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Clela Errington

Clela Errington

Nov 30, 2015

Clela’s voice is timeless and true, effortlessly reaching beyond technique and trends to wrap you in a warm soul embrace. Released new album More Love and Happiness in 2014. Produced by Juno award winner Alec Fraser Songs From the Heart – Best Instrumental – Honourable Mention – Harmonica composition Lace Curtains 2008 Clela’s vibrant blend of folk and...

Shawna Caspi

Shawna Caspi

Nov 30, 2015

Shawna Caspi is a guitar-picking, classically-trained folkie with a sweet-tooth for a good story, a sly lyrical wit, and a rich, powerful voice. Toured across Canada, including performances on VIA Rail trains Two songs from latest album received awards in 2015 Songs from the Heart songwriting competition Creates landscape paintings of places seen on tour:...

Tia Brazda

Tia Brazda

Nov 30, 2015

  Tia Brazda’s sassy songs and pin-up girl style have made a startling impression on the music scene in Canada and beyond, performing from Montreal to Amsterdam with a sound that pays homage to the golden era while adding a modern twist. New album ‘Bandshell’ and EP ‘Cabin Fever’ both debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart in Canada New...

Brampton Folk Club

Brampton Folk Club

Nov 23, 2015

The Brampton Folk Club is a non-profit community organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage folk music in the Brampton area.     We hold monthly meetings, run a ticketed concert series, and perform at various local and community events.     We average about 50 members, with over 20 performing acts.     Visit our website at www.bramptonfolk.ca    ...

Winterfolk Preview and Fundraiser November 22, 2015

Winterfolk Preview and Fundraiser November 22, 2015

Nov 6, 2015

With Tony Quarrington, Mr. Rick, HOTCHA!, Brian Gladstone, Noah Zacharin, D’Arcy Wickham, Clela Errington, David Storey and Glen Hornblast will also MC.

New Winterfolk Video

New Winterfolk Video

Oct 21, 2015

WFXIV Artists will be posted in Dec 2015

WFXIV Artists will be posted in Dec 2015

Oct 21, 2015

Volunteer Sign Up Here

Volunteer Sign Up Here

Oct 21, 2015

Join the Winterfolk Team Email * Name * Phone * Phone 2 Have you volunteered at Winterfolk Previously? *YesNo List Prior Festival Experience (if Applicable) Max 150 Characters I Can Do * Let's Talk About itSocial MediaArtist RegistrationStage ManagerPhotographerVideographerStage Announcer (MC)Sound MixingMerchandise SalesEquipment Set Up / Tear DownWork at...

About Winterfolk

About Winterfolk

Oct 21, 2015

About Winterfolk Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is on the Danforth, Feb. 12-14, 2016. It’s an  all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban, blues, rock,  jazz, country, folk and roots music , emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists will be performing at 5...

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Oct 21, 2015

Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival, now celebrating our 16th year, is back on the Danforth Feb. 10-12, 2017. The festival is made possible for our loyal Toronto festival-goers and music-lovers due to the continuous hard work, energy, dedication and passion contributed year-after-year from our amazing team of staff. Dougal Bichan Site Manager,...

Winterfolk Directions, Maps, Parking

Winterfolk Directions, Maps, Parking

Oct 21, 2015

Directions to Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival   Directions to Danforth Ave. by subway: Wintferolk Festival is held at multiple Toronto music venues, all situated on the Danforth between Broadview Ave. and Chester Ave. The Danforth BIA (Business Improvement Area)  is accessible from two Toronto subway stations: Broadview or  and Chester. Both  stops...

Venues and Times

Venues and Times

Oct 21, 2015

Winterfolk XIV Blues and Roots Music Festival will be held at the following times at the following Toronto clubs and concert stages on the Danforth: Winterfolk Hours Date Start Till Friday Feb 12, 2016 7:00 PM 1:30 AM Saturday Feb 13, 2016 1:00 PM 1:30 AM Sunday Feb 14, 2016 1:00 PM 11:00 PM Winterfolk Venues Black Swan Tavern 2 Stages154 Danforth Ave.(416)...

Working Within the Toronto Roots Music Community and More

Working Within the Toronto Roots Music Community and More

Oct 12, 2015

Winterfolk Works with Toronto Area Roots Music Community Partners Winterfolk works with various organizations and presenters within the Toronto music community, offering them stages at the festival. We aim to help increase their public visibility, attract larger audiences, encourage  new membership, offer exposure for their events, and generally assist in...

It takes a community to build a festival

It takes a community to build a festival

Oct 4, 2015

Support Winterfolk and the Roots Community It’s a simple formula. If you enjoy the music, then help to support the festival. Your contribution toWinterfolk willassist us to continue to present quality roots and blues music on an ongoing basis, and as well provide paid performance opportunities for artists. The majority of our budget goes to performing...

Copy of Maplepost email

Hi Folks, Wow, Winterfolk is almost here! Personally I’m really excited about appearances from The Polka Dogs, Linda McRae, Julian Taylor, Isabel & The Uncommons, The Heavyweights Brass Band, Ben Sures, Lynn Miles, The O’Pears, — oh geeez, the whole lineup is really amazing actually! — but I hope some of you will join us for some...

Folks Happily Brave the Winter for Winterfolk

Folks Happily Brave the Winter for Winterfolk

Feb 20, 2015

Submitted by Lee Fraser – This is a tale of bitter cold and welcoming warmth. Somehow, here in Toronto, the right light bulb went on over the right head.  Winterfolk is the creation of Brian Gladstone. Having spent most of his life in the corporate world, it seems that Brian chose to explore his creative side when others were embarking on mid-life...

WFXIII Bios for Program

WFXIII Bios for Program

Feb 18, 2015

ACOUSTIC HARVEST run by promoter Lillian Wauthier, has been presenting Saturday Night Monthly Concert Series since 1997. Back again at Winterfolk, tonight Lillian will present some of Canada’s top performers including Jon Brooks, Meg Tennant, Clela Errington with Jocelyn Barth, Suzie Vinnick, Laura Bird and Kelli Trottier. AL LERMAN is a multi-instrumentalist,...

Love at Winterfolk

Love at Winterfolk

Feb 15, 2015

Period costumes, good guitar times and triangle solos make for a fun Valentine’s Day – BY SARAH GREENE [Show slideshow] SWAMPERELLA, THE TRIO OF FUN, HOTCHA! and VIVIENNE WILDER BAND as part of WINTERFOLK XIII at Black Swan Tavern, Saturday, February 14. Rating: NNN The upstairs of Danforth’s Black Swan feels like an ancient place. A fitting locale,...

Julian Taylor revels in versatility

Julian Taylor revels in versatility

Feb 13, 2015

Toronto musician plays R&B at the Horseshoe one night, partakes in folk festival the next. By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Thu Feb 12 2015 Julian Taylor is used to shaking it up. For example, those headed to the Horseshoe on Saturday night will experience the full electrifying and soulful R&B glory of the eight-piece Julian Taylor Band as they...

Winterfolk trumps other special events this weekend

Winterfolk trumps other special events this weekend

Feb 13, 2015

Reprinted from TorontoMoon.ca – Gary 17 – While lovers will be preparing for Valentines Day on Saturday, patriots for the 50th anniversary of Flag Day Sunday and parents for Family Day on Monday, many GTA fans of Roots and Blues music are probably a lot more excited about the 13th edition of the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival taking place...

Preview: Winterfolk XIII Blues And Roots Festival

Preview: Winterfolk XIII Blues And Roots Festival

Feb 10, 2015

Reprinted from Hye’s Musings – The Winterfolk XIII Blues & Roots Festival brings us a stellar lineup of artists for its 13th annual edition; taking place February 13 – 15. A variety of music styles will fill five stages in various venues at Broadview and Danforth in Toronto. Venues include The Black Swan Tavern, The Globe Bistro, Dora...

Winterfolk on west Danforth Feb. 13 to 15

Winterfolk on west Danforth Feb. 13 to 15

Feb 9, 2015

East York Mirror – Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival will take place this weekend, Feb. 13 to 15. More than 150 artists will be performing on five stages in four venues, all between Broadview and Chester subway stops along Danforth Avenue, including the Black Swan Tavern (two stages), Dora Keogh Irish Pub, Terri O’s and Globe Bistro....

The top 5 shows to catch at Winterfolk 2015

The top 5 shows to catch at Winterfolk 2015

Feb 8, 2015

by Ryan Ayukawa Fraser & Girard – When Allan Fraser and Marianne Girard were in the process of coming up with a name for their duo, Marianne, was partial to “Girard and Fraser”. After a short time they changed it to Fraser & Girard for the vowel sound of it. Also, Allan Fraser had also been part of the popular 60’s-70’s...

WELCOME MEDIA

WELCOME MEDIA

Feb 6, 2015

WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL www.winterfolk.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/ABetterWorldOrg Hashtag: #Winterfolk2015 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winterfolk-A-Better-World/115302915190784 Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/745770455515465/ We’ve worked with many of you with interviews and advance coverage – and we...

Julian Taylor Like Coming Home

Julian Taylor Like Coming Home

Jan 30, 2015

Reprinted from Cashbox Magazine by Don Graham – Toronto’s  annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages on the Danforth, February 13 – 15, 2015. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a...

A WAVE OF FRESH TALENT AT WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL – FEB 13-15, 2015

A WAVE OF FRESH TALENT AT WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL  – FEB 13-15, 2015

Jan 28, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS A WAVE OF FRESH TALENT AT WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL – FEB 13-15, 2015  WHO: ARTISTS NEW TO THE FESTIVAL INCLUDE ALFIE SMITH, THE ANDREW COLLINS TRIO VIVIENNE WILDER BAND, THE POLKA DOGS, THE HEAVYWEIGHTS BRASS BAND, LINDA MCRAE AND MORE!  WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: Five...

Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

Jan 24, 2015

TICKETS: www.winterfolk.com/winterfolk-advance-ticket-sales/ Winterfolk’s 13th annual edition of the festival will host a variety of music styles, filling five stages in various venues at Broadview and Danforth in Toronto, where the festival will present four ticketed events along with many other affordable concerts, community stages and workshops. PROGRAM...

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Line-Up Announced

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Line-Up Announced

Jan 23, 2015

The artist line-up has been announced for the Winterfolk Festival XIII and it sure to be a time for them to shine at this great event. TORONTO – The Winterfolk XIII Blues & Roots Festival is proud to announce a stellar lineup for the 13th annual edition of the festival taking place February 13-15, 2015. A variety of music styles will fill five stages in...

Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks

Jan 21, 2015

I do not wear hats; I cannot grow a beard; I haven’t worn plaid in years; I am sincere and never cool; and no looping pedal or ukelele sits safely within 50 feet of my show. 5 time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee (2007/2009/2012/2015); 4 x for Songwriter of the Year. I’m not interested in ‘happy songs.’ I’m interested in getting...

Meg Tennant

Meg Tennant

Jan 21, 2015

Meg Tennant’s warm, bright blend of rootsy country and a capella songs will stir, challenge, uplift and comfort. Meg Tennant’s songs are “beguilingly beautiful” according to Steve Edge, artistic director of BC’s Rogue Folk Club, where Meg opened shows for the likes of Tom Russell and Eliza Gilkyson. Meg has returned to her home province of Ontario after many...

Kelli Trottier

Kelli Trottier

Jan 20, 2015

Kelli Trottier is a triple threat with her angelic voice and crisp fiddling enhanced by her own songs and fiery step dance. Performed for Sir Sean Connery’s private 80th birthday celebration. Toured with sensation string Entourage “Bowfire” for nine years. Nominated 3 times for fiddle player of the year with the CCMA. Kelli Trottier is a...

Clela Errington & Jocelyn Barth

Clela Errington & Jocelyn Barth

Jan 20, 2015

Clela is a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter with a unique blend of folk and jazz influences that create the perfect vehicle for her intimate and dynamic vocal delivery. In 2014, Clela released her fourth indie album, More Love and Happiness, produced by Juno award winner Alec Fraser. Clela and Jocelyn offer up original songs that highlight their shared...

Laura Bird

Laura Bird

Jan 20, 2015

Orangeville songstress Laura Bird draws inspiration from colorful palettes of folk roots, bluegrass and jazz standards. Writing with the keen eye of the observer and painters’ eye for lush images, she delivers her beautifully crafted songs through finely honed guitar work and her sultry smoky voice. Co-founded the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award 2002; Served...

Suzie Vinnick

Suzie Vinnick

Jan 20, 2015

Roots and Blues Niagara-based musician Suzie Vinnick is a force of nature with a six-string guitar. 10x Canadian Maple Blues Winner. Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year. 3x Juno Nominee. “She can belt out blues or croon a ballad with equal deftness. Her guitar work is effortlessly commanding and supremely tasteful. But it is her...

BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XIII

BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XIII

Jan 15, 2015

January 15, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XIII FEBRUARY 13 – 15, 2015 ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED! WHO: Danny Marks, David Essig, Gary Kendall, Jack de Keyzer, Polka Dogs, Jory Nash, Julian Taylor, Ken Whiteley, Linda McRae, Lynn Miles, Swamperella, The Heavyweights Brass Band,...

Cure Those Winter Blues

Cure Those Winter Blues

Jan 10, 2015

The Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, by Jeremy Finkelstein Reprinted from Collections Magazine, Dec 19 2014 insert to Toronto Globe and Mail – As a socially conscious brand of popular folk music exploded in the 1960s, with icons like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez at the helm, music scholars were left scrambling for a term to best capture the many influences...

Draft .. meeting notes – will finalize after your feedback

Draft .. meeting notes – will finalize after your feedback

Jan 10, 2015

This is a draft . listed notes by Bev and Marci .. I think most  is covered .. anything else pls let me know … Nothing received from Kevin, Lindsey, Katie, Dougal  – pls let me know if there is anything in addition to these notes. I’m confused .. pls confirm if stage manager is now called ‘stage assist’ .. Dougal talked about...

jan 9 schedule draft

The Full Schedule Is Available at the Door of All Winterfolk Venues Artist Line-up Highlights Tickets Toronto’s Winterfolk Music Festival is a combination of paid and free stages. There are 102 shows 98 are free performances and 4 paid stages. Artist Workshops –Themed multi-artis tpresentations, conceived and presented by the artists involved....

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Acoustic Harvest rings in the New Year with Winterfolk Showcase

Acoustic Harvest rings in the New Year with Winterfolk  Showcase

Jan 2, 2015

Acoustic Harvest is ringing in the New Year with its Pre-Winterfolk Festival Showcase, featuring an impressive lineup of talent.By Jon Muldoon • January 12, 2015  – Brian Gladstone has been part of Canada’s roots music scene for more than three decades, and has played close to 1,000 shows in the last 10 years alone. His five albums have been...

The top 5 winter music festivals in Toronto for 2015

The top 5 winter music festivals in Toronto for 2015

Jan 1, 2015

by Aubrey Jax – Winter music festivals in Toronto won’t be quite as chilly as previous years, what with outdoor Brrrrr Fest not returning to Echo Beach, but that might be for the best. Live music is best kept as an indoor affair during the frozen months, especially since this summer looks like it will be flooded with outdoor festivals. While...

Winterfolk XIII Preview Jan 17, 2015

Winterfolk XIII Preview Jan 17, 2015

Dec 23, 2014

Acoustic Harvest Presents Winterfolk XIII Preview Showcase WHEN: January 17, 2015 ARTISTS:  FEATURING  Brian Gladstone, Tony Quarringon, Noah Zacharin, Lynn Harrison, Clela Errington & Jocelyn Barth , Fraser & Girard , Meg Tennant. WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Preview Show & Benefit WHERE: Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican Church  1512 Kingston Rd.,...

The Top Ten Events in Toronto This Winter

The Top Ten Events in Toronto This Winter

Dec 10, 2014

by Aubrey Fax, Dec 8 2014, Toronto Blog –   Toronto’s 13th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages on the Danforth, February 13 – 15, 2015. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a...

SAVE THE DATE Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

SAVE THE DATE Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

Dec 6, 2014

Returns Family Day Long Weekend – February 13 – 15, 2015 WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: The Danforth: • Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave. , 416-469-0537, • Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., 416-778-1804, • Terri O’s, 185 Danforth Ave., 416-462-0038, • Globe Bistro (upstairs lounge), 124 Danforth...

Winterfolk XIII Posting Brief Summary

WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE:The Danforth: Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave. 416-469-0537, http://www.torontopubs.com/pub/blackswan Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave. 416-778-1804, www.allens.to/dora/ Terri O’s, 185 Danforth Ave. 416-462-0038, http://www.torontopubs.com/pub/terrios Globe Bistro (upstairs lounge), 124...

Winterfolk Returns Family Day Long Weekend

Winterfolk Returns Family Day Long Weekend

Nov 24, 2014

Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival Returns Family Day Long Weekend February 13 – 15, 2015 www.winterfolk.com Toronto’s 13th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages on the Danforth, February 13 – 15, 2015. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find the best of urban,...

Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk – 11/30/14 – Toronto, Ont – Freetmes Cafe

Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk – 11/30/14 – Toronto, Ont – Freetmes Cafe

Nov 22, 2014

Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk Nov 30, 2014

Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk Nov 30, 2014

Nov 19, 2014

This is Great! Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk & A Better World ! Glen Hornblast’s monthly series – ‘Nashville Bound’ Free Times Cafe – will feature artists playing at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival. On Sunday November 30th, the artists include Tony Quarrington , Noah Zacharin , Laura Fernandez , Brian Gladstone (me), Mr....

Get a Winterfolk Gig

Get a Winterfolk Gig

Oct 20, 2014

How Winterfolk Selects Talent 1. Artistic Director Committee will Select About 100 Artists Approximately 100 Artists Will Be Selected by the Winterfolk Music Festival Artistic Director (AD) Team We have a team of three people on the AD committee who decide on the talent as a group. The AD committee will  hire approximately 100 known artists based on a variety...

Typical Profile of Winterfolk Artists

Typical Profile of Winterfolk Artists

Oct 20, 2014

What we Look for in Artists We seek out artists who are creating a ‘buzz’ within the music community, filling their calendars (4-5 gigs a month or more), having a good well maintained website, generating press and media, generating radio play, actively and efficiently working social media, regular branded email blasts, selling out shows, getting reviews,...

What Winterfolk Offers Artists

What Winterfolk Offers Artists

Oct 20, 2014

Winterfolk’s Commitment to Our  Artists We supply a good audience – Great to break in new territory! Typically, we offer artists 2 – 3 paid performance opportunities during the Winterfolk weekend. Play for Large Attentive and Appreciative Audiences Many Artists Consider Winterfolk a Dream Gig Remuneration will be based on budget considerations, which...

Ginger St. James at Winterfolk

Ginger St. James at Winterfolk

Feb 25, 2014

  by Kollin Lore • February 19, 2014   Raz Mataz Magazine had a chat with Ginger St. James, who was a pleasure to talk to, with her perky, friendly and fun personality. Ginger brought all of those qualities on stage along with a whole lot of sultriness. Her music features bluesy rock-n-roll melodies, and her vocals resembles a more throwback, country kind of...

Moonshine Café owners receiving deserved honours from Winterfolk Festival

Moonshine Café owners receiving deserved honours from Winterfolk Festival

Feb 21, 2014

Reprinted from torontomoon.ca Having just celebrated its eighth anniversary last month, Oakville’s Moonshine Café is about to get a new feather in its cap to display as part of its many mementos of special moments over those years. The room at 137 Kerr St. in downtown Oakville is being toasted by organizers of the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival for its...

What the Artists Have to Say about Winterfolk XII

This is a forum for Winterfolk XII artists to share their festival experience for the Winterfolk Website.

TONY QUARRINGTON – Honouring Our Own – A Film by Glen Hornblast

TONY QUARRINGTON – Honouring Our Own – A Film by Glen Hornblast

Feb 15, 2014

A short video celebrating the career of Canadian musician Tony Quarrington at an event sponsored by Winterfolk Festival and Songtown on February 16th, 2014 at the Black Swan in Toronto. Directed by Toronto Musician/Filmmaker, Glen...

Winterfolk music festival on tap Friday to Sunday at Danforth Avenue venues

Winterfolk music festival on tap Friday to Sunday at Danforth Avenue venues

Feb 15, 2014

Reprinted from the East York Mirror, Feb 13, 2014 Folk-blues-roots festivals are usually held in the summer in rural areas. But Winterfolk, which runs in Toronto Friday, Feb. 14, to Sunday, Feb. 16, turns that on its head and does just the opposite: it’s a folk-blues-roots festival right in the heart of Toronto, right smack-dab in the middle of winter. It’s...

Winterfolk Roots and Blues

Winterfolk Roots and Blues

Feb 13, 2014

MUSIC MUSIC FEATURE Winterfolk XII By SARAH GREENE WINTERFOLK XII featuring JACK DE KEYZER, LYNN MILES, RON HYNES, TONY QUARRINGTON, SWAMPERELLA, DINAH THORPE and more, at various venues, Friday to Sunday (February 14-16). Free-$15. winterfolk.com. The Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival – tiding over Toronto folkies during that long, cold chasm between...

Ginger St. James drops the burlesque, but not the tease

Ginger St. James drops the burlesque, but not the tease

Feb 13, 2014

Reprinted from the Toronto Star, Feb 13, 2014 From bump ’n’ grind to bumps n’ bruises, Ginger St. James has experienced it all. And now the former Les Coquettes and Steeltown Sirens burlesque queen is bumping up her popularity as a sassy and dynamic rockabilly singer, songwriter and guitarist, creating a national buzz with some slightly cheeky music and a...

Brian Gladstone Interview, from James McGee

Brian Gladstone Interview, from James McGee

Feb 10, 2014

Brian Gladstone Interview Had a chance last week (on a snowy afternoon no less) to sit down with Brian Gladstone and discuss the upcoming Winterfolk Festival. Now in its 12th year the festival features a wide range of musical styles including Zydeco, cajun, blues, roots, and blue grass. Brian talks about the early days of the festival, the showcases, and some...

Copy of Meeting Notes

Copy of Meeting Notes

Feb 7, 2014

Winterfolk Meeting Notes Feb 2, 2014 TO DO PERSON RESPONSIBLE Brian to contact John at Black Swan and ensure he is OK with Lindsey using 3rd floor room for counts, and storing cash in his safe. Brian Get $150 float for cash boxes – $10, $5, $2, $1 and bring to festival for Linds Brian Write scripts for WF to include artist BIOs Brian Update volunteers...

MC NOTES

MC NOTES

Feb 7, 2014

READ THE FOLLOWING at About 8 MINUTES BEFORE THE HOUR, BETWEEN ARTISTS DURING SET UP. WHEN THE ARTIST IS SET UP AND READY TO GO, THEN INTRODUCE THE ARTIST / AND READ THEIR BIO. MC SCRIPT Good afternoon/evening. Welcome to the 12th Annual Winterfolk Festival, where three days of blues and roots music will be presented to folks of all ages, in the...

WF XII Artist Quick Bios

  Andy Griffiths is a passionate folkin’-rock singer/songwriter known for his fun energetic performances and catchy tunes.  He is thrilled to be part of the WINTERFOLK family again this year!   Anne Walker, singer-songwriter based in Toronto writes moving and deeply honest songs delivered with a strong, expressive voice. Bob Ryder is a young folk, blues...

The 12th Annual Winterfolk Music Fest looks back and moves forward

The 12th Annual Winterfolk Music Fest looks back and moves forward

Feb 4, 2014

The 12th Annual Winterfolk Music Festival is right around the corner does any of you even know that it’s been around for 12 years? ​ With the JUNOS right around the corner, Winterfolk festival announced a few notables as part of their festival line up – Ron Hynes-Jazz FM host Laura Fernandez – Jason Fowler That’s to name a few…… I caught up with...

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival returns to west end of Danforth Avenue

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival returns to west end of Danforth Avenue

Feb 3, 2014

The west Danforth is once again home to the 12th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, which will take place on five stages in four venues Feb. 14 to 16. The venues include the Black Swan Tavern (two stages), Globe Bistro, Terri O’s and Dora Keoghs; all walkable from Broadview or Chester subway stations. Featured artists include roots and blues...

Winterfolk XII Day 3 – 02/16/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

Winterfolk XII Day 2 – 02/15/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

Winterfolk XII Day 1 – 02/14/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

Mean Mary James ready to play at Toronto’s Winterfolk XII

Mean Mary James ready to play at Toronto’s Winterfolk XII

Jan 26, 2014

 StrynatkaToronto Performing Arts Examiner “Mean” Mary James is about as opposite from her nickname as a person can get: she’s sweet, kind, patient, easygoing, and upbeat. And in an interview from her home in Nashville, Tennessee on Jan. 22, 2014, the 33-year-old singer talked about her background, career, struggles and accomplishments, and...

Tony Quarrington’s days of being part of the background may be ending

Tony Quarrington’s days of being part of the background may be ending

Jan 23, 2014

Reprinted from Toronto Moon Given his commanding physical presence and even more impressive list of accomplishments, creations and distinctions, you’d think it would be hard for people to overlook multi-instrumental guitarist, composer and producer Tony Quarrington. Yet this large-framed musical behemoth usually somehow fades into the background while he’s...

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS 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...

Winterfolk XII arrives in Toronto in just over three weeks

Winterfolk XII arrives in Toronto in just over three weeks

Jan 20, 2014

Christina StrynatkaToronto Performing Arts Examiner     To say Winterfolk founder and director Brian Gladstone is excited the festival’s returning to the Danforth is an understatement. “I talked to the owners on the Danforth and they said, ‘Yes, come back, come back’, he said in an interview on Jan. 14, 2014. “I can’t see us...

Winterfolk announces lineup for twelfth year Feb. 14-16

Winterfolk announces lineup for twelfth year Feb. 14-16

Jan 20, 2014

Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine With its return to venues located on Danforth Ave. near Broadview in east Toronto, the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival is poised to once again be the place to be for live music during the forthcoming Valentines Day weekend. After a two-year experiment of holding the three-nights-and-two-days event in a downtown hotel,...

Live on Rogers TV with Tony Quarrington – 02/10/14 – Toronto and Southern Ontario – Live on Rogers TV

Corby\\\’s Orbit with Paul Corby – 01/17/14 – Regent Radio

Top Media Points

    • Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof, urban blues and roots music festival that emulates multi-stage rural summer festivals. The festival is in its 12th year.   • Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage the community about various music styles including roots, blues, folk and more....

WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS – FEB 14 – 16, 2014

WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS – FEB 14 – 16, 2014

Jan 16, 2014

– HONOURING OUR OWN: CELEBRATING CANADIAN TREASURE TONY QUARRINGTON – THIS ONE’S THE DREAMER: REMEMBERING RICK FIELDING – GRAINNE CD RELEASE OF LAST YEAR’S “LIVE at winterfolk” RECORDING – REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS: A FORAY INTO CANADA’S ROOTS MUSIC SCENE IN THE 1960S – FOUR TICKETED EVENTS ANNOUNCED TORONTO – THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014 – The Winterfolk XII Blues...

Brian Gladstone Live Radio Interview – 02/08/14 – Brantford, Ontario – CKPC Radio 1380 AM / 92.1 FM “Just us Folk”

Brian Gladstone Live Radio Interview – 02/09/14 – Brantford, Ontario – CKPC Radio 1380 AM / 92.1 FM \”Just us Folk\”

Video Clips

Video Clips

Jan 14, 2014

Videos courtesy of Glen Hornblast            Download Video Clips (Dropbox) Julian Taylor 15 Seconds    Julian Taylor 30 Seconds      Mr. Rick 15 Seconds    Mr. Rick 30 Seconds Sample View Video Clips (files are HD high definiation, allow loading time) … Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting...

Winterfolk Documentary Video

Winterfolk Documentary Video

Jan 13, 2014

Winterfolk Video by Glen HornblastSee what Winterfolk is all about.This is Winterfolk on the Danforth … Thanks for Watching

Festival Director’s Bio

Festival Director’s Bio

Jan 13, 2014

Hi Res Image Brian Gladstone Artist Website Brian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for almost thirty-five years as an artist, producer, festival director, and activist. Brian Gladstone has written and recorded four albums, all of which have garnered global acclaim and worldwide airplay, with a fifth to be released in late 2014....

JoJo Worthington

JoJo Worthington

Jan 13, 2014

This pink headed chick is going to blow your brains to smithereens with her infectiously catchy tunes and whimsical loops! Winner of Best Folk and Best Song at Toronto Independent Music Awards New CD Released January 15th 2015 New Music Video release for “Amadeus” Dec 15th 2014 With her infectiously catchy and whimsical melodies, this pink-headed...

BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII

BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII

Jan 12, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS   BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII FEB 14 – 16, 2014  ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED!  WHO: Ron Hynes, Jason Fowler, Mean Mary, Lynn Miles, Tony Quarrington, Rick Taylor, Danny Marks, Jack de Keyzer, Marianne Girard, Brent Titcomb, Ginger St. James, Laura Fernandez, Mr. Rick, Noah Zacharin,...

Honouring Our Own CelebratesTony Quarrington

Honouring Our Own CelebratesTony Quarrington

Jan 4, 2014

9,000 Gigs + 40 Albums + 1 Juno = 10,000 Memories       Veteran musician Tony Quarrington has been a formidable and thriving presence on the Toronto music scene for more than 40 years. He first appeared at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1966, and played at many renowned Yorkville nightclubs and coffee houses in the late ‘60s, performing ballads, blues and his...

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Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone?

Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone?

Dec 28, 2013

An audience sing-a-long hosted by Sue and Dwight The legendary folk revival of the ’60s happened 50 years ago, but the songs of hope and social justice that defined the era still resonate today. Sue and Dwight, Michelle Rumball, and Tony Laviola bring their successful monthly folk sing-a-long show to Winterfolk. The show includes folk classics like ‘If I...

The Spirit of Yorkville

The Spirit of Yorkville

Dec 28, 2013

The Voice of a Generation Honouring some of the legends of the Yorkville era of music in Toronto. Presented by The Spirit Of Yorkville, a loose coalition of former “village” denizens and habituées, the show will feature some of the iconic talents from the area’s halcyon era in the 60s and early 70s, when it was home to some of the most cherished and memorable...

Winterfolk returning to Danforth Ave. for twelfth festival Feb. 14-16

Winterfolk returning to Danforth Ave. for twelfth festival Feb. 14-16

Dec 21, 2013

Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine Following a preliminary announcement that didn’t attract a lot of attention when it was first made on December 5 (your favourite music news magazine never even received a copy of it until it was forwarded by an artist today!) the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival has confirmed on its website today that after two years...

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Half Price on Festival Weekend Pass $20.00

Winterfolk XII February 14 – 16, 2014 Toronto, Canada Half Price on Winterfolk Tickets Till Dec 25  

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f Headlines [/tabtext] About More Video [/tabcontainer] Content goes here Content goes here Content goes here Content goes here [/tabs] f f f Consummate live performer AARON GARNER had his musical career begin nearly 20 years ago, and his travels have led him to all over Canada to perform with award-winning masters of their craft, blues legends, and Canadian...

Jack de Keyzer

Jack de Keyzer

Dec 16, 2013

  Jack de Keyzer is a 2 X Juno (Canada’s Grammy) and 7X Maple Blues award winning artist, blues guitarist, singer, song writer and producer and one of the finest blues guitarists on the scene  today. 2 X Juno (Canada’s Grammy) 7X Maple Blues award winning artist   Jack de Keyzer is a 2 X Juno (Canada’s Grammy) and 7X Maple Blues award winning...

Brian Gladstone Live Interview – Acoustic Workshop – 02/10/14 – Toronto, Ontario – CIUT 89.5 FM

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Early-Bird Tickets Now On Sale

Early-Bird Tickets Now On Sale

Dec 9, 2013

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EARLY-BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW! WINTERFOLK XII BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 14-16, 2014 SPECIAL PRICING UNTIL CHRISTMAS! VENUES ANNOUNCED www.winterfolk.com TORONTO – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013 – Tickets are on sale now for the 12th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival taking place February 14-16, 2014. The festival...

This One’s the Dreamer – Remembering Rick Fielding

This One’s the Dreamer – Remembering Rick Fielding

Dec 9, 2013

Rick Fielding was a beloved performer and teacher, who mentored many in today’s roots community like Eve Goldberg and Chris Coole Rick released two great recordings on the Canadian label BOREALIS. Rick appeared at Mariposa in 1966 with the Gangreen Boys, including Tony Quarrington and Andrew Hermant. They followed Doc Watson (not their choice). Eve...

Seneca College Independent Music Presents

Seneca College Independent Music Presents

Dec 8, 2013

If you’ve seen ‘Seneca College Independent Music presents’ at earlier Winterfolks you’ll know how much talent there is in that programme. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. The Independent Music Production Program at Seneca College offers creative musicians and songwriters an intensive, hands-on curriculum, taught by some...

Song Town Presents

Song Town Presents

Dec 8, 2013

SongTown is a multi-faceted music company involved in the discovery and promotion of artists, event co-ordination, CD production and music publishing Produced 4 songwriter compilation CD’s with #5 slated for the fall 2014 Produced 2 SongTown Music Festival’s with 3rd Annual Fest in Oct ’14 Produce “Honouring Our Own–Tony...

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Speak Music Beverly Kreller 416-258-5683 bev@speak-music.com Interview Requested With * Select Artist Name From ListAcoustic Harvest PresentsAlana & Leigh ClineAnnabelle ChvostekAnnie SumiBen SuresBrampton Folk ClubBrian GladstoneClela ErringtonDan McVeighDanny MarksD'Arcy WickhamDavid EssigDavid StoreyDr B's Acoustic Medicine ShowDrumhandFraser...