Feb 14–16, 2014

Ginger St. James at Winterfolk

Ginger St. James at Winterfolk

Feb 25, 2014

  by Kollin Lore • February 19, 2014   Raz Mataz Magazine had a chat with Ginger St. James, who was a pleasure to talk to, with her perky, friendly and fun personality. Ginger brought all of those qualities on stage along with a whole lot of sultriness. Her music features bluesy rock-n-roll melodies, and her vocals resembles a more throwback, country kind...

Moonshine Café owners receiving deserved honours from Winterfolk Festival

Moonshine Café owners receiving deserved honours from Winterfolk Festival

Feb 21, 2014

Reprinted from torontomoon.ca Having just celebrated its eighth anniversary last month, Oakville’s Moonshine Café is about to get a new feather in its cap to display as part of its many mementos of special moments over those years. The room at 137 Kerr St. in downtown Oakville is being toasted by organizers of the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival for its...

What the Artists Have to Say about Winterfolk XII

This is a forum for Winterfolk XII artists to share their festival experience for the Winterfolk Website. Share...

TONY QUARRINGTON – Honouring Our Own – A Film by Glen Hornblast

TONY QUARRINGTON – Honouring Our Own – A Film by Glen Hornblast

Feb 15, 2014

A short video celebrating the career of Canadian musician Tony Quarrington at an event sponsored by Winterfolk Festival and Songtown on February 16th, 2014 at the Black Swan in Toronto. Directed by Toronto Musician/Filmmaker, Glen Hornblast. Share...

Winterfolk music festival on tap Friday to Sunday at Danforth Avenue venues

Winterfolk music festival on tap Friday to Sunday at Danforth Avenue venues

Feb 15, 2014

Reprinted from the East York Mirror, Feb 13, 2014 Folk-blues-roots festivals are usually held in the summer in rural areas. But Winterfolk, which runs in Toronto Friday, Feb. 14, to Sunday, Feb. 16, turns that on its head and does just the opposite: it’s a folk-blues-roots festival right in the heart of Toronto, right smack-dab in the middle of winter. It’s...

Winterfolk Roots and Blues

Winterfolk Roots and Blues

Feb 13, 2014

MUSIC MUSIC FEATURE Winterfolk XII By SARAH GREENE WINTERFOLK XII featuring JACK DE KEYZER, LYNN MILES, RON HYNES, TONY QUARRINGTON, SWAMPERELLA, DINAH THORPE and more, at various venues, Friday to Sunday (February 14-16). Free-$15. winterfolk.com. The Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival – tiding over Toronto folkies during that long, cold chasm between...

Ginger St. James drops the burlesque, but not the tease

Ginger St. James drops the burlesque, but not the tease

Feb 13, 2014

Reprinted from the Toronto Star, Feb 13, 2014 From bump ’n’ grind to bumps n’ bruises, Ginger St. James has experienced it all. And now the former Les Coquettes and Steeltown Sirens burlesque queen is bumping up her popularity as a sassy and dynamic rockabilly singer, songwriter and guitarist, creating a national buzz with some slightly cheeky music and a...

Brian Gladstone Interview, from James McGee

Brian Gladstone Interview, from James McGee

Feb 10, 2014

Brian Gladstone Interview Had a chance last week (on a snowy afternoon no less) to sit down with Brian Gladstone and discuss the upcoming Winterfolk Festival. Now in its 12th year the festival features a wide range of musical styles including Zydeco, cajun, blues, roots, and blue grass. Brian talks about the early days of the festival, the showcases, and some...

Copy of Meeting Notes

Copy of Meeting Notes

Feb 7, 2014

Winterfolk Meeting Notes Feb 2, 2014 TO DO PERSON RESPONSIBLE Brian to contact John at Black Swan and ensure he is OK with Lindsey using 3rd floor room for counts, and storing cash in his safe. Brian Get $150 float for cash boxes – $10, $5, $2, $1 and bring to festival for Linds Brian Write scripts for WF to include artist BIOs Brian Update volunteers...

MC NOTES

MC NOTES

Feb 7, 2014

READ THE FOLLOWING at About 8 MINUTES BEFORE THE HOUR, BETWEEN ARTISTS DURING SET UP. WHEN THE ARTIST IS SET UP AND READY TO GO, THEN INTRODUCE THE ARTIST / AND READ THEIR BIO. MC SCRIPT Good afternoon/evening. Welcome to the 12th Annual Winterfolk Festival, where three days of blues and roots music will be presented to folks of all ages, in the...

WF XII Artist Quick Bios

  Andy Griffiths is a passionate folkin’-rock singer/songwriter known for his fun energetic performances and catchy tunes.  He is thrilled to be part of the WINTERFOLK family again this year!   Anne Walker, singer-songwriter based in Toronto writes moving and deeply honest songs delivered with a strong, expressive voice. Bob Ryder is a young folk,...

Brian Gladstone on Global TV: Morning Show – 02/13/14 – Toronto, Ontario – Global TV: Morning Show

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Lynn Miles Live Radio Interview: Sirius XM Radio – 02/15/14 – Toronto, Ontario – Sirius XM Radio: The Ward and Al Show

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Ron Hynes Live Radio Interview: SiriusXM Radio – 02/15/14 – ON – IndieCan Radio/SiriusXM Radio: The Verge

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Ginger St. James Live Radio Interview: SiriusXM Radio – 02/14/14 – ON – IndieCan Radio/SiriusXM Radio: The Verge

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Brian Gladstone Live Radio Interview: Sirius Radio – 02/15/14 – ON – IndieCan Radio/SiriusXM Radio: The Verge

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The 12th Annual Winterfolk Music Fest looks back and moves forward

The 12th Annual Winterfolk Music Fest looks back and moves forward

Feb 4, 2014

The 12th Annual Winterfolk Music Festival is right around the corner does any of you even know that it’s been around for 12 years? ​ With the JUNOS right around the corner, Winterfolk festival announced a few notables as part of their festival line up – Ron Hynes-Jazz FM host Laura Fernandez - Jason Fowler That’s to name a...

Winterfolk Ticketed Event: Honouring Our Own Celebrates Tony Quarrington – 02/16/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

What Winterfolk Ticketed Event: Honouring Our Own Celebrates Tony Quarrington When Sunday, February 16, 2014 7:00pm - All Ages Where Black Swan Tavern (map) 154 Danforth Avenue (416) 469-0537 Toronto, Ont, Canada M4K 1N1 Other InfoHonouring Our Own Celebrates Tony Quarrington Sunday Feb 16, 2014 Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave, 2nd Floor 7:00 PM TIckets are...

Winterfolk TIcketed Event: The Best of Winterfolk Blues & Roots – 02/15/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

What Winterfolk TIcketed Event: The Best of Winterfolk Blues & Roots When Saturday, February 15, 2014 8:00pm - All Ages Where Black Swan Tavern (map) 154 Danforth Avenue (416) 469-0537 Toronto, Ont, Canada M4K 1N1 Other InfoThe best of Winterfolk Roots and Blues Saturday Feb 15, 2014 Black Swan Tavern 154 Danforth Ave, 2nd Floor 8:00 till closing $12.00 Advance...

Winterfolk Ticked Event: Songwriters Series – 02/15/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

What Winterfolk Ticked Event: Songwriters Series When Saturday, February 15, 2014 1:00pm - All Ages Where Black Swan Tavern (map) 154 Danforth Avenue (416) 469-0537 Toronto, Ont, Canada M4K 1N1 Other InfoSongwriters Series $10 Advance, $12 Door Brent Titcomb, Lynn Miles, Ron Hynes plus more Saturday Feb 15, 2014 Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave, 2nd Floor...

Winterolk Ticketed Event: Love at Winterfolk – 02/14/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

What Winterolk Ticketed Event: Love at Winterfolk When Friday, February 14, 2014 7:00pm - All Ages Where Black Swan Tavern (map) 154 Danforth Avenue (416) 469-0537 Toronto, Ont, Canada M4K 1N1 Other InfoLOVE AT WINTERFOLK Friday Feb 14,2014 Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave, 2nd Floor Music 8:00 till closing $10 Advance, $12 Door Doors open at 7:00...

Ginger St James Featured Story: Toronto Star – 02/13/14 – Toronto, Ontario – Toronto Star

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Brian Gladstone Featured Story: Toronto Star – 02/13/14 – Toronto, Ontario – Toronto Star

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Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival returns to west end of Danforth Avenue

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival returns to west end of Danforth Avenue

Feb 3, 2014

The west Danforth is once again home to the 12th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, which will take place on five stages in four venues Feb. 14 to 16. The venues include the Black Swan Tavern (two stages), Globe Bistro, Terri O’s and Dora Keoghs; all walkable from Broadview or Chester subway stations. Featured artists include roots and blues...

Winterfolk XII Day 3 – 02/16/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

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Winterfolk XII Day 2 – 02/15/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

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Winterfolk XII Day 1 – 02/14/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

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Lynn Miles Live Radio Interview – Corby\’s Orbit – 02/14/14 – Regent Radio

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Mr. Rick Live Radio Interview – Rogers TV – 02/13/14 – Toronto and Southern Ontario – Live on Rogers TV

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Brian Gladstone Live Radio Interview – Rogers TV – 02/10/14 – Toronto and Southern Ontario – Live on Rogers TV

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Mean Mary James ready to play at Toronto’s Winterfolk XII

Mean Mary James ready to play at Toronto’s Winterfolk XII

Jan 26, 2014

 StrynatkaToronto Performing Arts Examiner “Mean” Mary James is about as opposite from her nickname as a person can get: she’s sweet, kind, patient, easygoing, and upbeat. And in an interview from her home in Nashville, Tennessee on Jan. 22, 2014, the 33-year-old singer talked about her background, career, struggles and accomplishments, and...

Tony Quarrington’s days of being part of the background may be ending

Tony Quarrington’s days of being part of the background may be ending

Jan 23, 2014

Reprinted from Toronto Moon Given his commanding physical presence and even more impressive list of accomplishments, creations and distinctions, you’d think it would be hard for people to overlook multi-instrumental guitarist, composer and producer Tony Quarrington. Yet this large-framed musical behemoth usually somehow fades into the background while he’s...

COMMUNITY IS KEY AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII – FEB 14 – 16, 2014

COMMUNITY IS KEY AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII – FEB 14 – 16, 2014

Jan 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS COMMUNITY IS KEY AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII – FEB 14 – 16, 2014   TORONTO – THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 – The Winterfolk XII Blues and Roots Festival announces another superb collection of community stages at the festival this year. As a key component of the festival, local community groups such as...

Winterfolk XII arrives in Toronto in just over three weeks

Winterfolk XII arrives in Toronto in just over three weeks

Jan 20, 2014

Christina StrynatkaToronto Performing Arts Examiner     To say Winterfolk founder and director Brian Gladstone is excited the festival’s returning to the Danforth is an understatement. “I talked to the owners on the Danforth and they said, ‘Yes, come back, come back’, he said in an interview on Jan. 14, 2014. “I...

Winterfolk announces lineup for twelfth year Feb. 14-16

Winterfolk announces lineup for twelfth year Feb. 14-16

Jan 20, 2014

Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine With its return to venues located on Danforth Ave. near Broadview in east Toronto, the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival is poised to once again be the place to be for live music during the forthcoming Valentines Day weekend. After a two-year experiment of holding the three-nights-and-two-days event in a downtown hotel,...

Live on Rogers TV with Tony Quarrington – 02/10/14 – Toronto and Southern Ontario – Live on Rogers TV

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Corby\\\’s Orbit with Paul Corby – 01/17/14 – Regent Radio

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Top Media Points

    • Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof, urban blues and roots music festival that emulates multi-stage rural summer festivals. The festival is in its 12th year.   • Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage the community about various music styles including roots, blues,...

WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS – FEB 14 – 16, 2014

WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS – FEB 14 – 16, 2014

Jan 16, 2014

– HONOURING OUR OWN: CELEBRATING CANADIAN TREASURE TONY QUARRINGTON – THIS ONE’S THE DREAMER: REMEMBERING RICK FIELDING – GRAINNE CD RELEASE OF LAST YEAR’S “LIVE at winterfolk” RECORDING – REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS: A FORAY INTO CANADA’S ROOTS MUSIC SCENE IN THE 1960S – FOUR TICKETED EVENTS ANNOUNCED TORONTO – THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014 – The Winterfolk XII Blues...

Brian Gladstone Live Radio Interview – 02/09/14 – Brantford, Ontario – CKPC Radio 1380 AM / 92.1 FM \”Just us Folk\”

What Brian Gladstone Live Radio Interview When Sunday, February 9, 2014 10:00pm - All Ages Where CKPC Radio 1380 AM / 92.1 FM "Just us Folk" (map) 571 West St., Brantford, Ontario, Canada N3R 7C5 Radio Other InfoRadio Interview on CKPC Radio 1380 AM / 92.1 FM "Just us Folk" With Jan Vanderhorst  Listen Live « Back to the calendar Share...

Brian Gladstone Live Radio Interview – 02/08/14 – Brantford, Ontario – CKPC Radio 1380 AM / 92.1 FM “Just us Folk”

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Video Clips

Video Clips

Jan 14, 2014

Videos courtesy of Glen Hornblast            Download Video Clips (Dropbox) Julian Taylor 15 Seconds    Julian Taylor 30 Seconds      Mr. Rick 15 Seconds    Mr. Rick 30 Seconds Sample View Video Clips (files are HD high definiation, allow loading time) … Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting solution. Share...

Winterfolk Documentary Video

Winterfolk Documentary Video

Jan 13, 2014

Winterfolk Video by Glen HornblastSee what Winterfolk is all about.This is Winterfolk on the Danforth … Thanks for Watching Share...

Festival Director’s Bio

Festival Director’s Bio

Jan 13, 2014

Hi Res Image Brian Gladstone Artist Website Brian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for almost thirty-five years as an artist, producer, festival director, and activist. Brian Gladstone has written and recorded four albums, all of which have garnered global acclaim and worldwide airplay, with a fifth to be released in late 2014....

BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII

BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII

Jan 12, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS   BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII FEB 14 – 16, 2014  ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED!  WHO: Ron Hynes, Jason Fowler, Mean Mary, Lynn Miles, Tony Quarrington, Rick Taylor, Danny Marks, Jack de Keyzer, Marianne Girard, Brent Titcomb, Ginger St. James, Laura Fernandez, Mr. Rick, Noah Zacharin,...

150 Artists on 5 Stages for 3 Days of Blues and Roots – Feb 14-16 2014 Toronto Canada

150 Artists on 5 Stages for 3 Days of Blues and Roots – Feb 14-16 2014 Toronto Canada

Jan 11, 2014

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This One’s the Dreamer – Remembering Rick Fielding

RICK FIELDING The music of the late Rick Fielding (1944-2004) spans country, blues, bluegrass, traditional ballads, contemporary folk, and more. Fielding was an accomplished musician who played guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, and autoharp, and who truly loved performing, teaching, and talking about music – whether on stage, in a classroom, or over a kitchen...

TONY QUARRINGTON

Veteran musician Tony Quarrington has been a formidable and thriving presence on the Toronto music scene for more than 40 years. He first appeared at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1966, and played at many renowned Yorkville nightclubs and coffee houses in the late ‘60s, performing ballads, blues and his own original tunes. Quarrington’s relentless career as a...

The Spirit of Yorkville

The Spirit of Yorkville: The voice of a generation This stage will honour some of the legends of the Yorkville era of music in Toronto. Presented by The Spirit Of Yorkville, a loose coalition of former “Yorkville village” denizens and habitu鳬 the show will feature some iconic talents from the hippie haven’s halcyon era in the ’60s and early...

Where Have All The Folksongs Gone?

Where Have All The Folksongs Gone? An audience sing-along hosted by Sue and Dwight   The legendary folk revival of the ’60s happened 50 years ago, but the songs of hope and social justice that defined the era still resonate today. Toronto folk/roots duo Sue and Dwight have created a series called “Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone,” a...

Honouring Our Own CelebratesTony Quarrington

Honouring Our Own CelebratesTony Quarrington

Jan 4, 2014

9,000 Gigs + 40 Albums + 1 Juno = 10,000 Memories       Veteran musician Tony Quarrington has been a formidable and thriving presence on the Toronto music scene for more than 40 years. He first appeared at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1966, and played at many renowned Yorkville nightclubs and coffee houses in the late ‘60s, performing ballads, blues and his...

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Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone?

Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone?

Dec 28, 2013

An audience sing-a-long hosted by Sue and Dwight The legendary folk revival of the ’60s happened 50 years ago, but the songs of hope and social justice that defined the era still resonate today. Sue and Dwight, Michelle Rumball, and Tony Laviola bring their successful monthly folk sing-a-long show to Winterfolk. The show includes folk classics like ‘If I...

The Spirit of Yorkville

The Spirit of Yorkville

Dec 28, 2013

The Voice of a Generation Honouring some of the legends of the Yorkville era of music in Toronto. Presented by The Spirit Of Yorkville, a loose coalition of former “village” denizens and habituées, the show will feature some of the iconic talents from the area’s halcyon era in the 60s and early 70s, when it was home to some of the most cherished and memorable...

Winterfolk Festival Artist Gallery

Winterfolk Festival Artist Gallery

Dec 26, 2013

These are the artists booked for Winterfolk Blues and Roots  music Festival XII so far; more names will be added, so check back soon!     Share...

Acoustic Harvest Presents

Acoustic Harvest Presents

Dec 26, 2013

  Acoustic Harvest Has Been Presenting Saturday Night Monthly Concert Series Since 1997   Acoustic Harvest, started by the great, Rick Fielding, has a vision to bring the finest in acoustic roots/folk music to Toronto’s east end communities. Since it’s inception,it has showcased and nurtured the careers of many, fine Canadian performers and enhanced...

Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths

Dec 25, 2013

ANDY is a passionate folkin’-rock singer/songwriter with fun energetic performances and catchy tunes who is thrilled to be part of the WINTERFOLK family again this year! Nominated for ‘ROOTS RECORDING OF THE YEAR’ at the 2013 Hamilton Music Awards. New CD ‘MIND ON OTHER THINGS’ was released in 2013. New songs and recording are in...

Anne Walker

Anne Walker

Dec 25, 2013

Anne Walker is a singer-songwriter based in Toronto who writes moving and deeply honest songs and delivers them in a strong, expressive voice. Created one-woman docu-musical “The Coulson Women’s Institute” to open spring 2014 Released third CD “Labyrinth” in 2009 Winner of Song Contest, Ballyshannon, Ireland 1990 Anne Walker is a...

Dinah Thorpe

Dinah Thorpe

Dec 22, 2013

Dinah Thorpe has been called “a wicked multi-instrumentalist with a low, smoky alto,” “a composer of infinite cleverness,” “heartrending and real…twisted and funny,” a singer with a “gorgeously deep and weary alto,” and “here to stay”. 2012 JUNO Award Nominee 2013 Independent Music Award Nominee New album, Lullabies and Wake-Up Calls, released 2013 Maybe it’s a...

MARK THE DATES! – Winterfolk is Back on the Danforth! – February 14-16, 2014

MARK THE DATES! – Winterfolk is Back on the Danforth! – February 14-16, 2014

Dec 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARK THE DATES! WINTERFOLK XII BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 14-16, 2014 WE’RE BACK ON THE DANFORTH! WHO: Some of the best blues & roots artists on the Canadian music scene today WHAT: The Twelfth Annual Winterfolk XII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: The Danforth – various venues WHEN: February 14-16, 2014   TICKETS: Mostly Free!...

Announcing Winners @ Winterfolk Audition Dec 1 @ The Black Swan

Announcing Winners @  Winterfolk Audition Dec 1 @ The Black Swan

Dec 11, 2013

Hi Everyone, We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Black Swan – Toronto, ON this past Sunday, Dec 1 WINNERS: PILOT LIGHT www.sonicbids.com/PilotLight2 DINAH THORPE www.dinahthorpe.com PILOT LIGHT and DINAH THORPE will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which runs Feb 14-16, 2014. Come to the...

This One’s the Dreamer – Remembering Rick Fielding

This One’s the Dreamer – Remembering Rick Fielding

Dec 9, 2013

Rick Fielding was a beloved performer and teacher, who mentored many in today’s roots community like Eve Goldberg and Chris Coole Rick released two great recordings on the Canadian label BOREALIS. Rick appeared at Mariposa in 1966 with the Gangreen Boys, including Tony Quarrington and Andrew Hermant. They followed Doc Watson (not their choice). Eve...

WINNERS @ WINTERFOLK AUDITION at the Moonshine Cafe

WINNERS @ WINTERFOLK AUDITION at the Moonshine Cafe

Nov 26, 2013

We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Moonshine Cafe – Oakville, ON this past Sunday, Nov 24th WINNERS: JOJO WORTHINGTON www.jojoworthington.com SARAH BEATTY www.sonicbids.com/LorneAllan2 JoJo Worthington and Sarah Beatty will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which runs Feb 14-16, 2014....

WF Sneak Preview Shows

WF Sneak Preview Shows

Nov 21, 2013

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! Winterfolk XII Sneak Preview Showcases – Nov 30TH @ The Moonshine Café, Oakville  / Dec 7TH @ The Freetimes Café, Toronto   WHO: FEATURING: Rick Taylor, Soozi Schlanger, Ginger St. James, Tony Quarrington, Mr. Rick, HOTCHA!, Brian Gladstone, Noah Zacharin, and Julian Taylor WHAT: Winterfolk XII Preview Show & Benefit...

Winners of The Winterfolk Auditions Nov 10 at the Black Swan

Winners of The Winterfolk Auditions Nov 10 at the Black Swan

Nov 14, 2013

We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Black Swan – Toronto, ON this past Sunday, Nov 10 WINNERS: DON CAMPBELL www.doncampbellmusic.ca URBAN-GYPSY www.urban-gypsyband.com DON CAMPBELL and URBAN-GYPSY will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which runs Feb 14-16, 2013. Come to the festival and check...

Winterfolk Preview Shows – Nov 30 Oakville and Dec 7 Toronto – Tickets on Sale

Winterfolk Preview Shows – Nov 30 Oakville and Dec 7 Toronto – Tickets on Sale

Nov 11, 2013

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The Winners of Sunday’s Live Winterfolk Auditions

The Winners of Sunday’s Live Winterfolk Auditions

Nov 6, 2013

What a great night Nov. 3rd for the 1st round of auditions in Oakville's Moonshine Cafe The!  Here are your winners who will perform at #WinterfolkXII Feb 14-16, 2014! Join us at the festival and check 'em out! WHISKEY EPIPHANY www.whiskeyepiphany.com LORNE ALLAN www.sonicbids.com/LorneAllan2 BIG CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH; SEE YOU FEB!...

Announcing Winterfolk XII

Announcing Winterfolk XII

Nov 1, 2013

February 14 – 16, 2014 The festival will be presenting over 150 artists in 5 venues for 3 days of Blues and Roots music. Festival Dates are Feb 14-16,3014 at the Delta Eaton Hotel in downtown Toronto, Canada. Share...

Your Winterfolk Festival Program Ad Reaches 50,000 People – Check out the possibilities and the rates

Your Winterfolk Festival Program Ad Reaches 50,000 People – Check out the possibilities and the rates

Oct 25, 2013

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Get A Winterfolk Gig

Get A Winterfolk Gig

Oct 4, 2013

Winterfolk XII – Feb 14 – 16, 2014 This year, Winterfolk will hire about 150 artists. The artistic selection process will be similar to previous years, and below is a description of how we select our artists. Play for Large Attentive and Appreciative Audiences Many Artists Consider Winterfolk a Dream Gig We supply an good audience – Great to break...

Volunteer at Winterfolk Music Festival

Volunteer at Winterfolk Music Festival

Oct 3, 2013

Winterfolk is Looking for Volunteers! Presented by non-profit organization “The Association of Artists for A Better World”, Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages in Toronto on the Danforth at Broadview, Feb. 14-16, 2014. The festival is an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof music event, where...

Apply to Volunteer

Winterfolk Volunteer Application Form Join the Winterfolk Team Date * Email Name * Phone * Phone 2 Have you volunteered at Winterfolk Previously?  * Yes No I Can Do  *  Let's Talk About it Stage Manager Stage Announcer (MC) Sound Mixing Stage Lighting Merchandise Sales Equipment Set Up / Tear...

Volunteer Poster

Volunteer Poster

Sep 13, 2013

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What Winterfolk Toronto Music Festival Brings to Artists

What Winterfolk Toronto Music Festival Brings to Artists

Sep 11, 2013

Winterfolk XII Music Festival in Toronto Feb 14 – 16, 2014 This year, Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is back on the Danforth, and will hire about 150 artists. The artistic selection process will be similar to previous years, and below is a description of how we select our artists. Play for Large Attentive and Appreciative Audiences Many Artists...

1. Artist Selection by Winterfolk Artistic Team

1. Artist Selection by Winterfolk Artistic Team

Sep 10, 2013

Selection by Artistic Director Committee   Approximately 100 Artists Will Be Selected by the Winterfolk Music Festival Artistic Director (AD) Team We have a team of three people on the AD committee, Beverly Kreller, Laura Fernandez, and Brian Gladstone, who decide on the talent as a group. The AD committee will select and hire approximately 100 known...

2. Audition

2. Audition

Sep 9, 2013

Apply for a Live Audition – AUDITIONS FOR THE 2014 FESTIVAL ARE NOW CLOSED! Questions? Click to Email. There is no cost to apply for auditions. 8 Artists will be hired from 4 live auditions. Apply to Audition – This year Winterfolk will hire about 120 artists. The artistic selection process will be similar to previous years, and below is a...

3. Submission

3. Submission

Sep 8, 2013

  Submit your EPK or Press Kit   At Least 10 Artists will be Hired from Submissions Submit Online Artists can apply online through Sonicbids. (If you don't have a Sonicbids account, you can open a free account when submitting to this opportunity). Submit by Mail Artists can apply by post. Send press kit to – The Association of Artists For A...

Award for Contribution to Live Music

Award for Contribution to Live Music

Mar 21, 2013

2013 Recipient is the Freetimes Cafe Proprietor Judy Perly  Details and description will be updated soon     Share...

COLD WINTER MAKES WAY FOR HOT TALENT AT THIS YEAR’S WINTERFOLK BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL

COLD WINTER MAKES WAY FOR HOT TALENT AT THIS YEAR’S WINTERFOLK BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL

Feb 19, 2013

MUSIC FESTIVAL REVIEW Winterfolk is an Annual Blues & Roots Festival which was recently held at The Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto for the 11th year. It featured 150 Canadian Folk, Roots and Blues artists on 4 stages for 3 days of free unbelievable entertainment in an intimate setting. Brian Gladstone is Winterfolk Festival’s Founder, and is Executive...

HONOURING OUR OWN: A TOAST TO CANADIAN FOLK ICON BRENT TITCOMB – AS PART OF WINTERFOLK XI – FEB 17, 2013 @ 8-11 PM

HONOURING OUR OWN: A TOAST TO CANADIAN FOLK ICON BRENT TITCOMB – AS PART OF WINTERFOLK XI – FEB 17, 2013 @ 8-11 PM

Feb 8, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WInterfolk and Songtown Present… HONOURING OUR OWN: A TOAST TO CANADIAN FOLK ICON BRENT TITCOMB AS PART OF WINTERFOLK XI – FEB 17, 2013 @ 8-11 PM – w/ LIAM TITCOMB, DAVID BRADSTREET, DAVID WOODHEAD, TONY QUARRINGTON, BRIAN GLADSTONE, BRIAN BLAIN, GLEN HORNBLAST AND BELA RAY  WHO: Liam Titcomb, David Bradstreet, David Woodhead, Tony...

TUNE IN THIS WEEKEND FOR SOME WINTERFOLK XI LOVE….

For some Winterfolk love, Tune in this weekend to… CHES Radio — The Mix 88.1 Acoustic Planet – Join host Steve Clarke tonight and next Friday from 8-10pm for some of the best folk and roots music from artists such as Jon Brooks, Grainne, Sue & Dwight, Crabtree & Mills and more! (Fridays 8 to 10 pm) CHES Radio — The Mix 88.1, Erin...

ARTISTS PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT PHIL OCHS – w/ HOST SONNY OCHS AND GUESTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS ARTISTS PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT PHIL OCHS AT  WINTERFOLK XI – FEB 14-17, 2013 – w/ HOST SONNY OCHS AND GUESTS   WHO: Sonny Ochs, Jon Brooks, Eve Goldberg, Noah Zacharin, D'Arcy Wickham, Brian Gladstone, David Newland, David Essig, Tony Quarrington and Sebastian Agnello WHAT:...

A WEALTH OF TALENT AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XI – FEB 14-17, 2013 – ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS A WEALTH OF TALENT AT  WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XI – FEB 14-17, 2013 – ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED! WHO: Sonny Ochs, The Whiteleys, Brent Titcomb, Liam Titcomb, Maria Dunn, Danny Marks, Jack de Keyzer, Al Lerman, Fraser/Daley, Wendell Ferguson, Irene Torres & the Sugar Devils, Jeffery Straker,...

Performance and Interview on Channel 12 Television (Oshawa) w/ Brian Gladstone and Tony Quarrington

CHANNEL 12 TELEVISION (OSHAWA) THURSDAY, JAN 17 @ 5, 7 and 11:30PM Festival Director Brian Gladstone will chat about the fest and the concert and artist Tony Quarrington will perform. Share...

COMING TO PORT PERRY! JAN 19 – SMOKIN’ GUITARS OF WINTERFOLK XI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS SMOKIN’ GUITARS OF WINTERFOLK XI BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL PREVIEW CONCERT @ SALVATORE’S TRATTORIA IN PORT PERRY, ON WHO: Some of the best blues & roots artists on the Canadian music scene today WHAT: Winterfolk XI Blues and Roots Festival Preview WHERE: Salvatore’s Trattoria, 263 Queen St.,...

MARK THE DATES! WINTERFOLK XI BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL – FEB 14-17, 2013

WHO: Some of the best blues & roots artists on the Canadian music scene today WHAT: Winterfolk XI Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: The Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W Toronto, ON / 416-595-1975 WHEN: February 14-17, 2013 TICKETS: Free! WEBSITES: www.winterfolk.com / www.deltachelsea.com TORONTO – MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 – The Winterfolk Blues &...

Benefit Concert For ArtsCan Circle

Benefit Concert For ArtsCan Circle

Dec 31, 2012

Benefit Concert For ArtsCan Circle Founded in 2002 by Mike Stevens, harmonica virtuoso, ArtsCan Circle has been building relationships with remote First Nation communities for over ten years. ArtCan Circle links volunteer creative artists with youth at risk in remote Indigenous communities. ArtsCan Circle sends teams of artists and musicians to Native...

Grainne – Recording CD Live

Another Winterfolk first: live cd recording by Grainne Superstar support for emerging Peterborough songwriter It all started when Winterfolk executive director Brian Gladstone casually mentioned to emerging Peterborough songwriter Grainne Ryan that he preferred her live show to her acclaimed debut cd, ‘Looking For Sunshine’ (of which he’s also...

Honouring Brent Titcomb

Iconic Folkie Brent Titcomb being honoured at Winterfolk XI One of Canada’s most respected contemporary Folk songwriters and a seminal influence on a generation of artists, Brent Titcomb will be toasted at the 13th “Honouring Our Own” concert being held as part of the Winterfolk XI festival. Titcomb will perform at the Feb. 17 concert at Delta Chelsea Hotel...

The Fabulous Whiteleys

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The Songs of Phil Ochs

The Songs Of Phil Ochs to be resurrected at Winterfolk XI Ochs’ sister and a panoply of fine artists pays tribute to the late master In his “When I’m Gone” song the late Phil Ochs stated that “you won’t find me singin’ on this song” nor “singing louder than the guns” after his death. But his sister Sonny Ochs and a stellar group of Canadian folk artists intend...

WINTERFOLK XI SNEAK PREVIEW SHOWCASES – @ THE FREETIMES CAFÉ, TORONTO / THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ, OAKVILLE / SALVATORE’S / PORT PERRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS WINTERFOLK XI SNEAK PREVIEW SHOWCASES – @ THE FREETIMES CAFÉ, TORONTO / THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ, OAKVILLE / SALVATORE’S / PORT PERRY WHO: FEATURING: THE TRIO OF FUN: Tony Quarrington, Wendell Ferguson, Ken Whiteley w/ The Wanted, Mr. Rick, HOTCHA!, Joanne Crabtree & Marg Stowe, Crabtree...

WINNERS @ WINTERFOLK AUDITION @ The Moonshine Cafe – Oakville, ON – Nov 25

Hi Everyone, We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Moonshine Cafe – Oakville, ON this past Sunday, Nov 25 WINNERS: THE SCHOTTS http://www.theschotts.com THE BLACKWOOD TWO www.theblackwoodtwo.com The Schotts and the Blackwood Two will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which runs Feb 14-17,...

Winners of Auditions Nov 18 at the Black Swan

Hi Everyone, We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Black Swan – Toronto, ON this past Sunday, Nov 18 WINNERS: IRENE TORRES & THE SUGAR DEVILS http://www.thesugardevils.com CAROL TEAL & DAVID JOYCE http://www.tealandjoyce.ca The above two acts will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival...

Winners of Winterfolk Auditions Nov 11 at Buggy’s Diner, Stouffville

Hi Everyone, We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at Buggy's Diner – Stouffville, ON this past Sunday, Nov 11 WINNERS: JULIAN TAYLOR http://ca.myspace.com/juliandeantaylor GLEN MARAIS http://ca.myspace.com/glennmarais Julian Taylor and Glen Marais will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which...