landscape of Canadian spoken word.
Caitlin Dolan: www.theartichokehearts.com
Native to Wakefield Quebec, Caitlin Dolan is the singer-songwriter behind the Ottawa folk-trio The Artichoke Hearts. Since releasing their debut EP “Conquer Then Divide” in Sept. 2016, the trio have been building a name for themselves in the Ottawa music scene. Caitlin’s reflective lyricism and driving guitar lines ask the listener to contemplate their own relationships, vulnerability and independence. She is honoured to be a part of such a special evening of music.
Julie Corrigan: http://www.juliecorrigan.com/
Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Julie Corrigan is a soulful, country, roots, singer/songwriter hailing from the small town of Shawville Quebec. Her first full length album The Language, recorded in Ottawa at Little Bullhorn Studios with producer Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Howe Gelb) was #1 at CKCU for 2015.