What’s New at Winterfolk

This page shows the archived library of recent Winterfolk posts, going back a few years. Listed in  reverse chronological order, descending order according to publication date. 

This page depicts the history of Winterfolk going back to 2012. Very interesting how the festival has changed and adapted over the years. 

Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage our community about various folk music styles including roots, blues, folk and more.

What’s New at Winterfolk

Alana & Leigh Cline

Alana & Leigh Cline

Alana and Leigh Cline are a Toronto based Celtic fiddle/guitar instrumental duo who combine Irish, Cape Breton and Scottish styles to create their own sound, while also including occasional Balkan tunes in their sets. Alana and Leigh Cline are a Toronto based Celtic...

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Mean Mary

Mean Mary

Known internationally for lightning-fast fingers, haunting vocals, and intricate story songs, Mary travels the genres of folk-rock, bluegrass, and blues with banjo, fiddle, and guitar. New CD Release February 2016. New Novel Release February 2016. Iron Horse – IMA Vox...

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Annabelle Chvostek

Annabelle Chvostek

Annabelle Chvostek is a Juno-nominated singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist and once member of The Wailin' Jennys. She has just released her fifth studio album "Be the Media". New CD "Be the Media" released 2015. Juno nomination for the album "Rise", 2013....

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Sharron Katz

Sharron Katz

Soulful Singer/songwriter Sharron Katz will connect you to your heart with her deep passionate vocals and original music in alternate tunings. Sharron's CD Love's crime featured on CBC Radio. New CD released September 2015 Another Song About Love Featuring Myke Mazzei...

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Glenn Marais

Glenn Marais

Glenn Marais is a bluesy folk artist, with an intense and passionate performance style, creating original songs of hope, inspiration and true life. JUNO NOMINEE BEST SONGWRITING CATEGORY-"EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE LIKE YOU". Architect of the Say My Name Canada Kindness...

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Wendell Ferguson

Wendell Ferguson

Wendell Ferguson is a hilarious songwriter, a great MC/Host, a stand up comic and can also play the guitar… a bit. 10 time CCMA award winner! 6 for Guitarist of the year. CFMA Winner for Instrumental Album of the Year "Menage A Moi". Inducted into the Canadian Country...

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Mr. Rick

Mr. Rick

Mr. Rick is a Singer and fingerstyle acoustic guitarist performing original arrangements of the Trad. American Roots and Blues Song book. Rick has just finished his 3rd CD "Songs about God and Booze" available at CD Baby. Now Magazine, 4 stars. Singer, guitarist, and...

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Moo’d Swing

Moo’d Swing

Moo'd Swing plays 1930s classic & obscure jazz tunes totally twisted into a roots style and piles of great 3 part vocal harmonies. Third cd just released titled Singin' In the Bathtub. Celebrating our 20th year together. Moo'd Swing plays vintage music (early 20th...

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Whiskey Epiphany

Whiskey Epiphany

Whiskey Epiphany is a high energy, Celtic acoustic rock band based out of Oakville, Ontario and are excited to be making their return to the Winterfolk stage! Opened for the Barra MacNeils this year at Carrousel by the River Festival in Windsor, 2015. Released first...

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Noah Zacharin

Noah Zacharin

"stunning guitar player": Holger Peterson, Stony Plains Records, CBC; "like Bruce Cockburn, Ry Cooder, and Bonnie Raitt, Noah Zacharin possesses a virtuoso command of the guitar…world-wise songwriting": Minor 7th; "wonderful songwriter and performer and a stunning...

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David Storey

David Storey

David Storey is Comin’ Home. Back on stage since 2011, he has enthralled fans with his simple but powerful and literate Folk-Rock ballads describing characters, situations and emotions that are delivered with wit and honesty. Twenty-five years of award-winning...

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Onion Honey

Onion Honey

Onion Honey plays a heartwarming, foot stomping mix of traditional and original folk music with classic instruments like banjo, Mandolin, guitar, washboard and more! Onion Honey has played a number of festivals across the country from Cambridge's Mill Race Festival to...

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Successful Winterfolk XIV Sneak Preview and Fundraiser!

Successful Winterfolk XIV Sneak Preview and Fundraiser!

Full House at the Winterfolk XIV Sneak Preview Showcase and Fundraiser Sunday, Nov 22nd @ The Freetimes Café. The Free Times Cafe audience enjoyed a sneak preview of what they can look forward to at the 14TH ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL in February 2016....

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Media Contact

Media Contact

  Media Contact   Telephone: (647)-971-3742                            Email: eric@thatericalper.com   Media Accreditation Submit Below [contact-form-7 id="4045" title="Media...

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Jory Nash

Jory Nash

Jory Nash is an award-winning singer-songwriter who blends elements of folk, jazz, blues, country and soul into an original stew of sound. 4 time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee. 8 CDs released. Producer/Artistic Director of THE WAY WE FEEL, a continuing multi...

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HOTCHA!

HOTCHA!

"Dust Bowl Roots with a Big Bad Beat" and vintage hillbilly swing, played with the energy of a runaway train. Winner, Toronto Independent Music Association Award, 2012 CD Dust Bowl Roots: Songs for the New Depression Home Routes Western Canada house concert tour, 2010...

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Clela Errington

Clela Errington

Clela’s voice is timeless and true, effortlessly reaching beyond technique and trends to wrap you in a warm soul embrace. Released new album More Love and Happiness in 2014. Produced by Juno award winner Alec Fraser Songs From the Heart – Best Instrumental –...

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Shawna Caspi

Shawna Caspi

Shawna Caspi is a guitar-picking, classically-trained folkie with a sweet-tooth for a good story, a sly lyrical wit, and a rich, powerful voice. Toured across Canada, including performances on VIA Rail trains Two songs from latest album received awards in 2015 Songs...

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Tia Brazda

Tia Brazda

  Tia Brazda’s sassy songs and pin-up girl style have made a startling impression on the music scene in Canada and beyond, performing from Montreal to Amsterdam with a sound that pays homage to the golden era while adding a modern twist. New album 'Bandshell' and...

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Brampton Folk Club

Brampton Folk Club

The Brampton Folk Club is a non-profit community organization whose purpose is to promote and encourage folk music in the Brampton area.     We hold monthly meetings, run a ticketed concert series, and perform at various local and community...

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About Winterfolk

About Winterfolk

About Winterfolk Toronto's Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is on the Danforth, Feb. 12-14, 2016. It's an  all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you'll find the best of urban, blues, rock,  jazz, country, folk and roots music , emulating a...

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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival, now celebrating our 16th year, is back on the Danforth Feb. 10-12, 2017. The festival is made possible for our loyal Toronto festival-goers and music-lovers due to the continuous hard work, energy, dedication and...

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Winterfolk Directions, Maps, Parking

Winterfolk Directions, Maps, Parking

Directions to Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival   Directions to Danforth Ave. by subway: Wintferolk Festival is held at multiple Toronto music venues, all situated on the Danforth between Broadview Ave. and Chester Ave. The Danforth BIA (Business...

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Venues and Times

Venues and Times

Winterfolk XIV Blues and Roots Music Festival will be held at the following times at the following Toronto clubs and concert stages on the Danforth: Winterfolk Hours Date Start Till Friday Feb 12, 2016 7:00 PM 1:30 AM Saturday Feb 13, 2016 1:00 PM 1:30 AM Sunday Feb...

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Working Within the Toronto Roots Music Community and More

Working Within the Toronto Roots Music Community and More

Winterfolk Works with Toronto Area Roots Music Community Partners Winterfolk works with various organizations and presenters within the Toronto music community, offering them stages at the festival. We aim to help increase their public visibility, attract larger...

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It takes a community to build a festival

It takes a community to build a festival

[tippy title="What You Should Know about Winterfolk"height="450" width="650" offsetx="200" offsety="-60"] About Winterfolk Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages on the Danforth, Feb. 12-14, 2016. It’s an...

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Hi Folks, Wow, Winterfolk is almost here! Personally I'm really excited about appearances from The Polka Dogs, Linda McRae, Julian Taylor, Isabel & The Uncommons, The Heavyweights Brass Band, Ben Sures, Lynn Miles, The O'Pears, -- oh geeez, the whole lineup is...

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Folks Happily Brave the Winter for Winterfolk

Folks Happily Brave the Winter for Winterfolk

Submitted by Lee Fraser - This is a tale of bitter cold and welcoming warmth. Somehow, here in Toronto, the right light bulb went on over the right head.  Winterfolk is the creation of Brian Gladstone. Having spent most of his life in the corporate world, it seems...

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Love at Winterfolk

Love at Winterfolk

Period costumes, good guitar times and triangle solos make for a fun Valentine's Day - BY SARAH GREENE SWAMPERELLA, THE TRIO OF FUN, HOTCHA! and VIVIENNE WILDER BAND as part of WINTERFOLK XIII at Black Swan Tavern, Saturday, February 14. Rating: NNN...

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Julian Taylor revels in versatility

Julian Taylor revels in versatility

Toronto musician plays R&B at the Horseshoe one night, partakes in folk festival the next. By: Nick Krewen Music, Published on Thu Feb 12 2015 Julian Taylor is used to shaking it up. For example, those headed to the Horseshoe on Saturday night will experience the...

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Winterfolk trumps other special events this weekend

Winterfolk trumps other special events this weekend

Reprinted from TorontoMoon.ca - Gary 17 - While lovers will be preparing for Valentines Day on Saturday, patriots for the 50th anniversary of Flag Day Sunday and parents for Family Day on Monday, many GTA fans of Roots and Blues music are probably a lot more excited...

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Preview: Winterfolk XIII Blues And Roots Festival

Preview: Winterfolk XIII Blues And Roots Festival

Reprinted from Hye's Musings - The Winterfolk XIII Blues & Roots Festival brings us a stellar lineup of artists for its 13th annual edition; taking place February 13 - 15. A variety of music styles will fill five stages in various venues at Broadview and...

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Winterfolk on west Danforth Feb. 13 to 15

Winterfolk on west Danforth Feb. 13 to 15

East York Mirror - Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival will take place this weekend, Feb. 13 to 15. More than 150 artists will be performing on five stages in four venues, all between Broadview and Chester subway stops along Danforth Avenue, including...

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The top 5 shows to catch at Winterfolk 2015

The top 5 shows to catch at Winterfolk 2015

by Ryan Ayukawa Fraser & Girard - When Allan Fraser and Marianne Girard were in the process of coming up with a name for their duo, Marianne, was partial to "Girard and Fraser". After a short time they changed it to Fraser & Girard for the vowel sound of it....

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WELCOME MEDIA

WELCOME MEDIA

WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL www.winterfolk.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/ABetterWorldOrg Hashtag: #Winterfolk2015 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Winterfolk-A-Better-World/115302915190784 Facebook Event Page:...

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Julian Taylor Like Coming Home

Julian Taylor Like Coming Home

Reprinted from Cashbox Magazine by Don Graham - Toronto’s  annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is a combination of paid and free concert stages on the Danforth, February 13 – 15, 2015. It’s an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof event, where you’ll find...

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Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

TICKETS: www.winterfolk.com/winterfolk-advance-ticket-sales/ Winterfolk’s 13th annual edition of the festival will host a variety of music styles, filling five stages in various venues at Broadview and Danforth in Toronto, where the festival will present four ticketed...

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Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Line-Up Announced

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Line-Up Announced

The artist line-up has been announced for the Winterfolk Festival XIII and it sure to be a time for them to shine at this great event. TORONTO – The Winterfolk XIII Blues & Roots Festival is proud to announce a stellar lineup for the 13th annual edition of the...

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks

I do not wear hats; I cannot grow a beard; I haven't worn plaid in years; I am sincere and never cool; and no looping pedal or ukelele sits safely within 50 feet of my show. 5 time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee (2007/2009/2012/2015); 4 x for Songwriter of the...

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Meg Tennant

Meg Tennant

Meg Tennant’s warm, bright blend of rootsy country and a capella songs will stir, challenge, uplift and comfort. Meg Tennant’s songs are “beguilingly beautiful” according to Steve Edge, artistic director of BC’s Rogue Folk Club, where Meg opened shows for the likes of...

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Kelli Trottier

Kelli Trottier

Kelli Trottier is a triple threat with her angelic voice and crisp fiddling enhanced by her own songs and fiery step dance. Performed for Sir Sean Connery's private 80th birthday celebration. Toured with sensation string Entourage "Bowfire" for nine years. Nominated 3...

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Clela Errington & Jocelyn Barth

Clela Errington & Jocelyn Barth

Clela is a singer, instrumentalist and songwriter with a unique blend of folk and jazz influences that create the perfect vehicle for her intimate and dynamic vocal delivery. In 2014, Clela released her fourth indie album, More Love and Happiness, produced by Juno...

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