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In Fall 2024 two award‐winning East Coast musical friends will join for a compelling tour - ‘HEART TO HEART: COUNTRY, BLUES & GOSPEL ROOTS’,  joined by guest band ‘The Mayflowers’ on stages all across Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • MIKE BIGGAR - Multi ECMA / Music NB award-winning Soulful Roots & Blues artist (Quispamsis NB)

  • KARLA PILGRIM - Multi Music NL award-winning Country artist, both solo & with The Secrets (St. John’s NL)

First meeting years ago while performing at East Coast Music Week, Biggar and Pilgrim formed an instant kinship that has only grown as they have performed at the same festivals and industry conferences over the years. In 2018 they partnered for a collection of intimate shows across Newfoundland where listeners marvelled at the seamless beauty of their blended

vocals and the heartfelt warmth and fun of their combined stage presence. Biggar and Pilgrim also share

a markedly common background, each having cut their musical teeth in church with traditional gospel

music. Both as writers and performers they each pay homage on stage to the inspiration of their

respective gospel music upbringings and its influence on their mainstream careers – from style to

substance to stage presence.

                                                       Finally, they now come together again for an unforgettably entertaining,

                                                       foot-stomping, heartwarming tour, inspired in part by that shared musical

                                                       lineage. ‘Heart to Heart – Country, Blues & Gospel Roots’ is a double bill show that will showcase Biggar                                           and Pilgrim blending their powerful voices, pairing their individual styles and celebrating that deep well of                                                         common musical inspiration. This tour offers these acclaimed songwriters performing many of their                                                                 award‐winning original songs - Pilgrim with her honest, pure classic country sensibilities, and Biggar with                                                         his soulful, gutsy roots and blues delivery - while the two powerhouse artists join voices for a collection                                                           of classic gospel songs that are sure to inspire and warm hearts. Biggar and Pilgrim’s noted humour and                                                           disarming warmth will fill the evening with laughter and smiles, and Pilgrim’s top-notch full band ‘The Mayflowers’ will join them on stage, doubly ensuring to get feet stomping and hearts pounding. 

Having toured in NL over the years, Biggar notes his eagerness to perform again for Newfoundland and Labrador audiences after his last NL tour in summer 2022, performing across the island on a songwriters tour with Maureen Ennis:

‘Karla has been such a great friend in music and life. I have admired her incredible voice and stage presence and I’m completely stoked to tour together again!

Known for her international touring with award-winning trios ‘The Secrets’ and ‘Ladylike’, as well as solo waves she has been making with ‘The Mayflowers’, Pilgrim is excited to see this much anticipated tour come to life:

‘We had talked about this tour for a long while, then Covid sort of stopped everything. Now I’m thrilled to bring the music, fun and energy we have in store to folks right across Newfoundland and Labrador!’


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