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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Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival Confirms First Round of 2020 Artists

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019

Reprinted from Sax & Violins Magazine, November 29, 2019 – Toronto, Canada’s annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival is back for its 18th instalment and has...

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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

Abigail Lapell

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019

2017 Canadian Folk Music Award Winner for Contemporary Album of the Year; new album GETAWAY released 2019 Call it prairie noir, or Canadiana desert rock: Abigail Lapell sings...

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Recent Posts

Jack de Keyzer

Jack de Keyzer

Nov 15, 2019

Jack de Keyzer, 2X Juno, 7X Maple Blues Winner, International blues guitarist, singer & song writer. Jack de Keyzer plays the blues world wide. One of Canada’s most awarded and in demand blues guitarists he has released 11 CD’s and 1 DVD. An exciting live performer, soulful vocalist and world class song writer, de Keyzer performs an average of 150 shows per...

Jon Brooks & The Outskirts Of Approval

Jon Brooks & The Outskirts Of Approval

Nov 15, 2019

“Brooks’ massive declamatory vibe and hypnotic, inimitable guitar playing gives an audience goosebumps you could grate cheese on.” – Paul Corby, 2019. A machine gun of sincerity saving us from the healers of sadness and unknowing.  Jon Brooks’ music is polyphonic in sound, word, and influence. His performances are emotionally intense raids on the...

Terry Jones

Terry Jones

Nov 15, 2019

Singer-songwriter, poet and performer, tempered by the 60s-a beatnic hippy radical imbued with lots of mirth apparently. (Image not available at time of posting) Singer-songwriter, poet and performer, tempered by the 60s-a beatnic hippy radical imbued with lots of mirth apparently. From Virginia most recently in 1970 when landed in Stratford after playing in a...

The Layrite Boys

The Layrite Boys

Nov 15, 2019

The Layrite Boys, Self titled EP released, 2017. Stay tuned for the full length LP record! Toronto’s Old-time Country Duo. The new-old stock country sounds of The Layrite Boys hearken back to the Golden Age of country and bluegrass, but with feet firmly planted in the modern age. Though their style could outshine your ex’s wedding ring, it is the...

Isaak Bonk

Isaak Bonk

Nov 13, 2019

Isaak is the Subject of ‘Waiting in the Street’ – A documentary by Shane Pendergast  Isaak Bonk is a Toronto born musician, he plays a mixture of his his own compositions and pre-war/ folk revival era country blues and bluegrass. A TTC busker and musician about town, Isaak plays in many of Toronto’s bona fide folk clubs. Holding a...

James Gordon

James Gordon

Nov 12, 2019

40th album “The Heritage Hall Sessions” released 2019. New one-man Show “James Gordon’s Emergency Climate” Musical touring now. Veteran Canadian Songworker and Poetician. James Gordon is a Canadian songwriter/playwright/musician/producer and community activist. Co-founder of the legendary Canadian folk trio Tamarack, He’s released...

Meg Tennant

Meg Tennant

Nov 12, 2019

New CD Echoed Light released in Spring 2019 Folk roots songwriter Meg Tennant’s new CD Echoed Light offers up some hope, comfort and clarity.  Originally from Northern Ontario, songwriter Meg Tennant is currently based in Toronto after spending many years on the west coast. She has opened for the likes of Eliza Gilkyson and Tom Russell at...

Glen Hornblast

Glen Hornblast

Nov 12, 2019

Glen Hornblast is an award-winning Toronto songwriter, well-known to the Toronto folk community. Glen Hornblast is a well-known Toronto singer-songwriter whose music is an intoxicating blend of folk, country, blues and jazz. His latest CD “Once In A Blue Moon” has been very well-received and has garnered great reviews and radio play around the world. He...

Alfie Smith & Nicole Christian

Alfie Smith & Nicole Christian

Oct 21, 2019

Award-winning slide guitar duo, 2018 IBC contestants, Hamilton-based songwriters and multi-instrumentalists     Alfie Smith and Nicole Christian are old-style slide guitarists, multi-instrumentalists and a blues duo not to be missed. Alfie Smith and Nicole Christian are old-style slide guitarists, multi-instrumentalists and a blues duo not to be...

Chloe Watkinson – This Is Our Time

Chloe Watkinson – This Is Our Time

Jan 28, 2019

Reprinted from FYI Jan 25, 2019 – Chloe Watkinson: “This Is Our Time” (Aporia): This Toronto singer is gradually making inroads with the tracks she has been releasing over the past year, now spinning on 200+ radio stations in 26 countries, and this new cut, released today, should sustain her career momentum. Watkinson’s sound fuses...