Feb 21 – 23, 2020

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Posted by on Nov 9, 2018

How to play at Winterfolk. What we look for in artists and more exciting artist opportunities. 

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In The Press

How Winterfolk XVII helped Paul Corby get through another winter weekend

Posted by on Feb 26, 2019

By Paul Corby Feb 26, 2019, as printed in Roots Music Canada Magazine – A rousing carousel of song spun everything from simple roots folk to visceral blues scorchers past an...

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Press Releases

Toronto Born Singer/Songwriter returns for Winterfolk

Posted by on Feb 16, 2019

Ruth Schweitzer – Special to The CJN – Lynda Marks Kraar’s parents, both Holocaust survivors, were distressed when they saw their artistic, only child,...

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What's New

Faith Nolan

Posted by on Nov 19, 2019

Afro Scotian Music Award, Chalmers Award, Honored Dyke(Toronto Pride), Recipient, Ontario Federation Labour Cultural Activist Award Faith Nolan a Queer Afro Scotian...

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Recent Posts

Pete Otis

Pete Otis

Jan 3, 2016

Pete Otis is a multi faceted singer songwriter who has been in the music industry for over 40 years.     New CD release in April 2016 – “Mountains to Climb.”     Producer of “Honouring Our Own ” concert series.     Producer of “SongTown” concert...

Mike McKenna

Mike McKenna

Jan 3, 2016

Known largely for his slide guitar playing, McKenna began playing professionally in the early 1960s in Yorkville where he formed the group Luke & The Apostles.  He has since gone on to international fame. Toronto-born Mike McKenna is a blues guitar player who has played with Luke & the Apostles, Downchild, McKenna Mendelson Mainline, and more. His was...

Ben Sures

Ben Sures

Jan 3, 2016

Ben Sures is a masterful guitar player and songwriter, if you like Paul Simon and Richard Thompson you will probably like him too!     Ben Sures is the bravest songwriter in Canada – James Keelaghan.     “No wonder the songwriting prize juries love Ben Sures. In each guileless tune – touching on different styles and...

Brian Gladstone

Brian Gladstone

Jan 2, 2016

Brian Gladstone is a world class finger-style guitar player, a dynamic performer, and a prolific song writer not restrained by conventional boundaries.     PSYCHEDELIC PHOLK PSONGS was rated as FIVE STARS by the International Country Music Association.     BBC TV prime time TV series ‘ITS NOT EASY BEING GREEN’ used the...

SongTown

SongTown

Jan 2, 2016

Produced 4 compilation CD’s with over 40 artists and working on the 5th in 2016.     Produced numerous artist showcase concerts and working on a 10th anniversary concert in 2016.     Since 2006 SongTown has supported artists through compilation CD’s , concerts , recording and promotion . Empowering unsigned...

Howard Gladstone

Howard Gladstone

Jan 2, 2016

Howard Gladstone is a Toronto based singer/songwriter, who has released 4 CDs of original material, and returns to Winterfolk after 2 year recovery from a spinal cord injury.     Returning to performing at Winterfolk after 2 years, recovering from spinal cord injury (SCI).     Introducing new songs, and new playing style...

Joey Landreth

Joey Landreth

Jan 1, 2016

Winnipeg artist Joey Landreth is best known as the lead singer and guitarist with JUNO Award winners, The Bros. Landreth.     JUNO Award winner with his band The Bros. Landreth.     Has been featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Paste, Pollstar, and Exclaim, amongst others.     Currently nominated for...

Evaristo

Evaristo

Dec 28, 2015

Evaristo’s career has taken him from performing solo guitar in underground clubs in Havana to traveling the world as a lead singer of Havana’s world famous Tropicana show. Now in Toronto, he is a singer/songwriter whose songs mix Cuban folk rhythms with rock and urban to create a brand new sound. Evaristo’s original tune, “Tumbao Con Fe...

Murder Murder

Murder Murder

Dec 24, 2015

Murder Murder is a Bloodgrass band (Bluegrass + Outlaw Country + Exclusively Murder Ballads) hailing from the frozen forests of the Ontario Northland. Their tales of death are filled with life by the kick of the suitcase, saw of the fiddle, and roll of the banjo.     2015 Regional Champion for Northern Ontario – CBC Searchlight...

Jane Lewis

Jane Lewis

Dec 24, 2015

Canadian singer-songwriter Jane Lewis will showcase her piano-based folk-pop-roots style of music at Winterfolk this year, supported by Toronto dobro player Jason LaPrade. Finalist for the 2015 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award. 2015 Independent Music Award for Best Cover Song. Member of Gathering Sparks, 2014 CFMA Nominees for Vocal Group of the Year. Guelph...