A musical force of nature with an incalculable influence on both the music and the politics of our era.
Marrabenta dance music & other Mozambican music & stories fused with the sounds & rhythms of the world.
Singing, fiddling & whistling iconoclast stops by with new old timey acoustic band to huddle round a mic & play.
Young indie-rock Ruffians deliver catchy and hummable tunes and pure energy.
Impossible-to-label adventurous sextet weaves musical influences & chases new invention.
Inventive and eclectic singer and composer, and founding member of Not Drowning, Waving.
Beautiful three-part harmonies and true country tunes that sound like they were new 50 years ago.
Soul-stirring a cappella gospel delivered by three incomparable voices from Como, Mississippi.
“Some voices hit you hard from first blush and this is one of them.” (Exclaim!)
A one-man fiddling frenzy, eccentric and sonically diverse, with no shortage of authenticity.
Listen for the thunder of the drums, and celebrate the joyful, timeless and universal spirit of festival with Dulsori.
Sizzling blend of traditional Mexican huapango & rancheras with Latin rhythms, reggae, rock & more.
A singer and songwriter of incredible emotional depth and honesty and a suitcase full of songs.
They do weird vocal improvs, rock out in 11/8, sometimes seem like they’re playing bluegrass, & they might make you cry.
A West Coast musical phenomenon in the 1970s reunites and returns by popular demand.
True blue Americana music – folk, blues, country and rock – crafted by a gifted songwriter.
A true master innovator of the acoustic guitar in love with American roots music and the music of Italia.
“Original, powerful and thrilling…and certainly like nothing you have ever heard before” (London Evening Standard)
Extraordinary Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist.
Singular vocals, insightful lyrics, deceptively simple and hook-laden folk rock tunes; one of Canada’s fave bands.
The MP for Timmins-James Bay and his band reunite to sing songs that are real, raw and profoundly illuminating.
Hill is a charismatic master musician who does for the ukulele what Bela Fleck did for the banjo.
A country sound as classic as grits!
Old-time string country blues with an indie-rock edge.
Ventanas delivers a diverse multicultural flavour sure to satiate the most international of palates.
Songs in the plains tradition that tell stories of connection to the earth, the creator and each other.
Labeled Americana, Country-Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter & somehow, pop –just great songs from a true original.
Honey-voiced songs from a formidable force on the Aboriginal country music scene down-under.
The youngest member of the Kuti musical dynasty carries on his father Fela’s afrobeat torch.
An articulate, confident, and outspoken voice – one of the best new and vital forces on the music scene today.
Former Mekons & Waco Brothers folk punk rocker & classical violinist make something new!
Lee crosses through soul and country to funk and folk with emotionally-charged, songs that pluck at your heart.
Balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super band music.
Stomping merrily out of Louisiana, Lost Bayou Ramblers show how Cajun music’s oldest roots still have major life and legs.
Bedouin Soundclash front man explores epic themes that span centuries, cultures, & an incredible range of music.
Folklore Mexicana + jazz. Maravilloso!
“Think Bonnie Raitt after 8 shots of whiskey and you get Samantha Martin.” (Romi Mayes)
The bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul.
“The new hotshots of pan-African funkiness” (Songlines Magazine, UK)
Two of Galway’s favourite sons & Saw Doctors band mates share favourite tunes from 20 years on the road.
Adventurous foursome take themselves, and us, into uncharted territory.
“Vocals like liquid honey and banjo pluckin’ like bright Appalachian afternoons.” (Winnipeg Free Press)
A band with relentless vitality, Ozomatli effortlessly shifts gears from electro-cumbia to mambo & hip hop & beyond.
A band that is an almost quintessential testament to our country’s policies on diversity.
A passionate perspective songwriter whose songs deal with humanity in all its guises.
Weaving inventive songscapes with sultry vocals and international heart.
Delightfully un-label-able roots-based music from a true original!
The grassiest of grassroots performers, a voice for the oppressed, a gifted flat-picking rabble-rouser.
Seymali’s melodies weave a seductive desert-blues fusion.
His bluegrass-inflected folk may be out of the past, but his passion is as vital as his blood is red.
A hip-hop/rap, country and rhythm & blues fusion, with insightful poetry “straight from the Rez.”
Oliver & Co. deliver their own brand of alternative folk and traditional music with a twinkle in their eyes.
Tuscan tradition, jazz nuance & new song – fresh, sunny music with a heady Mediterranean scent & no constraints.
Traditional Québécois music + a soupçon of world sounds = an uncontrollable urge to dance!
An 11-piece indie orchestra – Portland’s “biggest” emerging band!
Northern Ireland’s very own, with an unprecedented amount of soul and emotion.
“When Suzie takes the stage, she takes it from footlights to rafters and owns it.” (The Minstrel, Morristown, NJ)
Stomping outlaw country, irresistible crooning and classic songwriting – Aussie style.
Gospel-spiked rural acoustic blues from the real deal.
Folksinger celebrates 70 years in show business and the legacy of his father, legendary bluesman & activist Josh White.
Canada’s beloved east coast indie vets mix heavy and humble rock-pop sensibilities.
One of Australia’s most sought-after indigenous artists, Yamma’s soulful voice & compelling songs are simply transcendent.