May 2015

Virtuoso Michele Gazich to Perform at Mariposa

Musician, composer, songwriter and music producer, Michele Gazich, is known for his trademark style on the violin. He has played in orchestras, chamber music groups, and with singer songwriters, and has performed his own songs in Europe and throughout the world. Appearing on more than fifty albums,...

Songwriter and Poet Inge Andersen to Perform at Mariposa

Inge Andersen has always loved poetry and music. Inspired by Dutch poets such as Hans Andreus and Ellen Warmond, the Canadian poet Irving Layton, and songwriters like Phil Ochs, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor, she has written many poems and songs. She continued to write while performing...

The Clash Speaking Inuktitut = The Jerry Cans

They are“… what would happen if The Clash had grown up speaking Inuktitut…” according to Penguin Eggs. Fast rising northern stars, The Jerry Cans perform a delicious mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae. Calling them unique is as much of an understatement as calling the...

The Barrel Boys Churn Out Toe Tapping Tunes

Featuring luscious vocals and barn-burning instrumentals, The Barrel Boys are a new staple on the bluegrass scene. Appreciated for their versatility and eclecticism, their repertoire ranges from bluegrass to classic country, old-time, folk, and roots rock. Their debut full-length album of entirely original tunes features the superb...

Dan Yashinsky: Purveyor of Funny, Profound, and Moving Stories

A well-known storyteller, author, and community organizer, Dan Yashinsky has received numerous prestigious awards including the Jane Jacobs Prize and a Chalmers Arts Fellowship. He founded the Toronto Festival of Storytelling, co-founded the Storytellers School of Toronto, and has performed at many festivals around the world. Dan...

Meet Topical Songstress Erin Saoirse Adair

Songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Erin Saoirse Adair, has become a prominent and popular voice on the national folk scene, with widespread praise for her accessible and deeply relevant songs. In the time-honoured tradition of topical song writing, her work deals with social justice, the environment,...

RUNA – Bringing a Mystical, Lyrical, Exciting Sound to Mariposa

Recognized as one of Irish music’s new super-groups, RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of bluegrass, flamenco, blues, and jazz, they...

Turbo Street Funk’s Infectious Sounds Make You Move and Groove!

Whether they’re playing a festival, pub, concert hall, or even on a busy corner, the infectious sounds of Turbo Street Funk get people moving and grooving. Discovered by jazz legend, Richard Underhill, they have grown from a street savvy busking crew to a collection of dynamic...

Charlie A’Court – Planted at the Crossroads of Roots and Soul

Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, the mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary song writing of Charlie A’Court connect with people, one emotion at a time. He’s a country boy raised on classic R&B, soul, blues, rock and folk ranging from The Band...

Reuben And The Dark Making Their Mariposa Debut

Reuben And The Dark is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists that make chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics exploring the duality of misery and joy. Boasting a rare chemistry between all of its members, the group has emerged from the...