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Whins and Weather

by Beki Hemingway

Americana, gospel, folk, and even a bit of old fashioned pop, woven together seamlessly. Produced by Kerkman and Conor Brady (the Commitments) in Dublin, these songs document a year where Beki and Randy gave up "normal life" for music/travel/service.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Two More Hills
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2. My World Is out There
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3. Is This All
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4. Anyone but You
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5. Not Excused
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6. You Sing This Song
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7. Thank You for the Rain
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8. The Shape You Left Me In
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9. Because
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10. Tourist (feat. Duke Special)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Whins and Weather, the new CD by Beki Hemingway and her husband, guitarist, and co-writer Randy Kerkman covers a lot of ground--Americana, gospel, folk, and even a bit of old fashioned pop, woven together seamlessly on this, Beki’s fifth release.

Produced by Kerkman and Commitments guitarist Conor Brady in Dublin, Ireland, Whins and Weather documents songs written around the year in which the couple sold their home, quit their jobs, and committed to a renewed life of “music, travel, and service.”

Album Credits:
Vocals: Beki Hemingway
Guitars: Randy Kerkman
Produced by Randy Kerkman & Conor Brady


TWO MORE HILLS
Music: Kerkman
Lyrics: Hemingway/Kerkman
Smiley - Drums
Kenny Hutson - Bass, Reed Organ, Mandolin, & Pedal Steel

MY WORLD IS OUT THERE
Music: Hemingway Lyrics: Hemingway/Swezy
Dennis Holt - Drums
Todd Miller - Bass
Doug Davis - B3 & Wurlitzer

IS THIS ALL
Music: Kerkman
Lyrics: Hemingway
Scott Kerr - Keyboards

ANYONE BUT YOU
Music: Hemingway/Kerkman
Lyrics: Hemingway
Smiley - Drums
Sammy Horner - Bass
Kenny Hutson - Electric Guitar
Cian Boylan - B3 Organ
Naked Blue - Background Vocals

NOT EXCUSED
Music & Lyrics: Hemingway
Linda Good - Piano
Kenny Hutson - Dobro

YOU SING THIS SONG
Music & Lyrics: Hemingway/Kerkman
Smiley - Drums
Jeff Elbel - Fretless Bass, Glockenspiel
Kenny Hutson - Dobro
Cian Boylan - Keyboards
Duke Special - Harmony vocal

THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN
Music & Lyrics: Hemingway
Smiley - Drums
Jeff Elbel - Fretted Bass
Cian Boylan - Keyboards

THE SHAPE YOU LEFT ME IN
Music & Lyrics: Hemingway
Smiley - Drums
Scott Kerr - Bass

BECAUSE
Music: Hemingway/Kerkman
Lyrics: Hemingway

TOURIST
Auschwitz/Birkenau 2016
Music: Kerkman
Lyrics: Kerkman/Hemingway
Dennis Holt - Drums
Jeff Elbel -Fretless Bass
Tim Cotterell - Strings
Duke Special - Piano, Harmonies

Additional Percussion: Randy Kerkman, Conor Brady
Mixed by Conor Brady & Randy Kerkman at Camden Recording Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Mastered by Rich Renken, Rev4 Audio
Additional Engineering: Todd Ayers, Jason Morris, Steve Watkins
Artwork: Kathryn Swezy Design - Englewood, CO USA
Photography: Heather Wilson (front cover) & Sean McMains (back cover)
Smiley’s drums were recorded at Sunshine Corner Studios, Hampshire, England

All songs ©2016 ©2017 Birdie Num Num Music, ASCAP
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We are so grateful to all who have supported this project, from the talented musicians and engineers who helped us get it done to everyone who comes to concerts and keeps us traveling. Thank you!

Massive thanks to Sammy & Kylie Horner, whose home was our place of rest, recording studio, and the birthplace of half the songs on this CD.

BIO:
Beki Hemingway made her debut performing for the neighborhood kids on top of garbage cans at the age of 5, proving that she can create a venue out of just about anything, so it stands to reason that most of her current touring schedule is filled with house concerts, a new trend in live music that aims to bypass the “industry” and allow artist and audience to foster a more relaxed, intimate atmosphere and a closer connection

A singer/songwriter based in County Wexford, Ireland, with stops in Chicago, Nashville, and Denver along the way, it has been said that Beki writes and sings some of the “best songs you've never heard.”
Her long and varied career has found her singing in several bands, including comical punk-rockers This Train, as well as singing live and studio backup vocals on everything from industrial to inspirational music.

Things really clicked when she started collaborating with Randy Kerkman in the late 1990’s, releasing 5 CDs on the Minneapolis-based indie Salt Lady Records, performing up to 150 shows per year, and sharing the stage with nationally and internationally acclaimed singer/songwriters such as Aimee Mann, Shawn Colvin, and Duke Special to name a few.

“Hemingway and Kerkman make a potent team on this blend of power pop and Americana.” --Broken Hearted Toy

After several years on hiatus living a "normal life" as a tour guide and Deputy Sheriff in Denver, Beki and Randy released a 6-song ep entitled I have big plans for the world and made the decision to return to a life of music, this time with service as part of the goal.

They perform their house concerts largely on a donation basis, and last year, were able to participate in some great learning experiences and charity projects (Mexico & Romania), which are documented on their website blog.

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Kelly Creek

Love this new music from Beki Hemingway
Great new music from Beki Hemingway and Randy Kerkman! I find this has become my go to soundtrack for crazy busy days at work and slow relaxing days at home. This latest release is like a warm scented candle on a cold day... relaxing and soulful.
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Ken Evans

Soulful and Relevant
Being a long time fan of Beki, I have to say this is the best work yet. Incredible soulful folk and rock feel with a new Celtic seasoning that is sure to please the most critical ear! Clearly from the heart of Beki's amazing journey!
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