Kim Barlow

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Kim Barlow
Born (1969-03-10) March 10, 1969 (age 50)
Montreal, Quebec
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsCello, clawhammer banjo, guitar
Years active1999–present
LabelsCaribou, Jericho Beach
Associated actsChristine Fellows, Old Man Luedecke, Mathias Kom, Catherine MacLellan, Raghu Lokanathan, Heather Kelday, Kim Beggs

Kim Barlow is a Canadian folk singer and musician.


Born in Montreal, Quebec on March 10, 1969,[1] and raised in rural Nova Scotia,[2] she studied classical guitar at Florida State University before moving to the Yukon in the 1990s. In 2013 she left the Yukon so she could move back to Nova Scotia.[3]

Music career[edit]

Kim Barlow has released on the independent record label Caribou Records in Whitehorse, Yukon and on Jericho Beach Music in Vancouver. Her album Saplings (2010) was produced with Jean Martin of Barnyard Records in Toronto and Bob Hamilton at Old Crow Recording in Whitehorse.[4]

She has toured across Canada and internationally as a solo artist and as part of the Pan Canadian New Folk Ensemble tour with Christine Fellows and Old Man Luedecke. She frequently collaborates with Mathias Kom of The Burning Hell in the side project Spring Breakup.

Her second album, Gingerbread, was a nominee for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Solo) at the Juno Awards of 2003.

In 2009, she recorded "Dawson City" for CBC Radio 2's Great Canadian Song Quest.


  • Humminah (Caribou, 1999)
  • Gingerbread (Caribou, 2001)
  • Luckyburden (Caribou, 2004)
  • Champ (Jericho Beach, 2007)
  • Saplings (2010)


  1. ^ " Kim Barlow Biography". Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  2. ^ "East Coast champ takes her bluesy folk beyond borders", Beatroute, 2006.
  3. ^ "Saying goodbye to Kim Barlow". Retrieved September 25, 2013.
  4. ^ "Kim Barlow: Kim's News". Retrieved 14 March 2011.

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