Acoustic Harvest + Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Present: Winterfolk XVI Preview & Benefit
Featuring: Dirty Dishes, Julian Fauth, Mr. Rick, Brian Gladstone w/Tony Quarrington, HOTCHA!, and Brighid Fry from Moscow Apartment
Festival-goers will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 16th ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL when some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists will take the stage at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room Live on Sunday, January 21st. Doors open at 6:00 pm and music starts at 7:30 pm for this event to benefit Winterfolk. Presented by Winterfolk XVI Blues & Roots Festival along with Lillian Wauthier, Artistic Director of Acoustic Harvest, the event will include Dirty Dishes, Julian Fauth, Brian Gladstone w/Tony Quarrington, HOTCHA!, Mr. Rick, and Brighid Fry (Moscow Apartment). For more information and updates please visit www.winterfolk.com
Toronto’s Winterfolk XVI festival – which runs from February 16-18, 2018, 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 and 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 kick-in-the-pants, harmony-driven roots trio Dirty Dishes, finger-style guitarists Brian Gladstone w/Tony Quarrington, hillbilly swing duo HOTCHA!, Juno Award-winning, barrelhouse blues man Julian Fauth, purveyor of vintage Americana, Mr. Rick, and singer-songwriter Brighid Fry of the duo Moscow Apartment.
PREVIEW AT A GLANCE:
Doors 6:00 pm
7:30-8:45 pm – HOTCHA!, Dirty Dishes, Mr. Rick
9:00-10:15 pm – Brian Gladstone w/Tony Quarrington Julian Fauth, Brighid Fry Finale
Dirty Dishes www.dirty-dishes.ca
Julian Fauth www.julianfauth.com
Mr. Rick www.rickmusicamericana.com
Tony Quarrington www.tonyquarringtonmusic.com
Brian Gladstone www.BrianGladstone.com
Brighid Fry www.brighidfry.ca
MORE ABOUT WINTERFOLK – Winterfolk was formed to entertain, educate, enlighten, engage and encourage the community about various folk 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 Province of Ontario, Canada. www.abetterworld.ca
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! We’re always looking for volunteers to help out. For eight hours of service over the Winterfolk weekend, volunteers receive access to all shows and artist hospitality lounge and more! For more info and to sign up, please visit http://www.winterfolk.com/apply-to-volunteer/
Winterfolk gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, FACTOR, Toronto Arts Council, Long & McQuade, and Toronto Blues Society.