BITS’N’PIECES – Reprinted from Cashbox
TORONTO – Festival-goers will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 15th ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL when some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists take the stage at Toronto’s Acoustic Harvest on Saturday, January 21st. Doors open at 7:30 pm and music starts at 8:00 pm for this event to benefit Winterfolk.
Presented by Lillian Wauthier, Artistic Director of Acoustic Harvest along with Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival, the event will include Blair Packham, Tony Quarrington, Lynn Harrison,
Brian Gladstone, HOTCHA!, Kim Doolittle, Glen Hornblast, and Tragedy Ann. For more information and updates please visit www.winterfolk.com , Toronto’s Winterfolk XV festival which will run from February 17-19, 2017, will present a jam-packed night of music as a teaser to the upcoming all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof urban blues and roots festival.
Every year the 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 of what will be on offer for the upcoming festival. Acoustic Harvest has been a huge supporter and presenter for the festival and continues its tradition of featuring the finest local, national nd international acoustic roots talent, all in cozy setting that (in tandem with Winterfolk values), fosters the building of friendships, community spirit and a love of music and the arts. Hosted by Acoustic Harvest Artistic Director Lillian Wauthier, artists will perform two sets in the round, which will include singer-songwriter and radio personality Blair Packham, guitar ace Tony Quarrington, spiritually-inspired singer-songwriter Lynn Harrison, flying finger pickin’ Brian Gladstone, hillbilly swing duo HOTCHA!, made up of roots/folk power couple Bev Kreller and Howard Druckman, blues belter Kim Doolittle, award-winning troubadour Glen Hornblast and exciting new duo, Tragedy Ann.
PREVIEW AT A GLANCE:
Doors at 7:30 pm
8:10-9:10 pm – Tragedy Ann, Glen Hornblast, Blair Packham, Lynn Harrison
9:40-10:40 pm – Brian Gladstone, Tony Quarrington, HOTCHA!, Kim Doolittle