2019 ARTISTS

Explore the amazing array of artists we have gathered from around the world to build a soundtrack for the best weekend of your summer – and we'll see you at the beach!

Aerialists

Aerialists (Canada) In a world where hyphenated genres are becoming the norm, all kinds of monikers are available for...

Black String

Black String (Korea/UK) Black String creates a unique musical language that draws on Korean traditional music, jazz, and free...

Danny Boudreau Band

Danny Boudreau Band (NB) Many musicians can only dream of a career with longevity like Acadian singer-songwriter Danny Boudreau...

Basia Bulat

Basia Bulat (ON) With an electrifying voice and lyrics like silver arrowheads, Basia Bulat has become one of Canada’s...

Matthew Byrne

Matthew Byrne (NL) Matthew Byrne was born into a family of Newfoundland music-makers. Their lineage continues to thrive in...

Celeigh Cardinal

Celeigh Cardinal (AB) Celeigh Cardinal is a Métis singer-songwriter from the Peace Country of northern Alberta. Her contralto voice...

Andrew Collins Trio

Andrew Collins Trio (ON) To call Toronto’s Andrew Collins a master of the mandolin would be putting it mildly....

Copperhead

Copperhead (AB) Copperhead make 21st century folk music, born not in the bucolic countryside but in downtown alleyways, with...

The Dardanelles

The Dardanelles (NL) Over the past eight years, the Dardanelles have established themselves as one of the most exciting...

Steve Dawson

Steve Dawson (TN/BC) Over the past two decades, Steve Dawson has become an indelible fixture on the Canadian music...

Desirée Dawson Trio

Desirée Dawson Trio Desirée Dawson is well known for her soulful folk sound, but she is a versatile artist....

Brother Tito Deler

Brother Tito Deler (New York) Born and raised in uptown Manhattan, Brother Tito Deler is the son of immigrants...

Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers

Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers “America’s Hottest Accordion” winner Dwayne Dopsie plays high-energy zydeco that leaves audiences wanting...

Bobby Dove

Bobby Dove (QC/ON) Born in Montréal, singer-songwriter Bobby Dove planted her musical roots singing and picking at the Wheel...

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (CA) “One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with...

Mike Farris & The Fortunate Few

Mike Farris & The Fortunate Few (TN) After winning a Grammy for his album, Shine for All the People,...

Luca Fogale

Luca Fogale (BC) Luca Fogale’s immense vocal talent is impossible to ignore as he elevates songs rooted in folk...

Front Country

Front Country (CA) With the release of their debut full-length album, Sake of the Sound, in 2014, Front Country...

Amos Garrett & Julian Kerr

Amos Garrett & Julian Kerr (AB) As one of the most distinctive guitar-players since the Telecaster was invented, Amos...

Raine Hamilton String Trio

Raine Hamilton String Trio (MB) The Raine Hamilton String Trio deliver resonant, acoustic chamber folk with an otherworldly edge...

The Hamiltones

The Hamiltones (NC) The Hamiltones nailed it at last year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival, adding their magical tones to...

David Hidalgo

David Hidalgo (CA) Latin American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo is best known as a member of Los...

Zaki Ibrahim

Zaki Ibrahim (BC) South African-Canadian artist Zaki Ibrahim is a globally distinguished singer, songwriter, and producer known for making...

Illiteratty

Illiteratty (BC) Illteratty are a popular folk band from Vancouver who play original “metafolk” – meaning original swing, European...

Kirchen, Cox and McRae

Kirchen, Cox and McRae (TN/TX) This new project from a trio of sublimely talented roots-acoustic musicians who merge great...

Kitty And The Rooster

Kitty And The Rooster (BC) Kitty & The Rooster is a rock n’ roll duo from Vancouver featuring Jodie...

La Mexcalina

La Mexcalina (Mexico) La Mexcalina formed in Guadalajara, Mexico in July 2012 with the intention of fusing traditional Mexican...

Joey Landreth

Joey Landreth (MB) When Juno Award-winning roots-rockers the Bros. Landreth caught a break in their schedule, Joey Landreth took...

Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe (GA) Rebecca & Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter sisters creating their own brand of...

Le Vent du Nord

Le Vent du Nord (QC) The award-winning, highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord (North Wind) is a leading...

George Leach Band

George Leach Band (BC) The energy level of a George Leach show can be described as “high,” to put...

Locarno

Locarno (BC) Locarno is the Latin project of Vancouver-based musician Tom Landa. Like him, the music is equal parts...

Lonesome Ace Stringband

Lonesome Ace Stringband (ON) The Lonesome Ace Stringband is an old-time band with bluegrass chops that play some righteous...

Los Pachamama y Flor Amargo

Los Pachamama y Flor Amargo (Mexico) Mother Earth - the English translation of Los Pachamama - is the perfect...

Corb Lund

Corb Lund (AB) “When you come from generations of ranchers and rodeo people, you can’t help but be influenced...

Don McGlashan

Don McGlashan (New Zealand) Don McGlashan is a New Zealand composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist who won fame with bands...

Pablo Menéndez & Mezcla

Pablo Menéndez & Mezcla (Cuba) Under the direction of guitarist Pablo Menéndez, Mezcla have been a part of the...

Midnight Shine

Midnight Shine (ON) Turning heads with a sound that seamlessly mixes roots, classic, and modern rock with touches of...

Irish Mythen

Irish Mythen (PEI) Think back to a time in your life when you heard music that was so powerful...

Namgar

Namgar (Mongolia) Namgar are a four-piece music group that perform traditional Buryat and Mongolian music. Their leader, Namgar Lhasaranova,...

Oktopus

Oktopus (QC) The instrumental creature known as Oktopus extends its creative tentacles across the landscape of East European music...

Marin Patenaude

Marin Patenaude (BC) With favourably raucous and precious moments, Marin Patenaude deftly stitches together an urban edge with the...

The Rad Trads

The Rad Trads (NY) The gentlemen comprising Brooklyn-based five-piece the Rad Trads distinguish themselves in ways few bands can....

Rebirth Brass Band

Rebirth Brass Band (LA) Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at the Maple...

John Reischman And The Jaybirds

John Reischman And The Jaybirds (BC/CA/WA) John Reischman and the Jaybirds fashion a stylish take on bluegrass that seamlessly...

Riit

Riit (NU) Riit, originally from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, is a songwriter, throat-singer, and accordion-player whose sound expands into the realms...

Sam Roberts Band

Sam Roberts Band (QC) Canadian singer-songwriter Sam Roberts released his debut album, We Were Born in a Flame, in...

Pharis and Jason Romero

Pharis and Jason Romero (BC) Singing vibrant duets, writing deadly songs, playing their handmade banjos, and loving old acoustic...

Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose (UK) Something’s changing in Lucy Rose. After two albums of feeling her way through the densely-populated landscape...

Rosie & the Riveters

Rosie & the Riveters (SK) Rosie & the Riveters never planned to get political. But opening a newspaper or...

Ruby & Smith

Ruby & Smith (BC) Ruby & Smith are Vancouver’s First Lady and Duke of Uke, Daphne Roubini and Andrew...

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers (NC) When Sidelong, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers’ debut album, was released in early...

Vivek Shraya/Too Attached

Vivek Shraya/Too Attached (AB/BC) Too Attached are siblings Vivek Shraya and Shamik Bilgi. Shraya is a multidisciplinary artist whose...

Son of James

Son of James (BC) Shon Wong grew up in Vancouver in a family of Chinese opera actors and performers....

Nano Stern Trio

Nano Stern Trio (Chile) Fernando Daniel Stern Britzmann, best known by his artistic name, Nano Stern, is a Chilean...

Tal National

Tal National (Niger) By the time Tal National reached international acclaim with 2013’s Kaani, the band’s first release outside...

Emily Triggs

Emily Triggs (AB) A bred-in-the-bones roots musician, Emily Trigg’s second album, Middletown, takes listeners on a journey through inspirations...

Tsatsu Stalqayu

Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack) (BC) Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack) are a traditional Salish song-and-dance group consisting of...

Sunny War

Sunny War (CA) It’s no secret that great art comes from the margins, from those who are either pushed...