Feb 13–15, 2015

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS

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

WHO: FEATURING: THE TRIO OF FUN: Tony Quarrington, Wendell Ferguson, Ken Whiteley w/ The Wanted, Mr. Rick, HOTCHA!, Joanne Crabtree & Marg Stowe, Crabtree & Mills, Brian Gladstone, D’Arcy Wickham, Noah Zacharin, and Erwin Schack
WHAT: Winterfolk XI Preview Show & Benefit


WHERE: The Freetimes Café, 320 College Street, Toronto, ON / 416- 967-1078
The Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St, Oakville / 905-844-2655
Salvatore's Trattoria, 263 Queen Street, Port Perry, ON / 905-985-3500
WHEN: December 8th @ 8:00 pm, December 15th and Jan.19th @ 7:00 pm
TICKETS: $10 adv. / $12 door @ www.winterfolk.com (all funds go towards support of artists of Winterfolk XI)
For Dinner Reservations at The Freetimes Café call 416- 967-1078 and Salvatore's Trattoria 905-844-2655
WEBSITES: www.winterfolk.com / www.freetimescafe.com / www.moonshinecafe.com / www.salvatorestrattoria.ca

TORONTO – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 – Don’t miss the chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at this year’s ELEVENTH ANNUAL WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL. Some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists will take the stage at Toronto’s Freetimes Café Dec 8th, at the Moonshine Café in Oakville December 15th and at Salvatore’s Trattoria on Jan 19 in Port Perry. For more information and updates please visit www.winterfolk.com

Toronto’s Winterfolk XI festival – which runs from February 17 – 19, 2012, will present 3 fun, jam-packed nights of music as a teaser to the upcoming free, all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof urban blues and roots festival.

Every year Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival engages in special “preview” performances that showcase some of the finest emerging and established talent the city has to offer. We want audiences to get a glimpse of what will be on offer for the upcoming festival. Most years there has been only one preview, but because of the enormous popularity of these events, Winterfolk will put on three previews in three different cities this year under the title SMOKIN’ GUITARS OF WINTERFOLK. Venues include – December 8 @ Toronto’s favourite open mic venue, The Free Times Cafe, December 15 @ Oakville’s most happening music house The Moonshine Cafe and January 19 @ Port Perry’s Salvatore's Trattoria. Artists include country swing band The Wanted, flying finger pickin’ Brian Gladstone, hillbilly swing duo HOTCHA!, folk music’s renowned duo Crabtree and Mills, guitar gal Marg Stowe, picking fiends D’Arcy Wickham and Erwin Schack, old timey treasure Mr. Rick, the illustrious Noah Zacharin, and the TRIO OF FUN starring Wendell Ferguson, Tony Quarrington and Ken Whiteley.

PREVIEWS AT A GLANCE:

Dec 8 Toronto – The Freetimes Cafe
1. The Wanted 7:50-8:15pm
2. D’Arcy Wickham 8:30-8:55pm
3. Brian Gladstone 9:00-9:25pm
4. Joanne Crabtree & Marg Stowe 9:30-9:55 pm
5. HOTCHA! 10:00-10:25 pm
6. Mr. Rick 10:30-10:55 pm
7. TRIO OF FUN: Tony Quarrington, Wendell Ferguson, Ken Whiteley 11:00-12:00 pm

Dec 15 Oakville – The Moonshine Cafe
1. The Wanted 7:00-7:30 pm
2. D’Arcy Wickham 8:00–8:25pm
3. Brian Gladstone 8:30-8:55pm
4. Crabtree & Mills 9:00- 9:25pm
5. HOTCHA! 9:30-9:55 pm
6. Noah Zacharin 10:00-10:25 pm
7. TRIO OF FUN: Tony Quarrington, Wendell Ferguson, Ken Whiteley 10:30-11:30 pm

Jan 19 Port Perry – Salvatore's Trattoria
1. The Wanted 7:00-7:30 pm
2. Erwin Schack 8:00–8:25pm
3. Brian Gladstone 8:30-8:55pm
4. Mr. Rick 9:00- 9:25pm
5. HOTCHA! 9:30-9:55 pm
6. Noah Zacharin 10:00-10:25 pm
7. TRIO OF FUN: Tony Quarrington, Wendell Ferguson, Ken Whiteley 10:30-11:30 pm

Tony Quarrington www.tonyquarrington.com
Wendell Ferguson www.wendellferguson.com
Ken Whiteley www.kenwhiteley.com
Crabtree & Mills www.joannecrabtree.com/crabtree&mills
Marg Stowe http://margaretstowe.blogspot.ca/
The Wanted www.myspace.com/thewantedlive
HOTCHA! www.HOTCHA.ca
Mr. Rick www.mr-rick.com
Brian Gladstone www.BrianGladstone.ca
Noah Zacharin www.noahsong.com
Erwin Schack www.reverbnation.com/erwinschack
D’Arcy Wickham www.darcywickham.com

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 good volunteers to help out. For eight hours of service over the Winterfolk weekend, volunteers receive access to all shows and artist hospitality lounge, including an invitation to a private party with the artists and more! For more info and to sign up, please visit www.winterfolk.com

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For more information, photos, mp3s, interviews, please contact:

Beverly Kreller
SPEAK Music
www.speak-music.com
bev@speak-music.com
416.922.3620
Twitter: @SPEAKMusicPR
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