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Alfie Smith & Nicole Christian

Alfie Smith & Nicole ChristianAward-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 missed. Featuring Alfie’s belting baritone vocals mixed with Nicole’s sass and jazz flute, they bring you blues, roots and originals in a way you have never seen before. Traveling from Sudbury Northern Lights Festival to the IBC’s ...  Read more ...

Glen Hornblast

Glen HornblastGlen 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 describes his songs as “sad little stories of love, loss and heartache.” www.glenhornblast.com  facebook.com/glenhornblast twitter.com/glenhornblast  Read more ...

Isaak Bonk

Isaak BonkIsaak 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 monthly residency at Relish Bar & Grill as well as the Black Swan Tavern. https://www.facebook.com/IsaakBonkMusic/ https://www.facebook.com/IsaakBonkMusic/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZJpp3coDxo  Read more ...

Jack de Keyzer

Jack de KeyzerJack 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 year and has wowed audiences at many major Jazz and Blues Festivals. In addition to the Juno and Maple Blues ...  Read more ...

James Gordon

James Gordon40th 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 40 albums in 40 years! He was a weekly contributor to Arthur Black’s “Basic Black” CBC radio program, and has had more than 100 artists cover his songs. His song “Frobisher Bay” has become a Canadian classic and is sung ...  Read more ...

Jon Brooks & The Outskirts Of Approval

Jon Brooks & The Outskirts Of Approval“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 inexplicable human heart. Brooks’ 7 albums are thematic obsessions over paradox, love, fear, religion, war, PTSD, https://jonbrooks.ca/home  https://jonbrooks.ca/videos  Read more ...

Meg Tennant

Meg TennantNew 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 Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club. Her a capella songs have been performed by choirs in BC, Australia and Sweden, and she has had songs recorded by ...  Read more ...

Terry Jones

Terry JonesSinger-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 rock musical. Joined political folk group, “The Perth County Conspiracy” Terry then toured, recorded, played halls and clubs, and did radio and TV shows.  From Virginia most ...  Read more ...

The Layrite Boys

The Layrite BoysThe 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 substance of the Layrite Boys that could easily rekindle that lost love. After sharing the stage with such musicians as The Sadies, ...  Read more ...