Here’s a soulful and inviting collection of (mostly) self-penned tunes from Yukon singer-songwriter, Kim Beggs. As with most releases on Black Hen, Steve Dawson both produces and plays on Blue Bones, and brings a relaxed confidence to Beggs’ homespun songs. The end-result is a combination of top-notch musicianship and gentle humility that proves very winning! There are traces of country, folk, and old-timey influences in the songs, which topically run the gamut from yodeling in the car to losing a brother to just being lost and lonesome. The four covers are well-chosen (particularly a great rendition of Dylan’s I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight) and sit nicely alongside the originals. Guests include Laurie Lewis, Gurf Morlix, Steve Dawson, and a slew of others, but the focus is firmly on Beggs’ voice and songs. Blue Bones is a gem!