Feb 14–16, 2014

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...

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...

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...

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

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.

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

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 Note Posted Feb 4, 2014 - Only Sound Techs / Mixing live should should apply now. Most other positions are filled. Thanks for your interest in giving back to the roots community.  Date * Email Name * Phone  * Phone 2 Have you volunteered at Winterfolk Previously?  * Yes No I Can...

Volunteer Poster

Volunteer Poster

Sep 13, 2013

Click on Poster for 11 X 17 PDF Downloadable...

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  ...

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.

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

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...