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Reverend Robert Jones, Sr., Heading for Mariposa

Singer, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr., uses folk, blues, spirituals and other American Roots music to champion the beauty and power of our shared culture. A lifelong Detroiter, he has been performing professionally for nearly 30 years for festivals, schools, civil rights organizations and...

Doug Paisley Making a Mariposa Appearance

Doug Paisley has an outsider’s keen perspective. He taps into the social lifeblood of America, gently and reverently, with songs that are steeped in poetry, harmony and sweetness, and performed with a honeyed, craggy, and knowing voice. An artist whose work is not burdened by the trappings...

Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band Romping Through Mariposa

There’s something special about a jug band! It’s like comfort food, tunefulness, history and fun all rolled together into one entertaining, wholesome package. The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band is this and more, with their original tunes in the style of the jug bands of the 1920s, plus some...

Lomax Project is Mariposa Bound

Lomax Project is the latest adventure of two-time Juno winning musician, producer, educator and collaborator, Jayme Stone. Focusing on songs collected by renowned folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this musical reawakening brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to...

Cheryl Wheeler Making a Long-Awaited Mariposa Return

It's been seven long years since Cheryl Wheeler graced a Mariposa stage, but good things are worth waiting for. You may not be familiar with Cheryl Wheeler, but you have no doubt heard her songs, which have been covered by artists as diverse as Kenny Loggins,...

Eric Andersen Booked for Mariposa

Mariposa Folk Festival is proud to begin its announcements of the 2015 artistic line-up with the good news that folk music icon, Eric Andersen, will be on stage at the festival this summer. This is just the first of many artistic announcements over the coming weeks...

Mariposa Folk Festival Announces Fantastic 2014 Line-Up

The Grande Dame of Canadian folk festivals has announced the full, fantastic line-up for the 54th annual event taking place July 4-5-6, 2014, at Tudhope Park in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Mariposa is known for presenting the best singer-songwriters on the music scene, and this year is...

Russell deCarle Bringing Country Roots to Mariposa

Lead singer and founding member of platinum-selling Prairie Oyster, Russell deCarle has earned many awards over the course of an illustrious musical career. His love and appreciation for the roots of honky tonk and pure country music, as well as the classic country vocalists, is evident...

Colourful Character Magoo Passing Through

Magoo is a colourful character. You name it, he's probably done it. From singer-songwriter, host, family performer, guitar teacher, and backyard shed builder, to fashion trend setter (check out his Fashion Tips for Tuesday blog), he’s done it all. Magoo has been writing songs and playing them in...