Big Little Lions prepare for Saskatchewan music tour

Big Little Lions will be performing several shows in Saskatchewan starting Feb. 28.

Band will perform several shows across the province starting Feb. 28.

Big Little Lions have four scheduled tour dates coming up in February and March. (Submitted by Big Little Lions)

It might not always be easy to make music when your bandmate lives in another country but Big Little Lions manages to make it work.

"We're very much in the same headspace a lot of the time," said band member Helen Austin about her platonic relationship with bandmate Paul Otten.

Austin lives on Vancouver Island while Otten resides in Cincinnati.

The two-person band will be performing several shows in Saskatchewan starting Feb. 28.

"The reason we liked working together is because it was so easy," she said.

The two met in Los Angeles at a music-writing conference, and after a project that won a Juno they decided they'd create Big Little Lions.

They recently released their new album Alive and Well and Austin said she hopes it helps listeners deal with the division and polarity that exists in the world.

"Music has always brought people together and people tell us that they find it helpful, so I believe them, I think," she said.

Big Little Lions Saskatchewan tour dates:

  • Feb. 28 at The Bassment in Saskatoon
  • Mar. 1 at Creative City Centre in Regina 
  • Mar. 2 at Ghostown Blues B & B in Maple Creek
  • Mar. 3 at Lyric Theatre in Swift Current.

With files from CBC Radio's Sask. Weekend