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

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

Jan 22, 2014

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

 

TORONTO – THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 –
The Winterfolk XII Blues and Roots Festival announces another superb collection of community stages at the festival this year. As a key component of the festival, local community groups such as Nashville Songwriters Association of Canada (NSAI), the Seneca College Independent Music Program and Songwriters Unite present showcases throughout the weekend event, which runs from February 14-16 on the Danforth in Toronto. For more information please visit  www.winterfolk.com

 

The Winterfolk XII Blues and Roots Festival organizers know that one of the most significant elements to running a successful festival is the community that embraces it and nurtures it. They make a point of inviting many community presenters and promoters to showcase the best of their stages or institutions during the festival. This cooperative effort not only benefits the festival in providing quality entertainment, but also the presenters, who have the opportunity to bring visibility and publicity to their specific artists and programs.

 

COMMUNITY SHOWCASES:

 

STARS OF THE BLACK SWAN

FRIDAY, FEB. 14 @ 8 – 10:00 PM

The Black Swan Tavern (Main Floor) 154 Danforth Avenue

8:00 pm: Seb Agnello presents some of the great songwriters that have performed at this legendary venue.

Hour 1: James Sloan, Steven David, Shawn Sage

Hour 2: Harpin’ Norm Lucien, Bruce Palait, Brian Jantzi, Pete Otis

 

SENECA COLLEGE INDEPENDENT MUSIC PROGRAM

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 @ 1- 4:00 PM

The Black Swan Tavern (Main Floor) 154 Danforth Avenue 

Presents a showcase of their students. Hosted by John Switzer with artists to be named

 

SPEAK MUSIC PRESENTS

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 @ 4 – 6:00 PM

The Black Swan Tavern (Main Floor) 154 Danforth Avenue

Hosted by Beverly Kreller with Howard Druckman, as they showcase emerging artists Alexander Quail, Hana Bajric, Paul McInnis, JoJo Worthington, and Random Order

 

BEST OF SATURDAY SESSIONS AT THE SWAN

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 @ 6 – 8:00 PM

The Black Swan Tavern (Main Floor) 154 Danforth Avenue

Host Steve Raiken with local artists Roger Zuraw, Mark Dennington, Sharron Katz and more!

 

NSAI PRESENTS

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 @ 1- 4:00 pm

Globe Bistro (The Listening Room, 2nd floor) 124 Danforth Avenue

Nashville Songwriters Association of Canada Showcases some of their talented songwriters.

Hour 1: Opening set by Dan McVeigh

Hour 2: Paul Malysa, Chase Stevens, Krista Earle, Roger Beckett

Hour 3: Barb Doran, David McLachlan, Dean Stacey, and Shaun Devlin

 

ACOUSTIC HARVEST PRESENTS

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 @ 4 – 6:00 pm

Globe Bistro (The Listening Room, 2nd floor) 124 Danforth Avenue

Artists from their monthly concert series are featured. Host Lillian Wauthier presents Anne Walker, Rick Fines, John Prince, and others to be named

 

SONGTOWN PRESENTS

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 @ 3 – 5:00 pm

Terri O’s Sports Bar and Grill 185 Danforth Avenue Host Pete Otis

features artists who have recorded tracks on previous Songtown albums.

Hour 1: Pete Otis, John Romas, Pat Little , Steve Didunyk

Hour 2: Nicola Vaughan, Sebastian Agnello, Norm Lucien, Trevor Jones

 

THE SMOKIN’ GUITARS OF WINTERFOLK

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 @ 10 – 11:00 pm

Terri O’s Sports Bar and Grill 185 Danforth Avenue

Flying Fingers host D’Arcy Wickham joins Jason Fowler, Brian Gladstone and Noah Zacharin to demonstrate a variety of guitar techniques and
styles at this festival fave.

SONGWRITERS UNITE

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 @ 4 – 7:00 pm

Dora Keogh Irish Pub 141 Danforth Avenue

Host Russell Leon presents topnotch songwriters in the round.

 

AMERICANA PIE

SATURDAY, FEB. 15 @ 10:00 pm – midnight

Dora Keogh Irish Pub 141 Danforth Avenue

Hillbilly swing duo HOTCHA! hosts with special guests Mr. Rick from Toronto and  Mean Mary all the way from Nashville. Chow down on a tasty slice of old time flavour accompanied by some skillet lickin’ pickin’. This Americana pie is sure to make yer eyes light up and yer tummy say “Howdy!”

 

BEST OF THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ

SUNDAY, FEB. 16 @ 2 – 4:00 PM

The Black Swan Tavern (Main Floor) 154 Danforth Avenue

The Second Annual Winterfolk Award will be presented to John and Jane Marlett of the Moonshine cafe in recognition of their contribution to the Toronto roots community. Then Best of the Moonshine Cafe players take the concert stage.

 

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Winterfolk gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario
Trillium Foundation, the Toronto Arts Council, the SOCAN Foundation, FACTOR, Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, Metroland Media, and JAZZ FM.

MORE ABOUT WINTERFOLK

Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage the community about various folk music styles including roots,
blues, folk and more. Founded by Festival Director Brian Gladstone, it is run as a division of The Association of Artists for a Better World, a registered
non-profit organization in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
www.abetterworld.ca

 

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

We’re always looking for volunteers to help out. For eight hours of service over the Winterfolk weekend, volunteers receive access to all shows,
artist hospitality lounge and more! For more info and to sign up, please visit 
www.winterfolk.com    

 

 

MEDIA REMINDER

Media accreditation for Winterfolk XII Blues and Roots Festival is open by going to http://www.winterfolk.com/media-accreditation/

• Deadline for media accreditation applications is February 7 @12 noon.

• Please fill out one form per journalist.

• Accreditation passes may be picked up onsite, specifics to follow.

• Please forward your advance interview requests by using the Interview Request form at  http://www.winterfolk.com/interview-request-form/

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We are presently confirming interviews and images are available upon request. Please add to your listings. Thank you!

 For media information:

Planet3 Communications Ltd.

info@planet3com.net

t: 289-296-6223 c: 416-554-2637

 For festival information:

Beverly Kreller

SPEAK Music

www.speak-music.com

bev@speak-music.com


416.922.3620