Kim Beggs

Kim Beggs

Kim Beggs is a songwriter, filmmaker, mentor, author, and musician.  She has released numerous CDs.  Her music features: Original Folk Roots | Old-time Country | Americana | Bluegrass Bramble | and infuses sweet old-time roots country with dark tales of northern life


Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Ken Bolton

Anyone who has attended a Kim Beggs concert, or listened to one of her CDs, knows that the subject of death often shows up in her lyrics. It certainly did on October 12, during the sixth of 41 stops on her current two-month marathon tour... more

Nov 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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This fall, Beggs will be launching her 6th solo album, called Said Little Sparrow, which is the follow up to 2013's Beauty and Breaking. more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Kim Beggs

Artists, musicians, songwriters, general creative types and arts lovers alike might want to think about taking a little vacation time this summer. The Keno City Music and Art Workshop For Adults is returning for its second year, with workshops... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Mayo 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Michelle Peters

I first heard Nicole Edward’s voice in 2012 when I worked at Aroma Borealis Herb Shop. I had just recently moved to the Yukon and was getting up to speed on who is who in the arts community. Luckily, Aroma Borealis is a big supporter of local... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Courtesy of Music Yukon

Summer may be drawing to a close, but there is still a great music festival that you can catch. Taking place in Victoria, B.C., the Breakout West festival takes place Sept. 17-20. The festival has been going for 13 years strong. more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music


Issue: 2015-07-09 PHOTO: Kim Beggs

“It will be a special week in a very special place. Lots of one-on-one time with mentors and lots of cowriting,” says singersongwriter Kim Beggs. That special place is Fort Selkirk, on the Yukon River, about half way between Whitehorse and Dawson... more

Jul 9, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

If it hasn’t crossed your radar yet, this years’ International Songwriting Competition has some pretty serious judges. Tom Waits. Sarah MacLachlan. Bela Fleck. more

Nov 20, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Get your cowboy hats and boots ready: this year's Northern Opry Project is fast approaching. more

Dec 12, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Music

During the past decade Whitehorse musician Kim Beggs has toured throughout North America and even hopped the pond to Denmark. This March, however, she is organizing a very different kind of road show — one that takes place right here in the Yukon. more

Mar 14, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Music

"They'll each be mentoring different aspects," Beggs explains. "Everyone has their strength. It might be performance, it might be about the music biz or it might be about song writing. Or it might be about singing. Or it might be about expression." more

Dec 13, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Music

The Kim Beggs and Natalie Edelson duo, The Blue Warblers, has landed the two singer-songwriters a West Coast Music Award nomination in an unlikely category: Contemporary Christian/Gospel Recording of the Year, for their album, Pretty Good. more

Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Buddy Tabor, from Juneau, Alaska, is a great friend of the Yukon music scene. He's performed at countless festivals, collaborated with local musicians and his songs are frequently covered live and on recordings. more

Jan 26, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Kim Beggs, Jonathan Byrd and Corin Raymond were driving from Medicine Hat to Calgary when I spoke with them about their current musical tour. But their eyes were cast on the Yukon. more

Nov 10, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Music

The Town of Faro will soon be taken over by teenage girls on a mission. Musical instruments in hand, they will immerse themselves in music for a four-day weekend at the first-ever Faro Girls Music Camp, beginning June 2. more

May 19, 2011 12:00 AM Faro

Storytelling heavyweights Ivan Coyote, Pat Braden and Yukon songwriter Kim Beggs will step onstage at the Yukon Arts Centre on October 28 in a collaborative, yet individual, showcase of their unique talents. more

Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Beggs' songwriting really stands out on this CD. She uses concrete imagery to convey the emotional meaning of her songs. Her use of bones -- in Bring Out Your Bones,Firewater Bones and The Longest Dream -- refers to a feeling that goes straight to th more

Sep 2, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Once again, the streets of Whitehorse will be bare as its citizens flock to the next big summer weekend event. On this weekend, July 29 to Aug. 1 2010, the draw will be the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines, Alaska. more

Jul 29, 2010 12:00 AM Alaska

In 1998, at the home of Lucie Desaulniers, a small but passionate group of women musicians started meeting to address the need for community, support and more venues for their songs and, in May 2000, the ideas thrown around at that first meeting came more

May 27, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music

A map of Western Canada lies open on the dash. It's a hot Mother's Day afternoon when Kim Beggs and Natalie Edelson roll into the North Okanagan town of Armstrong. They're weary from that day's 550-kilometre drive from Cochrane, Alberta ... more

May 20, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Kim Beggs returned to the Yukon between touring, with a bunch of new songs and a new CD, Blue Bones. In January, Beggs went to Vancouver to record at Black Hen Studio with producer/musician Steve Dawson. more

Apr 22, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music


Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: by Alistar Maitland Photography

The music scene in Whitehorse is really something. Full of fresh, creative musical sounds that come straight from the heart and soul of artists who discovered their own voices inside the warmth of their homes in the dead of winter. The diving... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

The Yukon Association for Community Living (YACL) was abuzz with excited people when I walked in from the frozen weather on Wednesday, December 5. It was my first time at the YACL resource centre located in Whitehorse at the Yukon Inn Plaza, though n more

Jan 24, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Dale Ann Bradley had just come from the Compass Records studio in Nashville, Tennessee when I caught up with her by phone on a recent Friday afternoon. The bluegrass and country vocalist had been recording her latest solo album, Somewhere South of C more

Jun 9, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Music

I got up early to get the sleep out of my eyes and the frog out of my throat in preparation for my first interview on behalf of What's Up Yukon. I would be talking with Susan Aglukark, who lives three time zones to the east. more

May 26, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Music

February Album Writing Month (FAWM) is not a contest, but an opportunity to take on a personal challenge as part of a larger international community. "FAWMers are a motley mix of music professionals, students, homemakers, and folks who work day jobs more

Mar 17, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Music

She comes across as soft-spoken, cautiously reserved, dead-pan serious, and yet an endearingly quirky young woman of many hats who, in her 30 years on the planet, has a whack of eclectic stories to tell. more

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Every community has its hidden gems. Some are inclined to sit quietly in the showcase and sparkle, while others are more like butterflies, travelling from flower to flower ever seeking to learn more. Marg Tatam definitely belongs in the latter categ more

Feb 4, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music