Feb 22 – 24, 2019

Ginger St. James Live Radio Interview: SiriusXM Radio – 02/14/14 – ON – IndieCan Radio/SiriusXM Radio: The Verge

Brian Gladstone Live Radio Interview: Sirius Radio – 02/15/14 – ON – IndieCan Radio/SiriusXM Radio: The Verge

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 Ticketed Event: Honouring Our Own Celebrates Tony Quarrington – 02/16/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

Winterfolk TIcketed Event: The Best of Winterfolk Blues & Roots – 02/15/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

Winterfolk Ticked Event: Songwriters Series – 02/15/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

Winterolk Ticketed Event: Love at Winterfolk – 02/14/14 – Toronto, Ont – Black Swan Tavern

Ginger St James Featured Story: Toronto Star – 02/13/14 – Toronto, Ontario – Toronto Star

Brian Gladstone Featured Story: Toronto Star – 02/13/14 – Toronto, Ontario – Toronto Star

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

Lynn Miles Live Radio Interview – Corby\’s Orbit – 02/14/14 – Regent Radio

Mr. Rick Live Radio Interview – Rogers TV – 02/13/14 – Toronto and Southern Ontario – Live on Rogers TV

Brian Gladstone Live Radio Interview – Rogers TV – 02/10/14 – Toronto and Southern Ontario – Live on Rogers TV

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

Brian Gladstone Live Radio Interview – 02/08/14 – 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....

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,...

This One’s the Dreamer – Remembering Rick Fielding

RICK FIELDING The music of the late Rick Fielding (1944-2004) spans country, blues, bluegrass, traditional ballads, contemporary folk, and more. Fielding was an accomplished musician who played guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, and autoharp, and who truly loved performing, teaching, and talking about music – whether on stage, in a classroom, or over a kitchen...

TONY QUARRINGTON

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 original tunes. Quarrington’s relentless career as a...

The Spirit of Yorkville

The Spirit of Yorkville: The voice of a generation This stage will honour some of the legends of the Yorkville era of music in Toronto. Presented by The Spirit Of Yorkville, a loose coalition of former “Yorkville village” denizens and habitu鳬 the show will feature some iconic talents from the hippie haven’s halcyon era in the ’60s and early...

Where Have All The Folksongs Gone?

Where Have All The Folksongs Gone? An audience sing-along 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. Toronto folk/roots duo Sue and Dwight have created a series called “Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone,” a...

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...

MARK THE DATES! – Winterfolk is Back on the Danforth! – February 14-16, 2014

MARK THE DATES! – Winterfolk is Back on the Danforth! – February 14-16, 2014

Dec 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARK THE DATES! WINTERFOLK XII BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 14-16, 2014 WE’RE BACK ON THE DANFORTH! WHO: Some of the best blues & roots artists on the Canadian music scene today WHAT: The Twelfth Annual Winterfolk XII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: The Danforth – various venues WHEN: February 14-16, 2014   TICKETS: Mostly...

Announcing Winners @ Winterfolk Audition Dec 1 @ The Black Swan

Announcing Winners @  Winterfolk Audition Dec 1 @ The Black Swan

Dec 11, 2013

Hi Everyone, We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Black Swan – Toronto, ON this past Sunday, Dec 1 WINNERS: PILOT LIGHT www.sonicbids.com/PilotLight2 DINAH THORPE www.dinahthorpe.com PILOT LIGHT and DINAH THORPE will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which runs Feb 14-16, 2014. Come to the...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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

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! Festival...

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

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...

Volunteer Poster

Winterfolk Volunteer Posters

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...

HONOURING OUR OWN: A TOAST TO CANADIAN FOLK ICON BRENT TITCOMB – AS PART OF WINTERFOLK XI – FEB 17, 2013 @ 8-11 PM

HONOURING OUR OWN: A TOAST TO CANADIAN FOLK ICON BRENT TITCOMB – AS PART OF WINTERFOLK XI – FEB 17, 2013 @ 8-11 PM

Feb 8, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WInterfolk and Songtown Present… HONOURING OUR OWN: A TOAST TO CANADIAN FOLK ICON BRENT TITCOMB AS PART OF WINTERFOLK XI – FEB 17, 2013 @ 8-11 PM – w/ LIAM TITCOMB, DAVID BRADSTREET, DAVID WOODHEAD, TONY QUARRINGTON, BRIAN GLADSTONE, BRIAN BLAIN, GLEN HORNBLAST AND BELA RAY  WHO: Liam Titcomb, David Bradstreet, David Woodhead, Tony...

TUNE IN THIS WEEKEND FOR SOME WINTERFOLK XI LOVE….

For some Winterfolk love, Tune in this weekend to… CHES Radio — The Mix 88.1 Acoustic Planet – Join host Steve Clarke tonight and next Friday from 8-10pm for some of the best folk and roots music from artists such as Jon Brooks, Grainne, Sue & Dwight, Crabtree & Mills and more! (Fridays 8 to 10 pm) CHES Radio — The Mix 88.1,...

ARTISTS PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT PHIL OCHS – w/ HOST SONNY OCHS AND GUESTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS ARTISTS PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT PHIL OCHS AT  WINTERFOLK XI – FEB 14-17, 2013 – w/ HOST SONNY OCHS AND GUESTS   WHO: Sonny Ochs, Jon Brooks, Eve Goldberg, Noah Zacharin, D'Arcy Wickham, Brian Gladstone, David Newland, David Essig, Tony Quarrington and Sebastian Agnello WHAT: Winterfolk XI Blues and...

A WEALTH OF TALENT AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XI – FEB 14-17, 2013 – ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS A WEALTH OF TALENT AT  WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XI – FEB 14-17, 2013 – ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED! WHO: Sonny Ochs, The Whiteleys, Brent Titcomb, Liam Titcomb, Maria Dunn, Danny Marks, Jack de Keyzer, Al Lerman, Fraser/Daley, Wendell Ferguson, Irene Torres & the Sugar Devils, Jeffery Straker, Jon Brooks, Julian...

Performance and Interview on Channel 12 Television (Oshawa) w/ Brian Gladstone and Tony Quarrington

CHANNEL 12 TELEVISION (OSHAWA) THURSDAY, JAN 17 @ 5, 7 and 11:30PM Festival Director Brian Gladstone will chat about the fest and the concert and artist Tony Quarrington will perform.

COMING TO PORT PERRY! JAN 19 – SMOKIN’ GUITARS OF WINTERFOLK XI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS SMOKIN’ GUITARS OF WINTERFOLK XI BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL PREVIEW CONCERT @ SALVATORE’S TRATTORIA IN PORT PERRY, ON WHO: Some of the best blues & roots artists on the Canadian music scene today WHAT: Winterfolk XI Blues and Roots Festival Preview WHERE: Salvatore’s Trattoria, 263 Queen St.,...

MARK THE DATES! WINTERFOLK XI BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL – FEB 14-17, 2013

MARK THE DATES! WINTERFOLK XI BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL – FEB 14-17, 2013

Jan 11, 2013

WHO: Some of the best blues & roots artists on the Canadian music scene today WHAT: Winterfolk XI Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: The Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W Toronto, ON / 416-595-1975 WHEN: February 14-17, 2013 TICKETS: Free! WEBSITES: www.winterfolk.com / www.deltachelsea.com TORONTO – MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 – The Winterfolk Blues &...

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 Songs of Phil Ochs

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...

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

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 & Mills, Brian...

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, 2012....

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...

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...