Feb 16–18, 2018

Jack de Keyzer presents ‘Evolution of Blues Guitar’ – From Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix

Jack de Keyzer presents ‘Evolution of Blues Guitar’ – From Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix

Dec 21, 2017

From Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix

Musically Yours

Musically Yours

Dec 21, 2017

We provide a platform for new artists to be heard on TV & on our website.     We provide free recording opportunities.     Our magazine showcases awesome Canadian independent talent.     We are proud to help Canadian independent artists pursue positive and creative ventures through music on our TV show, open mic night and the arts & entertainment...

Laura Bird

Laura Bird

Dec 21, 2017

Known for her warm stage presence, finely honed guitar work, and distinctive, sultry voice, Guelph songstress Laura Bird draws musical influence from a mosaic of early folk roots, contemporary bluegrass and old jazz standards.     Winner Wellington County Regional Songwriting Competition 2012.     Guelph ON songstress Laura Bird draws inspiration from a mosaic...

Jerome Tucker Band

Jerome Tucker Band

Dec 21, 2017

We are a funky R&B soul band with a blistering groove.     CD released 2016 “Still on Fire”.     song of the week CBC Here and Now 99.1FM.     CBC Sounds of the Season Host band 2016.     Jerome Tucker band is a blistering funky, rocky, exciting entity. Based out of Toronto they have etched their mark in the city through their live televised...

Jory Nash

Jory Nash

Dec 21, 2017

Winner, Songs From the Heart Contest 2000.     4 time CFMA nominee.     Winner, Penguin Eggs Album of the Year, 2010.     Jory Nash is a singer songwriter who blends elements of folk, jazz, blues and soul into an original stew of sound.                                                                                                                           ...

Winterfolk Volunteer Meet Up Dec 16

Winterfolk Volunteer Meet Up Dec 16

Dec 13, 2017

Do you want to know more about volunteering at Winterfolk?  Would you like to meet other volunteers?  Do you have past experiences you’d like to share with others? This is an informational gathering for anyone who is thinking about volunteering at the festival and for those who have done so in the past. I’ll be there to answer your questions about...

Sean Peever

Sean Peever

Dec 12, 2017

A roots music powerhouse who stirs a heady mixture of folk-rock-soul-RnB-Celtic-country-bluegrass-rocksteady.     CD release, The Eyes of Sarah Miles, 2015.     Played at the Eaglewood Folk Festival, 2007, and The Stewart Park Festival, 2005.     Debut CD, Love On The Transitway, 2003.     Born & raised in Ottawa as the youngest of 6 children (which meant...

Wayne Neon

Wayne Neon

Dec 12, 2017

Wayne Neon is the illegitimate love child of Bob Dylan and Duke Ellington.     Folksinger humdinger!     Songs you’ve heard too many times, but not lately.     Wayne Neon is the illegitimate love child of Bob Dylan and Duke Ellington. Memorable melodies, clever lyrics, rich voices, and solid rhythms are his hang-ups. His laser focused folk, jazz, blues,...

David McLachlan

David McLachlan

Dec 12, 2017

David sings with heartfelt conviction songs that reflect life and it’s lessons.     New cd released Sept 2017 called “out of love”.     No 4″ Bless This House”- European Country Music chart- March 2017.     No 11 “Fountain Of Love” – European Country Music chart-Oct 2017.     David sings with a powerful conviction,...

Sebastian Agnello

Sebastian Agnello

Dec 12, 2017

Seb is a protest singer. Scathing, hilarious, politically incorrect and always entertaining.     Seb is a protest singer. Scathing, hilarious, politically incorrect and always entertaining.     Seb can turn the largest venue into an intimate and exciting place to be.     Since his band, “The Lords Of London”, topped the Canadian Charts when he was just 14 years...

Get a sneak peek of what’s to come at 16th annual Winterfolk Festival

Get a sneak peek of what’s to come at 16th annual Winterfolk Festival

Dec 11, 2017

Reprinted from ‘Inside Toronto‘ –  The organizers of the 16th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival are hosting a preview/benefit and birthday bash on Saturday, Dec. 9. The special sneak peek event, which will feature The Achromatics, David Storey, Tony Quarrington, Brian Gladstone, Piper Hayes with Carson Ritcey-Thorpe, The Mini-Clan...

Acoustic Harvest

Acoustic Harvest

Dec 8, 2017

Acoustic Harvest was started in 1997 by the late, great, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, radio host, Rick Fielding.     AH features award winning local, regional, national and international acoustic roots artists.     AH provides a vegetarian dinner for all their performers and volunteers and vegan baked goods for our audiences.     Acoustic Harvest...

NSAI Toronto

NSAI Toronto

Dec 8, 2017

NSAI Toronto is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary as a songwriters chapter in 2018.     NSAI meetings are held at the Harris Institute once a month. New writers alway welcome.     NSAI puts on our 19th annual songwriters festival, Tin Pan North, on May 24-26, 2018.     NSAI Toronto exists to teach writers the craft of songwriting and to help provide...

The Moonshine Cafe

The Moonshine Cafe

Dec 8, 2017

The Moonshine Cafe Stage at Winterfolk is a showcase of emerging talent chosen from our regular performers at the Open Mic’s and Jam’s in our venue.     The Moonshine Cafe is into it’s thirteenth year of presenting Live Music.. 7 Nights a week. The focus always has been, and continues to be on independent, emerging and established artists.    ...

Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams

Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams

Dec 8, 2017

An institution at Winterfolk since Year One, singer/songwriter Tony Quarrington appears this year with his new duet partner Zoey Adams.     In our new incarnation as ‘Q. and A.’, singers and co-composers, we have already done concerts in a bookstore and a barbershop!     Tony and Zoey will be appearing together in May 2018 in a show of his original...

David Bradstreet

David Bradstreet

Dec 8, 2017

David Bradstreet: writer of hit, “Renaissance”; JUNO, “Best New Male Vocalist” 1977; extensive recording and touring for 45 years.     Gold and Platinum Albums.     JUNO Award Winner and Nominee.     A&M Records, Universal Records.     DAVID BRADSTREET is best known for his song ”Renaissance” – an iconic Canadian hit. He has been...

Smokey Folk

Smokey Folk

Dec 8, 2017

Traditional bluegrass with a modern sound.     Toronto’s premiere bluegrass band.     Smokey folk has been playing around Toronto for over 10 years, delighting audiences with their distinctive bluegrass sound. Traditional and mashing, but with a modern and sometimes humorous style, Smokey folk never fails to disappoint . So come get yer bluegrass on!    ...

Sue and Dwight

Sue and Dwight

Dec 2, 2017

Socially conscious contemporary folk music with a few twists.     Songwriters, singers, musicologists, authors, advocates, activists.     3 CD releases including For A Moment (2016).     Creators of Canada’s only tribute to the 60’s folk revival,‘Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone’.     Born too late to be part of the 1960’s folk revival, Winnipeg born, Toronto...

Kim Doolittle

Kim Doolittle

Dec 2, 2017

Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller, Original Recording Artist, Humorist.     Into The Blue released April 2017!     Top 5 on Stingray Radio.     Programmed on CBC, Blues Radio Neetwork, Folk Routes and Stingray Music.     I love to sing, write, play and tell stories. My 9th studio album, “Into The Blue”, produced and co-written by Ken Whiteley is the sum of 43...

The Max Woolaver Band

The Max Woolaver Band

Dec 2, 2017

The Max Woolaver Band draws inspiration from the lyrical power and inspired musicianship of the deep well of North American roots tradition.     Factor New Talent; Pick of the Writer’s Nights, Bluebird Cafe, Nashville; Penguin Eggs – Highly recommended.     NXNE; Canada Music Week; CBC Toronto 7 Ottawa; CTV; U of T Radio; Great Review – Dirty Linen; Folk...

Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks

Dec 2, 2017

Jon Brooks writes songs to calm those souls who’ve looked into and seen what is in their hearts; he also writes songs to terrify those who have not.     4 x nominee for English Songwriter of the Year at The Canadian Folk Music Awards (2007/2009/2012/2014).     4th Canadian since 1975 to win the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Award.     My...