Feb 22 – 24, 2019

WINTERFOLK XVI PREVIEW & BENEFIT

WINTERFOLK XVI PREVIEW & BENEFIT

Jan 30, 2018

Reprinted from Spill Magazine – by Elizabeth Andrews Jan 29, 2018 – Last year, Hugh’s Room announced it was closing its doors. Like many fans, I waited with bated breath, sorry to see yet another beloved Toronto venue cease to exist. Thankfully, generous donations and copious support have allowed the Roncy music club to keep on delivering the goods....

Lori Cullen

Lori Cullen

Jan 27, 2018

With 7 recordings under her name this unique singer has an honest and heartfelt connection to the songs she performs.     Juno Nominated Folk and Jazz Singer/Songwriter.     This juno nominated singer never relies on clichés, never adheres to trends, and never emphasizes style over substance. Tying musical elements together is Cullen’s unique aesthetic,...

Jessica Wedden

Jessica Wedden

Jan 26, 2018

Jessica Wedden is a 15 year old fiddler, trick fiddler, step dancer, composer and 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee with an upbeat Celtic and East Coast repertoire, who thoroughly enjoys any opportunity to share her music.     Nominated for Young Performer of the Year at the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards.     Opened for Ashley MacIsaac and Joined Him for...

Sabrina Soares

Sabrina Soares

Jan 26, 2018

Girl-next-door with swag. Nerd-cool. Guitar prodigy with heart.     Debut EP ‘Plan A’, Released 2016.     “Best Vocalist” Winner at Emergenza Band Competition Grand Finals, 2014.     Top-10 Finalist in the Australian Songwriting Contest, 2014.     Blending whip-fast verbal gymnastics with stuck-in-your-head pop riffs, Sabrina Soares’...

Steve Raiken

Steve Raiken

Jan 26, 2018

Steve Raiken is a highly regarded singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist.     Acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist with signficant radio airplay of 2010 CD.     Steve Raiken has been playing guitar and singing for nearly 50 years. As a student at the University of Buffalo in the late 1960s, Raiken immersed himself in the folk music scene. Raiken began...

Ori Dagan

Ori Dagan

Jan 24, 2018

Toronto jazz singer-songwriter Ori Dagan takes jazz to exciting new places.     Critically Acclaimed New Album: “Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” (2017).     Winner, “Best Album” Silver Medal at the Global Music Awards (2017).     “One of the Best Vocal Jazz Albums of 2017” – Curtis Davenport, www.curtjazz.com.    ...

It’s closer than you think: Winterfolk preview tonight at Hugh’s

It’s closer than you think: Winterfolk preview tonight at Hugh’s

Jan 23, 2018

Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine – We referred the other day to the spectacular success of the annual Winterfolk Festival started by Brian Gladstone fifteen years ago next month and as always this year’s 16th edition of the now seminal event promises another great weekend of live Roots, Blues and Jazz music when it takes place Feb. 16-18on five stages...

Get a sneak peek of what’s coming at Toronto’s Winterfolk

Get a sneak peek of what’s coming at Toronto’s Winterfolk

Jan 17, 2018

Annual roots and blues festival held at several east Toronto venues Reprinted from Inside Toronto East York Mirror – Fans of folk, roots, and blues music can get a glimpse of what’s to come at this year’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival on Sunday, Jan. 21. The Winterfolk XVI Preview will be held at Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W., just south of...

Winterfolk Volunteer Meet Up Saturday Jan 20, 2018

Winterfolk Volunteer Meet Up Saturday Jan 20, 2018

Jan 16, 2018

More Info 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...

Anne Lederman

Anne Lederman

Jan 16, 2018

Fiddler, singer, composer, storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, Anne is known for her explorations into Canadian/World traditions, and for bringing them to life through tune, song and story.     Winner: Estelle Klein Award, FMO 2016.     FMO Showcase Artist 2017.     Spirit of the Narrows, Anne Lederman’s play about Indigenous FIddling called “Best...

Acoustic Harvest & Winterfolk: WF Preview Jan 21@Hugh’s Room Live

Acoustic Harvest & Winterfolk: WF Preview Jan 21@Hugh’s Room Live

Jan 15, 2018

Greetings of the new year with hope for a better future for the World. As we have done for the past four years, prior to the Winterfolk Festival, we have a sneak-peak at a few of the 150 or so artists who will be performing at the festival. Here’s the lineup: WHO: Dirty Dishes, Julian Fauth, Mr. Rick, Brian Gladstone w/Tony Quarrington, HOTCHA!, and...

Ken Whiteley

Ken Whiteley

Jan 14, 2018

Highly acclaimed Canadian folk, blues and gospel veteran, multi-instrumentalist, powerful vocalist, versatile songwriter.     New cd, “Freedom Blues” released 2016 (Ken’s 30th recording as an artist).     Popular Sunday afternoon Gospel series at Hugh’s Room is currently in it’s 16th year.     Winner of CFMA, Genie Award, Song From...

FYI Music News Announces Winterfolk XVI

FYI Music News Announces Winterfolk XVI

Jan 10, 2018

by Kerry Doole – Reprinted in FYI Music News –  Now in its 16th year, Toronto’s annual Winterfolk roots music fest continues to get better, and bigger. Staged in clubs on Danforth Ave, and the first round of performers include Jack de Keyzer, D’Arcy Wickham, Brian Gladstone, Juno-winners David Bradstreet and Julian Fauth, David Essig, Kat...

Save on Advanced Winterfolk Tickets – Now On Sale

Save on Advanced Winterfolk Tickets – Now On Sale

Jan 8, 2018

There will be 4 ticketed events at Winterfolk this year. Save on advanced ticket orders, as the price will be higher at the door. Order now and save!

Mose Scarlett

Mose Scarlett

Jan 8, 2018

Mose Scarlett is a Borealis Records recording artist.     A forty year veteran on the Canadian music scene, Mose Scarlett is a Borealis Records recording artist.                                                                                                                                                                                             ...

Mike McKenna

Mike McKenna

Jan 8, 2018

Toronto born Mike McKenna is a blues guitar player who in has played with Luke & the Apostles, Downchild, MeKenna Mendelson Mainline, and more. Opened for Jefferson Airplane & Grateful Dead.     Toronto born Mike McKenna is a blues guitar player who in has played with Luke & the Apostles, Downchild, MeKenna Mendelson Mainline, and more. Opened...

Winterfolk Preview Show Jan 21 at Hugh’s Room Live

Winterfolk Preview Show Jan 21 at Hugh’s Room Live

Jan 4, 2018

Winterfolk XVI Preview SUNDAY, JANUARY 21ST Doors 6:00 pm | Music 7:30 PM @ Hugh’s Room Live 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON Festival wristbands only $10 at the...

Winterfolk Preview Show Jan 21 at Hugh’s Room Live

Winterfolk Preview Show Jan 21 at Hugh’s Room Live

Jan 4, 2018

Winterfolk XVI Blues & Roots Festival and Acoustic Harvest Present… Dirty Dishes will be performing at the Winterfolk XVI preview at Hugh’s Room Live on January 21, 2018 Winterfolk XVI Preview SUNDAY, JANUARY 21ST Doors 6:00 pm | Music 7:30 PM @ Hugh’s Room Live 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON Festival wristbands only $10 at the preview! WHO: Dirty...

Winterfolk Volunteer Meetup Jan 6, 2018

Winterfolk Volunteer Meetup Jan 6, 2018

Jan 2, 2018

More Info 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...

SPEAK Music Presents

SPEAK Music Presents

Jan 2, 2018

This year’s SPEAK Music showcase is hosted by Beverly Kreller with Howard Druckman, as they feature emerging artists TBA.     Host of The infamous Groovy Mondays that ran for 8-years     Presenting and promoting all genres of music for more than 10 years.     Festival showcase presenter and member of Folk Music Ontario since 2006.     SPEAK Music is a publicity...

HOTCHA!

HOTCHA!

Jan 2, 2018

Award-winning, high-energy hillbilly swing duo blends old-time Western, bluegrass, early swing and country gospel delivered with the energy of a runaway train. Soaring vocals, lively accordion, gritty guitar, wailing harmonica and big-beat bodhran.      WINNER OF TWO 2012 TORONTO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS (BEST FOLK/ROOTS & HNSS LIVE ACOUSTIC)!!     Koerner...

Al Lerman

Al Lerman

Jan 2, 2018

A 40+ year veteran of the Canadian blues scene and one of the top harmonica players in the country, Al is a an engaging and skilled performer whose often humorous anecdotes are interspersed between great blues numbers.     Nominated in 2016 for Maple Blues Award as “Acoustic Act Of The year”.     Won two Juno Awards with his former band FATHEAD.    ...

Danny Marks

Danny Marks

Jan 2, 2018

A founding member of Edward Bear in the 1960’s, Danny spent many years in Toronto Clubs, from Alberts Hall to the Cadillac Lounge. He apprenticed at CBC radio with Arthur Black and Shelagh Rogers before landing his own program on JAZZ.FM.     Blues with a Feeling Lifetime Achievement Award.     Cashbox Legacy Award.     Released new album in 2016...

Santerias

Santerias

Jan 2, 2018

Toronto Urban Latin ensemble fires up funk fusion.     Santerias was just voted by people’s choice “Play The Parks 2017 Band of the Season”!     Santerias’ newest single release “Mundo Desigual” (Unequal World) has been well received by the media and highly supported by CBC radio.     This Toronto quartet, brings each member’s diverse musical...