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FYI Music Digest

FYI Music Digest

Toronto’s annual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival turns 18 in 2020, and has made a major change. Written by Kerry Doole, FYI Music Digest - Long based in a cluster of venues in the Danforth and Broadvew area, it is...

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Winterfolk XVIII Newsletter Dec 11, 2019

Winterfolk XVIII Newsletter Dec 11, 2019

Winterfolk XVIII News December 8, 2019 Winterfolk Has A New Home Winterfolk XVIII is celebrating its 18th year and its move west from the city’s east end, to Toronto’s Historic Annex neighbourhood. More than 150 artists...

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Abigail Lapell

Abigail Lapell

2017 Canadian Folk Music Award Winner for Contemporary Album of the Year; new album GETAWAY released 2019 Call it prairie noir, or Canadiana desert rock: Abigail Lapell sings haunting, gorgeous modern folk songs. The...

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Collette Savard and the Savants

Collette Savard and the Savants

Steely Dan and Fleetwood Mac go wandering through the backwoods playing songs you've never heard before With her palette of acoustic folk instruments, Collette whittles out of her imagination beautiful song gems. She brings...

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Kevin Breit

Kevin Breit

Stony Plain Recording artist. Kevin Breit is a Canadian musician who has traveled the world making music. Kevin Breit has recorded with Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, k.d. Lang, Hugh Laurie, Cassandra Wilson, Holly Cole, Jane...

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Suzanne Jarvie

Suzanne Jarvie

New Sophomore CD In The Clear Released January 2019; Winner, 2019 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award for All In Place Canadian Americana singer, songwriter and guitarist Suzanne Jarvie is about to embark on her second 2019...

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Soozi Schlanger

Soozi Schlanger

Songs from the Heart Contest runner up You know her as Swamperella - Toronto's Queen of Cajun...that little power house that can rock a room and can get anyone up dancing...anytime...anywhere! What happens to 'Swamperella'...

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Sonic Peach Music

Sonic Peach Music

Sonic Peach Music is a Record Label focussing on great music in multiple genres, and released in high resolution audio format.   The founding SPM artists will perform in this showcase - Laura Fernandez, Q&A, and...

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Swamperella

Swamperella

Swamperella is not only Canada’s own Cajun/Zydeco band with 22 years under their shiny belts - Swamperella is an experience! What puts the swamp into Swamperella? Driving accordions - Gutsy fiddling- Sultry vocals and a...

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Brian Blain

Brian Blain

Slow-cooked, solid-groove story-telling blues from this year's recipient of the Maple Blues "Blues Booster" lifetime achievement award Brian Blain, a mainstay of the Toronto blues scene since the early 90s and a...

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Ben Sures

Ben Sures

Past John Lennon and Isc songwriting contest winner, Irrelevant show cast member and touring artist. Super fun singer songwriter and storyteller.Great guitar player, fun to watch, memorable songs. Ben Sures is a Winnipeg...

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Donné Roberts

Donné Roberts

2 times Juno Award winner and 3 times Juno Award nominee. New release on Nov 2019 - Donné Roberts ONWARD Donné Roberts is a guitarist and a singer songwriter.  Donné Robert's music makes winter feels like summer....

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Steve Raiken

Steve Raiken

Steve's CD was released in 2010 at Hugh's Room and had extensive radio airplay across Canada. Steve Raiken has been playing guitar and singing for 50 years. As a student at the University of Buffalo in the late 1960s,...

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Mike McKenna

Mike McKenna

Toronto born Mike McKenna is a blues guitar player who in has played with Luke & the Apostles, Downchild, MeKenna Mendelson Mainline, and more.   Opened for Jefferson Airplane & Grateful Dead His unique style...

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Sue & Dwight

Sue & Dwight

Songwriters, singers, musicologists, authors, advocates, activists - Socially conscious Canadiana folk music with a few twists Born too late to be part of the 1960’s folk revival, Winnipeg born, Toronto based Sue and Dwight...

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D’Arcy Wickham & Son

D’Arcy Wickham & Son

Winner -Songs from the heart 2008, Signal Hill CD release 2019 D'Arcy Wickham is a teacher and performer of multiple guitar genres and stringed instruments who delights with his musical prowess as shown on his new 'Signal...

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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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Melanie Peterson

Melanie Peterson

New Single #1 from upcoming EP will be out in Jan/Feb/Mar 2020, Single #2, from album + full album Apr/May/Jun 2020! For over ten years, Melanie Peterson has been entertaining fans, near and far, with her cheerful, lively,...

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Sebastian Agnello

Sebastian Agnello

A 52 year veteran of the Canadian music scene. Seb is a scathing, hilarious, politically incorrect but always entertaining performer. Since his band, “The Lords Of London”, topped the Canadian Charts when he was just 14...

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Gathering Sparks

Gathering Sparks

Winner, Folk Music Ontario 2019 “Songs From the Heart” Award, Singer-Songwriter; New CD "All That's Real" Released Sept 2019 Uplifting folk-roots music with divine harmonies. You will come to listen, and walk away singing....

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Lynn Miles

Lynn Miles

Great Canadian Singer/songwriter with a Juno Award and 6 Canadian Folk Music awards Lynn is a Singer / songrwiter with 900 songs 14 albums and thousands of roads travelled.  Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most...

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Laura Fernandez

Laura Fernandez

Born in Madrid, Laura Fernandez is a versatile singer songwriter pianist whose music merges the genres of pop, jazz and Latin music. Laura Fernandez was born in Madrid, Spain and immigrated to Canada as a young girl after...

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Sam Broverman

Sam Broverman

New CD Released November 2018 - A Jewish Boy's Christmas Toronto based jazz singer, former chorister on CBC's "Hymn Sing" Sam Broverman is a Winnipeg-born, Toronto based jazz singer and songwriter. He has performed in...

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Noah Zacharin

Noah Zacharin

Noah Zacharin is an acknowledged guitar master and literate songwriter with 7 CD’s of original music and countless appearances on stage and CD, supporting many of the best in town and beyond. Noah Zacharin is an exciting...

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