Joan Baez

A musical force of nature with an incalculable influence on both the music and the politics of our era.

Banda Kakana

Marrabenta dance music & other Mozambican music & stories fused with the sounds & rhythms of the world.

Born Ruffians

Young indie-rock Ruffians deliver catchy and hummable tunes and pure energy.


Impossible-to-label adventurous sextet weaves musical influences & chases new invention.

David Bridie

Inventive and eclectic singer and composer, and founding member of Not Drowning, Waving.

The Carper Family

Beautiful three-part harmonies and true country tunes that sound like they were new 50 years ago.

The Como Mamas

Soul-stirring a cappella gospel delivered by three incomparable voices from Como, Mississippi.

Rose Cousins

“Some voices hit you hard from first blush and this is one of them.” (Exclaim!)


Listen for the thunder of the drums, and celebrate the joyful, timeless and universal spirit of festival with Dulsori.

Quique Escamilla

Sizzling blend of traditional Mexican huapango & rancheras with Latin rhythms, reggae, rock & more.

Fish and Bird

They do weird vocal improvs, rock out in 11/8, sometimes seem like they’re playing bluegrass, & they might make you cry.

Flying Mountain

A West Coast musical phenomenon in the 1970s reunites and returns by popular demand.

Beppe Gambetta

A true master innovator of the acoustic guitar in love with American roots music and the music of Italia.

Geomungo Factory

“Original, powerful and thrilling…and certainly like nothing you have ever heard before” (London Evening Standard)

Eliza Gilkyson

Extraordinary Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist.

Great Lake Swimmers

Singular vocals, insightful lyrics, deceptively simple and hook-laden folk rock tunes; one of Canada’s fave bands.

Grievous Angels

The MP for Timmins-James Bay and his band reunite to sing songs that are real, raw and profoundly illuminating.

James Hill

Hill is a charismatic master musician who does for the ukulele what Bela Fleck did for the banjo.

Tamar Ilana & Ventanas

Ventanas delivers a diverse multicultural flavour sure to satiate the most international of palates.

Iskwew Singers

Songs in the plains tradition that tell stories of connection to the earth, the creator and each other.

Stephen Kellogg

Labeled Americana, Country-Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter & somehow, pop –just great songs from a true original.

Roger Knox

Honey-voiced songs from a formidable force on the Aboriginal country music scene down-under.

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80

The youngest member of the Kuti musical dynasty carries on his father Fela’s afrobeat torch.

Mary Lambert

An articulate, confident, and outspoken voice – one of the best new and vital forces on the music scene today.

Amos Lee

Lee crosses through soul and country to funk and folk with emotionally-charged, songs that pluck at your heart.

Lost Bayou Ramblers

Stomping merrily out of Louisiana, Lost Bayou Ramblers show how Cajun music’s oldest roots still have major life and legs.

La Manta

Folklore Mexicana + jazz. Maravilloso!

Tift Merritt

The bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul.


“The new hotshots of pan-African funkiness” (Songlines Magazine, UK)

Oh My Darling

“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.

Karine Polwart

A passionate perspective songwriter whose songs deal with humanity in all its guises.

Alejandra Ribera

Weaving inventive songscapes with sultry vocals and international heart.

Jenny Ritter

Delightfully un-label-able roots-based music from a true original!

David Rovics

The grassiest of grassroots performers, a voice for the oppressed, a gifted flat-picking rabble-rouser.

Langhorne Slim & the Law

His bluegrass-inflected folk may be out of the past, but his passion is as vital as his blood is red.

Leonard Sumner

A hip-hop/rap, country and rhythm & blues fusion, with insightful poetry “straight from the Rez.”

Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana

Tuscan tradition, jazz nuance & new song – fresh, sunny music with a heady Mediterranean scent & no constraints.

Les Tireux D’Roches

Traditional Québécois music + a soupçon of world sounds = an uncontrollable urge to dance!


An 11-piece indie orchestra – Portland’s “biggest” emerging band!

Foy Vance

Northern Ireland’s very own, with an unprecedented amount of soul and emotion.

Suzie Vinnick

“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.

Josh White Jr.

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.

Frank Yamma

One of Australia’s most sought-after indigenous artists, Yamma’s soulful voice & compelling songs are simply transcendent.