February 2014

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...

Mariposa Young Singer/Songwriter Workshops off to a Strong Start

There are benefits to being one of the oldest and most-respected folk festivals in the world, especially when it comes to giving back. Artists recognize the importance of the Mariposa Folk Foundation, and are often ready and willing to offer support beyond their time spent...

Indie Trailblazer Ani Difranco Making a Long-Awaited Return

The influence of Ani DiFranco on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over is huge. She proudly identifies as a folksinger, but her repertoire is spirited medley of soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, spoken word and other musical genres. Over the course of more than...

Union Duke Making a Highly Demanded Return

It's not that often that Mariposa Folk Festival books the same act two years in a row, but when they make a huge impression on our audience, sometimes we make an exception.That's the case with Union Duke, one of the auditioned Mariposa Showcase Acts at...

Blues Ace Sugar Brown Coming to Mariposa

While rubbing elbows and playing with the best blues musicians on the American scene for many years, you learn a lot of tricks. Then, if you get far away from that Chicago scene and spend a lot of time revamping your craft, you can come...

Ian Tamblyn, An Essential Figure in the Canadian Musical Tapestry

A singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an extensive discography and over 1500 songs to his credit, Ian Tamblyn is an essential figure in the Canadian musical tapestry. Now into the fifth decade of his career, he remains a vibrant and productive artist. Many of his...

The Carper Family to Swing Through Mariposa

Crystalline harmonies, swinging melodies, bopping rhythms and sheer musical fun. These are just some of the descriptors for The Carper Family, an Austin Texas based trio that's generating critical praise and a lot of attention wherever they perform. With immaculately blending voices, warm, enticing songs,...