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The Milk Carton Kids to make Their Mariposa Debut

This contemporary folk duo from Los Angeles sports a fresh sound with beautifully harmonized vocals, exquisitely entwined acoustic guitar playing, and rootsy yet eloquent song writing. National Public Radio says The Milk Carton Kids are like “Gillian Welch & David Rawlings meets Simon & Garfunkel with...

The Delta Lady, Rita Coolidge, Making Her Mariposa Debut

After honing her craft singing jingles and background vocals, Rita Coolidge went on to a solo career that reached stratospheric heights, and saw the release of more than a dozen albums including the multi-platinum, Anytime… Anywhere. Rita Coolidge has performed and collaborated with pals Joe Cocker,...

The Full Fantastic Line-Up

The Grande Dame of Canadian folk festivals has announced the full, fantastic line-up for the 55th annual event taking place July 3-4-5, 2015, at Tudhope Park in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Mariposa is known for presenting the best singer-songwriters on the music scene, and this year the...

Every Child Gets to Join-In with Sing Along Tim

A vocal explorer who pushes the boundaries of her voice, Teresa Doyle experiments with new vocal colours, extended vocal techniques, and vocal textures from other cultures. Her exploration has taken her around the world singing with Kenyan farm women, a Japanese lute player, Tibetan overtone singers,...

Thought Provoking, Highly Entertaining Verse – George Elliott Clarke

Poet, playwright and literary critic, George Elliott Clarke is a seventh-generation Canadian of African-American and Mi’kmaq Amerindian heritage. He has been instrumental in promoting the work of writers of African descent, especially those of Nova Scotia. Clarke has published in a variety of genres including verse collections,...

Vocal Explorer Teresa Doyle Coming to Mariposa

A vocal explorer who pushes the boundaries of her voice, Teresa Doyle experiments with new vocal colours, extended vocal techniques, and vocal textures from other cultures. Her exploration has taken her around the world singing with Kenyan farm women, a Japanese lute player, Tibetan overtone singers,...

An Articulation of a Generation’s Heartbeat – Ian Keteku

The poetry of Ian Keteku is an articulation of a generation’s heartbeat. A magician with syntax, he conjures new realities all in an attempt to better understand our existence. Keteku is a two time national slam champion and the 2010 World Poetry Slam champion. He has showcased his...

Griddle Pickers – Acoustic Country and Bluegrass

Acoustic country and bluegrass band, The Griddle Pickers is dedicated to producing organic, homegrown music steeped in the area’s diverse mix of musical traditions. They’re a tight and close-knit group, with brothers Sean and Dale Patrick providing lightning-quick pickin’, supported by bassist Mike Milner and his...

Acclaimed Producer, Recording Engineer, Song Writer and Arranger Steve Addabbo

Grammy nominated Steve Addabbo set the standard for the singer songwriter genre with his acclaimed production, recording engineering, writing and arranging acumen. He’s also a notable stage performer, and recently released his first full-length album of his own recordings, Out of Nothing (2015), after testing the...