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Winterfolk trumps other special events this weekend

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in In The Press | 0 comments

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 about the 13th edition of the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival taking place from tonight through Sunday. True to its name, the five-stage, four-venue festival on Danforth Avenue near Broadview Ave. does combine dollops of first-rate Blues with an even healthier...

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Preview: Winterfolk XIII Blues And Roots Festival

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in In The Press | 0 comments

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 Danforth in Toronto. Venues include The Black Swan Tavern, The Globe Bistro, Dora Keogh’s and Terri O’s. The festival launches Friday night at The Black Swan, with gritty blues performer Alfie Smith, best known for his resophonic guitar playing and brazen slide licks,...

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Winterfolk on west Danforth Feb. 13 to 15

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Winterfolk Past | 0 comments

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 the Black Swan Tavern (two stages), Dora Keogh Irish Pub, Terri O’s and Globe Bistro. 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 multi-stage rural summer festival...

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The top 5 shows to catch at Winterfolk 2015

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in In The Press | 0 comments

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. Also, Allan Fraser had also been part of the popular 60’s-70’s duo Fraser & DeBolt (the late Daisy DeBolt) which may have added to the choice of name. NSAI Presents – Those looking for something a little different at Winterfolk will find it...

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WELCOME MEDIA

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/745770455515465/ We’ve worked with many of you with interviews and advance coverage – and we thank you for helping to spread the word! Your media pass allows you access to events subject to capacity. An RSVP list is an effect for the five-ticketed events,...

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Julian Taylor Like Coming Home

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in In The Press | 0 comments

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 the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists will be performing at four venues and five stages over three days of the long Family Day weekend. The festival will also include special...

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A WAVE OF FRESH TALENT AT WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL – FEB 13-15, 2015

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

A WAVE OF FRESH TALENT AT WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL  – FEB 13-15, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS A WAVE OF FRESH TALENT AT WINTERFOLK XIII BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL – FEB 13-15, 2015  WHO: ARTISTS NEW TO THE FESTIVAL INCLUDE ALFIE SMITH, THE ANDREW COLLINS TRIO VIVIENNE WILDER BAND, THE POLKA DOGS, THE HEAVYWEIGHTS BRASS BAND, LINDA MCRAE AND MORE!  WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: Five stages: Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave. / 416-469-0537 Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave. / 416-778-1804 Terri O’s, 185 Danforth Ave. / 416-462-0038 Globe Bistro...

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Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in In The Press | 0 comments

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 events along with many other affordable concerts, community stages and workshops. PROGRAM SCHEDULE Programming Notes Winterfolk is a combination of four ticketed events and 102 events at $10.00 or pay what you can for the weekend. Community Music Presentation Winterfolk opens...

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Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival Line-Up Announced

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

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 festival taking place February 13-15, 2015. A variety of music styles will fill five stages in various venues at Broadview and Danforth in Toronto, where the festival will present four ticketed events along with many other affordable concerts, community stages and workshops....

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BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XIII

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XIII

January 15, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XIII FEBRUARY 13 – 15, 2015 ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED! WHO: Danny Marks, David Essig, Gary Kendall, Jack de Keyzer, Polka Dogs, Jory Nash, Julian Taylor, Ken Whiteley, Linda McRae, Lynn Miles, Swamperella, The Heavyweights Brass Band, Tony Quarrington, Wendell Fergusson and more! WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: Five stages: Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave. / 416-469-0537 Dora Keogh...

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Cure Those Winter Blues

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Cure Those Winter Blues

The Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, by Jeremy Finkelstein Reprinted from Collections Magazine, Dec 19 2014 insert to Toronto Globe and Mail – As a socially conscious brand of popular folk music exploded in the 1960s, with icons like Bob Dylan and Joan Baez at the helm, music scholars were left scrambling for a term to best capture the many influences steering the popular artists of the day. The phrase “roots music” was coined and is now used to encompass every genre from folk, blues, gospel, and traditional country, amongst others....

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jan 9 schedule draft

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

jan 9 schedule draft

The Full Schedule Is Available at the Door of All Winterfolk Venues Artist Line-up Highlights Tickets Toronto’s Winterfolk Music Festival is a combination of paid and free stages. There are 102 shows 98 are free performances and 4 paid stages. Artist Workshops -Themed multi-artis tpresentations, conceived and presented by the artists involved. Community Music Presentation – Winterfolk offers opportunities to music presenters to bring visibility to their specific communities and to publicize their event. OpenStages – Our open...

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Acoustic Harvest rings in the New Year with Winterfolk Showcase

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Acoustic Harvest rings in the New Year with Winterfolk  Showcase

Acoustic Harvest is ringing in the New Year with its Pre-Winterfolk Festival Showcase, featuring an impressive lineup of talent.By Jon Muldoon • January 12, 2015  – Brian Gladstone has been part of Canada’s roots music scene for more than three decades, and has played close to 1,000 shows in the last 10 years alone. His five albums have been well-received, and his non-profit Association of Artists for a Better World has produced eight albums and numerous concerts in support of worthy causes. Tony Quarrington has been part of Toronto’s...

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The top 5 winter music festivals in Toronto for 2015

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

The top 5 winter music festivals in Toronto for 2015

by Aubrey Jax – Winter music festivals in Toronto won’t be quite as chilly as previous years, what with outdoor Brrrrr Fest not returning to Echo Beach, but that might be for the best. Live music is best kept as an indoor affair during the frozen months, especially since this summer looks like it will be flooded with outdoor festivals. While it’s great to see Toronto’s annual fests return, extra points go to Toronto’s newest winter music series, which will bridge concerts with delicious food. Here are my picks...

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Winterfolk XIII Preview Jan 17, 2015

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Front Page | 0 comments

Winterfolk XIII Preview Jan 17, 2015

Acoustic Harvest Presents Winterfolk XIII Preview Showcase WHEN: January 17, 2015 ARTISTS:  FEATURING  Brian Gladstone, Tony Quarringon, Noah Zacharin, Lynn Harrison, Clela Errington & Jocelyn Barth , Fraser & Girard , Meg Tennant. WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Preview Show & Benefit WHERE: Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican Church  1512 Kingston Rd., Toronto (one block east of Warden Ave.) WHEN: Saturday January 17th, 2015 Doors open 7:30pm – Concert 8:00pm TICKETS: $22 Advance; $25 at the Door. Advance tickets are available on...

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The Top Ten Events in Toronto This Winter

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

The Top Ten Events in Toronto This Winter

by Aubrey Fax, Dec 8 2014, Toronto Blog –   Toronto’s 13th 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 the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists will be performing at four venues and five stages over three days of the long Family Day weekend. The festival will also include...

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SAVE THE DATE Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Press Releases | 0 comments

SAVE THE DATE Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival

Returns Family Day Long Weekend – February 13 – 15, 2015 WHAT: Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: The Danforth: • Black Swan Tavern (two stages), 154 Danforth Ave. , 416-469-0537, • Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., 416-778-1804, • Terri O’s, 185 Danforth Ave., 416-462-0038, • Globe Bistro (upstairs lounge), 124 Danforth Ave., 416-466-2000, WHEN: February 13 – 15, 2015 $$: Combination of paid and free concert stages HOURS: • Friday February 13, 7:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. • Saturday February 14, 1:00 p.m....

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Winterfolk Returns Family Day Long Weekend

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in In The Press | 0 comments

Winterfolk Returns Family Day Long Weekend

Winterfolk XIII Blues and Roots Festival Returns Family Day Long Weekend February 13 – 15, 2015 www.winterfolk.com Toronto’s 13th 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 the best of urban, blues, rock, jazz, country, folk and roots music, emulating a multi-stage rural summer festival. More than 150 artists will be performing at four venues and five stages over three days...

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Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk Nov 30, 2014

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Front Page, WF XII Preview Shows | 0 comments

Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk Nov 30, 2014

This is Great! Nashville Bound Salutes Winterfolk & A Better World ! Glen Hornblast’s monthly series – ‘Nashville Bound’ Free Times Cafe – will feature artists playing at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival. On Sunday November 30th, the artists include Tony Quarrington , Noah Zacharin , Laura Fernandez , Brian Gladstone (me), Mr. Rick Zolkower , of course Glen Hornblast , and likely a few surprises. Thank you for doing this Glen. More info will be posted soon. See you there!

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Get a Winterfolk Gig

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Get A Winterfolk Gig | 0 comments

Get a Winterfolk Gig

How Winterfolk Selects Talent 1. Artistic Director Committee will Select About 100 Artists Approximately 100 Artists Will Be Selected by the Winterfolk Music Festival Artistic Director (AD) Team We have a team of three people on the AD committee who decide on the talent as a group. The AD committee will  hire approximately 100 known artists based on a variety of selection criteria, for which the top level consideration falls on artists that best fit the festival programming themes, which vary every year. Although we hire artists from at least...

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Typical Profile of Winterfolk Artists

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Get A Winterfolk Gig | 0 comments

Typical Profile of Winterfolk Artists

What we Look for in Artists We seek out artists who are creating a ‘buzz’ within the music community, filling their calendars (4-5 gigs a month or more), having a good well maintained website, generating press and media, generating radio play, actively and efficiently working social media, regular branded email blasts, selling out shows, getting reviews, actively promoting through their social media and email blasts, good YouTube presence,  working hard at getting their name out there, and basically doing things to stand out and differentiate...

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What Winterfolk Offers Artists

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Get A Winterfolk Gig | 0 comments

What Winterfolk Offers Artists

Winterfolk’s Commitment to Our  Artists We supply a good audience – Great to break in new territory! Typically, we offer artists 2 – 3 paid performance opportunities during the Winterfolk weekend. Play for Large Attentive and Appreciative Audiences Many Artists Consider Winterfolk a Dream Gig Remuneration will be based on budget considerations, which varies every year. Sets may be scheduled as a combination of 45 minute sets, and additional shared spots as part of a workshop or seminar. Your products and CD’s will be offered for sale at...

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Ginger St. James at Winterfolk

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Ginger St. James at Winterfolk

  by Kollin Lore • February 19, 2014   Raz Mataz Magazine had a chat with Ginger St. James, who was a pleasure to talk to, with her perky, friendly and fun personality. Ginger brought all of those qualities on stage along with a whole lot of sultriness. Her music features bluesy rock-n-roll melodies, and her vocals resembles a more throwback, country kind of vibe. Ginger performed as part of a special Valentine’s Day evening on the first night of the Winterfolk Festival at Black Swan Tavern in Toronto. Her performance and stage presence...

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Moonshine Café owners receiving deserved honours from Winterfolk Festival

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Awards, What's New | 0 comments

Moonshine Café owners receiving deserved honours from Winterfolk Festival

Reprinted from torontomoon.ca Having just celebrated its eighth anniversary last month, Oakville’s Moonshine Café is about to get a new feather in its cap to display as part of its many mementos of special moments over those years. The room at 137 Kerr St. in downtown Oakville is being toasted by organizers of the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival for its sterling contributions to the GTA live music scene, of which it has been an avid supporter since opening its unprepossessing doors in 2006. A special award presentation of a Certificate...

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What the Artists Have to Say about Winterfolk XII

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Uncategorized, What's New | 0 comments

This is a forum for Winterfolk XII artists to share their festival experience for the Winterfolk Website.

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TONY QUARRINGTON – Honouring Our Own – A Film by Glen Hornblast

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in What's New | 0 comments

TONY QUARRINGTON – Honouring Our Own – A Film by Glen Hornblast

A short video celebrating the career of Canadian musician Tony Quarrington at an event sponsored by Winterfolk Festival and Songtown on February 16th, 2014 at the Black Swan in Toronto. Directed by Toronto Musician/Filmmaker, Glen Hornblast.

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Winterfolk music festival on tap Friday to Sunday at Danforth Avenue venues

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Winterfolk music festival on tap Friday to Sunday at Danforth Avenue venues

Reprinted from the East York Mirror, Feb 13, 2014 Folk-blues-roots festivals are usually held in the summer in rural areas. But Winterfolk, which runs in Toronto Friday, Feb. 14, to Sunday, Feb. 16, turns that on its head and does just the opposite: it’s a folk-blues-roots festival right in the heart of Toronto, right smack-dab in the middle of winter. It’s based out of the west Danforth – five stages in four local venues, all within walking distance of either Broadview or Chester subway stations. With more than 150 musicians, including...

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Winterfolk Roots and Blues

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Winterfolk Roots and Blues

MUSIC MUSIC FEATURE Winterfolk XII By SARAH GREENE WINTERFOLK XII featuring JACK DE KEYZER, LYNN MILES, RON HYNES, TONY QUARRINGTON, SWAMPERELLA, DINAH THORPE and more, at various venues, Friday to Sunday (February 14-16). Free-$15. winterfolk.com. The Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival – tiding over Toronto folkies during that long, cold chasm between warm-weather festivals – is back this year (its 12th) with 150 artists on five Danforth Avenue stages. As at a summer music fest, patrons can take in concurrent shows by wandering around, but...

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Ginger St. James drops the burlesque, but not the tease

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Ginger St. James drops the burlesque, but not the tease

Reprinted from the Toronto Star, Feb 13, 2014 From bump ’n’ grind to bumps n’ bruises, Ginger St. James has experienced it all. And now the former Les Coquettes and Steeltown Sirens burlesque queen is bumping up her popularity as a sassy and dynamic rockabilly singer, songwriter and guitarist, creating a national buzz with some slightly cheeky music and a captivating charisma fueled by her roaring voice and model beauty. However, it was the “bumps ‘n’ bruises” faction of her life that inspired the title of the Binbrook, Ont. native’s upcoming...

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Brian Gladstone Interview, from James McGee

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Brian Gladstone Interview, from James McGee

Brian Gladstone Interview Had a chance last week (on a snowy afternoon no less) to sit down with Brian Gladstone and discuss the upcoming Winterfolk Festival. Now in its 12th year the festival features a wide range of musical styles including Zydeco, cajun, blues, roots, and blue grass. Brian talks about the early days of the festival, the showcases, and some of the featured performers (including Ron Hynes, Lynn Miles, Brett Titcomb, Swamperella, Jack De Keyser ) that will appear at the festival. Brian Gladstone Interview, V1 from James McGee...

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MC NOTES

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Snippets / Notes, What's New | 0 comments

MC NOTES

READ THE FOLLOWING at About 8 MINUTES BEFORE THE HOUR, BETWEEN ARTISTS DURING SET UP. WHEN THE ARTIST IS SET UP AND READY TO GO, THEN INTRODUCE THE ARTIST / AND READ THEIR BIO. MC SCRIPT Good afternoon/evening. Welcome to the 12th Annual Winterfolk Festival, where three days of blues and roots music will be presented to folks of all ages, in the Danforth/Broadview area. Twelve Years! Isn’t that amazing?! <Applause> There are five active stages at four venues. They are: 2nd floor at the Black Swan, main floor at the Black Swan, The Globe...

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WF XII Artist Quick Bios

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Snippets / Notes, What's New | 0 comments

  Andy Griffiths is a passionate folkin’-rock singer/songwriter known for his fun energetic performances and catchy tunes.  He is thrilled to be part of the WINTERFOLK family again this year!   Anne Walker, singer-songwriter based in Toronto writes moving and deeply honest songs delivered with a strong, expressive voice. Bob Ryder is a young folk, blues and country musician who plays with feeling and passion.   Brent Titcomb is a Toronto-based artist who has been an active participant in the Canadian folk scene for over fifty...

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The 12th Annual Winterfolk Music Fest looks back and moves forward

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

The 12th Annual Winterfolk Music Fest looks back and moves forward

The 12th Annual Winterfolk Music Festival is right around the corner does any of you even know that it’s been around for 12 years? ​ With the JUNOS right around the corner, Winterfolk festival announced a few notables as part of their festival line up – Ron Hynes-Jazz FM host Laura Fernandez – Jason Fowler That’s to name a few…… I caught up with Festival Director Brian Gladstone after he’d had a good night’s rest so he had plenty to say…..he presented some very...

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Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival returns to west end of Danforth Avenue

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival returns to west end of Danforth Avenue

The west Danforth is once again home to the 12th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival, which will take place on five stages in four venues Feb. 14 to 16. The venues include the Black Swan Tavern (two stages), Globe Bistro, Terri O’s and Dora Keoghs; all walkable from Broadview or Chester subway stations. Featured artists include roots and blues luminaries Ron Hynes, Jason Fowler, Lynn Miles, Tony Quarrington, Rick Taylor, Danny Marks, Jack de Keyzer, Marianne Girard and, all the way from Nashville, Mean Mary. Local rising stars...

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Mean Mary James ready to play at Toronto’s Winterfolk XII

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Mean Mary James ready to play at Toronto’s Winterfolk XII

 StrynatkaToronto Performing Arts Examiner “Mean” Mary James is about as opposite from her nickname as a person can get: she’s sweet, kind, patient, easygoing, and upbeat. And in an interview from her home in Nashville, Tennessee on Jan. 22, 2014, the 33-year-old singer talked about her background, career, struggles and accomplishments, and what she’s going to be bringing to Winterfolk XII in just a few weeks. Mary was born in Alabama and has lived in Florida and Minnesota before calling Nashville home. And at an age...

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Tony Quarrington’s days of being part of the background may be ending

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Tony Quarrington’s days of being part of the background may be ending

Reprinted from Toronto Moon Given his commanding physical presence and even more impressive list of accomplishments, creations and distinctions, you’d think it would be hard for people to overlook multi-instrumental guitarist, composer and producer Tony Quarrington. Yet this large-framed musical behemoth usually somehow fades into the background while he’s making other accomplished artists look and sound even better by accompanying them with his tasty guitar stylings that leave even award-winning fellow strummers and pickers in awe. That will...

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COMMUNITY IS KEY AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII – FEB 14 – 16, 2014

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Press Releases, What's New | 0 comments

COMMUNITY IS KEY AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII – FEB 14 – 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS COMMUNITY IS KEY AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII – FEB 14 – 16, 2014   TORONTO – THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014 – The Winterfolk XII Blues and Roots Festival announces another superb collection of community stages at the festival this year. As a key component of the festival, local community groups such as Nashville Songwriters Association of Canada (NSAI), the Seneca College Independent Music Program and Songwriters Unite present showcases throughout the weekend event, which runs from February...

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Winterfolk XII arrives in Toronto in just over three weeks

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Winterfolk XII arrives in Toronto in just over three weeks

Christina StrynatkaToronto Performing Arts Examiner     To say Winterfolk founder and director Brian Gladstone is excited the festival’s returning to the Danforth is an understatement. “I talked to the owners on the Danforth and they said, ‘Yes, come back, come back’, he said in an interview on Jan. 14, 2014. “I can’t see us leaving again.” The return to the Danforth came after a two-year experiment at the Delta Chelsea hotel in the downtown core, but Gladstone ultimately felt that going...

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Winterfolk announces lineup for twelfth year Feb. 14-16

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in In The Press, What's New | 0 comments

Winterfolk announces lineup for twelfth year Feb. 14-16

Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine With its return to venues located on Danforth Ave. near Broadview in east Toronto, the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival is poised to once again be the place to be for live music during the forthcoming Valentines Day weekend. After a two-year experiment of holding the three-nights-and-two-days event in a downtown hotel, this year’s Winterfolk XII will return to a “club crawl” format incorporating five rooms in four venues located within a stones’ throw of one another. Fifty “headline” acts were named...

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Top Media Points

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Snippets / Notes, What's New | 0 comments

    • Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival an all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof, urban blues and roots music festival that emulates multi-stage rural summer festivals. The festival is in its 12th year.   • Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage the community about various music styles including roots, blues, folk and more. Founded by Festival Director Brian Gladstone, it is run as a division of The Association of Artists for a Better World, a registered non-profit organization in the...

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WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS – FEB 14 – 16, 2014

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Press Releases, What's New | 0 comments

WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS – FEB 14 – 16, 2014

– HONOURING OUR OWN: CELEBRATING CANADIAN TREASURE TONY QUARRINGTON – THIS ONE’S THE DREAMER: REMEMBERING RICK FIELDING – GRAINNE CD RELEASE OF LAST YEAR’S “LIVE at winterfolk” RECORDING – REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS: A FORAY INTO CANADA’S ROOTS MUSIC SCENE IN THE 1960S – FOUR TICKETED EVENTS ANNOUNCED TORONTO – THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014 – The Winterfolk XII Blues & Roots Festival proudly presents a wonderful lineup of quality programming to entice festival-goers. Local promoter Pete Otis brings his Songtown event “Honouring Our Own” again...

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Video Clips

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Media, What's New | 0 comments

Video Clips

Videos courtesy of Glen Hornblast            Download Video Clips (Dropbox) Julian Taylor 15 Seconds    Julian Taylor 30 Seconds      Mr. Rick 15 Seconds    Mr. Rick 30 Seconds Sample View Video Clips (files are HD high definiation, allow loading time) … Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting solution.

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Winterfolk Documentary Video

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in About, What's New | 0 comments

Winterfolk Documentary Video

Winterfolk Video by Glen HornblastSee what Winterfolk is all about.This is Winterfolk on the Danforth … Thanks for Watching

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Festival Director’s Bio

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Snippets / Notes, What's New | 0 comments

Festival Director’s Bio

Hi Res Image Brian Gladstone Artist Website Brian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for almost thirty-five years as an artist, producer, festival director, and activist. Brian Gladstone has written and recorded four albums, all of which have garnered global acclaim and worldwide airplay, with a fifth to be released in late 2014. Brian has toured for several years through Canada and UK – and has a passion for touring the Canadian Maritimes during the summer. In recent years, Gladstone has received airplay and awards...

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BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII

Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 in Press Releases, What's New | 0 comments

BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS   BRILLIANT TALENT TO SHINE AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XII FEB 14 – 16, 2014  ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED!  WHO: Ron Hynes, Jason Fowler, Mean Mary, Lynn Miles, Tony Quarrington, Rick Taylor, Danny Marks, Jack de Keyzer, Marianne Girard, Brent Titcomb, Ginger St. James, Laura Fernandez, Mr. Rick, Noah Zacharin, Tony Quarrington, Julian Taylor, Brian Gladstone, HOTCHA!, Grainne, Random Order, Swamperella, Maneli Jamal, Sue & Dwight, Glen Hornblast and many more! WHAT: Winterfolk XII Blues...

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This One’s the Dreamer – Remembering Rick Fielding

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Snippets / Notes, What's New | 0 comments

RICK FIELDING The music of the late Rick Fielding (1944-2004) spans country, blues, bluegrass, traditional ballads, contemporary folk, and more. Fielding was an accomplished musician who played guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin, and autoharp, and who truly loved performing, teaching, and talking about music – whether on stage, in a classroom, or over a kitchen table. Growing up in Montreal in the 1960s, Fielding was influenced by the likes of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Rev. Gary Davis, Pete Seeger, Josh White, and...

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TONY QUARRINGTON

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Snippets / Notes, What's New | 0 comments

Veteran musician Tony Quarrington has been a formidable and thriving presence on the Toronto music scene for more than 40 years. He first appeared at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1966, and played at many renowned Yorkville nightclubs and coffee houses in the late ‘60s, performing ballads, blues and his own original tunes. Quarrington’s relentless career as a sideman and studio musician has seen him appear on literally hundreds of other artists’ recordings, playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, piano and dobro, and lending his voice as a singer....

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The Spirit of Yorkville

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Snippets / Notes, What's New | 0 comments

The Spirit of Yorkville: The voice of a generation This stage will honour some of the legends of the Yorkville era of music in Toronto. Presented by The Spirit Of Yorkville, a loose coalition of former “Yorkville village” denizens and habitu鳬 the show will feature some iconic talents from the hippie haven’s halcyon era in the ’60s and early ’70s, when it was home to some of the most cherished, memorable music ever to arise from Toronto. The artists appearing on this stage are: Joanne Crabtree: Circa 1964, when Joanne...

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Where Have All The Folksongs Gone?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Snippets / Notes, What's New | 0 comments

Where Have All The Folksongs Gone? An audience sing-along hosted by Sue and Dwight   The legendary folk revival of the ’60s happened 50 years ago, but the songs of hope and social justice that defined the era still resonate today. Toronto folk/roots duo Sue and Dwight have created a series called “Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone,” a sing-along tribute to the songs of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The songs are so familiar that the audience couldn’t be stopped from singing along even if they tried! The show includes...

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Honouring Our Own CelebratesTony Quarrington

Posted by on Jan 4, 2014 in Front Page, What's New | Comments Off on Honouring Our Own CelebratesTony Quarrington

Honouring Our Own CelebratesTony Quarrington

9,000 Gigs + 40 Albums + 1 Juno = 10,000 Memories    Veteran musician Tony Quarrington has been a formidable and thriving presence on the Toronto music scene for more than 40 years. He first appeared at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1966, and played at many renowned Yorkville nightclubs and coffee houses in the late ‘60s, performing ballads, blues and his own original tunes.  Quarrington’s relentless career as a sideman and studio musician has seen him appear on literally hundreds of other artists’ recordings, playing guitar, banjo, mandolin,...

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Artist Workshop Ideas

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Uncategorized, What's New | 0 comments

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Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone?

Posted by on Dec 28, 2013 in What's New | 0 comments

Where Have All the Folk Songs Gone?

An audience sing-a-long hosted by Sue and Dwight The legendary folk revival of the ’60s happened 50 years ago, but the songs of hope and social justice that defined the era still resonate today. Sue and Dwight, Michelle Rumball, and Tony Laviola bring their successful monthly folk sing-a-long show to Winterfolk. The show includes folk classics like ‘If I Had A Hammer’, ‘Four Strong Winds’, ‘Walk Right In’, ‘Five Hundred Miles’ and many more songs that the audience is encouraged to sing along to. Song sheets are...

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The Spirit of Yorkville

Posted by on Dec 28, 2013 in What's New | 0 comments

The Spirit of Yorkville

The Voice of a Generation Honouring some of the legends of the Yorkville era of music in Toronto. Presented by The Spirit Of Yorkville, a loose coalition of former “village” denizens and habituées, the show will feature some of the iconic talents from the area’s halcyon era in the 60s and early 70s, when it was home to some of the most cherished and memorable music ever to arise from the city.   Artists:  “Circa 1964, when Joanne Crabtree was still performing as Jo-Anne Hindley-Smith, a nationally syndicated magazine dubbed her...

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Winterfolk returning to Danforth Ave. for twelfth festival Feb. 14-16

Posted by on Dec 21, 2013 in In The Press | 0 comments

Winterfolk returning to Danforth Ave. for twelfth festival Feb. 14-16

Reprinted from Toronto Moon Magazine Following a preliminary announcement that didn’t attract a lot of attention when it was first made on December 5 (your favourite music news magazine never even received a copy of it until it was forwarded by an artist today!) the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival has confirmed on its website today that after two years it is abandoning the concept of holding the weekend under one roof and will return to a “club crawl” concept by relocating back to Danforth Avenue for its twelfth edition Feb. 14-16,...

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Artist Name and Email Only

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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MARK THE DATES! – Winterfolk is Back on the Danforth! – February 14-16, 2014

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Press Releases, What's New | 0 comments

MARK THE DATES! – Winterfolk is Back on the Danforth! – February 14-16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARK THE DATES! WINTERFOLK XII BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 14-16, 2014 WE’RE BACK ON THE DANFORTH! WHO: Some of the best blues & roots artists on the Canadian music scene today WHAT: The Twelfth Annual Winterfolk XII Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: The Danforth – various venues WHEN: February 14-16, 2014   TICKETS: Mostly Free! Please check the website for updates on special events tickets WEBSITE: www.winterfolk.com  TORONTO – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013 – Be sure to mark your calendars for the 12th annual...

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Half Price on Festival Weekend Pass $20.00

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Winterfolk XII February 14 – 16, 2014 Toronto, Canada Half Price on Winterfolk Tickets Till Dec 25  

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Short Code for Artist Listings

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Short Code for Artist Listings

f Headlines [/tabtext] About More Video [/tabcontainer] Content goes here Content goes here Content goes here Content goes here [/tabs] f f f Consummate live performer AARON GARNER had his musical career begin nearly 20 years ago, and his travels have led him to all over Canada to perform with award-winning masters of their craft, blues legends, and Canadian rock music stars. “You sing and play the hell out of everything … this guy’s got it.” – Ralph Murphy, VP ASCAP Nashville, former President of The Nashville Songwriters’ Association...

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Jack de Keyzer

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Artists Archives, Performers | 0 comments

Jack de Keyzer

  Jack de Keyzer is a 2 X Juno (Canada’s Grammy) and 7X Maple Blues award winning artist, blues guitarist, singer, song writer and producer and one of the finest blues guitarists on the scene  today. 2 X Juno (Canada’s Grammy) 7X Maple Blues award winning artist   Jack de Keyzer is a 2 X Juno (Canada’s Grammy) and 7X Maple Blues award winning artist, blues guitarist, singer, song writer and producer and one of the finest blues guitarists on the scene  today.   The British born,...

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Announcing Winners @ Winterfolk Audition Dec 1 @ The Black Swan

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in What's New | 0 comments

Announcing Winners @  Winterfolk Audition Dec 1 @ The Black Swan

Hi Everyone, We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Black Swan – Toronto, ON this past Sunday, Dec 1 WINNERS: PILOT LIGHT www.sonicbids.com/PilotLight2 DINAH THORPE www.dinahthorpe.com PILOT LIGHT and DINAH THORPE will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which runs Feb 14-16, 2014. Come to the festival and check them out! HONOURABLE MENTION: PAUL J MCINNIS www.pauljmcinnis.com URBAN LEGEND www.sonicbids.com/UrbanLegend2 KALEIGH MASON www.kaleighmason.bandcamp.com Many thanks to...

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Early-Bird Tickets Now On Sale

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Press Releases | 0 comments

Early-Bird Tickets Now On Sale

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EARLY-BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW! WINTERFOLK XII BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 14-16, 2014 SPECIAL PRICING UNTIL CHRISTMAS! VENUES ANNOUNCED www.winterfolk.com TORONTO – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013 – Tickets are on sale now for the 12th annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival taking place February 14-16, 2014. The festival announces special holiday pricing until Christmas, and is back at Broadview and Danforth in a host of venues, both familiar and new. Winterfolk will present more than 150 of the finest folk,...

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This One’s the Dreamer – Remembering Rick Fielding

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in What's New | 0 comments

This One’s the Dreamer – Remembering Rick Fielding

Rick Fielding was a beloved performer and teacher, who mentored many in today’s roots community like Eve Goldberg and Chris Coole Rick released two great recordings on the Canadian label BOREALIS. Rick appeared at Mariposa in 1966 with the Gangreen Boys, including Tony Quarrington and Andrew Hermant. They followed Doc Watson (not their choice). Eve Goldberg – Joe Hall – Tony Quarrington – Chris Coole – Glen Reid – Darcy Wickham – Lynne Mantle  – Mose Scarlett  – Rick Speyer – Glen...

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Seneca College Independent Music Presents

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Artists Archives, Performers | 0 comments

Seneca College Independent Music Presents

If you’ve seen ‘Seneca College Independent Music presents’ at earlier Winterfolks you’ll know how much talent there is in that programme. If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. The Independent Music Production Program at Seneca College offers creative musicians and songwriters an intensive, hands-on curriculum, taught by some of Canada’s top music professionals, providing the technical, musical and business skills to create, produce and market their own unique vision....

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Song Town Presents

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Artists Archives | 0 comments

Song Town Presents

SongTown is a multi-faceted music company involved in the discovery and promotion of artists, event co-ordination, CD production and music publishing Produced 4 songwriter compilation CD’s with #5 slated for the fall 2014 Produced 2 SongTown Music Festival’s with 3rd Annual Fest in Oct ’14 Produce “Honouring Our Own–Tony Quarrington” at Winterfolk XII  Songtown will be hosted by Pete Otis, who is also the founder of the organization.  ...

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Interview Request

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Media | 0 comments

Interview Request

Speak Music Beverly Kreller 416-258-5683 bev@speak-music.com Interview Requested With * Select Artist Name From ListAcoustic Harvest PresentsAlana & Leigh ClineAnnabelle ChvostekAnnie SumiBen SuresBrampton Folk ClubBrian GladstoneClela ErringtonDan McVeighDanny MarksD'Arcy WickhamDavid EssigDavid StoreyDr B's Acoustic Medicine ShowDrumhandFraser & GirardGlen HornblastGlenn MaraisGrit LaskinHarpin' Norm LucienHOTCHA!Howard GladstoneIsabel FryszbergJack deKeyzerJane LewisJoanne CrabtreeJoey LandrethJon BrooksJoJo...

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Media Accreditation

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Media | Comments Off on Media Accreditation

Media Accreditation

Speak Music Beverly Kreller, 416-258-5683, bev@speak-music.com Name * Title * Phone * Ext Email * Previous accreditation * YesNo Company * City * Program Media * OnlinePrintRadioTelevisionVideographerCamera OperatorTelevision CrewPhotojournalistOther - Specify >>> Other Approx Date of Coverage * Deadline for media accreditation applications is February 5 @12 noon. The accreditation will allow media access, where space permits, to all events. Please inform us of any on-site requirements you may have. Please go to...

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WINNERS @ WINTERFOLK AUDITION at the Moonshine Cafe

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Front Page, What's New | 0 comments

WINNERS @ WINTERFOLK AUDITION at the Moonshine Cafe

We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Moonshine Cafe – Oakville, ON this past Sunday, Nov 24th WINNERS: JOJO WORTHINGTON www.jojoworthington.com SARAH BEATTY www.sonicbids.com/LorneAllan2 JoJo Worthington and Sarah Beatty will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which runs Feb 14-16, 2014. HONOURABLE MENTION: ALEXANDER QUAIL www.alexanderquail.com HANA BAJRIC www.myspace.com/hanabajric SHAWN CLARKE www.shawnclarkemusic.com Many thanks to all of the talented artists who...

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Winterfolk Live Auditions – 11/24/13 – Oakville, Ont – Moonshine Cafe

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Calendar Posts | Comments Off on Winterfolk Live Auditions – 11/24/13 – Oakville, Ont – Moonshine Cafe

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WF Sneak Preview Shows

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Front Page, Snippets / Notes, What's New | 0 comments

WF Sneak Preview Shows

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! Winterfolk XII Sneak Preview Showcases – Nov 30TH @ The Moonshine Café, Oakville  / Dec 7TH @ The Freetimes Café, Toronto   WHO: FEATURING: Rick Taylor, Soozi Schlanger, Ginger St. James, Tony Quarrington, Mr. Rick, HOTCHA!, Brian Gladstone, Noah Zacharin, and Julian Taylor WHAT: Winterfolk XII Preview Show & Benefit WHERE: The Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St, Oakville / 905-844-2655 / The Freetimes Café, 320 College Street, Toronto, ON / 416- 967-1078 WHEN: Sat. November 30th @ 9:00 pm and December 7th @ 8:00 pm...

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Winners of The Winterfolk Auditions Nov 10 at the Black Swan

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in What's New | 0 comments

Winners of The Winterfolk Auditions Nov 10 at the Black Swan

We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Black Swan – Toronto, ON this past Sunday, Nov 10 WINNERS: DON CAMPBELL www.doncampbellmusic.ca URBAN-GYPSY www.urban-gypsyband.com DON CAMPBELL and URBAN-GYPSY will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which runs Feb 14-16, 2013. Come to the festival and check them out! HONOURABLE MENTION: GILLIAN NICOLA www.gilliannicola.com TOVA KARDONNE & THE THING IS www.tovakardonne.com Many thanks to all of the talented artists who auditioned and...

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