Whins and Weather, the new CD by Beki Hemingway and
her husband, guitarist, and co-writer Randy Kerkman
covers a lot of ground--Americana, gospel, folk, and
even a bit of old fashioned pop, woven together seamlessly
on this, Beki's sixth release.
Produced by Kerkman and Commitments guitarist Conor
Brady in Dublin, Ireland, Whins and Weather documents
songs written around the year the couple sold their
home, quit their jobs, and committed to a renewed life
of "music, travel, and service," only to weather
an unexpected fourth goal for Hemingway--beating breast
cancer! Several months into their adventure, Beki was
diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer, and completed
recording during treatment. (She is now in remission.)
Based in County Wexford, Ireland, with stops in Chicago,
Nashville, and Denver along the way, it has been said
that Beki writes and sings some of the "best songs
you've never heard." Her long and varied career
has found her singing in several bands, including comical
punk-rockers This Train, as well as singing live and
studio backup vocals on everything from industrial to
inspirational music, but it's the team of Hemingway
with husband/guitarist Kerkman that has yielded the
most rewarding results. Currently booking 2018 tour
dates in Europe and the USA.
Whins and Weather is a book of Psalms. There is doubt
and hurt and faith and celebration. If Maria McKee had
made the follow up to You Gotta Sin To Get Saved that
we all wanted it might have sounded a whole lot like
-Steve Stockman, Soul Surmise
"Whins & Weather is not just a good album.
It's one of the best albums of the year."