Feb 21 – 23, 2020

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2018

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Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival Confirms First Round of 2020 Artists

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019

Reprinted from Sax & Violins Magazine, November 29, 2019 – Toronto, Canada’s annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is back for its 18th instalment and has...

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Toronto Born Singer/Songwriter returns for Winterfolk

Posted by on Feb 16, 2019

Ruth Schweitzer – Special to The CJN – Lynda Marks Kraar’s parents, both Holocaust survivors, were distressed when they saw their artistic, only child,...

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Abigail Lapell

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019

2017 Canadian Folk Music Award Winner for Contemporary Album of the Year; new album GETAWAY released 2019 Call it prairie noir, or Canadiana desert rock: Abigail Lapell sings...

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Recent Posts

Save 15% on Winterfolk Accommodation at the Annex Hotel

Save 15% on Winterfolk Accommodation at the Annex Hotel

Oct 10, 2019

Save 15% on  Winterfolk Accommodation with Promo Code   Hotel Discounts are available to Winterfolk guests at The Annex Hotel, which is one of our venues. Attentive design and unparalleled comfort is what you can expect at the Annex. Save 15% on room rate with Promo Code WINTERFOLKANNEX (enter the Promo Code at the very end of the Booking Flow) Book...

Kevin Breit

Kevin Breit

Dec 6, 2019

Stony Plain Recording artist. Kevin Breit is a Canadian musician who has traveled the world making music. Kevin Breit has recorded with Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, k.d. Lang, Hugh Laurie, Cassandra Wilson, Holly Cole, Jane Siberry, Serena Ryder, Taj Mahal, Irma Thomas and countless others. Known for his inimitable guitar playing, exquisite lyrics and eccentric...

Suzanne Jarvie

Suzanne Jarvie

Dec 6, 2019

New Sophomore CD In The Clear Released January 2019; Winner, 2019 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award for All In Place Canadian Americana singer, songwriter and guitarist Suzanne Jarvie is about to embark on her second 2019 European tour supporting In The Clear and is thrilled to be back at Winterfolk 2020 playing music in the TO community! Suzanne Jarvie is out...

Soozi Schlanger

Soozi Schlanger

Dec 1, 2019

Songs from the Heart Contest runner up You know her as Swamperella – Toronto’s Queen of Cajun…that little power house that can rock a room and can get anyone up dancing…anytime…anywhere! What happens to ‘Swamperella’ once the party is over and everyone has gone home? Soozi Schlanger’s solo project soozimusic,...

Swamperella

Swamperella

Dec 1, 2019

Swamperella is not only Canada’s own Cajun/Zydeco band with 22 years under their shiny belts – Swamperella is an experience! What puts the swamp into Swamperella? Driving accordions – Gutsy fiddling- Sultry vocals and a Killer rhythm section that pumps out a ’cant sit still ’ authentic Cajun / Zydeco groove. Whether acoustically, at back porch b b q...

Brian Blain

Brian Blain

Dec 1, 2019

Slow-cooked, solid-groove story-telling blues from this year’s recipient of the Maple Blues “Blues Booster” lifetime achievement award Brian Blain, a mainstay of the Toronto blues scene since the early 90s and a well-respected “elder statesman” of the blues will be playing tunes from his upcoming CD.  Brian has been a...

Ben Sures

Ben Sures

Dec 1, 2019

Past John Lennon and Isc songwriting contest winner, Irrelevant show cast member and touring artist. Super fun singer songwriter and storyteller.Great guitar player, fun to watch, memorable songs. Ben Sures is a Winnipeg folk festival raised singer songwriter known for his great performances and songwriting. He has toured across Canada, done numerous Homeroutes...

Donné Roberts

Donné Roberts

Dec 1, 2019

2 times Juno Award winner and 3 times Juno Award nominee. New release on Nov 2019 – Donné Roberts ONWARD Donné Roberts is a guitarist and a singer songwriter.  Donné Robert’s music makes winter feels like summer. African blues & jazz with joyful groove from Madagascar. www.donneroberts.com...

Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival Confirms First Round of 2020 Artists

Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival Confirms First Round of 2020 Artists

Nov 29, 2019

Reprinted from Sax & Violins Magazine, November 29, 2019 – Toronto, Canada’s annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is back for its 18th instalment and has confirmed the first round of artists. Held from February 21-23, 2020, the three-day event will once again include the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, not...

The 18th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival

The 18th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival

Nov 29, 2019

  Reprinted from Cashbox Magazine November 28, 2019 – Toronto-based Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival has announced its 18th annual celebration, with music and food on full display February 21- 23, 2020, including a stellar lineup of JUNO, Maple Blues, and Canadian Folk Music-winners including Lynn Miles, Jack de Keyzer,...

Mike McKenna

Mike McKenna

Nov 25, 2019

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...