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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

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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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The Winners of Sunday’s Live Winterfolk Auditions

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in What's New | 0 comments

The Winners of Sunday’s Live Winterfolk Auditions

What a great night Nov. 3rd for the 1st round of auditions in Oakville's Moonshine Cafe The!  Here are your winners who will perform at #WinterfolkXII Feb 14-16, 2014! Join us at the festival and check 'em out! WHISKEY EPIPHANY www.whiskeyepiphany.com LORNE ALLAN www.sonicbids.com/LorneAllan2 BIG CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH; SEE YOU FEB! Festival details: www.winterfolk.com  Honourable mentions: CLELA ERRINGTON www.clelaerrington.ca MIRA MEIKLE www.sonicbids.com/MiraMeikle LAWRIE...

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Announcing Winterfolk XIV

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Winterfolk Past | 0 comments

Announcing Winterfolk XIV

February 12 – 14, 2014 The festival will be presenting over 150 artists in 5 venues for 3 days of Blues and Roots music. Festival Dates are Feb 14-16,3014 at the Delta Eaton Hotel in downtown Toronto, Canada.

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Enter – Fingerstyle Guitar Competition

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Enter – Fingerstyle Guitar Competition

Winterfolk Fingerstyle Guitar Competition Date and Time February 16, 2014. 1:00 PM Start. Room to be advised. Prizes First Prize $500.00, Second Price $250.00, Third Prize $125.00 Apply Send an email to info@winterfolk.com to advise us you want to compete. Don’t attach audio files to the email, but send a link to your website or other web presence/site that has audio/YouTube links, also include your calendar, photo, and brief bio. We will select 24 artists plus standbys to compete, and all will be notified prior to January 11, 2014.  On...

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Get A Winterfolk Gig

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in What's New | 0 comments

Get A Winterfolk Gig

Winterfolk XII – Feb 14 – 16, 2014 This year, Winterfolk will hire about 150 artists. The artistic selection process will be similar to previous years, and below is a description of how we select our artists. Play for Large Attentive and Appreciative Audiences Many Artists Consider Winterfolk a Dream Gig We supply an good audience – Great to break in new territory! Typically, we offer artists 2 – 3 paid performance opportunities during the Winterfolk weekend. Remuneration will be based on budget considerations, which varies...

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Approved Volunteers Contact

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

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Volunteer Poster

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in Front Page, Volunteers, What's New | 0 comments

Volunteer Poster

Winterfolk Volunteer Posters

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Volunteer Duties

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Volunteers | 0 comments

All Volunteers: Arrive on time and check in at the reception area before going to your post You are representing Winterfolk, so please be courteous and helpful to patrons, artists and the staff at venues, in order to leave them with a positive impression During performances keep conversations quiet and to a minimum Please silence your cell phone and only use it when necessary, while on shift Familiarize yourself with the locations of the various venues so that you can direct people to them If you are unable to help someone or answer...

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Award for Contribution to Live Music

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Awards, What's New | 0 comments

Award for Contribution to Live Music

2013 Recipient is the Freetimes Cafe Proprietor Judy Perly  Details and description will be updated soon    

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COLD WINTER MAKES WAY FOR HOT TALENT AT THIS YEAR’S WINTERFOLK BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in In The Press, Media, What's New | 0 comments

COLD WINTER MAKES WAY FOR HOT TALENT AT THIS YEAR’S WINTERFOLK BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL

MUSIC FESTIVAL REVIEW Winterfolk is an Annual Blues & Roots Festival which was recently held at The Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto for the 11th year. It featured 150 Canadian Folk, Roots and Blues artists on 4 stages for 3 days of free unbelievable entertainment in an intimate setting. Brian Gladstone is Winterfolk Festival’s Founder, and is Executive Director of the Artists for a Better World, a non-profit organization that now operates it. He realized that there was a seven-month void in the folk festival calendar during the winter and...

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Photographic Guidelines

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in Snippets / Notes, Volunteers | 0 comments

Photographic Guidelines

Winterfolk Photographers Guidelines 2014 These are general guideline/suggestions only. Photographers Specifics  flash – please respect the performers, and the audience, and limit the use of flash. Nobody appreciates having a flash go off in their face when they are performing. On the other hand, if using a flash is the only way to get a decent shot, you can use it sparingly off to one side of the stage or the other.  photos of performers should show some audience interaction or other unique events happening, we do not have much use of...

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HONOURING OUR OWN: A TOAST TO CANADIAN FOLK ICON BRENT TITCOMB – AS PART OF WINTERFOLK XI – FEB 17, 2013 @ 8-11 PM

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in What's New | 0 comments

HONOURING OUR OWN: A TOAST TO CANADIAN FOLK ICON BRENT TITCOMB – AS PART OF WINTERFOLK XI – FEB 17, 2013 @ 8-11 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WInterfolk and Songtown Present… HONOURING OUR OWN: A TOAST TO CANADIAN FOLK ICON BRENT TITCOMB AS PART OF WINTERFOLK XI – FEB 17, 2013 @ 8-11 PM – w/ LIAM TITCOMB, DAVID BRADSTREET, DAVID WOODHEAD, TONY QUARRINGTON, BRIAN GLADSTONE, BRIAN BLAIN, GLEN HORNBLAST AND BELA RAY  WHO: Liam Titcomb, David Bradstreet, David Woodhead, Tony Quarrington, Brian Gladstone, Brian Blain, Glen Hornblast and Bela Ray WHAT: Winterfolk XI Blues and Roots Festival Special Presentation – Honouring Our Own WHERE: The Delta Chelsea...

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TUNE IN THIS WEEKEND FOR SOME WINTERFOLK XI LOVE….

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Calendar Posts, What's New, Winterfolk Past | 0 comments

For some Winterfolk love, Tune in this weekend to… CHES Radio — The Mix 88.1 Acoustic Planet – Join host Steve Clarke tonight and next Friday from 8-10pm for some of the best folk and roots music from artists such as Jon Brooks, Grainne, Sue & Dwight, Crabtree & Mills and more! (Fridays 8 to 10 pm) CHES Radio — The Mix 88.1, Erin ON (Sundays 5 to 6 pm) The Grand Radio 92.9, Fergus ON Streaming Broadcast: http://mix881.com/ and http://www.thegrand929.com/ JAZZ.FM91 “One of the best radio stations in the...

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ARTISTS PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT PHIL OCHS – w/ HOST SONNY OCHS AND GUESTS

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in What's New | 0 comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS ARTISTS PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT PHIL OCHS AT  WINTERFOLK XI – FEB 14-17, 2013 – w/ HOST SONNY OCHS AND GUESTS   WHO: Sonny Ochs, Jon Brooks, Eve Goldberg, Noah Zacharin, D'Arcy Wickham, Brian Gladstone, David Newland, David Essig, Tony Quarrington and Sebastian Agnello WHAT: Winterfolk XI Blues and Roots Festival Special Workshop– Songs of Phil Ochs WHERE: The Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West,  Toronto, ON / 416-595-1975 (Mount Batten...

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A WEALTH OF TALENT AT WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XI – FEB 14-17, 2013 – ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS A WEALTH OF TALENT AT  WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL XI – FEB 14-17, 2013 – ARTIST LINEUP ANNOUNCED! WHO: Sonny Ochs, The Whiteleys, Brent Titcomb, Liam Titcomb, Maria Dunn, Danny Marks, Jack de Keyzer, Al Lerman, Fraser/Daley, Wendell Ferguson, Irene Torres & the Sugar Devils, Jeffery Straker, Jon Brooks, Julian Fauth, Jory Nash, Laura Fernandez, Mr. Rick, Noah Zacharin, Tony Quarrington, Brian Gladstone, Gary Kendall, David Essig, Rev. Max Woolaver, HOTCHA!, Grainne, The...

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Smokin Guitars of Wintefolk – 01/19/13 – Port Perry, Ont – Salvatore\’s Trattoria

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Smokin Guitars of Wintefolk – 01/19/13 – Port Perry, Ont – Salvatore\’s Trattoria

Could not load product information Note: The printed receipt constitutes your ticket. Please bring it with you! Smokin Guitars of Winterfolk – Every year Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival engages in special “preview” performances that showcase some of the finest emerging and established talent the city has to offer. We want audiences to get a glimpse, a teaser of what will be on offer for the upcoming festival. Most years there has been only one preview, but because of the enormous popularity of these events, Winterfolk will put on...

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Performance and Interview on Channel 12 Television (Oshawa) w/ Brian Gladstone and Tony Quarrington

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CHANNEL 12 TELEVISION (OSHAWA) THURSDAY, JAN 17 @ 5, 7 and 11:30PM Festival Director Brian Gladstone will chat about the fest and the concert and artist Tony Quarrington will perform.

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COMING TO PORT PERRY! JAN 19 – SMOKIN’ GUITARS OF WINTERFOLK XI

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS SMOKIN’ GUITARS OF WINTERFOLK XI BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL PREVIEW CONCERT @ SALVATORE’S TRATTORIA IN PORT PERRY, ON WHO: Some of the best blues & roots artists on the Canadian music scene today WHAT: Winterfolk XI Blues and Roots Festival Preview WHERE: Salvatore’s Trattoria, 263 Queen St., Port Perry, ON / 905-985-3500 WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ 7:00pm -11:30 pm TICKETS: $10.00 Advance, $12.00 at the Door – All Ages https://www.winterfolk.com/?p=998 WEBSITES:...

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MARK THE DATES! WINTERFOLK XI BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL – FEB 14-17, 2013

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MARK THE DATES! WINTERFOLK XI BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL – FEB 14-17, 2013

WHO: Some of the best blues & roots artists on the Canadian music scene today WHAT: Winterfolk XI Blues and Roots Festival WHERE: The Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W Toronto, ON / 416-595-1975 WHEN: February 14-17, 2013 TICKETS: Free! WEBSITES: www.winterfolk.com / www.deltachelsea.com TORONTO – MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 – The Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival returns once again to Toronto’s DELTA CHELSEA HOTEL for the upcoming ELEVENTH ANNUAL WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL which will take place from FEB 14-17, 2013. Some of the finest folk,...

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Benefit Concert For ArtsCan Circle

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Benefit Concert For ArtsCan Circle

Benefit Concert For ArtsCan Circle Founded in 2002 by Mike Stevens, harmonica virtuoso, ArtsCan Circle has been building relationships with remote First Nation communities for over ten years. ArtCan Circle links volunteer creative artists with youth at risk in remote Indigenous communities. ArtsCan Circle sends teams of artists and musicians to Native communities to engage the youth in workshops in the arts. The organization collects musical instruments for each participating community to give youth access to instruments in their community....

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The Organization

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The Organization

Winterfolk Festival Winterfolk XII is returning to the Danforth & Broadview Area. All stages are indoors, under one roof, featuring quiet listening rooms. Mission Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage our community about various folk music styles including roots, blues, folk and more.  About Winterfolk Winterfolk is an all-ages, free, urban roots and blues festival situated in downtown Toronto, in the winter, that emulates multi-stage rural summer festivals. More than 100 artists will be performing...

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The Songs of Phil Ochs

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The Songs of Phil Ochs

The Songs Of Phil Ochs to be resurrected at Winterfolk XI Ochs’ sister and a panoply of fine artists pays tribute to the late master In his “When I’m Gone” song the late Phil Ochs stated that “you won’t find me singin’ on this song” nor “singing louder than the guns” after his death. But his sister Sonny Ochs and a stellar group of Canadian folk artists intend to ensure that his music will continue to “say who’s to praise and who’s to blame,” and to “question when or why” long beyond the grave. As part of the Winterfolk XI Festival being held...

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WINTERFOLK XI SNEAK PREVIEW SHOWCASES – @ THE FREETIMES CAFÉ, TORONTO / THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ, OAKVILLE / SALVATORE’S / PORT PERRY

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WINTERFOLK XI SNEAK PREVIEW SHOWCASES – @ THE FREETIMES CAFÉ, TORONTO / THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ, OAKVILLE  / SALVATORE’S / PORT PERRY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PLEASE RETAIN FOR LISTINGS WINTERFOLK XI SNEAK PREVIEW SHOWCASES – @ THE FREETIMES CAFÉ, TORONTO / THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ, OAKVILLE / SALVATORE’S / PORT PERRY WHO: FEATURING: THE TRIO OF FUN: Tony Quarrington, Wendell Ferguson, Ken Whiteley w/ The Wanted, Mr. Rick, HOTCHA!, Joanne Crabtree & Marg Stowe, Crabtree & Mills, Brian Gladstone, D’Arcy Wickham, Noah Zacharin, and Erwin Schack WHAT: Winterfolk XI Preview Show & Benefit WHERE: The Freetimes Café, 320 College Street,...

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Meet The Team

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Details to be uploaded soon.

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WINNERS @ WINTERFOLK AUDITION @ The Moonshine Cafe – Oakville, ON – Nov 25

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Hi Everyone, We would like to congratulate the winners of the Winterfolk Festival auditions held at The Moonshine Cafe – Oakville, ON this past Sunday, Nov 25 WINNERS: THE SCHOTTS http://www.theschotts.com THE BLACKWOOD TWO www.theblackwoodtwo.com The Schotts and the Blackwood Two will be featured at the upcoming Winterfolk Festival which runs Feb 14-17, 2012. Come to the festival and check them out! HONOURABLE MENTION: CCAU – The Cris Cuddy Acoustic Ünit www.sonicbids.com/ccau ALEX SHAIN http://www.reverbnation.com/alexshain...

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