May 2014

Russell deCarle Bringing Country Roots to Mariposa

Lead singer and founding member of platinum-selling Prairie Oyster, Russell deCarle has earned many awards over the course of an illustrious musical career. His love and appreciation for the roots of honky tonk and pure country music, as well as the classic country vocalists, is evident...

Colourful Character Magoo Passing Through

Magoo is a colourful character. You name it, he's probably done it. From singer-songwriter, host, family performer, guitar teacher, and backyard shed builder, to fashion trend setter (check out his Fashion Tips for Tuesday blog), he’s done it all. Magoo has been writing songs and playing them in...

Voice Alchemist, Carolle Bertrand, Making a Stop at Mariposa

For singer-songwriter, visual artist and writer, Carolle Bertrand, singing is the art at the foundation of all other forms of expression. A voice alchemist in constant search of truth, her artistic expression is born and reborn, driven by the heart and soul. Carolle’s songs transpose into drawings,...

AroarA bringing their Avant-Garde Sound to Mariposa

Montreal-based AroarA is a creative duo that amplifies cigar box guitars, uses a 404 sampler to trigger mellotrons and black sabbath bells, blends voices, and plays twin guitar lines. Their album, In The Pines, is based on the work by the same title of American poet...

Sacred & Secular, Soulful AVIVA

AVIVA’s soulful vocals and passionate voice blur the lines between the sacred and the secular. Performing world music in Hebrew, Ladino, English and French, she has collaborated with some of the most celebrated world music creators around including international virtuosos Yair Dalal and Frank London. She’s also...

My Sweet Patootie – Two Parts Exemplary Musicianship, One Part Vaudeville Comedy

This contemporary folk duo from Los Angeles sports a fresh sound with beautifully harmonized vocals, Acoustic roots group, My Sweet Patootie, brings twining vocal harmonies, monstrous finger style guitar, fiddle, percussion and abundant charisma together in one perfect package. Complete with tall tales and corny jokes,...

The Imbayakunas Bringing Andean Sounds to Mariposa

Sharing the rich Andean sounds of Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, The Imbayakunas infuse traditional music with Latin and European influences, playing ancestral instruments ranging from rondador and other pan flutes, to charango and ronrocco (similar to a lute), and cajas (type of drum). Their distinctive melodies...

Pacific Curls: Put Your Finger on the Pulse of a Global Sound

Experiencing a Pacific Curls performance has been described as putting your finger on the pulse of a global sound. This talented trio has an impressive repertoire featuring the ukulele, cajon (percussion instrument), various other percussive instruments, fiddle, Taonga pūoro (traditional instruments of the Māori people), guitar,...

Havana’s Conjunto Chappottín Coming to Mariposa

Havana-based Son band, Conjunto Chappottín, has been performing since the 1940s. Currently under the direction of the trumpet player, arranger and musical director, Jesus Angel Chappotín Coto, and the percussionist and singer Miguel Cuni junior, the ensemble is one of the most renowned Son bands in...

The Barr Brothers

After a decade of criss-crossing North America with their Boston-based improvisational rock trio, a fire in a Montréal club proved providential, leading Andrew and Brad Barr in a new musical direction. On the street with what they could carry, they made friends with a waitress who...