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

Wayne Neon

Wayne Neon

Wayne Neon is the illegitimate love child of Bob Dylan and Duke Ellington.     Folksinger humdinger!     Songs you've heard too many times, but not lately.     Wayne Neon is the illegitimate love child of Bob...

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David McLachlan

David McLachlan

David sings with heartfelt conviction songs that reflect life and it's lessons.     New cd released Sept 2017 called "out of love".     No 4" Bless This House"- European Country Music chart- March 2017.    ...

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Sebastian Agnello

Sebastian Agnello

Seb is a protest singer. Scathing, hilarious, politically incorrect and always entertaining.     Seb is a protest singer. Scathing, hilarious, politically incorrect and always entertaining.     Seb can turn the largest venue...

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Acoustic Harvest

Acoustic Harvest

Acoustic Harvest was started in 1997 by the late, great, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, radio host, Rick Fielding.     AH features award winning local, regional, national and international acoustic roots artists.    ...

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NSAI Toronto

NSAI Toronto

NSAI Toronto is celebrating it's 25th anniversary as a songwriters chapter in 2018.     NSAI meetings are held at the Harris Institute once a month. New writers alway welcome.     NSAI puts on our 19th annual songwriters...

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The Moonshine Cafe

The Moonshine Cafe

The Moonshine Cafe Stage at Winterfolk is a showcase of emerging talent chosen from our regular performers at the Open Mic's and Jam's in our venue.     The Moonshine Cafe is into it's thirteenth year of presenting Live Music.. 7 Nights a week. The...

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Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams

Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams

An institution at Winterfolk since Year One, singer/songwriter Tony Quarrington appears this year with his new duet partner Zoey Adams.     In our new incarnation as 'Q. and A.', singers and co-composers, we have already done concerts in a...

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David Bradstreet

David Bradstreet

David Bradstreet: writer of hit, "Renaissance"; JUNO, "Best New Male Vocalist" 1977; extensive recording and touring for 45 years.     Gold and Platinum Albums.     JUNO Award Winner and Nominee.     A&M...

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Smokey Folk

Smokey Folk

Traditional bluegrass with a modern sound.     Toronto’s premiere bluegrass band.     Smokey folk has been playing around Toronto for over 10 years, delighting audiences with their distinctive bluegrass sound. Traditional and...

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Sue and Dwight

Sue and Dwight

Socially conscious contemporary folk music with a few twists.     Songwriters, singers, musicologists, authors, advocates, activists.     3 CD releases including For A Moment (2016).     Creators of Canada’s...

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Kim Doolittle

Kim Doolittle

Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller, Original Recording Artist, Humorist.     Into The Blue released April 2017!     Top 5 on Stingray Radio.     Programmed on CBC, Blues Radio Neetwork, Folk Routes and Stingray...

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The Max Woolaver Band

The Max Woolaver Band

The Max Woolaver Band draws inspiration from the lyrical power and inspired musicianship of the deep well of North American roots tradition.     Factor New Talent; Pick of the Writer's Nights, Bluebird Cafe, Nashville; Penguin Eggs – Highly...

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes songs to calm those souls who've looked into and seen what is in their hearts; he also writes songs to terrify those who have not.     4 x nominee for English Songwriter of the Year at The Canadian Folk Music Awards...

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Durham County Poets

Durham County Poets

The obvious joie de vivre expressed while performing together is reflected in the good-time feel that the band creates.     New CD Grimshaw Road 2017 riding high on Canadian Blues charts.     Durham County Poets' groovy roots...

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BluesReel

BluesReel

Songs & tunes, reeds & strings, rhythm & blues, jigs & reels, original & trad.     Debut CD "Riverfield" released in 2016, recorded in a 200-year-old log house in the Chateauguay Valley.     BluesReel is a harmonica and guitar...

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Signe Miranda

Signe Miranda

Toronto-based lead singer/songwriter of Signe Miranda's Veranda and author of #1 international best selling book, "The Song Creation Formula: 7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song" recently released a new single, "It's Been So Long (Spread Out Our Wings)," produced by...

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Clan Hannigan

Clan Hannigan

Clan Hannigan is an Intergenerational family band that takes traditional Irish music and blends it with elements of Jazz, Pop, and other folk traditions, to create a unique high energy sonic soundscape.     Fab people and great to listen to. Great...

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Bobby Dove

Bobby Dove

Bobby Dove is an alt-country singer-songwriter and troubadour from Montreal.     Bobby Dove's Debut Album, Thunderchild, Released 2016.     Bobby Dove captured by aliens, forced to write best folksong of all time – or earth will...

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Harpin’ Norm Lucien

Harpin’ Norm Lucien

Versatile Harmonica player, singer-songwriter with radio play and songs covered by others!     Harpin’ Norm’s feature tonight exemplifies the Fat Albert mission/TorontoMoon.ca 160615We/Shows for Wed. June 15, 2016.     Feast...

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Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths

Andy writes and performs fun / interesting folk rock music for children/families and adults alike!     Andy Griffiths has released a new folk rock children's album! 'OUR CAT FLASH'. See www.kidzent.com for info.     Andy was...

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Winterfolk XVI Preview and Fundraiser Dec 9, 2017

Winterfolk XVI Preview and Fundraiser Dec 9, 2017

Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Presents Winterfolk XVI Preview & Fundraiser WHO: The Achromatics, David Storey, Tony Quarrington, Brian Gladstone, Piper Hayes w/ Carson Ritcey-Thorpe, The Mini-Clan Hannigan and more WHAT: Winterfolk XVI Preview...

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Alfie Smith

Alfie Smith

"Hamilton is blessed with a wealth of great blues guitarists. None is better than Alfie Smith when it comes to the acoustic slide and he's got a voice to match." ~Graham Rockingham The Spec.     Representing Western new york Blues Society in...

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Linda Saslove

Linda Saslove

Linda Saslove truly lives up to her name. She is the perfect blend of Sas with a whole lot of love. Often compared to Carole King and Joni Mitchell.     her Debut Album, "Everything". Available at Winterfolk with official CD Release in the Spring...

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Brian Jantzi & The Lost Mariachis

Brian Jantzi & The Lost Mariachis

Singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Brian Jantzi digs deep into folk, rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, Celtic, western, latin, psychedelic, & world traditions with original songs that lay a lonesome hippie vibe over lyrics that make you want to hear every...

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Piper Hayes

Piper Hayes

Born in New York, raised in Toronto, and now residing in Hamilton since 2015, critically acclaimed folk singer, songwriter and social activist Piper Hayes is truly authentic.     Debut full-length album 'Piper & Carson' released December 8,...

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Glen Hornblast

Glen Hornblast

Toronto singer-songwriter Glen Hornblast is a popular performer in many of Toronto's folk and jazz clubs. In 2014, he released his first CD entitled, "Once In A Blue Moon." The twelve-track CD received a lot of airplay on folk internet radio stations from Canada to...

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Laura Fernandez

Laura Fernandez

SingerSongwriter pianist, spanish born and multilingual performer Laura Fernandez.     Winner New York international independent Music Festival, multilingual singer songwriter, new Cd Imagination coming 2018.     Born in Mafrid....

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Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes

Dirty Dishes is a kick-in-the-pants harmony-driven roots trio.     Fourth album to be released this spring.     Dirty Dishes is well known for their spirited music, tight three-part-harmonies, and entertaining live shows....

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Rob Lutes

Rob Lutes

As skilled delivering a Piedmont blues classic as he is performing his own award-winning original songs, Rob Lutes's masterful fingerstyle guitar work and soulful voice bring an unmistakable intensity to his live performances.     Double Maple...

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D’Arcy Wickham

D’Arcy Wickham

D’Arcy has been an established name in the Toronto music scene as an outstanding songwriter and guitarist with strong name recognition.     Winner songs from the heart contest 2009 , new CD to be released in 2018, guitarist Ian Thomas band , former...

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Howard Gladstone

Howard Gladstone

Howard Gladstone, Toronto-based performing songwriter has released his 5th and strongest album. (Hourglass, 2017).     Howard' Gladstone (vocal/guitar) Trio features Laura Fernandez (vocal, piano) and Tony Quarrington (vocal,...

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David Essig

David Essig

David Essig has performed at every major folk/roots festival in Canada, during a career that has now spanned nearly 50 years.     Veteran Canadian Roots Artist Celebrates 46 years of Performing at Canadian Festivals.     David...

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Jack de Keyzer

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 Award Winner.    ...

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Tia McGraff

Tia McGraff

Grammy nominated, Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham are an international touring Americana/Folk duo who have been compared to Johnny and June!     Grammy nominated, Hamilton Music Award Winner, international touring singer/songwriters, written and...

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Julian Fauth

Julian Fauth

Julian Fauth is a singer, piano player and songwriter in the tradition of barrelhouse blues with a touch of insanity.     Juno Award Winner Best Blues Album 2009     Maple Blues Award winner – Best piano...

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Lynn Harrison

Lynn Harrison

One of the Toronto music scene’s enduring treasures, Lynn Harrison writes songs that speak to the heart and inspire audiences of all ages.     Creator and host of "The Bridge" themed open stage.     Winner, Songs from the Heart...

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Melanie Peterson

Melanie Peterson

Melanie Peterson is a Toronto based, Saskatoon born singer-songwriter and actress.     New EP released summer 2017.     Mary Poppins with a broken heart, BBC Radio.    ...

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Brian Gladstone

Brian Gladstone

Brian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for almost thirty-five years.     Brian Gladstone is a world class finger-style guitar player, a dynamic performer, and a prolific song writer not restrained by conventional...

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Kat Goldman

Kat Goldman

One of Canada's most loved songwriters.     Kat Goldman Releases her Fourth Album "The Workingman's Blues".     Kat Goldman's songs have been covered by notable artists Dar Williams, and The Duhks, among others. She survived a...

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The Bridge

The Bridge

Unique shared stage on a theme, hosted by Lynn Harrison.     Celebrating the connection between creativity and spirituality.     Monthly event at the Imperial Pub, now in its third year.     The Bridge is an...

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Noah Zacharin

Noah Zacharin

Born in Montreal, living in Toronto, Noah Zacharin has earned his place as a musical hero. Plays many styles comfortably and authentically. 7 solo CD's. Also plays well with others–producing and performing on many other folks' recordings.    ...

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Maggie & Mr. Rogers

Maggie & Mr. Rogers

Scott Rogers, vocalist Maggie Keogh and lap steel guitarist Donald Rooke (of the Henrys) conjure up dreamy renditions of folk and jazz tunes.     First time performers at Winterfolk.     New recording 'M&Mr.R' released October...

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Moscow Apartment

Moscow Apartment

Moscow Apartment is a young indie folk duo based in Toronto who are taking the Canadian Music Scene by storm.     Debut EP released September 2017.     Winner, Best Young Songwriter, Toronto Independent Music Awards,...

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Mponda Kalunga

Mponda Kalunga

Mponda Kalunga is a sensational singer/songwriter with a mission to promote unity and courage.     Finalist for North Canada CBC Searchlight 2016     Finalist for Toronto in The Great Canadian Song Search    ...

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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.     A solo album by Rick is coming any minute now     Rick's 3rd CD “Songs about God and...

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Jessica Pearson & The East Wind

Jessica Pearson & The East Wind

Jessica Pearson and the East Wind’s music is a blend of maritime kitchen parties, breathtaking Harmonies and intimate traditional melodies.     Recently signed to Willow Sound Records.     Toured Ireland & released their first...

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