April 2014

Neo Folk Indie String Band – The BelleRegards

With a pinch of bluegrass, a dash of rockabilly, and a dollop of neo folk, this 4-piece string band cooks up high-energy live shows, foot-stomping rhythms, trad breaks, and good humour. Influenced by artists ranging from Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, to Stevie Wonder, The Beatles,...

Dala Making a Triumphant Return to Mariposa Folk Festival

Singing in angelic harmony and with infectious joy, Dala makes instant fans of first time listeners. They're just as entertaining between songs too, with amusing banter and funny stories making every show unique. Best friends since high school, this duo has gone on to release five albums...

Irish Performer Niamh Ní Charra Making A Mariposa Appearance

From County Kerry in the south west of Ireland, Niamh Ní Charra was strongly influenced by the wealth of local Sliabh Luachra musicians. She started playing at the early age of four, and has gone on to become a multiple award winning fiddle and concertina player. Niamh...

The Most Loyal Making Their Way To Mariposa

Folk-rock group, The Most Loyal, is Sarah Davignon and a collection of her musical friends. They have been performing together for the past few years, earning an ever-growing following with every gig. With one full-length self-titled recording (2013) and an EP, Royal Family (2011), under their belts,...

Australian Band The Paper Kites Flying Into Mariposa

A collection of five close friends, a couple of whom wrote and played together as far back as high school, this Australian-based folk band keeps flying higher and higher. The Paper Kites are known for switching instruments live and for their ethereal, moody sound. Each of their...

Labour Songs Have Never Sounded Better: Maria Dunn Joins The Mariposa Line-Up

Often compared to Woody Guthrie for her keen social awareness and unvarnished tunes about the lives of working people, Maria Dunn draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, her music celebrates the resilience and...

Zachary Lucky is Mariposa Bound

Hearing Zachary Lucky’s songs, it would seem impossible to separate the singer-songwriter from his prairie origins. Before finding folk music, this grandson of country music artist Smilin’ Johnny Lucky, was a member of two pop bands. Still only in his mid 20s, Zachary Lucky already has six...

Birds of Chicago are a Must See!

Birds of Chicago is one of the most compelling duos on the Americana music scene. A fractured country-soul voice wrapped in silver and gold tones, the sound they produce is compelling and honest. With echoes of mountain gospel, dollops of street corner doo-wop, and the cool vibe...