Katie Baggs

Katie Baggs

 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CAN
SoloFolkSinger/Songwriter

Katie Baggs is a writer and singer of original songs from St. John's, Newfoundland. Named female artist of the year by MusicNL in 2012, Katie is known to quiet audiences with her striking melodies and poetic lyrics about landscapes, the mind, and the heart. Wonderful Strange, Katie's second solo album, will be released February 2015.

Biography

Katie Baggs is a songwriter and performer from St. John's. She was named MusicNL's Female Artist of the Year for 2012. Her first solo recording, Home Again, Home Again (released June 15, 2012) is a collection of songs about landscape, light, language and love. Katie writes and sings with the group All the Wiles, whose album Painted was awarded the 2011 Atlantis Prize, and is a member of alt-folk band Pilot to Bombardier. Some favourite solo performances include performances at the Halifax festival In the Dead of Winter (January 2014), a live taping of CBC's DNTO (September 2013), Writers at Woody Point (August 2012 and 2013), Trails Tails and Tunes Festival (May 2013. This performance was recorded and broadcast on CBC television). Katie will be appearing at the Bluebird North Songwriter's Circle at this year's East Coast Music Week and is looking forward to a busy summer.

Lyrics

How Small

Written By: Katie Baggs

How small am I?

I stand here small
beneath a cold new mountain
making wishes
making prayers
on the floating
ghostly seeds
of the pink-hot
fireweed.

I tremble like an aspen,
I burn like a red pine,
I weep like a willow,
and I sleep
like the standing ghost
of a tree.

My heart is searching
‘cause there are holes
in all the stories that I know.
My heart is searching
‘cause there are holes
in all the stories that I know.

All I Know

Written By: Katie Baggs

Oh I’ll take you to the forest
With its floor of fallen leaves
And I’ll show you the place where
I saw love’s face appear –
Broken, and shining
With tears.

CHORUS:
And I’ll tell you all I know,
I’ll tell you all I know,
I’ll tell you all I know
When I know what I know.

And I’ll take you to the ocean.
We can offer up our tears.
Throw stones to the sky, and
Watch them fly,
And listen to the waves
Crashing in our ears.

CHORUS

And I’ll take you to the barrens,
Where the moss admires the sky;
And I’ll show you the place where
The earth made my face – oh,
I know I’ll go back there when I die.

CHORUS

I’ll show you the place where
The earth made my face – oh,
I know I’ll go back there when I die.

Discography

Solo Recording:

Katie Baggs, Home Again, Home Again (released June 15, 2012. Recorded by James Anderson. Produced by
James Anderson and Katie Baggs)

Radio airplay: CBC's DNTO live taping Sept. 2013, Vinyl Cafe Sept. 2013, CBC TV special (with Heavyweather.ca), local radio airplay (ongoing)

Other Recordings:

Dead Language (released December 2008. Recorded by Jake Nicoll. Produced by Dead Language)

All The Wiles, Painted (released September 8, 2011. Recorded by Jake Nicoll. Produced by All the Wiles)

Also appearing on the following albums: Pilot to Bombardier (Juliet on Fire Keep Clear, 2012), The Burning Hell (Flux Capacitor, 2011), Sean Panting (Man of the Year, 2011).

Set List

For a 45 minute set:
Poet or Painter
All I Know
Sunset Song
Mountain Train
Dum dee dum
The Dance
Stories
How Small
Goodbye, Goodbye