Feb 16–18, 2019

Performers

More artists to be listed soon! 

Acoustic Harvest

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 is in it’s 21st year of showcasing the finest,award-winning musicians in a warm ambience of strong community and friendship,fostering the growth and development of the Arts and the love of Music.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Al Lerman

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.     An engaging and skilled performer/songwriter whose often humorous anecdotes are interspersed between great blues numbers, Al was nominated in 2016 for a Maple Blues Award as “Acoustic Act Of The Year”. With his former group FATHEAD, he was twice the winner of the prestigious Juno Award. Outside of the band, he long ago built a solid career touring mostly as a solo acoustic act, ...  Read more ...

Alfie Smith

“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 a prolific songwriter, an accomplished performer and talented multi-instrumentalist. Known best for his resophonic guitars, brazen slide licks and uncompromising vocals, Alfie is endorsed by several luthiers including Goodman Guitars (who have recently named a guitar model after him) and Goldtone Banjos. He has been nominated for a dozen Hamilton music awards including Best Male Vocalist and Best Guitarist, and has represented Toronto in the Memphis International Blues Challenge. To date, Alfie ...  Read more ...

Andy Griffiths

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 Awards for his album ‘MIND ON OTHER THINGS’.     New folk rock album to be released summer of 2018 … ‘STELLA STARTED IT!’     The KIDZENT Children’s Show, featuring ANDY GRIFFITHS & FRIENDS, is all about audience participation and having fun. Featuring new original songs written by Andy based generally on things his kids and their friends have done or said. Both children and adults alike are invited to sing-a-long, dance, interact & of course, have a good time! ...  Read more ...

Anne Lederman

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 of 2015” by The View.     Originally from Manitoba, Anne Lederman is a fiddler, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist who performs solo, with Lederman/Bell, with Njacko Backo, and with fiddle-based trio, Eh?!. Also a founding member of Muddy York, The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band and Fiddlesong, she is especially known for her work with Aboriginal fiddle traditions (recording elders, youth mentorship and international performances and workshops) Anne also composes and performs for theatre (Barndance Live!, The Outdoor Donnellys, Spirit ...  Read more ...

BluesReel

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 Kerkhoven and Patrick Hutchinson take you on a musical journey of traditional tunes, blues and originals, played with soul and fire.     BluesReel is a harmonica-guitar duo inspired by the folk tradition from both sides of the Atlantic. Based in Montreal, BluesReel plays a compelling repertoire of traditional tunes, blues and original compositions. A bit of rawk and roll has also been known to creep in to the mix. Equally at home in traditional and contemporary folk genres, Patrick Hutchinson (guitar) ...  Read more ...

Bobby Dove

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 musician from Montreal, Quebec. In 2016 Bobby released her debut full-length album, Thunderchild, produced by James McKenty with a tasty cast of Canadian musicians including Anna Ruddick, Sam Weber, Bob Cohen, Laura Bates and Burke Carroll. Dove has spent the past year touring both solo and with trans-Canadian band members, bringing her songs and old-time and contemporary Americana to music lovers across the country. “Bobby Dove is a gifted artist, and a brilliant new light on the songwriting scene. Her songs ...  Read more ...

Brampton Folk Club

The Brampton Folk Club has about 50 members, including 30 artists from all over the GTA and as far away as Barrie.     The Brampton Folk Club has monthly song circles, two monthly concert series, a bi-monthly open stage and participates in many community events.     This is the folk club’s third consecutive appearance at Winterfolk. We are grateful for Winterfolk’s dedication to community groups like ours.     The Brampton Folk Club is a non-profit community group dedicated to promoting folk music in the Brampton area. They have been around for 20 years and have over 50 members.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Read more ...

Brian Gladstone

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 career.     Brian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for almost thirty-five years as an artist, performer, sing songwriter, 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 2017. His albums have been signed with Comstock Records, as well as Silverwolf Records. In the last ten years Gladstone has played over 1,000 live shows, done ...  Read more ...

Brian Jantzi & The Lost Mariachis

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 original songs – an album that flows across genres, geographies & times.     Original songs that lay a lonesome hippie vibe over lyrics that make you want to hear every word.     Sounding like Lou Reed, Murray McLauchlan & Leonard Cohen riding a Jefferson Airplane beside some Byrds flying south from Memphis to Central Asia.     Singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Brian Jantzi grew up saturated by all genres of music, particularly while spending young summers with his Irish grandparents ...  Read more ...

Clan Hannigan

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.     It was such a privilege to host Clan Hannigan this year. I look forward to having them return to The North Atlantic Tionól in the future! Ben Reid.     AWESOME! The Hannigans… What beautiful girls; beautiful voices; beautiful family.     Clan Hannigan is a family band based out of Baltimore Ontario. Steafan Hannigan and Saskia Tomkins have been mainstays on the traditional Irish and world music scenes for the last thirty plus years working with acts ...  Read more ...

D’Arcy Wickham

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 Thomas band in the 1970’s D’Arcy Wickham has been a well known figure on the Toronto and Canadian music scene . He secured a recording contract with Polydor records in 1976 , released records and toured Canada then released award winning records in 2000 and 2005 . He is planning his 3rd CD, an all instrumental record for 2018.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Danny Marks

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 ‘City in Blues’.     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. Danny’s albums Guitarchaeology, Big Town Boy and This iconic rocker’s roots go back to the sixties as a founding member of Capitol Records’ group, ...  Read more ...

David Bradstreet

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 recognized for his work as a singer/songwriter, composer and producer, twenty-one albums bearing his name; Platinum and Gold selling records; a high profile Juno Award early in his career; three subsequent Juno nominations and music credits including a Gemini nomination; film and television soundtracks and scoring; talent discovery and record producer for numerous artists including Jane Siberry, Colleen Peterson, Nancy Simmonds, Bill Hughes, Jason Fowler, Robert Priest – and emerging artist, Mira Meikle. He has toured ...  Read more ...

David Essig

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, contemporary folk music. Always paying homage to his roots in Bluegrass and Country Blues, David uses these traditions to create timeless original songs, like “Albert’s Cove” and “Rebel Flag,” that have become part of the Canadian roots canon. Renowned as well as an instrumentalist, David is a master of the blues guitar. With his 5/8” socket and a sound that could peel the petunias off your mother’s porcelain, he is considered one of Canada’s finest slide ...  Read more ...

David McLachlan

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, heartfelt insightful songs that reflect life and its lesson’s. David’s debut record “Can’t Close A Blind Eye” was released in 2003. His second full length album “Not A Through Street” was released in Dec 2015. David continues to write and perform, and recorded his 3rd album “Traveling Truthfully” in Nashville, released Dec 2016. His 4th album “out of love” recorded in Nashville was released Sept 2017. All are available at e-music sites or signed copies ...  Read more ...

David Storey

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 year Folk Roots radio 2015     Bravo Award – Outstanding concert performance – solo – 2015     His debut full-length release, Comin’ Home, contains all the aspects of Storey’s musical gems that fans have loved the most since he resumed composing and performing: wry wit and penetrating insights about life’s changes, characters and passions humorously and powerfully delivered. He is a story teller. Although not strictly autobiographical in nature, the title of his debut full-length album Comin’ ...  Read more ...

Dirty Dishes

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 rhythm section “The Plate Rails” (Jay Boehmer and Henry Heillig), the Dishes have spent over ten years breaking hearts and soothing souls at theatres, fairs, festivals and events throughout Canada.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Durham County Poets

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 Kevin Harvey ‘one of Canada’s most underrated blues singers’.     The five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music. Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style. The obvious joie de vivre expressed while performing ...  Read more ...

Glen Hornblast

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 the Heart, 2016.     His song “Mary” was Finalist in USA Songwriting Contest 2013.     His song “Loretta” was a Finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition 2013.     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, ...  Read more ...

Harpin’ Norm Lucien

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 …..www.pictaram.com/user/feastoftheages.     Harpin’ emerged on the Folk scene seven years ago with a few harmonicas in his pocket and soon began to play with many musicians and styles! Having played with Dorjee Tsering, David Woodhead, Lou Natale, Ann Lindsay, Shain Cook, Tony Quarrington, Glen Hornblast and so many others, Harpin’ has now added guitar and his poetry writing his own songs as well as writing for others. Now a singer-songwriter, and having played in other countries and numerous venues in Nashville, ...  Read more ...

HOTCHA!

HOTCHA! 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 Hall Free For All – Selected performers for 2016 event.     4 star (out of 5) review in SING OUT! Magazine.     Born in the swamp. Raised on the mountain. Work in the mines. Play on the porch. Well, that’s only true metaphorically. We don’t actually have a porch. HOTCHA! (Beverly Kreller and Howard Druckman) nonetheless feel as though their music fits the description: Rustic, rural songs of work and faith, delivered with a vintage vibe and the ...  Read more ...

Howard Gladstone

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 returning to performing with renewed energy, passion and commitment.     Howard Gladstone has released his fifth album “Hourglass” in 2017. Howard Gladstone Trio is an eclectic and fascinating ensemble featuring original songs by all members: Spanish/world influences from Laura (vocalist, pianist, songwriter, radio host Café Latino (on Jazz.fm), and literate roots & jazz from Tony, plus Howard’s worldly and experienced songs. Sparkling harmonies and solid musicianship, and songs from Howard’s latest album “Hourglass” which is receiving solid reviews.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Jack de Keyzer

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 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. The British born, Canadian resident’s career has spanned over three decades. De Keyzer has released 7 CD’s and 1 DVD as a leader and appeared as a session guitarist on hundreds of recordings. As a session guitarist he has appeared with many ...  Read more ...

Jerome Tucker Band

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 performances, much radio play and just plain baddassness! Jerome Tucker, Rich Greenspoon, Carl Harvey and Rob Neal Christian. don’t miss it!     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Jessica Pearson & The East Wind

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 Hillsburn, Murder Murder, The East Pointers, & many more.     After their first international tour throughout Ireland, Jessica Pearson and the East Wind released their first single “Think of Me” in late 2016, which reflected a blend of country roots, bluegrass and folk with an infusion of their newly acquired Celtic sound. The band’s music has been described as Nickel Creek meets Great Big Sea. The band’s debut album was released in the summer of 2017. Jessica Pearson and the East Wind’s dynamic ...  Read more ...

Jessica Wedden

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 a Couple Tunes for the 2017 Festival of Small Halls Ontario.     Advanced to the Semi-Final Round at the 2017 Canadian National Exhibition Rising Star Talent Competition; Performed at the 2016 Havelock Jamboree.     Jessica Wedden is a 15 year old fiddler, trick fiddler, step dancer & composer who plays an upbeat Celtic & East Coast repertoire. In 2016 she was nominated for a Canadian Folk ...  Read more ...

Jon Brooks

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 6th and forthcoming album, NO ONE TRAVELS ALONE, will be released early 2018.     It’s a perilous and irresponsible life that pursues an ancient vocation incapable of modern recompense. I’m at once consoled and terrified by Leonard Cohen’s comment that ‘songwriting is not a vocation, but a sentence…’ It’s true that fame and money are the jurors and legislators of success in the current age; and ...  Read more ...

Jory Nash

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Julian Fauth

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 infusions of jazz and gospel. He performs original material as well as unique arrangements of traditional songs. He has recorded four CDs for Electro-Fi under his name and collaborated with a number of other artists.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Kat Goldman

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 storefront window in a bakery. She move to Boston to help in her recovery, where she did a degree in English Literature, and penned here third album, “Gypsy Girl.” She has returned to Toronto with her fourth recording, produced by Bill Bell, “The Workingman’s Blues,” which tells a story about a young, tough workingman from Boston who struggles to overcome his hardscrabble past.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Ken Whiteley

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 the Heart, Estelle Klein Lifetime Acheivement awards, 7 Juno nom. 16 Maple Blues nom.     Critics say, “Wonderful, soul stirring music with deep knowledge, infectious passion and brilliant musicianship”. Whiteley has worked with folk and blues legends from Pete Seeger to Blind John Davis, Tom Paxton to Raffi. He has performed at major folk and blues festivals across Canada and in the U.S. He’s a great songwriter, great singer, great guitarist and mandolinist and a Canadian roots music legend!     Artist’s ...  Read more ...

Kim Doolittle

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 years. It comes straight from the heart and the songs reflect a deep desire to move forward in my musical life authentically, with an eye on looking back at where it all began. I hope you enjoy the music. I look forward to singing for you very soon. May all your Blues be the musical kind.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Laura Bird

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 of musical influences including early folk roots, contemporary bluegrass and old jazz standards. Writing with a painter’s eye for lush images, her songs are compassionate and heartfelt. Audiences from house concert to festival stage embrace her warm stage presence, finely honed guitar work, and distinctive, sultry voice. Performing since 1990, Laura has released two critically acclaimed albums (Dreamwalker, 2000; The Water In Between, 2008), took time to recover from an injury ...  Read more ...

Laura Fernandez

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 with her lyrical melodies, intimate stories and emotionally captivating songs in multiple languages. She is a winner of the NY international independent music festival. She has performed internationally and is sponsored by Steinway pianos. Laura is also radio producer and host of Cafe Latino on Jazz Fm 91.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Linda Saslove

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, Billboard, International, NSAI, Great American Song Contest).     Host of Lovely Linda Free Times Open Stage and Jam at the popular Free Times Cafe, College Street at Spadina Avenue.     On her debut album, “Everything”, Toronto-based, award-winning singer/songwriter Linda Saslove has crafted songs from the heart that people of all ages and backgrounds can relate to. She enlisted the talents of producer/guitarist Bill Bell (Tom Cochrane, Jason Mraz), and a wonderful band made up of keyboardist, Mark ...  Read more ...

Lori Cullen

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, blurring the divisions between jazz, folk, and pop. In 2016 True North Records released Lori’s 7th album that features repertoire composed specially for her by Kurt Swinghammer and Ron Sexsmith. 2017 was a busy year of touring across Europe and Canada. Now back home in Toronto she is writing and looking forward to a new release of original material in 2018.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Lynn Harrison

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 Bell”).     New CD coming in 2018, produced by fellow WF artist Noah Zacharin.     One of the Toronto music scene’s enduring treasures and a passionate soul committed to finding a higher path, Lynn Harrison connects with audiences of all ages through songs that are both deeply insightful and delightfully catchy. Lynn is an award-winning songwriter (OCFF, Unisong and others) with five CDs to her credit (currently working on a new recording produced by fellow Winterfolk artist Noah Zacharin), and the creator and host ...  Read more ...

Maggie & Mr. Rogers

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, banjo, fiddle, ukulele) has been a contributor to many bands and artists over the years. As the Musical Director in the duo, Scott selects most of the music he and Maggie perform, and designs all the arrangements. Maggie Keogh has been singing pretty much all of her life. She is currently studying Jazz Voice at McGill University in Montreal and is responsible for social media and designing our gig merch & posters. Toronto-based Donald Rooke (musical collaborator) generously shares his talents with us at our ...  Read more ...

Melanie Peterson

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 emotion, Melanie Peterson, a Saskatoon born, Toronto based, singer-songwriter and actress has quietly become one of the brightest lights on the Toronto independent music scene. Melanie toured through Ontario and Quebec in the summer of 2016. She also played shows in Edmonton, Vancouver, St. John and Halifax in March 2017 thanks to the Via Rail ‘Artists On Board Program’, which allowed her to “play her way across the country”. She has released two full length albums ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Anywhere From Here’ and in the summer of ...  Read more ...

Meredith Moon

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 well as reminiscent of old-time Appalachia. While playing original songs as well as traditional Irish and American folk tunes, she incorporates guitar, banjo, and podorythmie (foot rhythms) into her performance. In the past six years, Meredith Moon has played several Canadian folk festivals, toured Canada as well as Central America, and released two albums.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Mike McKenna

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 for Jefferson Airplane & Grateful Dead. His unique style of electric slide guitar has even earned him induction into the Canada South Blues Society Hall of Fame, an event scheduled for October of 2013. He is best known for his work in the much-lauded 1960’s band Luke and The Apostles, followed by the equally revered McKenna Mendelson Mainline. In addition, he has played with a ...  Read more ...

Moscow Apartment

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 2017).     Moscow Apartment is an acoustic duo whose close, sweet harmonies and exquisite song craft defy their young age, they are both just 15 years old. Influenced by Big Thief, Feist, Joni Mitchell, among others, Brighid & Pascale, skilled multi instrumentalists (guitar, piano, violin, ukulele, mandolin, banjo and bass) and grads of Girls Rock Camp Toronto, are powerful & mature songstresses: when these two sing together it is like honey to the ears. Their debut EP (prodcued by ...  Read more ...

Mose Scarlett

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Mponda Kalunga

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 becoming a refugee, to traveling the world and fighting in the ring… Mponda Kalunga has lived a colourful life filled with hardship and success. He has a truly inspiring story promoting “unity and courage”. Mponda shares some of his most intimate experiences throughout this new album “Searching for Glory”. Available on Spotify, iTunes, Google and Amazon.Take a listen here.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Mr. Rick

Mr. Rick 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 stars.     Singer, guitarist, and player of old time Roots Americana, Mr. Rick (aka Rick Zolkower) was born in post war Detroit. Mr. Rick learned his craft by watching and listening to the iconic folk blues performers of the era at Detroit’s famed “Chessmate Coffeehouse”. Mr. Rick, has had a passion for Americana music for over 40 years. He started performing and touring in the 1960’s. He currently performs Blues, Jazz, Country, Tin Pan Alley, and Gospel on finger ...  Read more ...

Musically Yours

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 magazine.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

NASHVILLE BOUND

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 showcase that Glen runs at various clubs that focuses on folk, blues and jazz.     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. No Depression said at the time, “Eventually, Glen will deserve to take ...  Read more ...

Noah Zacharin

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 Zacharin is an acclaimed full-time Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist. First guitar (EKO) age 9, first original song age 13. Began performing at 14, delighted he still loves to play. 7 CD’s of original music, numerous collaborations and some 50 appearances as guitarist (acoustic and electric) and vocalist on other folks’ recordings across North America. “Virtuoso guitarist,” “vocals know no stylistic boundaries,” “great performer,” “Picasso of the music world…mastery of wide variety of styles.” Award-winning poet and translator with 100’s of ...  Read more ...

NSAI Toronto

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 opportunities for showcasing their songs.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Ori Dagan

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.     Award-winning jazz singer, songwriter and recording artist Ori Dagan is, quite simply, an original. His rich baritone voice and impressive abilities as an improviser produce an instantly recognizable sound. In live performance, he surrounds himself with Canada’s finest musicians, performing an engaging mix of material which is always fresh and in the moment. Dagan’s third recording, “Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” is a unique homage to the legendary jazz musician and pop icon, featuring 5 ...  Read more ...

Peter Verity

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 Ontario”     While growing up in the Ottawa Valley, Peter Verity was charmed and inspired by the country and early rock and roll music he heard on his local radio. While in his teens Peter played in 60’s rock bands throughout the Ottawa area. Once in Toronto in the 1970’s, he toured extensively with travelling rock band “Pett Rock”, later “The Petts”. Since going “solo” in the mid 90″s, Peter has played his original brand of “Charged Folk” all around Canada, and ...  Read more ...

Piper Hayes

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 Award, 2016 and 2017.     Mental health advocate and ambassador for the Canadian Mental Health Association.     Piper Hayes is a Canadian folk pop singer-songwriter and social activist based in Hamilton, Ontario. She has toured her original music extensively across North America, Europe, the U.K., and Nepal. She teaches workshops on mental health, vocal empowerment, and songwriting all over the world. She often teams up with the Canadian Mental Health Association, using contact education to reduce stigma around mental illness. She has ...  Read more ...

Rob Lutes

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.     Kerryville New Folk winner.     New album, Walk in the Dark, released September 8, 2017.     Since the release of his first album Gravity in 2000, Rob Lutes has steadily built a collection of exquisite songs that inhabit the intersection of blues, folk, Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter genre. Lutes’s masterful fingerstyle guitar work and soulful voice bring an unmistakable intensity to his live performances. The New Brunswick-born, long-time Montreal resident is a former Kerrville New Folk and ISC award ...  Read more ...

Sabrina Soares

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’ debut 2016 EP “Plan A” is a hooky, hip-swivelling nod to jazz, country, pop and the funky Brazilian rhythms that color her unique heritage. Mixing sincere and relatable diary-entry style lyrics with exceptional self-taught guitar playing, Sabrina graduated from high school and immediately became a dedicated full-time musician; abandoning all considerations of a university education in order to focus and be an active participant in the Sydney music scene. Now a relative new-comer to Canada, Sabrina has moved to Toronto for the next ...  Read more ...

Santerias

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 background to the forefront of their sound, exposing a funky and energetic fusion called RUMBAFUNK. In Rumbafunk, RUMBA- (/ˈrʌmbə) represents the Latin rhythms, Flamenco Rumba, Cuban Rumba, and the element of “fiesta”. And -FUNK (/fʌŋk/) represents the western rhythms such as Rock, Soul, Jazz, and Funk itself. When both of these, fuse: Santerias’ RThe lineup includes Ana Lía Arias Garrido (Dominican Republic) on lead vocals; Juan Dino Toledo (Chile) on guitar and ...  Read more ...

Sean Peever

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 many traumatic years of sitting in the corner at the supper table), and a purveyor of the lost 20th Century art of songwriting, Sean Peever is one of the must-see performers on the Toronto singer-songwriter scene. A roots music powerhouse who stirs a heady mixture of folk-rock-soul-RnB-Celtic-country-bluegrass-rocksteady, his willingness to serve the song first & foremost results in a voice that can be lending a soulful urgency to one song while singing ...  Read more ...

Sebastian Agnello

Sebastian Agnello 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 old, Seb Agnello has performed with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Mothers Of Invention, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, The Youngbloods , Booker T. and The M.G’s, and others; opening shows for The Flaming Lips, John Otway and Nashville legends Hank Snow, Charlie Pride and Hee Haw’s Gordie Tapp. Seb was music director for Texas musical satirist Kinky Friedman during his Canadian tour. Seb also produced, wrote, directed ...  Read more ...

Seneca College Independent Music Presents

John Switzer and Linda M host a songwriter showcase featuring the talented students and alumni of Seneca’s Independent Music Programs.     “Indie” is not a genre. “Indie” does not mean “unsigned”. Indie is an approach, a way of life, a DIY mindset. The Independent Music Programs at Seneca College offer an intensive, hands-on curriculum, taught by some of Canada’s top music professionals, designed to provide students with the technical, musical and business skills to be truly Independent; to create, produce and market their own unique vision.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Sharron Katz

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 Kim Mitchell) David Barrett (platinum Blonde)     Passionate, haunting, smooth and soulful- Sharron Katz always catches you just a little off guard. Featured on CBC radio, Her music has been likened to Joni Mitchell, Phoebe Snow and Macy Gray. Sharron’s Sultry, sweet vocals evoke deep emotion and her songwriting in alternate tunings are -like the artist-playful and unique, but really just listen for yourself. You’l be hooked!      Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Signe Miranda

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 Produced by Greg Godovitz, “It’s Been So Long (Spread Out Our Wings)” from Upcoming “Heart Wave” album.     Toured Across Canada, in the UK and Norway.     Author of the #1 International Best Selling Book, “The Song Creation Formula”.     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 with her band, “It’s Been So Long (Spread Out Our ...  Read more ...

Smokey Folk

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!     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

SPEAK Music Presents

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 and promotions company that encourages and assists outstanding artists to get the recognition they deserve. With over 20 years of music industry and media experience, Owner/Director Beverly Kreller strives to bring the best of our wide talent pool to the forefront.     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Steve Raiken

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 performing with a fellow student, Marc Cashman. They performed as headliners and as the opening act for Tom Rush, Hall & Oates, and George Carlin. The duo split up in 1973. Raiken spent the next 35 years in management consulting and the public sector in Toronto. About 20 years ago, Raiken realized how much he missed performing. On his latest CD, Stages, released at Hugh’s Room in ...  Read more ...

Sue and Dwight

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 based songwriters Sue and Dwight embody the musical spirit of that time. Their songs about the prairies, life in the big city, and travels in East Africa impart human stories of peace, courage, and social justice in their own unique Canadiana style. Sue and Dwight like to connect with audiences wherever they are. They have had the good fortune to be able to perform for the very people many of their ...  Read more ...

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 band     Earth, Wind & Fire meets Enrique Iglesias. The Supremes meet Carlos Santana. What happens when you combine a powerful female horn section, Motown-style vocals, a Latin-influenced rhythm section and a Top-40-calibre stage show? The Achromatics: Music to be appreciated by the mind and body. The Achromatics are a nine-person superband creating a new sensation in pop music driven by soulful melody, Latin rhythm, and ferocious showmanship. They have been dazzling audiences throughout Ontario on their 2017 Summer Heatwave Tour, including stops at The Beaches International ...  Read more ...

The Best of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Dr. B’s is a weekly open stage and jam held at the Freetimes Cafe in Toronto.     Join us for an intimate afternoon of great acoustic music, every Saturday. We want to create a place for artists, friends, and fans to hang out.     Come Out to Hear The Great Music. It’s a good listening room filled with creative energy to enjoy some great music, and a place for artists to come out to meet their friends.                                 Artist’s links:  Read more ...

The Bridge

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 theme. A popular open mic event for almost three years (now at the Imperial Pub) The Bridge at Winterfolk has explored themes of The Earth (2016) and Space and Time (2017). At Winterfolk XVI, The Bridge promises even more uplifting music and inspiring ideas!     Artist’s links:  Read more ...

The Max Woolaver Band

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 Alliance.     Since receiving a FACTOR new talent award in 1996, Max Woolaver has continued to write and perform songs of lyrical power and musical grace. As one reviewer wrote: “The audience favourite and the standout performance of the series was Max Woolaver…It was heartening to see such a warm and enthusiastic reception for an artist who was from out of town and completely unknown to ...  Read more ...

The Moonshine Cafe

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.                                                                                          Artist’s links:  Read more ...

Tia McGraff

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 releases,various film/television placements, and numerous nominations and awards – including Americana album of the year nomination for 2016 Grammy Awards – have earned Tia McGraff a respect in the music industry and a global fan base that continues to stretch beyond demographics.Tia’s latest release, ‘Crazy Beautiful’ – produced by Colorado native, husband and longtime collaborator, Tommy Parham – was released in 2015, and immediately impressed Americana and Country radio programmers in the USA, Canada and Europe, resulting in significant activity on ...  Read more ...

Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams

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 World War One music.     Tony and Zoey will have two new recordings out in 2018, including a Christmas album!     TONY QUARRINGTON is a veteran guitarist and songwriter who has always appeared at Winterfolk. He first met singer/actress Zoey Adams in 2005 when they played Dave and Morley in VINYL CAFE: THE MUSICAL, a collaboration with the late, great Stuart Maclean. This year they have been writing ...  Read more ...

Wayne Neon

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, rock, skiffle, country, mariachi, English Beat, Motown, Dixieland, Honky Tonk, shuffle, pop, beach party, lounge music gives new meaning to the word eclectic. Buddy Holly, John Prine, Dell Shannon, Nat Cole, Neil Young, Pete Seeger, Jerry Jeff Walker, Fred J. Eaglesmith, Leonard Cohen, Lovin’ Spoonful, Allan Fraser, Smokey Robinson, Phil Ochs, Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Woody Guthrie, Louis Jordan, Robbie Robertson, Don Gibson, Huddie ...  Read more ...