BEKI HEMINGWAY in CONCERT
guest support - Jonny Fitch
77 University Street, BELFAST BT7 1 HL (use Rugby Road entrance)
MAY 19 @ 7.30pm
£10 on door
I have been a fan of Beki Hemingway since I heard her song Sinsick on a compilation album back in the last months of the 20th Century. Soon discovering her albums her songs were regularly on my Rhythm and Soul playlist back in those Radio Ulster Sunday night days.
Then Chicago based Beki finally made her way across to Belfast. I remember the "wow" that I uttered when I first heard the power of that voice. Indeed, I was struck by it afresh when she sang at the closing event of this year's 4 Corners Festival, her song Forgiveness Waltz, written by Jonathan Rundman for their collaborative album Tennesota, might become the Festival's anthem.
After a period of time living in Colorado, Beki and her guitar playing husband Randy Kerkeman have relocated to Gorey in Wexford. Her latest record (my review HERE!) Whins and Weather is a joyous collections of Americana, great writing, honest and deep with that voice shining. Duke Special even makes an appearance.
It is a thrill to have Beki back in Belfast. She will be supported by the up and coming young Fitzroy man Jonny Fitch whose songs are dressed up in all kinds of pedals, loops and artistic imagination.