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Bruce Cockburn Joins the Mariposa Lineup

For Immediate Release December 8th, 2016 BRUCE COCKBURN JOINS THE MARIPOSA LINEUP Orillia, Ontario, Canada – Mariposa Folk Festival is proud to announce that one of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn, is returning to Mariposa after a long absence. The renowned singer-songwriter and revered guitarist was a regular...

Renowned Blues Artist Matt Andersen Coming to Mariposa

For Immediate Release December 6th, 2016 Orillia, Ontario, Canada – Organizers of the storied Mariposa Folk Festival began unveiling their 2017 lineup today, announcing that Matt Andersen, a powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, will return following a seven-year absence. Mariposa Folk Festival takes...

James Hill – Mariposa Talks Interview

In this interview for the Mariposa Talks series, ukulele maestro James Hill tells us why he chose the ukulele over the violin (it was more fun), talks about some exciting new directions he’s taken in his latest album, and addresses the question of whether the...

Sonny Ochs – Mariposa Talks Interview

Concert producer, conference organizer, DJ and emcee Sonny Ochs tells Mariposa Talks how she has kept alive the musical legacy of her brother, protest singer and activist Phil Ochs. In today’s charged political climate, she says, his work is gaining a new political currency with...

Mariposa Lineup Hitting the Right Notes

Mariposa Folk Festival is known for presenting the best folk/roots artists on the music scene. This year, we welcome three diverse headliners – music and pop-culture icon Rita Coolidge, Canada’s very own The Good Family, and contemporary Americana folk duo The Milk Carton Kids. And...

Lori Yates – Mariposa Talks Interview

In this interview in the Mariposa Talks series, Hamilton-based county singer Lori Yates talks about working with some of the greats of Nashville, about her struggles to overcome addiction and about a foray into stand-up comedy. She also offers telling insights into how the music...

Rita Coolidge – Mariposa Talks Interview

In this interview, music legend Rita Coolidge talks about her new book, how she was cheated out of a songwriting credit on Layla, whether she might perform again with ex-husband Kris Kristofferson and how she misses singing with her late sister in the Native American...

Alison Porter of Dirty Dishes – Mariposa Talks Interview

In this interview, Alison Porter of Dirty Dishes dishes the dirt on how the band got its name, how they work out their wonderful harmonies and why they love country and bluegrass music. She also reveals a surprising secret about some musical moonlighting by one...

David Amram – Mariposa Talks Interview

David Amram, multi-instrumentalist, composer and conductor, has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Leonard Bernstein and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In this interview he talks with refreshing wit and insight about folk music as the root of his musical inspiration. Here's some live performance videos...

Saturday Evening Headliner: The Good Family

The idea of forming The Good Family band took root when a pair of musician brothers invited their parents to join them on a musical romp throughout Scotland, England and Wales. At some venues they were described as Canada’s answer to the legendary Carter Family....