March 2015

Rick Fines: Veteran of the Blues and Folk Circuits

Rick Fines refuses to be pigeonholed. Steeped in roots music, he crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres. A veteran of the North American blues and folk circuits, he engages audiences with captivating songs,...

Ruth Moody is Mariposa Bound

Ruth Moody is an artist of exceptional depth and grace, whose ethereal vocals, impressive multi-instrumentalism, and insightful song writing evoke maturity and wisdom well beyond her age. Her songs are timeless, universal, exquisitely crafted, and performed with intimacy and honesty. A founding and current member of the...

Thursday, 19 March 2015 Farrucas Duo Paint an Exotic Musical Portrait

The stirring rhythms, Latin sounds, and intricate instrumentation of Farrucas Duo paint an exotic musical portrait. The group is a fusion of two musical traditions – Mediterranean and Ecuadorian – brought together through Laura Spada and Jorge Cuamacás, and spiced up by elements of other genres...

Bram Morrison Making His Premier Solo Appearance at Mariposa

Bram Morrison has been part of the Canadian folk music scene since the early 60’s, developing his performance and song-leading skills in folk clubs and folk festivals. An accompanist and apprentice to folksinger Alan Mills, in 1978 he joined forces with Sharon Hampson and Lois Lilienstein...

Mary Chapin Carpenter – Friday Evening Main Stage Headliner

Fearless creativity has been the common thread woven throughout the career of Mary Chapin Carpenter. Her music gracefully meanders through influences broader than the country and folk genres for which she is most commonly known, producing a body of work that is spiked with delightful...

The East Pointers Bringing Traditional Celtic Tunes to Mariposa

The three members of the freshly formed trio, The East Pointers, are accomplished musicians in their own right, each of whom – Banjoist Koady Chaisson, fiddler Tim Chaisson, and guitarist Jake Charron – has an exuberant love of traditional Celtic tunes that belies their youth. This...

Zimbabwe’s Black Umfolosi Making a Mariposa Appearance

More than three decades on the music scene, Zimbabwe’s a cappella ambassadors, Black Umfolosi, continue to delight audiences around the world. Formed by young school friends, the group was named for the Umfolozi Omnyama River where their ancestry can be traced. Their performances are inspired by the...

Master Song Writer Jimmy Web Bringing His Hits To Mariposa

American songwriter, composer, and singer, Jimmy Webb, is recognized worldwide as a master of his trade. Some of his platinum selling classics include, Up, Up and Away, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston, and MacArthur Park. His songs have been recorded or performed...

The Railsplitters Are Traveling Mariposa’s Way

High energy, bluegrass roots quintet, The Railsplitters, shines with vocal clarity, unclouded song writing, and an exceptional musical range. Calling upon genre influences ranging from Roots/Americana, Country Twang, 50′s doo wop, modern pop, to good old Rock ‘n’ Roll, this Colorado outfit wows audiences with dynamic,...

Adam Cohen is Our Sunday Evening Main Stage Headliner

Three albums into a career that began with his 1998 self-titled debut, Adam Cohen had decided to call it quits, his career as a singer-songwriter not meeting his expectations. But he decided to give it another go, and the wonderful result was his very successful,...