Feb 22 – 24, 2019

In The Press

Save 40% on Advance Winterfolk Wristbands – Now On Sale

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018

Save on advanced wristband orders, as the price will be higher at the door. Order now and save!

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Performers

D’Arcy Wickham

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018

With a career spanning over 4 decades and with credits that include …guitarist for the Ian Thomas Band , Polydor Recording and touring Artist, award winning songwriter...

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Get a Winterfolk Gig!

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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News Letters

Winterfolk Preview & Birthday Bash Dec 8

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

The 17th Annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, taking place in Toronto February 22-24, 2019, is set to present the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, and will feature returning favourite artists as well as fresh new talent.

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Recent Posts

HOTCHA!

HOTCHA!

Jan 2, 2018

Award-winning, high-energy hillbilly swing duo blends old-time Western, bluegrass, early swing and country gospel delivered with the energy of a runaway train. Soaring vocals, lively accordion, gritty guitar, wailing harmonica and big-beat bodhran.      WINNER OF TWO 2012 TORONTO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS (BEST FOLK/ROOTS & HNSS LIVE ACOUSTIC)!!     Koerner...

Al Lerman

Al Lerman

Jan 2, 2018

A 40+ year veteran of the Canadian blues scene and one of the top harmonica players in the country, Al is a an engaging and skilled performer whose often humorous anecdotes are interspersed between great blues numbers.     Nominated in 2016 for Maple Blues Award as “Acoustic Act Of The year”.     Won two Juno Awards with his former band FATHEAD.    ...

Danny Marks

Danny Marks

Jan 2, 2018

A founding member of Edward Bear in the 1960’s, Danny spent many years in Toronto Clubs, from Alberts Hall to the Cadillac Lounge. He apprenticed at CBC radio with Arthur Black and Shelagh Rogers before landing his own program on JAZZ.FM.     Blues with a Feeling Lifetime Achievement Award.     Cashbox Legacy Award.     Released new album in 2016...

Santerias

Santerias

Jan 2, 2018

Toronto Urban Latin ensemble fires up funk fusion.     Santerias was just voted by people’s choice “Play The Parks 2017 Band of the Season”!     Santerias’ newest single release “Mundo Desigual” (Unequal World) has been well received by the media and highly supported by CBC radio.     This Toronto quartet, brings each member’s diverse musical...

Musically Yours

Musically Yours

Dec 21, 2017

We provide a platform for new artists to be heard on TV & on our website.     We provide free recording opportunities.     Our magazine showcases awesome Canadian independent talent.     We are proud to help Canadian independent artists pursue positive and creative ventures through music on our TV show, open mic night and the arts & entertainment...

Laura Bird

Laura Bird

Dec 21, 2017

Known for her warm stage presence, finely honed guitar work, and distinctive, sultry voice, Guelph songstress Laura Bird draws musical influence from a mosaic of early folk roots, contemporary bluegrass and old jazz standards.     Winner Wellington County Regional Songwriting Competition 2012.     Guelph ON songstress Laura Bird draws inspiration from a mosaic...

Jerome Tucker Band

Jerome Tucker Band

Dec 21, 2017

We are a funky R&B soul band with a blistering groove.     CD released 2016 “Still on Fire”.     song of the week CBC Here and Now 99.1FM.     CBC Sounds of the Season Host band 2016.     Jerome Tucker band is a blistering funky, rocky, exciting entity. Based out of Toronto they have etched their mark in the city through their live televised...

Jory Nash

Jory Nash

Dec 21, 2017

Winner, Songs From the Heart Contest 2000.     4 time CFMA nominee.     Winner, Penguin Eggs Album of the Year, 2010.     Jory Nash is a singer songwriter who blends elements of folk, jazz, blues and soul into an original stew of sound.                                                                                                                           ...

Winterfolk Volunteer Meet Up Dec 16

Winterfolk Volunteer Meet Up Dec 16

Dec 13, 2017

Do you want to know more about volunteering at Winterfolk?  Would you like to meet other volunteers?  Do you have past experiences you’d like to share with others? This is an informational gathering for anyone who is thinking about volunteering at the festival and for those who have done so in the past. I’ll be there to answer your questions about...

Sean Peever

Sean Peever

Dec 12, 2017

A roots music powerhouse who stirs a heady mixture of folk-rock-soul-RnB-Celtic-country-bluegrass-rocksteady.     CD release, The Eyes of Sarah Miles, 2015.     Played at the Eaglewood Folk Festival, 2007, and The Stewart Park Festival, 2005.     Debut CD, Love On The Transitway, 2003.     Born & raised in Ottawa as the youngest of 6 children (which meant...