vrijdag, februari 10

Beki Hemingway

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is a singer/songwriter based first and currently in Denver, with stops in Chicago, Nashville, & Glasgow along the way. Her long & varied career has found her playing in several bands, as well as singing live and studio backup vocals on everything from industrial to inspirational music. She has released 5 CDs on Salt Lady Records, performed all over the US, in Ireland, Scotland, & Germany, and opened for such acts as Shawn Colvin, Aimee Mann, and Pierce Pettis. After a few years' break from the road, Beki is writing for a new CD and beginning to fill the calendar with live performances with guitarist/producer husband Randy Kerkman.

For many years Chicago-based Beki Hemingway was involved in a string of underground bands, most recently the popular rockabilly group This Train, who toured with Rich Mullins. Now with her first solo LP, Beki finds her own sound, which she describes as "alterna-folkpoprock." Peppy electric guitars combine with full bass and drums to form a backdrop for melodically-charged vocals that are sometimes pop, sometimes edgy, and sometimes sweet. The fun and honest lyrics cover some nostalgic ground, discussing childhood memories and growing up, as well as relationships and faith.