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Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Front Page, In The Press, What's New | Comments Off on Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival

Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival

Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival celebrated their 15th Anniversary on the Danforth, on February 17th-19th. It was an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you found the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists showed off their chops at 5 venues over the 3 days. The festival also included special tribute events, an awards ceremony, community stages and various themed musical workshops with something for everyone to enjoy....

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Editor’s Corner March 2017

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Front Page, In The Press, What's New | Comments Off on Editor’s Corner March 2017

Editor’s Corner March 2017

Written by David Olds Category: Editors Corner – Sticking with my Pot Pourri theme, I had the pleasure of meeting up with a friend from my early childhood at Winterfolk on the Family Day Weekend. David Storey and I knew each other back in our pre-school days, attending the same Anglican church and each other’s birthday parties. Somewhere around our teenage years we lost track of each other as he went off to choir school and I attended York County’s experiment with open plan education in the early years of...

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Winterfolk Roundup Various Clubs Toronto

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Front Page, In The Press, What's New | Comments Off on Winterfolk Roundup Various Clubs Toronto

Winterfolk Roundup Various Clubs Toronto

Winterfolk XV was busier, punchier and way warmer than usual, all good things for the folk that swarmed over the bridge to check the annual feast of blues and roots musics of all kinds. Folkie Peter Verity opened the launch party at The Black Swan with an engrossing set largely drawn from recent album Sometimes A Journey. Accompanied by fiddle virtuoso Thomas Hamilton, Verity rolled out the haunting narratives and minor key melodies of fan faves“Blue as I Can Get”, “The Healing Rain” and “North...

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Americana Media Pro: Fred Boenig reviews Winterfolk

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 in Front Page, In The Press, Media, What's New | Comments Off on Americana Media Pro: Fred Boenig reviews Winterfolk

Americana Media Pro: Fred Boenig reviews Winterfolk

From American Media Pro Winterfolk XV Roots and Blues Fest Underway One of the great mid-winter music festivals is underway in Toronto this weekend with the 15th edition of the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival. This 3 day festival showcases the finest in local and national touring musicians, with some artists just beginning their musical journey and others who have been on the landscape for many years. Taking place at 5 different venues around the intersection of Danforth and Broadview Aves., this festival is the perfect tonic to come out...

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Tony Quarrington tribute album shows Winterfolk’s stature

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Front Page, In The Press, What's New | Comments Off on Tony Quarrington tribute album shows Winterfolk’s stature

Tony Quarrington tribute album shows Winterfolk’s stature

\ TO EAST \ Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine There was a time when there was really only one Roots festival that artists of that genre talked about in TO.  Back when I started this publication —25 years ago this coming April, as Open Season (which gave birth to to-nite before evolving into TorontoMoon.ca) — the Mariposa Festival had a very strong presence in the city and in fact was still staging shows here. The last presentation of its weekend within the city limits, I believe, was the ill-fated 1992 edition on one of the...

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Winterfolk is back for its 15th year on The Danforth

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Front Page, In The Press, What's New | Comments Off on Winterfolk is back for its 15th year on The Danforth

Winterfolk is back for its 15th year on The Danforth

All-ages, mid-winter festival to feature some of the best Canadian blues and roots artists East York Mirror – The 2017 edition of the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is coming to The Danforth. The 15th annual event, which features some of the best Canadian blues and roots artists, will run from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17. Organizers describe Winterfolk as an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event that features the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music. More than 150 artists are set to perform at five venues...

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Entertainment Beat – Its that time of year again

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Front Page, In The Press, What's New | Comments Off on Entertainment Beat – Its that time of year again

Entertainment Beat – Its that time of year again

February 9, 2017February 8, 2017 Anna Killen and Lara O’Keefe Reprinted from Beaches Metro It’s that time of year again. Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is on the Danforth Feb. 17-19, 2017 and Acoustic Harvest will be there with bells, and guitars, and dancing shoes. Its showcase is Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Globe Bistro at 124 Danforth Ave. Featuring Mary Kelly with Tom Leighton, Anne Walker, Missy Burgess, and John Prince and Bruce McDaniel, this is Acoustic Harvest’s fourth Winterfolk showcase. Last year,...

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Winterfolk Hour on BLUZ FM

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Front Page, What's New | Comments Off on Winterfolk Hour on BLUZ FM

Winterfolk Hour on BLUZ FM

Don’t miss the Winterfolk hour on Bluz Fm on JAZZ.FM91 with Danny Marks which will air this Saturday Feb 11 from 10 to 11 PM. We will be talking about a variety of topics including local music scene, the role of music in society, and of course highlights of the upcoming Winterfolk XV Blues & Roots Festival. We will be spinning tracks from Winterfolk artists including Brian Blain, Mike McKenna, Lily Frost, MrRick MusicAmericana, The Small Glories, Jack de Keyzer, HOTCHA!, Denielle Bassels, David Essig, Noah Zacharin, Kim Doolittle....

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WINTERFOLK XV ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP

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WINTERFOLK XV ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP

WHO: Trent Severn, Johnson Crook, The Small Glories, Command Sisters, Julian Taylor, The Jerome Tucker Band, Jon Brooks, Lily Frost, Louis Simão, Denielle Bassels, Blair Packham + more! WHAT: Winterfolk XV Blues & Roots Festival TICKETS: Advance tickets for the four ticketed events are separate from wristband admission. Purchase here: http://www.winterfolk.com/winterfolk-advance-ticket-sales/   WHERE: Various venues on the Danforth, Toronto • Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave., 416-469-0537 • Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141...

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A Musical Extravaganza for All Ages on the Danforth Strip

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A Musical Extravaganza for All Ages on the Danforth Strip

By: Thomas Schultz posted Mon, Feb 6, 2017 in SPECIALINTEREST Toronto serves as Canada’s hub for art, commerce, and entertainment, making it an ideal destination for travelers. The city won’t disappoint thanks to a wide range of world class restaurants like Canoe, Carisma, and VOLOS. Another major attraction you won’t want to miss is Canada’s largest natural history museum, the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, truly offering something for everyone. Winterfolk Blues and...

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A Music Extravaganza for All Ages on the Danforth Strip

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A Music Extravaganza for All Ages on the Danforth Strip

By: Thomas Schultz posted Mon, Feb 6, 2017 in SPECIALINTEREST Toronto serves as Canada’s hub for art, commerce, and entertainment, making it an ideal destination for travelers. The city won’t disappoint thanks to a wide range of world class restaurants like Canoe, Carisma, and VOLOS. Another major attraction you won’t want to miss is Canada’s largest natural history museum, the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, truly offering something for...

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Blog Toronto on Winterfolk

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Blog Toronto on Winterfolk

Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is on the Danforth, Feb. 17-19, 2017. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music , emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists will be performing at 5 venues over 3 days. The festival will also include special tribute events, an awards ceremony, community stages and various themed musical workshops with something for everyone to enjoy. Winterfolk is the ideal event for...

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Entertainment Beat

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Front Page, In The Press, What's New | Comments Off on Entertainment Beat

Entertainment Beat

February 9, 2017February 8, 2017  Anna Killen and Lara O’Keefe – It’s that time of year again. Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is on the Danforth Feb. 17-19, 2017 and Acoustic Harvest will be there with bells, and guitars, and dancing shoes. Its showcase is Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Globe Bistro at 124 Danforth Ave. Featuring Mary Kelly with Tom Leighton, Anne Walker, Missy Burgess, and John Prince and Bruce McDaniel, this is...

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Winterfolk XV Blues & Roots Festival announce full lineup

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Winterfolk XV Blues & Roots Festival announce full lineup

From February 17-February 19th, the Winterfolk XV Blues & Roots Festival will be held in full force. The festival will be held in five venues with six stages in total in Danforth, Toronto.  On February 17, the hours will be 7:00pm-1:30am.  On February 18, the hours will be 1:00pm-1:30am.  Finally, on February 19, the festival hours will be 1:00pm-11:00pm.  The full line-up can be seen HERE! There are multiple options for shows.  The festival is offering $20...

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Live Album Release The Songs of Tony Quarrington

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Live Album Release The Songs of Tony Quarrington

Tickets are Limited – Order Early to avoid disappointment  Sunday Feb 19, Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave.  The Songs of Tony Quarrington Live CD Release– featuring Heather Fielding, Glen Hornblast, David Storey, HOTCHA!, Wendell Ferguson, Seb Agnello, Brian Gladstone, Wayne Neon, Isabelle Frysberg, Laura Fernandez, Noah Zacharin, Soozi Schlanger, Howard Gladstone, Joe Hall, Stuart Laughton. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Music starts at 4:00. $15.00 Advance $20.00 door. CDs sold at the...

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Winterfolk’s 15th anniversary Feb. 17-19 will include many East York talents

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Winterfolk’s 15th anniversary Feb. 17-19 will include many East York talents

Reprinted from East York Chronicle, by /Gary 17/ Although it was not born in east TO, the annual Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival has made its home here for most of what will be 15 years of existence February 17-19. From its beginnings the event, held at five bar/restaurant venues on Danforth Ave. near Broadview, has drawn on talents from the area, including iconic songwriter and veteran of the TO music scene for 50 years, Sebastian Agnello, who has been an East York resident all his life. Agnello returns again this year, kicking things...

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Hi Res Images of Winterfolk XV Artists

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Media, What's New | Comments Off on Hi Res Images of Winterfolk XV Artists

Click on any image to enlarge. Click on Arrows < > left and right for horizontal scroll. Right Click to Download, Save, Copy, Copy URL, etc. [Show slideshow] The Redhill Valleys Tom Leighton Turbo Street Funk All Day Breakfast Stringband Anne Walker Brian Blain Brian Gladstone Command Sisters David McLachlan Denielle Dr. Tom Hamilton HOTCHA! Isaak Bonk Julian Taylor Juneyt Laura Fernandez Louis Simão Duo Margaret Stowe Mike McKenna Onion Honey...

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Winterfolk Preview Jan 21

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Front Page, In The Press, What's New | Comments Off on Winterfolk Preview Jan 21

Winterfolk Preview Jan 21

BITS’N’PIECES – Reprinted from Cashbox  TORONTO – Festival-goers will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 15th ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL when some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists take the stage at Toronto’s Acoustic Harvest on Saturday, January 21st. Doors open at 7:30 pm and music starts at 8:00 pm for this event to benefit Winterfolk. Presented by Lillian Wauthier, Artistic Director of Acoustic Harvest along with Winterfolk Blues & Roots...

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Jan 21 Winterfolk Preview at Acoustic Harvest

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Front Page, Press Releases, What's New | Comments Off on Jan 21 Winterfolk Preview at Acoustic Harvest

Jan 21 Winterfolk Preview at Acoustic Harvest

Winterfolk XV Preview & Benefit Saturday, January 21st Acoustic Harvest, Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican Church 1512 Kingston Rd., Toronto | 416.729.7564 Doors 7:30 pm / Music 8:00 pm      WHO: Blair Packham, Tony Quarrington, Lynn Harrison, Brian Gladstone, HOTCHA!, Kim Doolittle, Glen Hornblast, Tragedy Ann and Lillian Wauthier as Host. WHAT: Acoustic Harvest Presents: Winterfolk XV Preview & Benefit WHERE: Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican...

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End of the Road

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Performers, What's New | Comments Off on End of the Road

Take more decades of performing than the guys like to admit; add born in the bone raw talent to instrumental virtuosity, stunning harmonies, endless on-stage energy and thoughtful, thought provoking lyrics and you have arrived at the “End of the Road”.     Perpetual entertainers for the Canada Day Boat Cruise for the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound Ontario.     A diverse mix of traditional, maritime, folk and bluegrass is perhaps the most accurate description of the music of “End...

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Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in In The Press, What's New | Comments Off on Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival

Reprinted from `India News Calling` – TORONTO – MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 – Be sure to mark your calendars for the 15th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival taking place February 17-19, 2017 in Toronto. Winterfolk is an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists will be performing at four venues and five stages over the three-day weekend. Wristband passes for the weekend are on...

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Stephanie Braganza

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Winterfolk benefit supports festival’s artists

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Winterfolk benefit supports festival’s artists

  Event will also include open mic for anyone who’d like to perform a tune or two The organizers of the 15th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival are hosting a benefit concert on Saturday, Nov. 26. The event, which will feature guitar aces Tony Quarrington and D’Arcy Wickham, hillbilly swing duo HOTCHA!, finger picker Brian Gladstone, singer/songwriter Noah Zacharin, authentic Chicago blues man Jerome Tucker, and award-winning troubadour Glen Hornblast, will take place at The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Ave., just east of...

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Volunteer at Winterfolk

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Front Page, Slider, Volunteers | 0 comments

Volunteer at Winterfolk

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. 17-19, 2017. The festival is an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof music event, where attendees get the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music all in one festival. Winterfolk has no full time employees, and is fuelled by an army of...

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Winterfolk Preview Nov 26, 2016

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Winterfolk Preview Nov 26, 2016

Festival-goers will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 15th ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL when some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists will take the stage at Toronto’s Black Swan Tavern on Saturday, November 26th. Doors open at 7:30 pm and music starts at 8:00 pm for this event to benefit Winterfolk. Presented by Winterfolk XV Blues and Roots Festival, the event also serves as a benefit for the festival and as a BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION for festival founder and director BRIAN GLADSTONE. Artists...

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T.O. musicians fête Tony Quarrington

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T.O. musicians fête Tony Quarrington

Tony Quarrington, composer, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and producer, was honoured by his fellow musicians on August 10th at Toronto’s Black Swan Tavern. “The Songs of Tony Quarrington” featured performances by 15 different artists, each of whom interpreted one of Quarrington’s many compositions. Performers included Laura Fernandez, Glen Hornblast, Brian Gladstone, and Soozie Schlanger. Some People’s Voice readers will recall Tony’s performance at the 38th Convention of the Communist Party last May, where he sang originals like “Sing the...

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Nashville Bound Winterfolk Preview Oct 30

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Nashville Bound Winterfolk Preview Oct 30

Don’t miss the first Winterfolk Preview at the Free Times on Sunday Oct. 30th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm – we have a stellar cast that I’m sure you’ll all enjoy: with Tony Quarrington,Brian Gladstone, Mr. Rick, Melanie Peterson,Suzanne Jarvie, Laura Fernandez, HOTCHA! and Michael Costantini – and of course Glen Hornblast as Host! We’ll also have free CDs for the best Costumes! There’s a $10 Cover and all proceeds go to keeping Winterfolk going – one of the best Winter Folk Festivals anywhere! Hope to...

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‘The Songs of Tony Quarrington’

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Front Page, What's New | 0 comments

‘The Songs of Tony Quarrington’

Purchase Tickets to the songs of Tony Quarrington live recording. Order early, as we expect these to be sold out! Be a Part of a New Tribute CD   Recorded Live off the Floor 15 Artists playing the music of Tony Quarrington Laura Fernandez – HOTCHA! – Stuart Laughton – Wayne Neon – Isabel Fryszberg – Soozi Schlanger – Wendell Ferguson – Fraser & Girard – Jon Brooks – Joe Hall – Glen Hornblast – Brian Gladstone – David Storey –Howard Gladstone –...

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Winterfolk XIV Friday Feb 12, 2016 Highlights

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Winterfolk XIV Friday Feb 12, 2016 Highlights

The View from the Corner Stool – Highlights from Friday Night at the annual festival. Includes parformances by Joey Landreth, Murder Murder, Annabelle Chvostek, D’ Arcy Wickham, Tia Brazda, and many others!

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Caledon based Corner Gas creator David Storey set to release debut album at Winterfolk

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Caledon based Corner Gas creator David Storey set to release debut album at Winterfolk

Caledon Enterprise By Danielle Marr – David Storey is coming home. Caledon based David Storey, best known for developing, producing and directing the hit TV series Corner Gas is returning to his musical roots. The Inglewood resident is best known for developing, producing and directing the hit TV show Corner Gas, and now, after leaving music for over 20 years he is preparing to release a debut full-length album titled Comin’ Home. The television icon says he has enjoyed the journey back to his musical roots. “The reason that we called...

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More than 150 artists to perform at Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival during Family Day weekend

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More than 150 artists to perform at Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival during Family Day weekend

Reprinted from the East York Mirror – The 14th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is on tap for the first three days of this Family Day weekend, Feb. 12 to 14. More than 150 artists will perform on five stages in four venues on the west Danforth, between Broadview and Chester subway stations. Those venues include Black Swan Tavern (upstairs and downstairs), Dora Keogh Irish Pub, Terry O’s and Mambo Lounge. Most of the concerts and events can be accessed with a single $15 wristband, good for the entire weekend. There are five...

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Winterfolk music festival engages and inspires with themed performances

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Winterfolk music festival engages and inspires with themed performances

Healing In Song and Audience Participation Songwriting are two of the many events at Danforth festival By Daniel McKenzie | Posted: Feb 10 2016 8:16 am – February can be a long month, despite what the calendar says. It’s cold, people are broke from holiday splurges and spring is still just a foggy futuristic dream. Cue the Winterfolk Blues and Roots music festival on the Danforth, running from Fri. Feb. 12-14.   The four venues playing host are within a short walk of each other: Black Swan Tavern, Dora Keogh, Mambo Lounge andTerri O’s....

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What’s On This Week in Toronto

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Front Page, In The Press | 0 comments

What’s On This Week in Toronto

Reprinted from the Toronto Sun, Feb 6, 2016 – Get your fill of blues, roots and folk music while wandering around on the Danforth near Broadview, Feb. 12-14. This is an all-ages musical festival with some 150 artists at five venues — and yes, it’s weatherproof. Participating outlets include the Black Swan Tavern, Mambo Lounge, Terri O’s and Dora Keogh’s. And hear this: A $15 wristband gives you admission to 90 performances! There are other shows that require separate tickets and some need reservations, so get on...

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East York talents will be featured at Winterfolk Feb. 12-14

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East York talents will be featured at Winterfolk Feb. 12-14

Reprinted from East York Chronicle by Gary17 – With over 100 artists appearing on five stages at four venues on Danforth Avenue, the Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is set to hold its 14th annual edition in East York from February 12 through 14. Shows take place over three nights and two days at Dora Keogh (141 Danforth), Terri O’s (185 Danforth), Mambo Lounge (120 Danforth) and upstairs and downstairs at Black Swan Tavern (154 Danforth). A $15 wristband gets audiences admission to all of the shows over the weekend except for...

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Five acts to keep on your radar for Winterfolk XIV

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Five acts to keep on your radar for Winterfolk XIV

Reprinted from the East York Examiner Feb 5 2016 – Toronto’s Winterfolk returns on the weekend of February 12-14. The festival, not limited to folk music, also happens to fall on the Valentine’s Day and Ontario’s Family Day Weekend. There’s lots to celebrate and a chance to bring out loved ones and family (all-ages shows available) to the four venues and five stages on the Danforth. High profile features include recent Juno nominee Old Man Ludecke, Joey Landreth of the Landreth Bros., and David Storey of Corner...

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Winterfolk 2016 – The Interview on Folk Roots Radio

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Winterfolk 2016 – The Interview on Folk Roots Radio

The 14th Annnual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival takes place on The Danforth in Toronto from February 12-14 2016. Featuring some of the best blues and roots artists on the Canadian music scene, playing on five stages in four venues, it promises to be a fabulous weekend of live music.

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Discount Winterfolk tickets available until end of January

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Front Page, In The Press | 0 comments

Discount Winterfolk tickets available until end of January

East York Mirror By Norm Nelson The Winterfolk roots music festival is back, running through three days of February’s Family Day weekend on the western end of the Danforth. Discount tickets are available until Jan. 30. Not that tickets are expensive to begin with. First of all, a $15 wristband includes admission to the entire t hree-day festival except for five extended paid shows (two of them featuring two-time Juno Award Winner Jack de Keyzer) each of which cost an additional modest $20. With the January discount, however, the $15 wristband...

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Winterfolk XV Tickets

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in Front Page, Slider, What's New | 0 comments

Winterfolk XV Tickets

Check soon to see Winterfolk XV lineup.

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Trent Severn

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in Front Page, Slider, What's New | 0 comments

Trent Severn

Trent Severn is an acclaimed Ontario folk trio who sing original, contemporary songs easily described as “Canadian history in harmony”   

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Winterfolk showcase Jan 16 at Acoustic Harvest

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Winterfolk showcase Jan 16 at Acoustic Harvest

Reprinted from Entertainment Beat Jan 12,2016 Acoustic Harvest presents a pre-Winterfolk showcase on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican Church. This sneak preview of the 14th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival will feature the finest in acoustic musicians. Sue and Dwight’s old school folk covers traditional themes such as peace, courage, and social justice. The pair’s harmonies are backed by guitar and accordion, and songs are interspersed with tales of the prairies, big city life, and foreign travels. David...

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Winterfolk Preview Show Jan 16, 2016

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Winterfolk Preview Show Jan 16, 2016

Brian Gladstone, HOTCHA!, David Storey, and more! Winterfolk Showcase at Acoustic Harvest January 16, 2016, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm  St Nicholas Anglican Church Robinson Hall 1512 Kingston Rd., Toronto (one block east of Warden Ave.) Toronto, Ont M1N 1R7 Canada Map St Nicholas Anglican Church Brian Gladstone – Winterfolk’s Artistic Director is a free-spirited artist, taking an organic, eclectic and often humourous approach to roots music. Brian Gladstone has released four homespun and original albums, each gaining global acclaim and...

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Winterfolk Tickets Now On Sale

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Front Page, Highlights, What's New | 0 comments

Winterfolk Tickets Now On Sale

Get tickets to Winterfolk’s 5 paid stages. Order early to avoid disappointment!

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Old Man Luedecke

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Old Man Luedecke

Old Man Luedecke is the recording name of two-time Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo player Chris Luedecke of Chester, Nova Scotia. His 2008 album, Proof of Love, won a 2009 JUNO Award for Traditional Folk Album of the Year. In 2011, Luedecke won the same JUNO award for My Hands are on Fire and Other Love Songs. In 2012 Tender is the Night was released and picked up a JUNO nomination as well as “Folk Album of the Year” from Music Nova Scotia. Old Man Luedecke is the recording name of two-time Juno...

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Murder Murder

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Murder Murder

Murder Murder is a Bloodgrass band (Bluegrass + Outlaw Country + Exclusively Murder Ballads) hailing from the frozen forests of the Ontario Northland. Their tales of death are filled with life by the kick of the suitcase, saw of the fiddle, and roll of the banjo.     2015 Regional Champion for Northern Ontario – CBC Searchlight Competition.     Nominated for Best Songwriter – Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards.     Semi-Finalists – Indieweek Canada.     Murder...

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Jane Lewis

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Jane Lewis

Canadian singer-songwriter Jane Lewis will showcase her piano-based folk-pop-roots style of music at Winterfolk this year, supported by Toronto dobro player Jason LaPrade. Finalist for the 2015 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award. 2015 Independent Music Award for Best Cover Song. Member of Gathering Sparks, 2014 CFMA Nominees for Vocal Group of the Year. Guelph singer-songwriter Jane Lewis blends engaging melodies and well-crafted lyrics in her piano-based folk-pop-roots style. Often compared to Carole King, her songwriting has been described...

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Grit Laskin

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Grit Laskin

William ‘Grit’ Laskin has been building guitars since 1971, recorded on Stan Rogers label Fogarty’s Cove, co-founded Borealis Records, co-founded the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Member of the Order of Canada. Winner of the Saidye Bronfman Award of Excellence. Winner of the Estelle Klien lifetime achievement award. William “Grit” Laskin – since 1971, builder of performance level steel-string, flamenco and classical guitars. He originated the Armrest and Ribrest body beveling on acoustic guitars; he co-originated the Sideport...

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Lynn Mantle

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Lynn Mantle

Toronto based singer, songwriter, musician, activist and mother, Lynn Mantle is just returning to music full time as a solo artist, blending genres of blues, folk, R&B and jazz with thoughtful lyrics to create a sound all her own. Winner of Finish Joe Hill’s last song contest. Daughter of the late Arlene Mantle, noted singer, songwriter, social justice activist. Worked with many noted artists over the years, including, LongJohn Baldry, Glass Tiger, Eye Eye, Arlene Mantle… Lynn Mantle is a Toronto based singer, songwriter,...

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Katherine Wheatley

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Katherine Wheatley

Acoustic roots, catchy melodies, arresting vocals, great guitar playing, smart and moving lyrics that get you and that you get – these things are written over and over again about Katherine Wheatley. Her song “Hallelujah” won a Golden Quill award and was selected, along with “Some Sweet Country” for the new (2015) Rise Again songbook. Katherine Wheatley sings truth, bravely, and in detail. She mines heartache to produce lyrical and melodic gold. And like one of her earliest influences, Gordon Lightfoot, she invokes...

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Rosalee Peppard

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Rosalee Peppard

Up for a great story? Effervescent raconteur Rosalee Peppard, with soaring vocals above her guitar and dulcimer, is delighted to regale her internationally acclaimed Canadian women’s musical oral history and more, at Winterfolk’s Acoustic Harvest Showcase. Rosalee was invited to perform her musicale: “Living Titanic” at the 2015 International Titanic Convention, and Titanic Belfast in Belfast, N.I. Rosalee has received 2 Dr Helen Creighton Folklore Research Awards and a Colchester Heritage Award for transcribing women’s oral...

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CD Release at Winterfolk – Coming Home by David Storey

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Highlights, What's New | 0 comments

CD Release at Winterfolk – Coming Home by David Storey

If you had walked into any of Toronto’s music clubs or coffee houses 25 years ago – places like the Horseshoe, Sneaky Dee’s, Free Times Cafe or Lee’s Palace – chances are you may have seen David Storey on the stage. Back then, music was his life. And it was a good life, bringing him critical raves, radio airplay, award nominations and comparisons to singer-songwriters like John Prine and Steve Earle. But it’s funny how a life can take a different turn. Storey left the singing and songwriting life 20 years ago to raise a family. His new life...

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Winterfolk Lineup – Check Out the Talent at This Year’s Festival

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in About, Highlights, Slider, What's New | 0 comments

Winterfolk Lineup – Check Out the Talent at This Year’s Festival

Andy Griffiths Blair Packham Brian Gladstone D’Arcy Wickham David Essig David McLachlan Freeman Dre Glen Hornblast Harpin’ Norm Lucien HOTCHA! Jerome Tucker Band Jon Brooks Jory Nash Laura Fernandez Melanie Peterson Mr. Rick Noah Zacharin Peter Verity Sebastian Agnello Stuart Laughton Suzanne Jarvie Wayne Neon Wendell Ferguson

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Tony Quarrington

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Tony Quarrington

Veteran guitarist of all styles TONY QUARRINGTON has lately emerged as a songwriter with his own very individual style. Won Juno as producer Willie P. Bennett’s HEARTSTRINGS 1998. Commemorated in HONORING OUR OWN concert at Winterfolk XII 2014. Working on album of original First World War songs. Veteran guitarist and songwriter TONY QUARRINGTON has been gigging for fifty years with a vast array of artists and bands. Long a busy roots sideman and active jazz artist, he has come into his own lately as a passionate and intelligent...

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Hi Resolution Images

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Media, What's New | 0 comments

Hi Resolution Images

Hover over image for Title. Click to enlarge. Click on Arrows < > left and right for horizontal scroll. Right Click to Download, Save, Copy, Copy URL, etc. [Show slideshow] Alana & Leigh Cline Clela Errington Isabel Fryszberg Hotcha! Jack de Keyzer Joanne Crabtree Jory Nash Kristine Schmitt Lynn Harrison Mean Mary Murray Foster Noah Zacharin Nicole Songbird Coward Onion Honey Peter Verity Sebastian Agnello Rick Taylor Sharron Katz Shawna Caspi The O'Pears...

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Glen Hornblast

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Glen Hornblast

Glen Hornblast is a well-known Toronto singer-songwriter whose music is an intoxicating blend of folk, country, blues and jazz. Featured performer at Free Times Cafe 35th Anniversary 2015.      Nashville Bound – a monthly songwriter series at Free Times Cafe.      Frequent trips to Nashville to perform at open mics.      Toronto singer-songwriter Glen Hornblast is a popular performer in many of Toronto’s folk and jazz clubs. In 2013, he released his first CD entitled,...

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The O’Pears

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

The O’Pears

The O’Pears are a female folk trio based in Toronto. With their homegrown musicality, sibling-like blend, and lyrical sensibility, The O’Pears, with their signature jaw-dropping harmonies, hold listeners captive. They are excited to release their new album “Like Those Nights” in May 2016. New album “Like Those Nights” to be Released May 2016.      Featured Toronto performers alongside The Nylons at The Sing Vocal Arts Festival in Austin, Texas.      Had a highly successful East...

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David Essig

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

David Essig

West-coast based David Essig is a guitarist’s guitarist and a helluva songwriter to boot who has been performing and recording in Canada for 45 years. Award-winning Canadian roots musician.      Europeans call him one of Canada’s best roots musicians.      New CD coming Spring 2016.      David Essig is considered one of Canada’s finest roots/blues artists. A singer-songwriter with an international following, David has performed at every major festival in Canada and...

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Laura Fernandez

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Laura Fernandez

International artist Laura Fernandez is a bilingual singer songwriter pianist and visual artist whose heartfelt songs encompass a variety of influences including jazz, Latin, pop, folk and rhythm and blues.      Steinway artist.      International independent music festival NYC 2003.      Top 10 most influential Hispanics in Canada 2014, top 100 influential Spanish worldwide.      Born in Madrid Spain, Laura Fernandez is an award winning multifaceted artist....

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Julian Taylor

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Julian Taylor

JT is an artist born and raised in Toronto. He first appeared on the scene as a teenager performing at Open Jams across the GTA.     “All eclectic and all-encompassing; well-crafted songs, resulting in highly energetic and incredibly entertaining performances.” – CBC Radio.      “Taylor revels in versatility” – The Toronto Star.      “The consistency of his compositions is a real accomplishment, they excel within established genres and demonstrate exemplary songwriting – Exclaim!...

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Joanne Crabtree

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Joanne Crabtree

Singer/songwriter Joanne Crabtree is delighted to be reuniting with her Winterfolk peeps and bringing what she refers to as her “baritone” vocals back home to The Danforth … let’s get this party started! 1960’s Chatelaine Magazine dubs Joanne “Canada’s Answer to Bob Dylan”.      2009 Co-wrote most played song on US Folk Radio on MLK’s Birthday.      2011 Wrote a story song about the Avro Arrow.      By age seventeen, Joanne Crabtree was a...

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Sebastian Agnello

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Performers, What's New | 0 comments

Sebastian Agnello

Seb has released nine solo albums and has performed on and/or produced over 200 other albums. He has gained critical acclaim and wide-spread recognition for his song-writing, musicianship, and ability to entertain an audience. Seb also produced, wrote, directed and starred in the television specials “An Evening Of Phil Ochs” and “Three Faces Of Protest” for Rogers Cable.      Since his band, “The Lords Of London”, topped the Canadian Charts when he was just 14 years old, Seb Agnello has performed...

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Mark the Dates! Winterfolk XIV – Feb 12,13,14, 2016

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Front Page, Press Releases, What's New | 0 comments

Mark the Dates! Winterfolk XIV – Feb 12,13,14, 2016

MARK THE DATES! WINTERFOLK XIV BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL  FEBRUARY 12-14, 2016 www.winterfolk.com WHO: Some of the best blues & roots artists on the Canadian music scene today WHAT: The Fourteenth Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: The Danforth: Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave., 416-469-0537 Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., 416-778-1804 Terri O’s, 185 Danforth Ave., 416-462-0038 Mambo Lounge, 120 Danforth Ave., 416-778-7004 WHEN: February 12-14, 2016 Hours: Date Start Till Friday Feb 12, 2016 7:00...

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Evolution of Blues Guitar: Jack de Keyzer

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Front Page, Highlights, What's New | 0 comments

Evolution of Blues Guitar: Jack de Keyzer

From Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix  The two times Juno Award winner and seven times Maple Blues Award winner Jack de Keyzer performs and explores the history of Blues Guitar from the 1930s (Robert Johnson Delta blues, ragtime, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller), 1940s (Charlie Christian, T-Bone Walker, the birth of the electric blues/jazz guitar), 1950s (Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, BB King) to the 1960s (Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix) in the acclaimed educational and highly entertaining 60 minute “Evolution of Blues...

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Successful Winterfolk XIV Sneak Preview and Fundraiser!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in WFX1V Preview Shows, What's New | 0 comments

Successful Winterfolk XIV Sneak Preview and Fundraiser!

Full House at the Winterfolk XIV Sneak Preview Showcase and Fundraiser Sunday, Nov 22nd @ The Freetimes Café. The Free Times Cafe audience enjoyed a sneak preview of what they can look forward to at the 14TH ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL in February 2016. On Sunday, Nov. 22, some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists took to the stage. Presented by Winterfolk and the Nashville Bound Songwriter Series, artists included Tony Quarrington, Mr. Rick, HOTCHA!, Brian Gladstone, Noah Zacharin, D’Arcy Wickham, Clela Errington, Glen...

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Media Contact

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Media | 0 comments

Media Contact

MEDIA CONTACT: Beverly Kreller | SPEAK Music Email: bev@speak-music.com | Telephone: 416.922.3620 Facebook: /beverly.kreller Twitter: @SPEAKMusicPR...

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Volunteer Sign Up Here

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Volunteers, What's New | Comments Off on Volunteer Sign Up Here

Volunteer Sign Up Here

Join the Winterfolk Team Email * Name * Phone * Phone 2   Have you volunteered at Winterfolk Previously?  *YesNo   *I Can Do   Let's Talk About itStage ManagerStage Announcer (MC)Sound MixingStage LightingMerchandise SalesEquipment Set Up / Tear DownWork at DoorPre Festival PosteringSponsorship Sales   List Prior Festival Experience Max 150 Char When Are You Available - Multiple Selections Permitted * I'm flexible throughout the Winterfolk weekend, let's discuss it in futureThursday Evening Feb...

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About Winterfolk

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in About | Comments Off on About Winterfolk

About Winterfolk

About Winterfolk Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is on the Danforth, Feb. 12-14, 2016. It’s an  all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban, blues, rock,  jazz, country, folk and roots music , emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists will be performing at 5 venues over 3 days. The festival will also include special tribute events, an awards ceremony, community stages and various themed musical workshops with something for everyone to enjoy....

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Meet the Team

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in About | 0 comments

Meet the Team

Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival, now celebrating our 16th year, is back on the Danforth Feb. 10-12, 2017. The festival is made possible for our loyal Toronto festival-goers and music-lovers due to the continuous hard work, energy, dedication and passion contributed year-after-year from our amazing team of staff. Dougal Bichan Site Manager, Sponsorship Chairman sponsors@winterfolk.com Beverly Kreller Artistic Consultant & Adviser, Artist Communications bev@speak-music.com Marci Jameson Volunteer Coordinator...

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Winterfolk Directions, Maps, Parking

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in About | 0 comments

Winterfolk Directions, Maps, Parking

Directions to Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival   Directions to Danforth Ave. by subway: Wintferolk Festival is held at multiple Toronto music venues, all situated on the Danforth between Broadview Ave. and Chester Ave. The Danforth BIA (Business Improvement Area)  is accessible from two Toronto subway stations: Broadview or  and Chester. Both  stops are within a short walking distance to Danforth Ave. Toronto subway traveling East & West begin at approximately 6:00am, Monday to Saturday and at 9:00am on Sunday. Last trains...

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Venues and Times

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in About | 0 comments

Venues and Times

Winterfolk XIV Blues and Roots Music Festival will be held at the following times at the following Toronto clubs and concert stages on the Danforth: Winterfolk Hours Date Start Till Friday Feb 12, 2016 7:00 PM 1:30 AM Saturday Feb 13, 2016 1:00 PM 1:30 AM Sunday Feb 14, 2016 1:00 PM 11:00 PM Winterfolk Venues Black Swan Tavern 2 Stages154 Danforth Ave.(416) 469-0537http://www.torontopubs.com/pub/blackswan Dora Keogh Irish Pub 141 Danforth Ave(416) 778-1804 www.allens.to/dora/  Terri O’s 185 Danforth Avenue(416)...

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Working Within the Toronto Roots Music Community and More

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in About | 0 comments

Working Within the Toronto Roots Music Community and More

Winterfolk Works with Toronto Area Roots Music Community Partners Winterfolk works with various organizations and presenters within the Toronto music community, offering them stages at the festival. We aim to help increase their public visibility, attract larger audiences, encourage  new membership, offer exposure for their events, and generally assist in helping them meet their goals and mission statement. We encourage all community presenters to talk about their events, and entertain and engage the audience while on Winterfolk Community...

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It takes a community to build a festival

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in About, Front Page, Members, Slider | Comments Off on It takes a community to build a festival

It takes a community to build a festival

Support Winterfolk and the Roots Community It’s a simple formula. If you enjoy the music, then help to support the festival. Your contribution toWinterfolk willassist us to continue to present quality roots and blues music on an ongoing basis, and as well provide paid performance opportunities for artists. The majority of our budget goes to performing artists, most of whom are local talent. You donation goes directly into the roots community and for the enrichment of the art form for all to enjoy.   Yearly Monthly Annual Level...

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Copy of Maplepost email

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Snippets / Notes, Winterfolk Past | 0 comments

Hi Folks, Wow, Winterfolk is almost here! Personally I’m really excited about appearances from The Polka Dogs, Linda McRae, Julian Taylor, Isabel & The Uncommons, The Heavyweights Brass Band, Ben Sures, Lynn Miles, The O’Pears, — oh geeez, the whole lineup is really amazing actually! — but I hope some of you will join us for some HOTCHA! fun too. Here’s when/where we’re playing, along with some other very fine musicians… 1) LOVE AT WINTERFOLK – VALENTINE’S DAY SHOW Saturday, Feb. 14,...

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Folks Happily Brave the Winter for Winterfolk

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in In The Press | 0 comments

Folks Happily Brave the Winter for Winterfolk

Submitted by Lee Fraser – This is a tale of bitter cold and welcoming warmth. Somehow, here in Toronto, the right light bulb went on over the right head.  Winterfolk is the creation of Brian Gladstone. Having spent most of his life in the corporate world, it seems that Brian chose to explore his creative side when others were embarking on mid-life crises.  With almost five decades behind him, he decided to record an album.  Through hard work and self-promotion, he got radio play and record label distribution in Europe.  But when he...

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Love at Winterfolk

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in In The Press, Winterfolk Past | 0 comments

Love at Winterfolk

Period costumes, good guitar times and triangle solos make for a fun Valentine’s Day – BY SARAH GREENE [Show slideshow] SWAMPERELLA, THE TRIO OF FUN, HOTCHA! and VIVIENNE WILDER BAND as part of WINTERFOLK XIII at Black Swan Tavern, Saturday, February 14. Rating: NNN The upstairs of Danforth’s Black Swan feels like an ancient place. A fitting locale, then, for Winterfolk mainstays HOTCHA! The married duo of Beverly Kreller and Howard Druckman settled deeper into their old-timey shtick – period costumes and all – during their Love...

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Julian Taylor revels in versatility

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in In The Press | 0 comments

Julian Taylor revels in versatility

Toronto musician plays R&B at the Horseshoe one night, partakes in folk festival the next. By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Thu Feb 12 2015 Julian Taylor is used to shaking it up. For example, those headed to the Horseshoe on Saturday night will experience the full electrifying and soulful R&B glory of the eight-piece Julian Taylor Band as they perform songs from their acclaimed album Tech Noir. On Friday and Sunday, you’ll find Taylor doing the solo singer-songwriter thing at the Irish pub Dora Keogh, partaking in the annual...

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Winterfolk trumps other special events this weekend

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in In The Press | 0 comments

Winterfolk trumps other special events this weekend

Reprinted from TorontoMoon.ca – Gary 17 – While lovers will be preparing for Valentines Day on Saturday, patriots for the 50th anniversary of Flag Day Sunday and parents for Family Day on Monday, many GTA fans of Roots and Blues music are probably a lot more excited about the 13th edition of the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival taking place from tonight through Sunday. True to its name, the five-stage, four-venue festival on Danforth Avenue near Broadview Ave. does combine dollops of first-rate Blues with an even healthier...

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Preview: Winterfolk XIII Blues And Roots Festival

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in In The Press | 0 comments

Preview: Winterfolk XIII Blues And Roots Festival

Reprinted from Hye’s Musings – The Winterfolk XIII Blues & Roots Festival brings us a stellar lineup of artists for its 13th annual edition; taking place February 13 – 15. A variety of music styles will fill five stages in various venues at Broadview and Danforth in Toronto. Venues include The Black Swan Tavern, The Globe Bistro, Dora Keogh’s and Terri O’s. The festival launches Friday night at The Black Swan, with gritty blues performer Alfie Smith, best known for his resophonic guitar playing and brazen slide licks,...

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Winterfolk on west Danforth Feb. 13 to 15

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Winterfolk Past | 0 comments

Winterfolk on west Danforth Feb. 13 to 15

East York Mirror – Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival will take place this weekend, Feb. 13 to 15. More than 150 artists will be performing on five stages in four venues, all between Broadview and Chester subway stops along Danforth Avenue, including the Black Swan Tavern (two stages), Dora Keogh Irish Pub, Terri O’s and Globe Bistro. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival...

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The top 5 shows to catch at Winterfolk 2015

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in In The Press | 0 comments

The top 5 shows to catch at Winterfolk 2015

by Ryan Ayukawa Fraser & Girard – When Allan Fraser and Marianne Girard were in the process of coming up with a name for their duo, Marianne, was partial to “Girard and Fraser”. After a short time they changed it to Fraser & Girard for the vowel sound of it. Also, Allan Fraser had also been part of the popular 60’s-70’s duo Fraser & DeBolt (the late Daisy DeBolt) which may have added to the choice of name. NSAI Presents – Those looking for something a little different at Winterfolk will find it...

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WELCOME MEDIA

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

WELCOME MEDIA

WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL www.winterfolk.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/ABetterWorldOrg Hashtag: #Winterfolk2015 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winterfolk-A-Better-World/115302915190784 Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/745770455515465/ We’ve worked with many of you with interviews and advance coverage – and we thank you for helping to spread the word! Your media pass allows you access to events subject to capacity. An RSVP list is an effect for the five-ticketed events,...

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Julian Taylor Like Coming Home

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in In The Press | 0 comments

Julian Taylor Like Coming Home

Reprinted from Cashbox Magazine by Don Graham – Toronto’s  annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages on the Danforth, February 13 – 15, 2015. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists will be performing at four venues and five stages over three days of the long Family Day weekend. The festival will also include special...

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A WAVE OF FRESH TALENT AT WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL – FEB 13-15, 2015

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

A WAVE OF FRESH TALENT AT WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL – FEB 13-15, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS A WAVE OF FRESH TALENT AT WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL – FEB 13-15, 2015  WHO: ARTISTS NEW TO THE FESTIVAL INCLUDE ALFIE SMITH, THE ANDREW COLLINS TRIO VIVIENNE WILDER BAND, THE POLKA DOGS, THE HEAVYWEIGHTS BRASS BAND, LINDA MCRAE AND MORE!  WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: Five stages: Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave. / 416-469-0537 Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave. / 416-778-1804 Terri O’s, 185 Danforth Ave. / 416-462-0038 Globe Bistro...

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Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in In The Press | 0 comments

Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

TICKETS: www.winterfolk.com/winterfolk-advance-ticket-sales/ Winterfolk’s 13th annual edition of the festival will host a variety of music styles, filling five stages in various venues at Broadview and Danforth in Toronto, where the festival will present four ticketed events along with many other affordable concerts, community stages and workshops. PROGRAM SCHEDULE Programming Notes Winterfolk is a combination of four ticketed events and 102 events at $10.00 or pay what you can for the weekend. Community Music Presentation Winterfolk opens...

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Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Line-Up Announced

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Line-Up Announced

The artist line-up has been announced for the Winterfolk Festival XIII and it sure to be a time for them to shine at this great event. TORONTO – The Winterfolk XIII Blues & Roots Festival is proud to announce a stellar lineup for the 13th annual edition of the festival taking place February 13-15, 2015. A variety of music styles will fill five stages in various venues at Broadview and Danforth in Toronto, where the festival will present four ticketed events along with many other affordable concerts, community stages and workshops....

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BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XIII

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XIII

January 15, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XIII FEBRUARY 13 – 15, 2015 ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED! WHO: Danny Marks, David Essig, Gary Kendall, Jack de Keyzer, Polka Dogs, Jory Nash, Julian Taylor, Ken Whiteley, Linda McRae, Lynn Miles, Swamperella, The Heavyweights Brass Band, Tony Quarrington, Wendell Fergusson and more! WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: Five stages: Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave. / 416-469-0537 Dora Keogh...

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Cure Those Winter Blues

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Cure Those Winter Blues

The Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, by Jeremy Finkelstein Reprinted from Collections Magazine, Dec 19 2014 insert to Toronto Globe and Mail – As a socially conscious brand of popular folk music exploded in the 1960s, with icons like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez at the helm, music scholars were left scrambling for a term to best capture the many influences steering the popular artists of the day. The phrase “roots music” was coined and is now used to encompass every genre from folk, blues, gospel, and traditional country, amongst others....

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jan 9 schedule draft

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Full Schedule Is Available at the Door of All Winterfolk Venues Artist Line-up Highlights Tickets Toronto’s Winterfolk Music Festival is a combination of paid and free stages. There are 102 shows 98 are free performances and 4 paid stages. Artist Workshops –Themed multi-artis tpresentations, conceived and presented by the artists involved. Community Music Presentation – Winterfolk offers opportunities to music presenters to bring visibility to their specific communities and to publicize their event. OpenStages –...

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Acoustic Harvest rings in the New Year with Winterfolk Showcase

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Acoustic Harvest rings in the New Year with Winterfolk Showcase

Acoustic Harvest is ringing in the New Year with its Pre-Winterfolk Festival Showcase, featuring an impressive lineup of talent.By Jon Muldoon • January 12, 2015  – Brian Gladstone has been part of Canada’s roots music scene for more than three decades, and has played close to 1,000 shows in the last 10 years alone. His five albums have been well-received, and his non-profit Association of Artists for a Better World has produced eight albums and numerous concerts in support of worthy causes. Tony Quarrington has been part of Toronto’s...

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The top 5 winter music festivals in Toronto for 2015

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

The top 5 winter music festivals in Toronto for 2015

by Aubrey Jax – Winter music festivals in Toronto won’t be quite as chilly as previous years, what with outdoor Brrrrr Fest not returning to Echo Beach, but that might be for the best. Live music is best kept as an indoor affair during the frozen months, especially since this summer looks like it will be flooded with outdoor festivals. While it’s great to see Toronto’s annual fests return, extra points go to Toronto’s newest winter music series, which will bridge concerts with delicious food. Here are my picks...

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Winterfolk XIII Preview Jan 17, 2015

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Front Page | 0 comments

Winterfolk XIII Preview Jan 17, 2015

Acoustic Harvest Presents Winterfolk XIII Preview Showcase WHEN: January 17, 2015 ARTISTS:  FEATURING  Brian Gladstone, Tony Quarringon, Noah Zacharin, Lynn Harrison, Clela Errington & Jocelyn Barth , Fraser & Girard , Meg Tennant. WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Preview Show & Benefit WHERE: Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican Church  1512 Kingston Rd., Toronto (one block east of Warden Ave.) WHEN: Saturday January 17th, 2015 Doors open 7:30pm – Concert 8:00pm TICKETS: $22 Advance; $25 at the Door. Advance tickets are available on...

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The Top Ten Events in Toronto This Winter

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

The Top Ten Events in Toronto This Winter

by Aubrey Fax, Dec 8 2014, Toronto Blog –   Toronto’s 13th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages on the Danforth, February 13 – 15, 2015. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists will be performing at four venues and five stages over three days of the long Family Day weekend. The festival will also include...

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SAVE THE DATE Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Press Releases | 0 comments

SAVE THE DATE Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

Returns Family Day Long Weekend – February 13 – 15, 2015 WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: The Danforth: • Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave. , 416-469-0537, • Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., 416-778-1804, • Terri O’s, 185 Danforth Ave., 416-462-0038, • Globe Bistro (upstairs lounge), 124 Danforth Ave., 416-466-2000, WHEN: February 13 – 15, 2015 $$: Combination of paid and free concert stages HOURS: • Friday February 13, 7:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. • Saturday February 14, 1:00 p.m....

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Winterfolk Returns Family Day Long Weekend

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in In The Press | 0 comments

Winterfolk Returns Family Day Long Weekend

Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival Returns Family Day Long Weekend February 13 – 15, 2015 www.winterfolk.com Toronto’s 13th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages on the Danforth, February 13 – 15, 2015. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists will be performing at four venues and five stages over three days...

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Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk Nov 30, 2014

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Front Page, WF XII Preview Shows | 0 comments

Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk Nov 30, 2014

This is Great! Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk & A Better World ! Glen Hornblast’s monthly series – ‘Nashville Bound’ Free Times Cafe – will feature artists playing at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival. On Sunday November 30th, the artists include Tony Quarrington , Noah Zacharin , Laura Fernandez , Brian Gladstone (me), Mr. Rick Zolkower , of course Glen Hornblast , and likely a few surprises. Thank you for doing this Glen. More info will be posted soon. See you...

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Get a Winterfolk Gig

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Get A Winterfolk Gig | 0 comments

Get a Winterfolk Gig

How Winterfolk Selects Talent 1. Artistic Director Committee will Select About 100 Artists 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 who decide on the talent as a group. The AD committee will  hire approximately 100 known artists based on a variety of selection criteria, for which the top level consideration falls on artists that best fit the festival programming themes, which vary every year. Although we hire artists from at least...

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