Feb 22 – 24, 2019

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

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 Room 2nd flr)

WHEN: February 17, 2013 @ 2-4pm

TICKETS: $8 adv. / $10 door (subject to space limitations) www.winterfolk.com

WEBSITES: www.winterfolk.com  / www.deltachelsea.com

 

TORONTO – THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013 – The Winterfolk XI Blues & Roots Festival is thrilled to announce several feature showcases this year including one with SONNY OCHS (sister of ‘60s legend Phil Ochs). Sonny pays tribute to her late great brother along with Jon Brooks, Eve Goldberg, Noah Zacharin, D'Arcy Wickham, Brian Gladstone, David Newland, David Essig, Tony Quarrington and Sebastian Agnello all singing their favourite Phil Ochs tunes. Setting the mood beforehand will be folk duo Sue & Dwight performing the Winterfolk edition of their “Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone?” musical revue, from 1-2 p.m. The full 1– 4 p.m. showcase to be held in the hotel’s Mount Batten Room on the second floor, is one of the few ticketed events at the festival.

For more information and complete schedule please visit www.winterfolk.com

 

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.

 

Phil Ochs has been an idol to, and a seminal influence on many of the acclaimed songwriters who identify themselves with the folk or protest genres of music in Canada, including Winterfolk executive Brian Gladstone. In memory of her brother, Sonny Ochs has been keeping his music vibrantly alive since his untimely passing in 1976.

 

Artist/SongSelections:

David Essig – Hazard, KY and The Passing of My Life

Sebastian Agnello –  I'm Gonna Say It Now and Small Circle of

Friends, Love Me I'm a Liberal

D'Arcy Wickham – Changes

David Newland – When I'm Gone, First Snow, I'll Be There

Eve Goldberg – Draft Dodger  and There But For Fortune and If I Knew

Brian Gladstone – The Highwayman and Celia, William Worthy

Jon Brooks – Days of Decision, Bracero

Tony Quarrington – Hills of West Virginia, Pleasures of the Harbor

Noah Zacharin – Floods of Florence and Pleasures of the Harbor and

Flower Lady and Chords of Fame

 

Another feature of this year’s festival is the ARTSCAN CIRCLE BENEFIT hosted by Carol Teal and David Joyce who have long been involved in the organization which sends teams of musicians and artists to remote Canadian Indigenous communities to link creative artists with Indigenous youth at risk. They will be joined by Wendell Ferguson, Eve Goldberg, D'Arcy Wickham.

 

Two very new features include the debut performance of the men of THE FABULOUS WHITELEY clan, and a live recording event with emerging Peterborough singer-songwriter GRAINNE.

 

Ken, Chris, Ben, Dan & Jesse Whiteley will gather on Friday, February 15th, for a special performance never before seen on any stage. The fellas are sure to wow audiences while utilizing banjo, piano, mandolin, bass and more, to achieve a testosterone-laden extravaganza of sound

 

Grainne’s Winterfolk set will be a live, off-the-floor recording session – another first for the festival – and will be backed by well-established roots artists including Gladstone (producer for the album), who will be on guitar and banjo for a few tunes. Added to the mix will be Juno award-winning guitarist Tony Quarrington on six-string and mandolin as well as Beverly Kreller (of award-winning HOTCHA! fame), who will provide percussion and backup vocals.

 

PLUS Community Stages: Benefit for ArtsCan Circle, Songwriters Unite, Best of the Freetimes Cafe, Best of Brian Gladstone’s Open Stage, Best of Whistle Radio’s Nite Out, Pete Otis & Songtown Presents, Moonshine Café Presents, SPEAK Music Presents, Seneca College Independent Music Program, Honouring Our Own and more!

 

**Please stay tuned for more updates and info on the various stages and workshops being held during the festival.

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Winterfolk gratefully acknowledges the generous support of The Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, The SOCAN Foundation, The Toronto Arts Council, Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, The Delta Chelsea Hotel, and media sponsor, Toronto Community News.

 

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For more information, photos, mp3s, interviews, please contact:

 


Beverly Kreller

SPEAK Music
www.speak-music.com

bev@speak-music.com

416.922.3620