Feb 21 – 23, 2020

Mark Yan & Barry Mulcahy

Mark Yan & Barry Mulcahy

Dec 8, 2015

Mark and Barry are singer/songwriters who use soaring harmonies and crisp complementary guitars to showcase their energetic but folksy style. Cd release October 2015. Sponsored showcase FMO 2013. CD 2003 “Greetings”. Mark & Barry are accomplished solo songwriters who formed a duo in 2012. Their strong vocal harmonies and crisp guitars in the...

Annie Sumi

Annie Sumi

Dec 8, 2015

Annie Sumi is a songwriter that gracefully captivates her listeners through the songs and stories of her life. 2015 April released Debut-Album “Reflections”. Nominated for Songwriter of the Year 2015 TIMAs. 3 Successful Tours across Eastern Canada Summer 2015. Annie Sumi has taken her sweet, soulful voice to stages big and small, sharing glimpses of...

Acoustic Harvest Presents

Acoustic Harvest Presents

Dec 5, 2015

Since 1997, the Acoustic Harvest Saturday Night Monthly Concert Series has showcased and nurtured the careers of many fine Canadian performers. The late, great, Rick Fielding had the vision to bring the finest in acoustic roots/folk music to Toronto’s east end communities. Thus began Acoustic Harvest. Since it’s inception, audiences have enjoyed...

D’Arcy Wickham

D’Arcy Wickham

Dec 4, 2015

D’Arcy Wickham brings his exceptional songwriting and instrumental guitar talents to Winterfolk. 2007 Winner ‘Songs from the heart’ competition, for ‘Feather Fingers’. Featured performer North by Northeast Music Festival 2008, 2010, 2012. 2009 Canadian Region finalist Mountain Stage new song contest. With a professional musical...

Rick Taylor

Rick Taylor

Dec 3, 2015

London Ontario based finger style guitarist, singer songwriter and blues performer. Rick’s dynamism on guitar in several genres has kept him busy as a sought after session player and Main Stage performer for well over 40 years. Jimmy Lewis Life Time Achievement of the Blues Award 2011. Road To Memphis Winner 2012. Road To Memphis Winner 2013. Rick Taylor...

Peter Verity

Peter Verity

Dec 3, 2015

Peter Verity is a routes songwriter and performer who never fails to deliver a heart-felt performance laced with poignancy and humour. Winner of Best Folk Performer at the Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA) in 2005. 1st runner up in the folk category in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2003. Peter’s brand of original Canadian roots music wherein...

Danny Marks

Danny Marks

Dec 3, 2015

Danny Marks is a celebrated Canadian Musician and Media Host. Celebrated Musician Broadcaster. Host of BLUZ FM on JAZZ.FM91 and Cities in Blue on HIFI TV. Holder of Lifetime Achievement “Blues With a Feeling” award from Toronto Blues Society. A founding member of Edward Bear in the 1960’s, Danny spent many years in Toronto Clubs, from Alberts...

Lynn Harrison

Lynn Harrison

Dec 3, 2015

An inspirational presence on the Toronto singer-songwriter scene, Lynn Harrison captivates audiences of all ages with songs that are moving, powerful, life-affirming and just plain catchy. Also a Unitarian Universalist minister. Creator/host of “The Bridge” themed open mic. Fifth CD to be released in 2016. A gifted singer, guitarist, composer and...

Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) – Toronto Chapter

Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) – Toronto Chapter

Dec 3, 2015

NSAI Toronto exists to meet the educational and awareness needs of Toronto-area songwriters and to further the craft of songwriting in the GTA.     The Toronto Chapter holds monthly meetings on the First Tuesday of every month at Harris Institute in Toronto.     NSAI Toronto presents Ontario’s largest 3-day songwriter’s...

Alana & Leigh Cline

Alana & Leigh Cline

Dec 2, 2015

Alana and Leigh Cline are a Toronto based Celtic fiddle/guitar instrumental duo who combine Irish, Cape Breton and Scottish styles to create their own sound, while also including occasional Balkan tunes in their sets. Alana and Leigh Cline are a Toronto based Celtic fiddle/guitar instrumental duo who combine Irish, Cape Breton and Scottish styles to create...

Mean Mary

Mean Mary

Dec 2, 2015

Known internationally for lightning-fast fingers, haunting vocals, and intricate story songs, Mary travels the genres of folk-rock, bluegrass, and blues with banjo, fiddle, and guitar. New CD Release February 2016. New Novel Release February 2016. Iron Horse – IMA Vox Populi Winner Americana Song 2014. Mean Mary (Mary James), a Florida native now based in...

Annabelle Chvostek

Annabelle Chvostek

Dec 2, 2015

Annabelle Chvostek is a Juno-nominated singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist and once member of The Wailin’ Jennys. She has just released her fifth studio album “Be the Media”. New CD “Be the Media” released 2015. Juno nomination for the album “Rise”, 2013. Co-wrote two songs with Bruce Cockburn on his Juno winning...

Sharron Katz

Sharron Katz

Dec 2, 2015

Soulful Singer/songwriter Sharron Katz will connect you to your heart with her deep passionate vocals and original music in alternate tunings. Sharron’s CD Love’s crime featured on CBC Radio. New CD released September 2015 Another Song About Love Featuring Myke Mazzei David Barrett and Paul DeLong. Sharron Just moved to Stratford and is already...

Glenn Marais

Glenn Marais

Dec 1, 2015

Glenn Marais is a bluesy folk artist, with an intense and passionate performance style, creating original songs of hope, inspiration and true life. JUNO NOMINEE BEST SONGWRITING CATEGORY-“EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE LIKE YOU”. Architect of the Say My Name Canada Kindness Campaign featured Nationally on Global TV and The Toronto Star. Travelled several...

Wendell Ferguson

Wendell Ferguson

Dec 1, 2015

Wendell Ferguson is a hilarious songwriter, a great MC/Host, a stand up comic and can also play the guitar… a bit. 10 time CCMA award winner! 6 for Guitarist of the year. CFMA Winner for Instrumental Album of the Year “Menage A Moi”. Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014. Wendell Ferguson’s never worked a day in his life. He...

Mr. Rick

Mr. Rick

Dec 1, 2015

Mr. Rick is a Singer and fingerstyle acoustic guitarist performing original arrangements of the Trad. American Roots and Blues Song book. Rick has just finished his 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 born in post...

Moo’d Swing

Moo’d Swing

Dec 1, 2015

Moo’d Swing plays 1930s classic & obscure jazz tunes totally twisted into a roots style and piles of great 3 part vocal harmonies. Third cd just released titled Singin’ In the Bathtub. Celebrating our 20th year together. Moo’d Swing plays vintage music (early 20th century) with whacky vocal arrangements (essential to our sound) on...

Whiskey Epiphany

Whiskey Epiphany

Dec 1, 2015

Whiskey Epiphany is a high energy, Celtic acoustic rock band based out of Oakville, Ontario and are excited to be making their return to the Winterfolk stage! Opened for the Barra MacNeils this year at Carrousel by the River Festival in Windsor, 2015. Released first full length album, Old Story, 2012. Nominated for Best Arts Organization at the Stars Among Us...

Noah Zacharin

Noah Zacharin

Dec 1, 2015

“stunning guitar player”: Holger Peterson, Stony Plains Records, CBC; “like Bruce Cockburn, Ry Cooder, and Bonnie Raitt, Noah Zacharin possesses a virtuoso command of the guitar…world-wise songwriting”: Minor 7th; “wonderful songwriter and performer and a stunning guitarist”: Paul Mills, producer. Acknowledged guitar master...

David Storey

David Storey

Dec 1, 2015

David Storey is Comin’ Home. Back on stage since 2011, he has enthralled fans with his simple but powerful and literate Folk-Rock ballads describing characters, situations and emotions that are delivered with wit and honesty. Twenty-five years of award-winning writing, directing and producing. 2015 release cd Coming Home-“a collection of original musical...

Onion Honey

Onion Honey

Dec 1, 2015

Onion Honey plays a heartwarming, foot stomping mix of traditional and original folk music with classic instruments like banjo, Mandolin, guitar, washboard and more! Onion Honey has played a number of festivals across the country from Cambridge’s Mill Race Festival to a bit air balloon festival in the Maritimes. Onion Honey play a deliciously stellar...

Media Contact

Media Contact

Dec 1, 2015

  Media Contact   Telephone: (647)-971-3742                            Email: eric@thatericalper.com   Media Accreditation Submit Below Name * Title * Phone * Ext Email * Previous accreditation * YesNo Company * City * Program Media *...

Jory Nash

Jory Nash

Nov 30, 2015

Jory Nash is an award-winning singer-songwriter who blends elements of folk, jazz, blues, country and soul into an original stew of sound. 4 time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee. 8 CDs released. Producer/Artistic Director of THE WAY WE FEEL, a continuing multi artist show celebrating the music of Gordon Lightfoot. Jory Nash is an award-winning...

HOTCHA!

HOTCHA!

Nov 30, 2015

“Dust Bowl Roots with a Big Bad Beat” and vintage hillbilly swing, played with the energy of a runaway train. Winner, Toronto Independent Music Association Award, 2012 CD Dust Bowl Roots: Songs for the New Depression Home Routes Western Canada house concert tour, 2010 HOTCHA! (Beverly Kreller and Howard Druckman) plays rustic, rural songs of work...

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...

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...

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 itArtist & Volunteer ServicesStage ManagerPhotographerVideographerStage Announcer (MC)Sound Mixing / AssistMerchandise SalesInstrument LockupEquipment...

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...

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 duo...

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

jan 9 schedule draft

Jan 9, 2015

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. Community...

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...

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 Hornblast.

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,...

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...

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

Lori Cullen

Lori Cullen

Jan 27, 2014

With 7 recordings under her name this unique singer has an honest and heartfelt connection to the songs she performs. Juno Nominated Folk and Jazz Singer/Songwriter. This juno nominated singer never relies on clichés, never adheres to trends, and never emphasizes style over substance. Tying musical elements together is Cullen’s unique aesthetic, blurring the...

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...

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,...