Feb 22 – 24, 2019

In The Press

Casa Loma guitarist strikes a chord for Winterfolk festival

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018

Rick Zolkower talks performing, coming to Canada and his future album  February 19, 2018 Brian Baker Americana, musician, Rick Zolkower, Winterfolk Reprinted from Streeter –...

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Performers

Lori Cullen

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018

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...

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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

NSAI Toronto

NSAI Toronto

Dec 8, 2017

NSAI Toronto is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary as a songwriters chapter in 2018.     NSAI meetings are held at the Harris Institute once a month. New writers alway welcome.     NSAI puts on our 19th annual songwriters festival, Tin Pan North, on May 24-26, 2018.     NSAI Toronto exists to teach writers the craft of songwriting and to help provide...

The Moonshine Cafe

The Moonshine Cafe

Dec 8, 2017

The Moonshine Cafe Stage at Winterfolk is a showcase of emerging talent chosen from our regular performers at the Open Mic’s and Jam’s in our venue.     The Moonshine Cafe is into it’s thirteenth year of presenting Live Music.. 7 Nights a week. The focus always has been, and continues to be on independent, emerging and established artists.    ...

Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams

Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams

Dec 8, 2017

An institution at Winterfolk since Year One, singer/songwriter Tony Quarrington appears this year with his new duet partner Zoey Adams.     In our new incarnation as ‘Q. and A.’, singers and co-composers, we have already done concerts in a bookstore and a barbershop!     Tony and Zoey will be appearing together in May 2018 in a show of his original...

David Bradstreet

David Bradstreet

Dec 8, 2017

David Bradstreet: writer of hit, “Renaissance”; JUNO, “Best New Male Vocalist” 1977; extensive recording and touring for 45 years.     Gold and Platinum Albums.     JUNO Award Winner and Nominee.     A&M Records, Universal Records.     DAVID BRADSTREET is best known for his song ”Renaissance” – an iconic Canadian hit. He has been...

Smokey Folk

Smokey Folk

Dec 8, 2017

Traditional bluegrass with a modern sound.     Toronto’s premiere bluegrass band.     Smokey folk has been playing around Toronto for over 10 years, delighting audiences with their distinctive bluegrass sound. Traditional and mashing, but with a modern and sometimes humorous style, Smokey folk never fails to disappoint . So come get yer bluegrass on!    ...

Sue and Dwight

Sue and Dwight

Dec 2, 2017

Socially conscious contemporary folk music with a few twists.     Songwriters, singers, musicologists, authors, advocates, activists.     3 CD releases including For A Moment (2016).     Creators of Canada’s only tribute to the 60’s folk revival,‘Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone’.     Born too late to be part of the 1960’s folk revival, Winnipeg born, Toronto...

Kim Doolittle

Kim Doolittle

Dec 2, 2017

Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller, Original Recording Artist, Humorist.     Into The Blue released April 2017!     Top 5 on Stingray Radio.     Programmed on CBC, Blues Radio Neetwork, Folk Routes and Stingray Music.     I love to sing, write, play and tell stories. My 9th studio album, “Into The Blue”, produced and co-written by Ken Whiteley is the sum of 43...

The Max Woolaver Band

The Max Woolaver Band

Dec 2, 2017

The Max Woolaver Band draws inspiration from the lyrical power and inspired musicianship of the deep well of North American roots tradition.     Factor New Talent; Pick of the Writer’s Nights, Bluebird Cafe, Nashville; Penguin Eggs – Highly recommended.     NXNE; Canada Music Week; CBC Toronto 7 Ottawa; CTV; U of T Radio; Great Review – Dirty Linen; Folk...

Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks

Dec 2, 2017

Jon Brooks writes songs to calm those souls who’ve looked into and seen what is in their hearts; he also writes songs to terrify those who have not.     4 x nominee for English Songwriter of the Year at The Canadian Folk Music Awards (2007/2009/2012/2014).     4th Canadian since 1975 to win the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Award.     My...

Durham County Poets

Durham County Poets

Nov 29, 2017

The obvious joie de vivre expressed while performing together is reflected in the good-time feel that the band creates.     New CD Grimshaw Road 2017 riding high on Canadian Blues charts.     Durham County Poets’ groovy roots sound capturing hearts everywhere they play.     Penguin Eggs calls Kevin Harvey ‘one of Canada’s most underrated blues...