It’s been a glorious NS summer, lots of beach swims and bike explorations, getting to know the beauty of Canning and area, watching the apples grow and savouring all the food that grows at our doorstep. Mmm. Now we’re heading towards autumn and thinking about work and music a bit more. Very pleased to announce I’ll be playing at the Deep Roots Festival in Wolfville at the end of September, some solo and some with my fiddler-buddy Amy Lounder, new songs, sweet harmonies and fiddle-banjo tunes.
This fall I’ll also be looking for students to turn to the dark way of the claw! Anyone interested in taking clawhammer banjo lessons from me, I’ll be teaching from my house here in Canning, and also at Moe’s Place Music in Windsor on Thursdays. Here’s my spiel:
Clawhammer/Frailing/Old-Time banjo teacher now taking students, in Canning and Windsor NS.
Touring and recording artist Kim Barlow has recently moved to the Annapolis Valley and has a great deal of experience performing and teaching clawhammer/old-time banjo.
As a Performer:
~ Recorded 6 solo albums, including Humminah, and Juno-nominated Gingerbread;
~ Has toured past 15 years in Canada, Australia and Europe;
~ Collaborated on projects with Mathias Kom (of the Burning Hell), Old Man Luedecke, Annie Lou (Juno nominated string-band), Catherine MacLellan, and many others.
As a Teacher:
~ Instructed banjo classes at the Nimblefingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Camp in Sorrento, BC for two summers;
~ Guitar, banjo and songwriting instructor at the Bulkley Valley Guitar Workshop in Smithers, BC;
~ Conducted youth mentorships at the Calgary and Winnipeg Folk Festivals;
~ Private instructor for the past 20 years in Whitehorse, Yukon.