Winterfolk Artists

Lucy Kaplansky

Twice awarded Best Pop Album of the Year by Association for Independent Music, Bestselling album on Red House Records, new CD coming 2022

Lucy Kaplansky has released eight critically acclaimed solo albums, two of which won the AFIM award for “Best Pop Album,” and her album “Ten Year Night” is Red House’s best selling album of all time.
Lucy’s latest release Everyday Street (2018) is a stunning collection of songs weaving stories of joy, friendship, family, loss and discovery.

Lucy's version of Roxy Music's "More than This" has over 12 million streams on Spotify, and she has appeared on the CBS Morning Show, NPR’s Weekend and Morning Editions and All Things Considered, Mountain Stage, and West Coast Live.


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Lynn Miles

Juno Award winning singer/songwriter/producer/writer

Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters.

Lynn’s 15th album We’ll Look For Stars” was released on July 3 2020 and climbed to the #1 position on the Euro Americana Chart for the month of August 2020 and earned numerous 5 star reviews in Europe and North America.


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Mean Mary

2 new albums coming in 2022

Mean Mary is known internationally for her lightning-fast fingers, haunting vocals, and intricate story songs.

Award-winning musician/writer and fan favorite (over 30 million views on her YouTube videos), Mean Mary, literally grew-up in music. She evolved from a child prodigy who played for tips on the streets of Nashville (“startling talent” said the Tennessean) to a seasoned performer and headliner of over 4000 festivals and concerts (“the voice of a ragged Angel combined with the banjo playing of the Devil” says No Depression).


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Julian Taylor

Awarded in 2021 Solo Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards

Julian Taylor is used to shaking it up over the course of 10 albums in the last two decades. Of West Indian and Mohawk descent, Taylor first made his name as frontman of Staggered Crossing in the early 2000s. These days, however, the soulful singer/guitarist might be on stage one night playing with his eponymous band, spilling out electrified rhythm and blues glory, and the next he is at a folk festival delivering a captivating solo singer-songwriter set. In everything he does, Taylor has carved his own path, creating genre-free music with a generosity of spirit and a strong belief in the healing powers of song.

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Ori Dagan

Winner: Best Local Musician or Group, NOW Magazine Reader's Poll, 2021; New Album "Click Right Here" coming out in spring, 2022!

Award-winning jazz singer, songwriter and recording artist Ori Dagan is taking jazz to new and exciting places.

His rich baritone voice and impressive abilities as an improviser produce an instantly recognizable sound. In live performance, he surrounds himself with Canada’s finest musicians, performing an engaging mix of material which is always fresh and in the moment.
Look for Dagan's upcoming 4th album: an all-original release, "Click Right Here," due out in the spring of 2022.


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Ken Whiteley and The Belua Band

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Rob Lutes

Nominated for four 2022 CFMAs and a Maple Blues Award for 2021's COME AROUND

A multiple CFMA and Maple Blues nominee, the Kerrville songwriting winner and soulful singer has over 20 years steadily built a collection of exquisite songs that inhabit the intersection of folk, blues and Americana.

A masterful fingerstyle guitarist with an unmistakable, soulful voice, Rob Lutes has steadily built a reputation for writing exquisite songs that inhabit the intersection of folk, Americana, country, blues and the contemporary singer-songwriter genre.


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Donne Roberts Band

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Sue Foley

Blues Music, Juno and Maple Blues Award winner Sue Foley is considered one of the most talented blues and roots guitarists around.

Sue Foley is a multi award winning musician, and one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. Foley spent her early childhood in Canada, mesmerized by her father's guitar and started her professional career at sixteen. By twenty-one, she was living in Austin, TX and recording for Antone's.

In 2020, she won "Traditional Blues Female" at the International Blues Music Awards in Memphis. She's also a Juno Award winner, holds the record for the most Maple Blues Awards including "Best Guitar Player", and has earned three Trophées de Blues de France.


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Shari Ulrich

Juno and CFMA Winning legendary

Multiple Juno and CFMA winner – legendary singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist based in BC.

Originally a California girl, Shari Ulrich settled on the west coast of Canada in 1970, and soon launched her life in music as a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

From her time with the legendary Pied Pumkin to The Hometown Band, and on as a solo artist, her career has resulted in 25 albums to date Along the way, she has garnered 2 JUNO awards and several nominations, an induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, and a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for English Songwriter of the Year.


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Jack de Keyzer Band

2 X Juno Award Winner and 7 X Maple Blues Award Winner

Acclaimed guitarist, singer, song writer, band leader and producer, Jack de Keyzer rarely sits still. For 46 years or roughly a couple million miles , de Keyzer has been hitting the road , air and studio to bring his brand of guitar driven blues around the globe.

Playing over 100 shows a year, de Keyzer’s music is steeped in Chicago blues, London England’s (de Keyzer’s birth place) blues rock, Detroit’s Motown, Muscle Shoals deep soul, Memphis’ rock and roll, and Philadelphia’s funky soul jazz

With 12 records, 1 DVD , 2 Junos and 7 Maple Blues Awards, de Keyzer delivers the goods wherever, whenever he performs.


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Robert Priest

People's Poet Winner. New Bob-Wiseman-produced album, Love is Hard, released Jan 1st 2022. Robert Priest is a beloved poet and singer/songwriter with works for adults and children.

SOCAN award-winning singer/songwriter Robert Priest is one of the few Canadians to have achieved bestseller status as both a songwriter and a poet. The fiery rock ballad, Song Instead Of A Kiss, which he co-authored with Alannah Myles and Nancy Simmonds spent two weeks at the top of the charts in Canada and still receives airplay all around the world. His book of poetry, Reading The Bible Backwards, rose to number two on the Canadian poetry charts, its sales exceeded only by those of Leonard Cohen. His new album, Love is Hard has just been released.


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Suzie Vinnick

Suzie Vinnick is an Award Winning Canadian Roots & Blues Artist – 10 MapleBlues Awards, 1 Canadian Folk Music Award and 3X Juno Nominee

Suzie has a voice you've heard a thousand times and one you'll never forget. It soars, it growls, it whispers and it shouts from a deep, deep well of emotion. The pure joy she exudes when she picks up that guitar is so worth the show.

Suzie has toured nationally with Downchild, Stuart McLean's The Vinyl Café, the John McDermott Band and she performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. She was also the voice of Tim Horton's for 5 years.

Suzie's latest album is a full band roots and blues extravaganza entitled Shake The Love Around.

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Josh Ritchie

New album "Love at the End of the World" released in Sept. 2021

Josh Ritchie, a born performer with a unique brand of story driven art-rock.

Josh Ritchie is a born performer. Ever since he could stand he's had a guitar in his hands and songs in his bones. As a performer he's eclectic, charming and captivating. As a songwriter he's poignant, elegant and shows a wisdom beyond his humble years. This combined with Ritchie's infectious charisma and significant musical chops make him a complex artistic entity that will leave you wanting more. His unique brand of story driven art-rock will move you, inspire you and, most importantly, have you dancing and singing along.


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Graham Lindsey

Winner of 'Songs From the Heart' 2021 FMO Instrumental Award

Graham is a composer who won the 2021 Songs from the Heart Instrumental Award, Anna is an award winning East Coast fiddler playing with Come From Away
Anna Ludlow and Graham Lindsey captivate audiences with lively Celtic instrumentals and songs from the East Coast and Ontario traditions.

Graham Lindsey brings a deep respect to the traditions that inform his inventive Celtic tunes. His dynamic stage presence as a solo artist is only amplified when playing with other fine musicians.

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Taylor Abrahamse

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