Feb 16–18, 2018

Durham County Poets

Durham County Poets

Nov 29, 2017

The obvious joie de vivre expressed while performing together is reflected in the good-time feel that the band creates.     New CD Grimshaw Road 2017 riding high on Canadian Blues charts.     Durham County Poets’ groovy roots sound capturing hearts everywhere they play.     Penguin Eggs calls...

BluesReel

BluesReel

Nov 29, 2017

Songs & tunes, reeds & strings, rhythm & blues, jigs & reels, original & trad.     Debut CD “Riverfield” released in 2016, recorded in a 200-year-old log house in the Chateauguay Valley.     BluesReel is a harmonica and guitar duo unlike any you have heard.     John...

Signe Miranda

Signe Miranda

Nov 29, 2017

Toronto-based lead singer/songwriter of Signe Miranda’s Veranda and author of #1 international best selling book, “The Song Creation Formula: 7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song” recently released a new single, “It’s Been So Long (Spread Out Our Wings),” produced by Greg Godovitz (Goddo).     New Single...

Clan Hannigan

Clan Hannigan

Nov 29, 2017

Clan Hannigan is an Intergenerational family band that takes traditional Irish music and blends it with elements of Jazz, Pop, and other folk traditions, to create a unique high energy sonic soundscape.     Fab people and great to listen to. Great gig in Northampton. Loved it. Al-Pha-X (Declan Flynn), Northampton, UK.    ...

Bobby Dove

Bobby Dove

Nov 29, 2017

Bobby Dove is an alt-country singer-songwriter and troubadour from Montreal.     Bobby Dove’s Debut Album, Thunderchild, Released 2016.     Bobby Dove captured by aliens, forced to write best folksong of all time – or earth will be destroyed.     Bobby Dove is an alt-country singer-songwriter and...

Harpin’ Norm Lucien

Harpin’ Norm Lucien

Nov 29, 2017

Versatile Harmonica player, singer-songwriter with radio play and songs covered by others!     Harpin’ Norm’s feature tonight exemplifies the Fat Albert mission/TorontoMoon.ca 160615We/Shows for Wed. June 15, 2016.     Feast Song! If you didn’t catch the UNBELIEVABLE Harpin’ Norm Lucien at our #FeastOfTheAges then...

Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths

Nov 29, 2017

Andy writes and performs fun / interesting folk rock music for children/families and adults alike!     Andy Griffiths has released a new folk rock children’s album! ‘OUR CAT FLASH’. See www.kidzent.com for info.     Andy was nominated for a Roots Recording of the Year award at the 2013 Hamilton Music...

Winterfolk XVI Preview and Fundraiser Dec 9, 2017

Winterfolk XVI Preview and Fundraiser Dec 9, 2017

Nov 28, 2017

Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Presents Winterfolk XVI Preview & Fundraiser WHO: The Achromatics, David Storey, Tony Quarrington, Brian Gladstone, Piper Hayes w/ Carson Ritcey-Thorpe, The Mini-Clan Hannigan and more WHAT: Winterfolk XVI Preview & Benefit WHERE: The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON...

Announcing Winterfolk XVI

Announcing Winterfolk XVI

Nov 27, 2017

Alfie Smith

Alfie Smith

Nov 24, 2017

“Hamilton is blessed with a wealth of great blues guitarists. None is better than Alfie Smith when it comes to the acoustic slide and he’s got a voice to match.” ~Graham Rockingham The Spec.     Representing Western new york Blues Society in Memphis at the International Blues Challage.     Alfie Smith is...

Linda Saslove

Linda Saslove

Nov 24, 2017

Linda Saslove truly lives up to her name. She is the perfect blend of Sas with a whole lot of love. Often compared to Carole King and Joni Mitchell.     her Debut Album, “Everything”. Available at Winterfolk with official CD Release in the Spring of 2018.     Awarding-winning Songwriting Finalist (Unisong,...

Brian Jantzi & The Lost Mariachis

Brian Jantzi & The Lost Mariachis

Nov 22, 2017

Singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Brian Jantzi digs deep into folk, rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, Celtic, western, latin, psychedelic, & world traditions with original songs that lay a lonesome hippie vibe over lyrics that make you want to hear every word.     New CD Released 2017 – “Junkie for Emotion” – 14...

Piper Hayes

Piper Hayes

Nov 22, 2017

Born in New York, raised in Toronto, and now residing in Hamilton since 2015, critically acclaimed folk singer, songwriter and social activist Piper Hayes is truly authentic.     Debut full-length album ‘Piper & Carson’ released December 8, 2017.     Two-time nominee for the Colleen Peterson Songwriting...

Glen Hornblast

Glen Hornblast

Nov 22, 2017

Toronto singer-songwriter Glen Hornblast is a popular performer in many of Toronto’s folk and jazz clubs. In 2014, he released his first CD entitled, “Once In A Blue Moon.” The twelve-track CD received a lot of airplay on folk internet radio stations from Canada to Australia, and garnered rave reviews.     Winner Songs from...

Laura Fernandez

Laura Fernandez

Nov 22, 2017

SingerSongwriter pianist, spanish born and multilingual performer Laura Fernandez.     Winner New York international independent Music Festival, multilingual singer songwriter, new Cd Imagination coming 2018.     Born in Mafrid. Spain, Singer Songwriter, pianist and visual artist Laura Fernandez draws you into her world...

Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes

Nov 19, 2017

Dirty Dishes is a kick-in-the-pants harmony-driven roots trio.     Fourth album to be released this spring.     Dirty Dishes is well known for their spirited music, tight three-part-harmonies, and entertaining live shows. Alongside strong poetic writing that celebrates a saucy female spirit, and often backed by their...

Rob Lutes

Rob Lutes

Nov 19, 2017

As skilled delivering a Piedmont blues classic as he is performing his own award-winning original songs, Rob Lutes’s masterful fingerstyle guitar work and soulful voice bring an unmistakable intensity to his live performances.     Double Maple Blues Award nominee, 2017, Acoustic Act and Songwriter of the Year.    ...

D’Arcy Wickham

D’Arcy Wickham

Nov 16, 2017

D’Arcy has been an established name in the Toronto music scene as an outstanding songwriter and guitarist with strong name recognition.     Winner songs from the heart contest 2009 , new CD to be released in 2018, guitarist Ian Thomas band , former Polydor recording.     Having begun his career as guitarist for the Ian...

Howard Gladstone

Howard Gladstone

Nov 16, 2017

Howard Gladstone, Toronto-based performing songwriter has released his 5th and strongest album. (Hourglass, 2017).     Howard’ Gladstone (vocal/guitar) Trio features Laura Fernandez (vocal, piano) and Tony Quarrington (vocal, guitar).     After a 3-year hiatus to recover from a spinal cord injury, he is now...

David Essig

David Essig

Nov 16, 2017

David Essig has performed at every major folk/roots festival in Canada, during a career that has now spanned nearly 50 years.     Veteran Canadian Roots Artist Celebrates 46 years of Performing at Canadian Festivals.     David Essig has an international career as one of Canada’s finest interpreters of original,...

Jack de Keyzer

Jack de Keyzer

Nov 16, 2017

Jack de Keyzer is a 2 X Juno (Canada’s Grammy) and 7X Maple Blues award winning artist, blues guitarist, singer, song writer and producer and one of the finest blues guitarists on the scene today.     2 X Juno Award Winner.     7 X Maple Blues Award Winner.     Jack de Keyzer is a 2 X Juno (Canada’s...

Tia McGraff

Tia McGraff

Nov 16, 2017

Grammy nominated, Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham are an international touring Americana/Folk duo who have been compared to Johnny and June!     Grammy nominated, Hamilton Music Award Winner, international touring singer/songwriters, written and recorded with notables Randy Bachman, Andrew Gold.     Six album...

Julian Fauth

Julian Fauth

Nov 16, 2017

Julian Fauth is a singer, piano player and songwriter in the tradition of barrelhouse blues with a touch of insanity.     Juno Award Winner Best Blues Album 2009     Maple Blues Award winner – Best piano player     Julian Fauth is a singer and piano player in the tradition of barrelhouse blues, with...

Lynn Harrison

Lynn Harrison

Nov 16, 2017

One of the Toronto music scene’s enduring treasures, Lynn Harrison writes songs that speak to the heart and inspire audiences of all ages.     Creator and host of “The Bridge” themed open stage.     Winner, Songs from the Heart Contest 2008 (Political category, “Bicycle...

Melanie Peterson

Melanie Peterson

Nov 15, 2017

Melanie Peterson is a Toronto based, Saskatoon born singer-songwriter and actress.     New EP released summer 2017.     Mary Poppins with a broken heart, BBC Radio.     Actress/singer-songwriter.     Blessed with an ability to deliver quiet, sensitive vocals that are soaked with...

Brian Gladstone

Brian Gladstone

Nov 15, 2017

Brian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for almost thirty-five years.     Brian Gladstone is a world class finger-style guitar player, a dynamic performer, and a prolific song writer not restrained by conventional boundaries.     Gladstone has released 5 albums in his...

Kat Goldman

Kat Goldman

Nov 15, 2017

One of Canada’s most loved songwriters.     Kat Goldman Releases her Fourth Album “The Workingman’s Blues”.     Kat Goldman’s songs have been covered by notable artists Dar Williams, and The Duhks, among others. She survived a tragic accident in 2003 when a car came crashing through a...

The Bridge

The Bridge

Nov 15, 2017

Unique shared stage on a theme, hosted by Lynn Harrison.     Celebrating the connection between creativity and spirituality.     Monthly event at the Imperial Pub, now in its third year.     The Bridge is an inspirational shared stage hosted by Lynn Harrison, where artists present songs on a common...

Noah Zacharin

Noah Zacharin

Nov 15, 2017

Born in Montreal, living in Toronto, Noah Zacharin has earned his place as a musical hero. Plays many styles comfortably and authentically. 7 solo CD’s. Also plays well with others–producing and performing on many other folks’ recordings.     Guitar master, literate songwriter, dynamic performer.     Noah...

Maggie & Mr. Rogers

Maggie & Mr. Rogers

Nov 14, 2017

Scott Rogers, vocalist Maggie Keogh and lap steel guitarist Donald Rooke (of the Henrys) conjure up dreamy renditions of folk and jazz tunes.     First time performers at Winterfolk.     New recording ‘M&Mr.R’ released October 2017.     Scott Rogers, a multi-instrumentalist (guitar,...

Moscow Apartment

Moscow Apartment

Nov 14, 2017

Moscow Apartment is a young indie folk duo based in Toronto who are taking the Canadian Music Scene by storm.     Debut EP released September 2017.     Winner, Best Young Songwriter, Toronto Independent Music Awards, 2017.     Nominated for the Best Young Performer, Canadian Folk Music Awards (Nov 19...

Mponda Kalunga

Mponda Kalunga

Nov 14, 2017

Mponda Kalunga is a sensational singer/songwriter with a mission to promote unity and courage.     Finalist for North Canada CBC Searchlight 2016     Finalist for Toronto in The Great Canadian Song Search     Two-Times Boxing Champion     From losing his mother at a young age and...

Mr. Rick

Mr. Rick

Nov 14, 2017

Mr. Rick is a Singer and fingerstyle acoustic guitarist performing original arrangements of the Trad. American Roots and Blues Song book.     A solo album by Rick is coming any minute now     Rick’s 3rd CD “Songs about God and Booze” available at CD Baby.     Now Magazine, 4...

Jessica Pearson & The East Wind

Jessica Pearson & The East Wind

Nov 14, 2017

Jessica Pearson and the East Wind’s music is a blend of maritime kitchen parties, breathtaking Harmonies and intimate traditional melodies.     Recently signed to Willow Sound Records.     Toured Ireland & released their first single in 2016.     Have performed with notable canadian folk acts...

David Storey

David Storey

Nov 14, 2017

David Storey is Comin’ Home. Back on stage since 2011, he has enthralled fans with his simple but powerful and literate Folk-Rock ballads describing characters, situations and emotions that are delivered with wit and honesty.     New album to be released spring of 2018     “Coming Home” Top 10 album of the...

Peter Verity

Peter Verity

Nov 14, 2017

Peter Verity sings and plays his original brand of “Charged Folk” with matchless heart and conviction.     Winner “best folk” T.I.M.A. (Toronto Independent Music Awards) for album “Sometimes A Journey”     Runner up best song in folk category John Lennon Song Contest for “North...

The Max Woolaver Band

The Max Woolaver Band

Nov 14, 2017

Formed in Toronto, The Max Woolaver Band brings together outstanding players with not be missed great songs.     Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, Pick of Songwriters Night     FACTOR New Talent Award     NXNE, Canada Music Week, CBC Toronto & Ottawa     Outstanding songwriter with a...

Meredith Moon

Meredith Moon

Nov 14, 2017

Folk music played from the heart, including originals as well as traditional Appalachian folk tunes played on banjo and guitar.     Five time Mariposa Folk Festival performer     Multi-instrumentalist     Born in Toronto, Meredith Moon is a folk musician whose sound has been described as heartfelt as...

Sharron Katz

Sharron Katz

Nov 14, 2017

Sharron Katz -singer/songwriter living in Stratford Ontario- with a unique folk/ Jazz vibe.     CD Release at Winterfolk! Love Notes     First CD produced by Juno nominee Robbie Patterson featured on CBC radio     Sharron Katz has worked top Canada’s top artists including Paul DeLong (drummer for...

The Willows

The Willows

Nov 14, 2017

This vocal trio uses their signature, nostalgic charm and refreshing harmonies to deliver a potent brew of caffeinated jazz and mellow, chamomile-infused balladry.     #2 on iTunes and Nielsen Soundscan Jazz Charts in Canada, September 2017     New CD ‘Tea For Three’ Released 2017    ...

The Achromatics

A vibrant 9-pc band featuring a powerful female horn section, Motown-style vocals, a Latin-influenced rhythm section and a Top-40-calibre stage show.     Toronto Independent Music Award 2017 Nominees      Debut CD Give Me That Beat released November 24, 2017     Canada’s hottest Latin/Soul...

Winterfolk Volunteer Meetup, Sunday November 19

Winterfolk Volunteer Meetup, Sunday November 19

Nov 7, 2017

Sunday, November 19 at 1 PM – 3 PM Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4K1N1 Do you have questions about volunteering at Winterfolk? Would you like to meet other volunteers? Do you want to share your past experiences with others? This gathering is for anyone who is thinking about volunteering at the festival and for those who have done...

NASHVILLE BOUND

NASHVILLE BOUND

Nov 6, 2017

Glen Hornblast is a well-known Toronto singer-songwriter who has run open mics and songwriter showcases for many years.      NASHVILLE BOUND has presented over 200 songwriters and given them opportunities to showcase their songs for a “listening audience”.     MOONLIGHT CABARET is another new songwriter...

Tonight’s Winterfolk preview a good way to ease into cooler climes

Tonight’s Winterfolk preview a good way to ease into cooler climes

Nov 4, 2017

Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine by Gary 17 – As the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival prepares to turn sweet sixteen this coming February it’s perhaps not too young to begin engaging in occasional bouts of nostalgia.  Certainly festival founder and executive director Brian Gladstone may feel some of that tonight as he takes...