Award-winning recording artist Babe Gurr has been turning heads for years with her blend of roots/blues/pop/world. Her warm and sultry voice, intelligent lyrics, memorable melodies and savvy personality add up to pretty much everything you want to see on a stage. Babe’s songwriting has recently received accolades; taking the win for the Sonic Bids Nashville Song Contest, garnering honourable mention for three self-penned tunes in the acclaimed Billboard World Song Contest, and being selected as a finalist for two self-penned tunes in the “12th Annual Great American Song Contest and for “My Love” in the 13th Annual Great American Song Contest.
Babe’s new recording is a treat, although not always sweet. Hearts Up To The Sun - a five song EP - features Babe’s talents in full form as producer, singer and songwriter. Musically it is as hot as Louisiana hot sauce and the horn arrangements sound like they might well have come from there. Babe’s voice is sounding as good or better than ever. The band is great. But the songs… wow!- the songs mark a step forward. They are even better than the ones she won awards for with her last release- SideDish. This is a full course meal covering the full range of human emotion from antipasto through desert. The message of these songs and this recording is, as Babe sings in one song, ‘laugh, cry, be honest.’ Great sounds carry great words. This is very good work indeed from an artist who just keeps getting better.
Babe’s previous album titled “SideDish” takes this unique artist in a new direction, exploring world music fused with her own unique roots style and writing. Italian, Spanish, Middle-Eastern, Brazilian and New Orleans influences are the backdrop of the musical landscape of Babe’s 8 self-penned tunes as well as 2 cover songs sung in Italian, that she has made truly her own….her music promises to transport the audience and listener to another place and time!
Babe has headlined at numerous festivals including Toronto’s Harbourfont Music Series, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Pacific National Exhibition, Victoria Folkfest, First Night, Mission Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Island MusicFest, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Music Festival, Filberg Festival and Islands Folk Festival. Playing some of the most popular and prestigious concert halls in Canada spanning from Vancouver Island to the Maritimes and U.S. dates in New York and Seattle, Babe Gurr’s name is becoming familiar to many more fans each day, people who appreciate finely crafted songs performed with sincerity.