Feb 21 – 23, 2020

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...

Sue & Dwight

Sue & Dwight

Nov 25, 2019

Songwriters, singers, musicologists, authors, advocates, activists – Socially conscious Canadiana folk music with a few twists Born too late to be part of the 1960’s folk revival, Winnipeg born, Toronto based 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...

D’Arcy Wickham & Son

D’Arcy Wickham & Son

Nov 25, 2019

Winner -Songs from the heart 2008, Signal Hill CD release 2019 D’Arcy Wickham is a teacher and performer of multiple guitar genres and stringed instruments who delights with his musical prowess as shown on his new ‘Signal Hill’album In over 45 years of performing, and currently with his son accompanying him, and with the release of three...

Mr. Rick

Mr. Rick

Nov 24, 2019

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...

Melanie Peterson

Melanie Peterson

Nov 24, 2019

New Single #1 from upcoming EP will be out in Jan/Feb/Mar 2020, Single #2, from album + full album Apr/May/Jun 2020! For over ten years, Melanie Peterson has been entertaining fans, near and far, with her cheerful, lively, original songs, and unique renditions of cover tunes. This Saskatoon born Toronto-based singer-songwriter has quietly become one of the...

Sebastian Agnello

Sebastian Agnello

Nov 22, 2019

A 52 year veteran of the Canadian music scene. Seb is a scathing, hilarious, politically incorrect but always entertaining performer. 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 ,...

Gathering Sparks

Gathering Sparks

Nov 22, 2019

Winner, Folk Music Ontario 2019 “Songs From the Heart” Award, Singer-Songwriter; New CD “All That’s Real” Released Sept 2019 Uplifting folk-roots music with divine harmonies. You will come to listen, and walk away singing. GATHERING SPARKS is the graceful collision of Eve Goldberg and Jane Lewis—musical friends who blend tight harmonies,...

Lynn Miles

Lynn Miles

Nov 22, 2019

Great Canadian Singer/songwriter with a Juno Award and 6 Canadian Folk Music awards Lynn is a Singer / songrwiter with 900 songs 14 albums and thousands of roads travelled.  Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With 14 solo albums to her credit, the winner of the 2002 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the...

Laura Fernandez

Laura Fernandez

Nov 22, 2019

Born in Madrid, Laura Fernandez is a versatile singer songwriter pianist whose music merges the genres of pop, jazz and Latin music. Laura Fernandez was born in Madrid, Spain and immigrated to Canada as a young girl after also having spent a good part of her childhood in Switzerland. As a result her musical influences encompass a broad range of styles and...

Sam Broverman

Sam Broverman

Nov 22, 2019

New CD Released November 2018 – A Jewish Boy’s Christmas Toronto based jazz singer, former chorister on CBC’s “Hymn Sing” Sam Broverman is a Winnipeg-born, Toronto based jazz singer and songwriter. He has performed in venues across Canada, the US, Europe and Asia. He began his professional singing career in Winnipeg as a teenager,...

Noah Zacharin

Noah Zacharin

Nov 22, 2019

Noah Zacharin is an acknowledged guitar master and literate songwriter with 7 CD’s of original music and countless appearances on stage and CD, supporting many of the best in town and beyond. Noah Zacharin is an exciting performer—a singer / songwriter / guitarist with 7 solo CD’s of multi-genre music, several collaborative efforts, and production and...

Kyp Harness

Kyp Harness

Nov 22, 2019

Kyp Harness has released 15 albums of his songs. He has opened for Elvis Costello and has his songs covered by Ron Sexsmith and Mary Margaret O’Hara. Kyp Harness has released 15 albums of his songs and published two novels. Kyp Harness has been called a “great writer” by Daniel Lanois, has opened for Elvis Costello. www.kypharness.net...

Saije

Saije

Nov 22, 2019

Folk Alliance Australia ‘Young Artist of the Year 2019/20’, New CD Released 2019 Saiji is a multi-instrumental folk duo whose soulful harmonies, dynamic guitar-lines and percussive breakdowns breathe life into heartfelt stories. Their song writing typically encourages connection to self, to the earth and to each other, inviting you on a journey...

Danny Marks

Danny Marks

Nov 22, 2019

Star of stage screen and radio, award winning musician, broadcaster singer songwriter. Danny Mark’s roots go back to 1960’s Capitol records band, Edward Bear. Danny Marks is a Toronto Blues Society’s Blues with a Feeling Award winner for lifetime achievement. This iconic rocker’s roots go back to the sixties as a founding member of...

Howard Gladstone

Howard Gladstone

Nov 22, 2019

Howard Gladstone unveils new songs on climate crisis, modern and ancient exiles, remembering Woodstock, and other urgent topics. Howard Gladstone asks: Are songs the front line in a world where beauty, truth and understanding are elusive? Howard Gladstone shares emotion and meaning in his songwriting and performance. His fifth album, Hourglass, released in 2018...

David McLachlan

David McLachlan

Nov 22, 2019

New CD Released August 2019 An artist who sings songs In The Heart Of Now.  David is a prolific performing songwriter with 7 albums released, and one coming next Aug 2020-he has recorded 5 albums in Nashville with stellar A-list players. David has received a warm welcome at radio, charting two songs, a No# 2 and a No# 8, in Europe, in 2019...

Taylor Abrahamse

Taylor Abrahamse

Nov 21, 2019

Debut Album Produced With Eddie Kramer, Pre-Order Available Now. Taylor Abrahamse is a Toronto singer/songwriter. Co-founder of Silverthorn Studios, he has played across Ontario and wowed crowds with songs he wrote for his debut album, produced with the legendary Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Brian May, Carly Simon & many more). A professional...

Wendell Ferguson

Wendell Ferguson

Nov 21, 2019

Award winning guitarist, songwriter, instrumentalist, humorist and ‘all-round idiot’ joins the Winterfolk Cast! He’s won awards for his guitar playing, his films and his albums. And his shows are crazy, only one thing is guaranteed.. you’ll laugh! Wendell Ferguson is first and foremost a fingerstyle guitarist. But he also has a...

Lynn Harrison

Lynn Harrison

Nov 21, 2019

Lynn Harrison returns with “Something More,” acclaimed new solo release. An inspiring artist with songs of uncommon beauty, integrity and spiritual insight, Lynn Harrison returns to Winterfolk following the release of her sixth recording “Something More”. One of the Toronto music scene’s enduring treasures and a gifted artist of...

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley

Nov 21, 2019

9 time Maple Blues Award winners , New CD released 2019 Hot blues and cool jazz with Diana’s memorable voice and Chris’ multi-instrumental virtuosity.  Multi award winning duo, Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe , including a concert in Moscow. They were given songwriter of the year...

Bill Heffernan

Bill Heffernan

Nov 21, 2019

Latest CD Release 2016–The Horses Are Loose; Co-Founder Alive Poets Society (1987-2000 ) BILL HEFFERNAN is a Singer-Songwriter, Story Telling, Spoken Word Artist, MC, Auctioneer, and Social Activist Teacher. From the back-roads of Southern Ontario to the Pan American Highway, from protest lines to gated communities, from hockey arenas, racetracks and...

Wayne Neon

Wayne Neon

Nov 21, 2019

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,...

Ori Dagan

Ori Dagan

Nov 21, 2019

“Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole” Silver Medal, Best Album, Global Music Awards ’17; “Sweetheart” Best Jazz Song American Songwriting Awards ’18 Award-winning   Award-winning jazz singer, songwriter and recording artist Ori Dagan is taking jazz to new and exciting places. His rich baritone voice and impressive...

Clela Errington

Clela Errington

Nov 21, 2019

“Clela has it all and she showcases her talents effortlessly, beautiful, spiritual, and earthy.” Fatea Records UK Clela Errington has a voice that is timeless and true, effortlessly reaching beyond technique and trends to wrap you in a warm soul embrace. Clela’s vibrant blend of folk and jazz creates the perfect vehicle for her intimate and dynamic vocal...

Faith Nolan

Faith Nolan

Nov 19, 2019

Afro Scotian Music Award, Chalmers Award, Honored Dyke(Toronto Pride), Recipient, Ontario Federation Labour Cultural Activist Award Faith Nolan a Queer Afro Scotian singer-songwriter and self-taught musician,folk singer , banjo ,guitar bluesharp her career spans 50years plus. To call Faith Nolan a folk singer doesn’t come close to doing her justice. Her music...

Jerome Tucker Band

Jerome Tucker Band

Nov 19, 2019

Winner Durham vocalist of the year 2011, CBC Song of the week Oct 2016, CBC sounds of the season 2016 JTB is a wickedly talented group of musicians delivering funk, soul and a blistering brand of rhythm and blues. Jerome Tucker Philadelphia area born, Co-wrote songs with Ivan Neville of Keith Richards Band. Played with Otis Rush, Dickey Betts of the Alman...

Vivienne Wilder

Vivienne Wilder

Nov 19, 2019

Vivienne Wilder is a Canadian singer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, and visual artist currently living in Toronto. Originally from sunny Saskatchewan, Wilder grew up in a musical family, the youngest daughter of an orchestra bassist father and torch-singer mother. After many years of ‘side-manning’ for a long list of bands and solo artists, she became devoted...

Dan McVeigh

Dan McVeigh

Nov 19, 2019

New CD release 2018 – Resolutions, 2001 Brampton Arts Acclaim Award, Multiple Song Contest Winner (NSAI, Billboard Magazine) Dynamic singer-songwriter with 3 CD releases featuring award winning songs for songwriting. Dan McVeigh is an award winning songwriter with 3 CD’s to his credit. He is also been a coordinator for over 23 years with the Nashville...

Q & A – Zoey Adams and Tony Quarrington

Q & A – Zoey Adams and Tony Quarrington

Nov 19, 2019

Cowriter, coproducer,performer – two original CDs: Q&A “Christmas Dream”, Q&A “One More Thing”. Writer/performer, 2 original CDs for Children:” ROWAN!” Seasoned actress, comedienne, director, singer, songwriter. Zoey Adams’ performance career has spanned many decades. An actress, comedienne, singer, writer and...

Barbara Lynch

Barbara Lynch

Nov 19, 2019

Will You Ever Care for Me, Last CD released in 2009 and gained attention of the Cowboy Junkies and a place with their label Latent Records.

New to Winterfolk
Barbara Lynch is a Toronto based singer songwriter. Her music has strong blues, old style jazz rhythms and boogie woogie piano influences.

Heather Luckhart

Heather Luckhart

Nov 19, 2019

Blues-infused music with a message Heather Luckhart brings her life experiences and endurance into every musical moment. Luckhart’s connection to the blues is one she has earned. Her passion for the music community connects her internationally, which is evident through her social media influencer status on Instagram as well as through her various community...

David Storey

David Storey

Nov 19, 2019

A SONG WRITER AS QUINTESSENTIALLY CANDIAN AS MAPLE SYRUP AND ICE STORMS BeatRoute magazine: “David Storey and the side Road Scholars effortlessly bring the boot stomping, sing along energy when the time is right, but also know how to settle into more pensive moments.” New Album “made in Canada” released Jan 2019 Like his previously acclaimed releases, David...

Jack de Keyzer

Jack de Keyzer

Nov 15, 2019

Jack de Keyzer, 2X Juno, 7X Maple Blues Winner, International blues guitarist, singer & song writer. Jack de Keyzer plays the blues world wide. One of Canada’s most awarded and in demand blues guitarists he has released 11 CD’s and 1 DVD. An exciting live performer, soulful vocalist and world class song writer, de Keyzer performs an average of 150 shows per...

Jon Brooks & The Outskirts Of Approval

Jon Brooks & The Outskirts Of Approval

Nov 15, 2019

“Brooks’ massive declamatory vibe and hypnotic, inimitable guitar playing gives an audience goosebumps you could grate cheese on.” – Paul Corby, 2019. A machine gun of sincerity saving us from the healers of sadness and unknowing.  Jon Brooks’ music is polyphonic in sound, word, and influence. His performances are emotionally intense raids on the...

Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Nov 15, 2019

Singer-songwriter, poet and performer, tempered by the 60s-a beatnic hippy radical imbued with lots of mirth apparently. (Image not available at time of posting) Singer-songwriter, poet and performer, tempered by the 60s-a beatnic hippy radical imbued with lots of mirth apparently. From Virginia most recently in 1970 when landed in Stratford after playing in a...

The Layrite Boys

The Layrite Boys

Nov 15, 2019

The Layrite Boys, Self titled EP released, 2017. Stay tuned for the full length LP record! Toronto’s Old-time Country Duo. The new-old stock country sounds of The Layrite Boys hearken back to the Golden Age of country and bluegrass, but with feet firmly planted in the modern age. Though their style could outshine your ex’s wedding ring, it is the...

Isaak Bonk

Isaak Bonk

Nov 13, 2019

Isaak is the Subject of ‘Waiting in the Street’ – A documentary by Shane Pendergast  Isaak Bonk is a Toronto born musician, he plays a mixture of his his own compositions and pre-war/ folk revival era country blues and bluegrass. A TTC busker and musician about town, Isaak plays in many of Toronto’s bona fide folk clubs. Holding a...

James Gordon

James Gordon

Nov 12, 2019

40th album “The Heritage Hall Sessions” released 2019. New one-man Show “James Gordon’s Emergency Climate” Musical touring now. Veteran Canadian Songworker and Poetician. James Gordon is a Canadian songwriter/playwright/musician/producer and community activist. Co-founder of the legendary Canadian folk trio Tamarack, He’s released...

Meg Tennant

Meg Tennant

Nov 12, 2019

New CD Echoed Light released in Spring 2019 Folk roots songwriter Meg Tennant’s new CD Echoed Light offers up some hope, comfort and clarity.  Originally from Northern Ontario, songwriter Meg Tennant is currently based in Toronto after spending many years on the west coast. She has opened for the likes of Eliza Gilkyson and Tom Russell at...

Glen Hornblast

Glen Hornblast

Nov 12, 2019

Glen Hornblast is an award-winning Toronto songwriter, well-known to the Toronto folk community. Glen Hornblast is a well-known Toronto singer-songwriter whose music is an intoxicating blend of folk, country, blues and jazz. His latest CD “Once In A Blue Moon” has been very well-received and has garnered great reviews and radio play around the world. He...

VK Artist Promotion

VK Artist Promotion

Nov 11, 2019

Since 2013, VK Artist Promotion & Bookings has been working with talented artists across the GTA, supporting the live music scene in the city. VK offers live music entertainment, for any event or party, to help create an exciting and memorable experience. We are excited to showcase a few of our artists at Winterfolk.  www.vkartproman.com...

Seneca College Music Program

Seneca College Music Program

Nov 11, 2019

Seneca College’s music programs offer a unique educational opportunity to a select group of creative musicians. The intensive, hands-on curriculum, taught by some of Canada’s top music professionals, provides the students with the technical, musical and business skills to be truly Independent; to create, produce and market their own unique vision...

Brampton Folk Club

Brampton Folk Club

Nov 11, 2019

The Brampton Folk Club is a nonprofit community group dedicated to promoting folk music in the Brampton area. We have been around for 22 years and have over 50 members from all over the GTA. We hold monthly song circles, present two concert series, hosts open mics and participate in a variety of community events www.bramptonfolk.ca

NSAI Toronto

NSAI Toronto

Nov 11, 2019

NSAI Toronto has been part of the local songwriting community since 1992. NSAI Toronto has supported songwriters through monthly seminars on the art of songwriting and music industry education. They also provide opportunities for their members to perform in showcases such as Winterfolk and their own music festival called Tin Pan North now in its 21st year which...

Save 40% on Advance Winterfolk Wristbands

Save 40% on Advance Winterfolk Wristbands

Nov 5, 2019

Advanced wristbands at $15.00! Order early to avoid disappointment – can sell out quickly! Avoid lineups at the door.  A wristband allows entry to over 90 performances. We will be asking up to $25.00 at the door. Wristbands will be mailed on Jan 2, 2020 Quantity: Inventory Restriction Inventory Failure...