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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,...

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...

My Sweet Patootie – Two Parts Exemplary Musicianship, One Part Vaudeville Comedy

This contemporary folk duo from Los Angeles sports a fresh sound with beautifully harmonized vocals, Acoustic roots group, My Sweet Patootie, brings twining vocal harmonies, monstrous finger style guitar, fiddle, percussion and abundant charisma together in one perfect package. Complete with tall tales and corny jokes,...

The Barr Brothers

After a decade of criss-crossing North America with their Boston-based improvisational rock trio, a fire in a Montréal club proved providential, leading Andrew and Brad Barr in a new musical direction. On the street with what they could carry, they made friends with a waitress who...

Folk-Pop-Electro-Jazz, Ukelele-Playing, Singer-Songwriter, JoJo Worthington

Independent artist, JoJo Worthington, is a folk-pop-electro-jazz singer-songwriter who’s making a big impression with her original, catchy tunes. Best known for singing and playing ukulele, she’s accomplished on the glockenspiel, melodica and other instruments too. She started writing on guitar at the age of 14, then formed...

Labour Songs Have Never Sounded Better: Maria Dunn Joins The Mariposa Line-Up

Often compared to Woody Guthrie for her keen social awareness and unvarnished tunes about the lives of working people, Maria Dunn draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, her music celebrates the resilience and...

Zachary Lucky is Mariposa Bound

Hearing Zachary Lucky’s songs, it would seem impossible to separate the singer-songwriter from his prairie origins. Before finding folk music, this grandson of country music artist Smilin’ Johnny Lucky, was a member of two pop bands. Still only in his mid 20s, Zachary Lucky already has six...

Folk and Blues Rocker Keith Secola is Mariposa Bound

A guitarist and aboriginal flute player, singer-songwriter, and music producer, Keith Secola is an accomplished folk and blues rocker. His song, NDN KARS, which receives heavy play on aboriginal radio, is considered by many to be a contemporary Aboriginal American anthem. Originally from the Mesabi Iron Range...

Elephant Revival: Bound to Take Mariposa By Storm

Every once in a while, a truly original, fantastic-sounding group comes along and creates excitement on the Americana music scene. Meet Elephant Revival! Transcendental folk is perhaps the best way to describe their exciting musical stylings. They are a troupe of accomplished players and vocalists, composers and songwriters...

Three Little Birds Flying Into Mariposa

With music that is fun and beautiful, and sometimes controversial, this folk music trio is gaining critical acclaim and causing the odd flap. They draw on a part of the folk tradition that is as old as the genre itself. Social and political conscience has rarely...