Kim Barlow is an international touring and recording artist, based in the Yukon. Her first three recordings, Humminah, Gingerbread and Luckyburden were released on the Caribou Records label.
This year, with the help and support of Caribou Records, Kim is releasing a new CD with Jericho Beach Music, based in Vancouver, and the coming year promises to bring her music to an even wider audience.
Kim Barlow’s new recording, Champ, is a collection of earthy, wry allegories about love, death and horses. There is a playful defiance in these songs; a reckoning of lost battles and a Yukon-honed resilience punctuated by moments of unhindered joy.
Champ is spare and humble, balanced by warm harmonies and the low, dark folk-pop brew of Barlow on banjo and guitar, along with collaborator and co-producer Jordy Walker. A spontaneous and intimate energy is revealed in these recordings from the live, woody room at Old Crow Recording studio, in spite of, or maybe because of, the record-breaking cold snap during which the music was made.