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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,...

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 own...

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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 it...

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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  

Short Code for Artist Listings

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Dec 18, 2013

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...

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...

Interview Request

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Dec 5, 2013

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...

Media Accreditation

Media Accreditation

Dec 5, 2013

Name * Title * Phone * Ext Email * Previous accreditation * YesNo Company * City * Program Media * OnlinePrintRadioTelevisionVideographerCamera OperatorTelevision CrewPhotojournalistOther - Specify >>> Other Approx Date of Coverage * Deadline for media accreditation applications is February 20, 2020 noon. Accreditation will allow media access, space...

Winterfolk Live Auditions – 12/01/13 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

WINNERS @ WINTERFOLK AUDITION at the Moonshine Cafe

WINNERS @ WINTERFOLK AUDITION at the Moonshine Cafe

Nov 26, 2013

We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Moonshine Cafe – Oakville, ON this past Sunday, Nov 24th WINNERS: JOJO WORTHINGTON www.jojoworthington.com SARAH BEATTY www.sonicbids.com/LorneAllan2 JoJo Worthington and Sarah Beatty will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which runs Feb 14-16, 2014....

Winterfolk Live Auditions – 11/24/13 – Oakville, Ont – Moonshine Cafe

WF Sneak Preview Shows

WF Sneak Preview Shows

Nov 21, 2013

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! Winterfolk XII Sneak Preview Showcases – Nov 30TH @ The Moonshine Café, Oakville  / Dec 7TH @ The Freetimes Café, Toronto   WHO: FEATURING: Rick Taylor, Soozi Schlanger, Ginger St. James, Tony Quarrington, Mr. Rick, HOTCHA!, Brian Gladstone, Noah Zacharin, and Julian Taylor WHAT: Winterfolk XII Preview Show & Benefit...

About Winterfolk

About Winterfolk Winterfolk is an all-ages, urban blues and roots festival held annually in February and is situated in downtown Toronto. This winter festival emulates multi-stage rural summer festivals and has more than 150 artists performing on 5 stages for 3 days. It will also include workshops for guitar playing, song writing, and more....

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Winners of The Winterfolk Auditions Nov 10 at the Black Swan

Winners of The Winterfolk Auditions Nov 10 at the Black Swan

Nov 14, 2013

We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Black Swan – Toronto, ON this past Sunday, Nov 10 WINNERS: DON CAMPBELL www.doncampbellmusic.ca URBAN-GYPSY www.urban-gypsyband.com DON CAMPBELL and URBAN-GYPSY will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which runs Feb 14-16, 2013. Come to the festival and check...

Last Chance to Buy Winterfolk Tickets at half price. – 12/25/13 – Toronto, Ont – Winterfolk Festival

Tickets Go on Sale – Half Price Till Xmas ! – 11/18/13 – Toronto, Ont – Winterfolk Festival

Submissions Drop Box Closes for WF XII – 01/08/14 – Sonic Bids

Last chance for early pricing on Winterfolk Artist Submisisons – 12/15/13 – Sonic Bids

Winterfolk Preview Shows – Nov 30 Oakville and Dec 7 Toronto – Tickets on Sale

Winterfolk Preview Shows – Nov 30 Oakville and Dec 7 Toronto – Tickets on Sale

Nov 11, 2013

Winterfolk XII Sneak Preview Showcase – 12/07/13 – Toronto, Ont – Freetmes Cafe

Winterfolk XII Sneak Preview Showcase – 11/30/13 – Oakville, Ont – Moonshine Cafe

Winterfolk Live Auditions – 11/10/13 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

The Winners of Sunday’s Live Winterfolk Auditions

The Winners of Sunday’s Live Winterfolk Auditions

Nov 6, 2013

What a great night Nov. 3rd for the 1st round of auditions in Oakville's Moonshine Cafe The!  Here are your winners who will perform at #WinterfolkXII Feb 14-16, 2014! Join us at the festival and check 'em out! WHISKEY EPIPHANY www.whiskeyepiphany.com LORNE ALLAN www.sonicbids.com/LorneAllan2 BIG CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH; SEE YOU FEB!...

Winterfolk Live Auditions – 11/03/13 – Oakville, Ont – Moonshine Cafe

Winterfolk Live Auditions – 11/03/13 – Oakville, Ont – Moonshine Cafe

Nov 3, 2013

Announcing Winterfolk XIV

Announcing Winterfolk XIV

Nov 1, 2013

February 12 – 14, 2014 The festival will be presenting over 150 artists in 5 venues for 3 days of Blues and Roots music. Festival Dates are Feb 14-16,3014 at the Delta Eaton Hotel in downtown Toronto, Canada.

Your Winterfolk Festival Program Ad Reaches 50,000 People – Check out the possibilities and the rates

Your Winterfolk Festival Program Ad Reaches 50,000 People – Check out the possibilities and the rates

Oct 25, 2013

Enter – Fingerstyle Guitar Competition

Enter – Fingerstyle Guitar Competition

Oct 11, 2013

Winterfolk Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Date and Time February 16, 2014. 1:00 PM Start. Room to be advised. Prizes First Prize $500.00, Second Price $250.00, Third Prize $125.00 Apply Send an email to info@winterfolk.com to advise us you want to compete. Don’t attach audio files to the email, but send a link to your website or other web presence/site...

Get A Winterfolk Gig

Get A Winterfolk Gig

Oct 4, 2013

Winterfolk XII – Feb 14 – 16, 2014 This year, Winterfolk will hire about 150 artists. The artistic selection process will be similar to previous years, and below is a description of how we select our artists. Play for Large Attentive and Appreciative Audiences Many Artists Consider Winterfolk a Dream Gig We supply an good audience – Great to break...

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Volunteer Poster

Volunteer Poster

Sep 13, 2013

Winterfolk Volunteer Posters

Volunteer Duties

All Volunteers: Arrive on time and check in at the reception area before going to your post You are representing Winterfolk, so please be courteous and helpful to patrons, artists and the staff at venues, in order to leave them with a positive impression During performances keep conversations quiet and to a minimum Please silence your cell phone and only...

Award for Contribution to Live Music

Award for Contribution to Live Music

Mar 21, 2013

2013 Recipient is the Freetimes Cafe Proprietor Judy Perly  Details and description will be updated soon    

COLD WINTER MAKES WAY FOR HOT TALENT AT THIS YEAR’S WINTERFOLK BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL

COLD WINTER MAKES WAY FOR HOT TALENT AT THIS YEAR’S WINTERFOLK BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL

Feb 19, 2013

MUSIC FESTIVAL REVIEW Winterfolk is an Annual Blues & Roots Festival which was recently held at The Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto for the 11th year. It featured 150 Canadian Folk, Roots and Blues artists on 4 stages for 3 days of free unbelievable entertainment in an intimate setting. Brian Gladstone is Winterfolk Festival’s Founder, and is Executive...

Winterfolk XI Festival – Day 3 – 02/17/13 – Toronto, Ont – Delta Chelsea Hotel

Winterfolk XI Festival – Day 2 – 02/16/13 – Toronto, Ont – Delta Chelsea Hotel

Winterfolk XI Festival – Day 1 – 02/15/13 – Toronto, Ont – Delta Chelsea Hotel

Winterfolk XI Launch Party – 02/14/13 – Toronto, Ont – Delta Chelsea Hotel

Photographic Guidelines

Photographic Guidelines

Feb 11, 2013

Winterfolk Photographers Guidelines 2014 These are general guideline/suggestions only. Photographers Specifics  flash – please respect the performers, and the audience, and limit the use of flash. Nobody appreciates having a flash go off in their face when they are performing. On the other hand, if using a flash is the only way to get a decent shot, you can...

Winterfolk on Jazz FM – 02/09/13 – Toronto – JAZZ FM 91.1

Smokin Guitars of Wintefolk – 01/19/13 – Port Perry, Ont – Salvatore\’s Trattoria

Smokin Guitars of Wintefolk – 01/19/13 – Port Perry, Ont – Salvatore\’s Trattoria

Jan 19, 2013

Could not load product information Note: The printed receipt constitutes your ticket. Please bring it with you! Smokin Guitars of Winterfolk – Every year Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival engages in special “preview” performances that showcase some of the finest emerging and established talent the city has to offer. We want audiences to get a glimpse, a...

Benefit Concert For ArtsCan Circle

Benefit Concert For ArtsCan Circle

Dec 31, 2012

Benefit Concert For ArtsCan Circle Founded in 2002 by Mike Stevens, harmonica virtuoso, ArtsCan Circle has been building relationships with remote First Nation communities for over ten years. ArtCan Circle links volunteer creative artists with youth at risk in remote Indigenous communities. ArtsCan Circle sends teams of artists and musicians to Native...

The Organization

The Organization

Dec 27, 2012

Winterfolk Festival Winterfolk XII is returning to the Danforth & Broadview Area. All stages are indoors, under one roof, featuring quiet listening rooms. Mission Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage our community about various folk music styles including roots, blues, folk and more.  About Winterfolk Winterfolk is an...

The Songs of Phil Ochs

The Songs of Phil Ochs

Dec 12, 2012

The Songs Of Phil Ochs to be resurrected at Winterfolk XI Ochs’ sister and a panoply of fine artists pays tribute to the late master In his “When I’m Gone” song the late Phil Ochs stated that “you won’t find me singin’ on this song” nor “singing louder than the guns” after his death. But his sister Sonny Ochs and a stellar group of Canadian folk artists intend...

Smokin Guitars of Wintefolk – 12/08/12 – Toronto, Ont – Freetmes Cafe

WINTERFOLK XI SNEAK PREVIEW SHOWCASES – @ THE FREETIMES CAFÉ, TORONTO / THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ, OAKVILLE / SALVATORE’S / PORT PERRY

WINTERFOLK XI SNEAK PREVIEW SHOWCASES – @ THE FREETIMES CAFÉ, TORONTO / THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ, OAKVILLE  / SALVATORE’S / PORT PERRY

Nov 28, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS WINTERFOLK XI SNEAK PREVIEW SHOWCASES – @ THE FREETIMES CAFÉ, TORONTO / THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ, OAKVILLE / SALVATORE’S / PORT PERRY WHO: FEATURING: THE TRIO OF FUN: Tony Quarrington, Wendell Ferguson, Ken Whiteley w/ The Wanted, Mr. Rick, HOTCHA!, Joanne Crabtree & Marg Stowe, Crabtree...

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WINNERS @ WINTERFOLK AUDITION @ The Moonshine Cafe – Oakville, ON – Nov 25

Hi Everyone, We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Moonshine Cafe – Oakville, ON this past Sunday, Nov 25 WINNERS: THE SCHOTTS http://www.theschotts.com THE BLACKWOOD TWO www.theblackwoodtwo.com The Schotts and the Blackwood Two will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which runs Feb 14-17,...

Winterfolk Live Auditions – 11/25/12 – Oakville, Ont – Moonshine Cafe

Winterfolk Program Ad Rates

Winterfolk Live Auditions – 11/18/12 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

Winners of Auditions Nov 18 at the Black Swan

Hi Everyone, We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Black Swan – Toronto, ON this past Sunday, Nov 18 WINNERS: IRENE TORRES & THE SUGAR DEVILS http://www.thesugardevils.com CAROL TEAL & DAVID JOYCE http://www.tealandjoyce.ca The above two acts will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival...

Winterfolk Live Auditions – 11/11/12 – Stouffville, Ont – Buggys Diner

Winners of Winterfolk Auditions Nov 11 at Buggy’s Diner, Stouffville

Hi Everyone, We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at Buggy's Diner – Stouffville, ON this past Sunday, Nov 11 WINNERS: JULIAN TAYLOR http://ca.myspace.com/juliandeantaylor GLEN MARAIS http://ca.myspace.com/glennmarais Julian Taylor and Glen Marais will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which...

Winterfolk Live Auditions – 11/04/12 – Oakville, Ont – Moonshine Cafe

Winterfolk Tunes and Interview on Rogers TV – 11/02/12 – Toronto and Southern Ontario – Live on Rogers TV

Winterfolk Live Auditions – 10/28/12 – Toronto, Ont – Monarchs Pub

A Brief History of Winterfolk

A Brief History of Winterfolk

May 27, 2012

A Winterfolk History If ever proof were needed of the adage that “every cloud has its silver lining” the creation of the Winterfolk Festival provides a real-life demonstration. For this annual Toronto music event that has made such a positive difference in so many people’s lives began, ironically, because of a negative experience. Back in the spring of 2002,...