February 2014

Kim Wempe: An Old Soul with Artistic Conviction

Every now an then a young artist with the confidence and depth of a storied minstrel comes along and blows you away. Kim Wempe is an artist like that. Hailing from a small farming town in Saskatchewan, she is an old soul with artistic conviction. Some of...

Craig Cardiff Bringing His Particular Brand of Folk To Mariposa

His voice is like a diamond in the rough. His playing is accomplished and ground-breaking. His song writing is exquisite and profound. His stage presence is warm and gripping. For more than fifteen years, Craig Cardiff has been weaving his way through the Canadian music landscape....

Elephant Revival: Bound to Take Mariposa By Storm

Every once in a while, a truly original, fantastic-sounding group comes along and creates excitement on the Americana music scene. Meet Elephant Revival! Transcendental folk is perhaps the best way to describe their exciting musical stylings. They are a troupe of accomplished players and vocalists, composers and songwriters...

Ennis: Flawless Harmonies and Engaging Performances

Newfoundland has always always been known as a rich source of folk music, and that definitely holds true with this dynamic duo from 'The Rock'. There`s also something special that happens when family members sing together. Ennis, two sisters from St. John’s, prove this with each...

Tim Chaisson Making His Mariposa Debut

Tim Chaisson has accumulated tonnes of accolades and recognition, and his star just keeps rising higher and higher. His musical passion can be traced back to Prince Edward Island where he began his professional music career at the tender age of fourteen. With more than ten...

Three Little Birds Flying Into Mariposa

With music that is fun and beautiful, and sometimes controversial, this folk music trio is gaining critical acclaim and causing the odd flap. They draw on a part of the folk tradition that is as old as the genre itself. Social and political conscience has rarely...

An Artist With Uncannily Lucid Lenses on the World – PrufRock Shadowrunner

Mariposa has a proud tradition of presenting spoken word artists. Some of the greats have graced our stages, so we are very pleased to bring you PrufRock Shadowrunner for Mariposa Folk Festival 2014. This multi-faceted artist is continuously honing his craft to fit his vision. From...

Dar Williams Making Her Way To Mariposa

A poet of confessional songs, pop-folk artist, Dar Williams, has been described in The New Yorker as one of America’s very best singer-songwriters. She writes from personal experience, many of her songs based on people she grew up with, and she keeps her feet to...