Artist Lineup

2019-2020 Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous Season #13

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Dirty Dishes

ON
Genre: roots, country, bluegrass, gospel
It’s hard to miss Dirty Dishes. With infectious smiles and big personalities,donning cowboy boots and crinolines, this feisty female trio could have stepped right out of 1960’s Nashville.

Paying tribute to many beloved acts from classic artists like Hank Williams and Dolly Parton to more current Canadian favourites like Joel Plaskett and Fred Eaglesmith,

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Early Spirit

Vancouver
Genre: Trad inspired
J Knutson (from Spirit of the West) has joined forces with Vancouver violinist Gabriel Dubreuil to bring an innovative fusion of music from the Celtic and North American fiddle traditions and Jazz to the stage. They honour the spontaneity of improvised music while keeping the intimacy and pace of traditional music,

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Frank & Allie Lee

NC
Frank and Allie Lee (Bryson City, NC) are a harmony-powered old time duo. Their April 2018 release, Roll On, Clouds, showcases their favorite songs from over two years of performing together. These pieces range from blues tradition (“Somebody On Your Bond,” “Roll and Tumble”) to bluegrass classics (“Standing on a Mountain,” “Cabin on a Hill”),

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Gangspil

Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre: Nordic Folk Music
Sonnich Lydom & Kristian Bugge, two ”Rigspillemænd of Denmark”
“Two of Denmark’s leading folk musicians take you along on a tour around the music traditions of their home country!”

Gangspil have toured intensively and played more than 100 shows in North America since 2015!

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Geneviève Racette

QC
Genre: Folk, Pop, Country
With over 1 Million streams on Spotify, performing on stage with City and Colour at Osheaga, continuous editorial playlist support from all streaming platforms and major love from media outlets throughout North America, it’s safe to say that Geneviève Racette is one to watch!

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Golden Shoals (formerly Hoot and Holler)

Asheville, NC
Genre: Old time, Americana
What started as casual jam sessions at their house in Boston, Massachusetts would become Golden Shoals (formerly “Hoot and Holler”). Initially brought together by a mutual love of American folk music, it was hard to know that in seven years that love would bring them to Canada,

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Guillaume Jabbour & Bill Gossage

QC
Genre: chansonnier roots
Guillaume Jabbour and Bill Gossage are members of chansonnier roots band Jabbour as well as Quebec Cajun band Les Flâneurs. This contemporary roots duo bridges gaps and draw parallels between the musical genres that inspire their own songwriting. Audiences can expect to hear original compositions from the bands they play in (the majority of which are in french but banter is in english when necessary),

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Hannah James and Toby Kuhn

UK
Genre: Contempory/Trad/Percusive Dance
Described as “a true original” by the Guardian, spellbindingly innovative musician and dancer Hannah James has been one of the key figures in the revival of English percussive dance in recent years.

Renowned as one of the best accordionists on the British folk scene,

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Ian Foster

St. Johns, NL
Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Storyteller
Ian Foster is an award-winning Canadian songwriter, music producer, and filmmaker. He’s a road worn troubadour who has been described as having a keen poetic sense in his writing, and will make you laugh between the songs. CBC’s Bob Mersereau described him as being “a fine example of what a 21st century folk performer should be doing.” He has toured festivals and venues around the world,

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James Gordon

Guelph, ON
Genre: folk/roots
James Gordon is a Canadian songwriter/playwright/musician/producer and community activist. Co-founder of the legendary Canadian folk trio Tamarack, He’s released 40 albums in 40 years! He was a weekly contributor to Arthur Black’s “Basic Black” CBC radio program, and has had more than 100 artists cover his songs.

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Jaxon Haldane

MB
As songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Jaxon Haldane has become a mainstay of the Winnipeg Roots music scene. As a member of the D.Rangers he has performed and collaborated with many great musicians across North America and Europe and as a recording engineer/producer has assisted in the making of several future classic albums for the likes of Romi Mayes,

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Jay Aymar

Toronto
Genre: Folk roots
Canadian singer-songwriter Jay Aymar has traveled extensively throughout Canada and the US
performing clubs, theatres and festivals. He is known for his poetic lyrics and a conversational singing
style, which has garnered him high critical praise with his fans and industry insiders.

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Jeremy & Corrina “The Stephens Brothers”

Nashville, TN
Genre: Bluegrass, Old Time Country, and Folk
Corrina Rose Logston and Jeremy Stephens are a husband and wife duo heavily steeped in the sounds of traditional bluegrass and early country music. Their individual pedigrees involve work with legends, including Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys and the Chuck Wagon Gang.

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Joël Fafard

Genre: Blues/Roost/Folk/Gospel
Award-winning guitarist Joel Fafard performs Southern roots and blues classics with the soul of a purist and the showmanship of a seasoned entertainer. He sings with the sexy sandpapered-sounding vocal style of the new-generation bluesman. And when he lets rip a solo on his resonator guitar it’s easy to hear how he once earned both a Juno nomination and a Western Canadian Music Award for his skills on the axe.

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Justin Lacroix

MB
Genre: Contemporary Roots
A little folk, a little rock, and a lot of heart – that’s what you get from Justin Lacroix
–London Free Press

Winnipeg’s bilingual singer-songwriter Justin Lacroix infuses the timeless sounds of folk roots-rock and blues with expansive vocals and imaginative guitar riffs.

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Kalyna Rakel

Toronto, ON
Genre: Folk/Blues/Americana
Kalyna Rakel has always done things her own way. After early success at 16 with a video on Much Music, she walked away from a pop record deal in Europe to teach herself guitar and play music on the street. Since then she has recorded four independent albums and played her songs for thousands of people.

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Kate Weekes & James Stephens

Genre: Folk, Singer-Songwriter
With the release of her third solo album, Taken by Surprise, singer/songwriter and guitarist Kate Weekes expertly maps the musical spot where landscapes and emotions converge via accessible, jazzy folk/pop inspired by the planet’s northernmost locales and the people in them. Alongside producer and multi-instrumentalist James Stephens,

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Katie Moore

QC
Genre: Americana
Katie Moore’s music lays its hat on the hooks between Americana, folk and country. Her 2015 album Fooled by the Fun was hailed by No Depression as “one of the strongest Americana releases by a Canadian this year,” while her 2018 song “Tip Jar,” which she recorded with the band El Coyote,

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Ken & Brad Kolodner

MD
Genre: Old-Time
The dynamic father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner weave together a captivating soundscape on hammered dulcimer banjo and fiddles pushing the boundaries of the Old-Time tradition into uncharted territory. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and Old-Time fiddlers in North America,

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Ken Whiteley

ON
Genre: folk, blues, gospel, swing, songwriter
Ken Whiteley, is a Canadian roots music legend and master of folk, swing, blues, gospel and children’s music. He has a Canadian Folk Music Award, Genie Award for Best Song in a Canadian film, Lifetime Achievement from Folk Music Ontario and Mariposa Folk Festival and 7 Juno award and 16 Maple Blues Award nominations.

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Logan McKillop

Genre: Folk
Logan McKillop is a folk/roots singer-songwriter and storyteller from Onanole, MB. Equally skilled as a wordsmith and an astonishing guitarist, every song is an invitation into the best of both worlds. He is unafraid to delve into what is real, exploring the highs and lows of the human condition with absolute honesty.

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Michael Jerome Browne

Genre: blues/folk/roots
Michael Jerome Browne is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and living encyclopedia of roots music. His mastery of American roots idioms and warm, unaffected singing have been critically acclaimed. The new album “That’s Where It’s At!” explores the connections between blues and soul, through the lens of acoustic blues.

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Mike Sixonate w/Mike Jenkins

Twillingate, NL
Genre: Celtic/Folk
Mike Sixonate is a powerhouse entertainer based out of Twillingate Newfoundland. His story telling and original music got him a nomination in 2018 for Celtic/Trad artist of the year from Music NL and he has played for people from all over Canada and most of Ireland.

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Murfitt & Main

BC
Genre: Americana, Country, Western Swing, Singer/Songwriter
Heartbreak, honky-tonks, whiskey, unions, religion, the Canadian terrain, even the Berlin wall, are all fair game in the songs of Warren Murfitt and Kate Main. The two British Columbia artists plumb the depths of country bluegrass Americana and western swing playing new songs steeped in the living tradition of roots music.

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Nadine Landry & Stephen “Sammy” Lind

Genre: Old Time, Cajun, Early Country
Nadine Landry and Stephen “Sammy” Lind play traditional fiddle music that has been passed on for hundreds of years, classics of the south west Louisiana Cajun dance halls and songs that could have filled a 50s smoky bar jukebox. Alternating between fiddle,

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Nathan Smith & Emilyn Stam

ON
Genre: Folk, Traditional
Traditions swirl and intermingle in the music of multi-instrumentalists Nathan Smith and Emilyn Stam. Drawn together by their shared love of québecois fiddle and piano music, Nathan and Emilyn’s combined influences and pursuits include bluegrass, old-time, Scandinavian, and Western European traditional music.

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Nation of Two

Winnipeg, MB
Founding member of The Duhks, fierce songbird Jessee Havey and partner Nathaniel Good have found so much to see inside each other that they have formed a musical Nation of Two. Their partnership in life is mirrored in their musical lives as they perform as two halves of the same whole.

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Old Paint Duo

BC
Genre: Americana, country, old time, folk, singer songwriter
OLD PAINT DUO is Miriam Sonstenes and Jeff Dill who have been making acoustic music steeped in American roots traditions for over a decade. Using the guitar and fiddle as their base and leaping off point these two serve up old country songs,

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Peter Paul Van Camp & Steve Cormier

BC/New Mexico
Genre: Cowboy songs, Poetry
Cowboy music is about the human condition, western version. Cormier’s music is mainly old and traditional cowboy fare and reflects his nine years as a ranch and farm hand. His music is also informed from teaching American history twenty-two years.

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Quote the Raven

Conception Bay South, NL
Genre: Folk Pop
Newfoundland folk duo Quote The Raven has made an immediate and emphatic statement with their long-awaited debut album.
Aptly titled Golden Hour, Quote The Raven’s studio debut is the physical embodiment of right place, right time, right people.

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Raine Hamilton

Genre: Acoustic Chamber Folk
Raine Hamilton writes resonant, acoustic chamber folk with an otherworldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals and strings; A combination of vocal agility and power. She recently received a 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award for Emerging Artist of the Year.

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Rakish

Boston, MA
Genre: Celtic
Rakish, comprised of world-class fiddler Maura Shawn Scanlin and dynamic folk guitarist Conor Hearn, performs an integrated mix of Irish and Scottish fiddle tunes, original compositions, and baroque music. From the traditional Irish tune Rakish Paddy, the name aptly suits the duo and their shared background in traditional Irish and Scottish music.

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Ray Cooper

Sweden
Genre: Story-led singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist folk/celtic
I sing with the cello (standing), guitar and mandolin and I also play harmonica. If there is a piano in the house I will play that too.
I play mostly my own songs with a few trad. I am Scottish/English/Irish but I now live in Sweden.

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Richard Inman & Amber Rose

MB
Richard Inman is quickly becoming a staple of Winnipeg’s folk and
country scene. with a rich baritone voice and delicate musical touch,
he crafts mature songs that feel at once deeply familiar and bracingly
fresh.

Spitting his time between south eastern Manitoba and central Alberta,

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Rick Fines

ON
Steeped in roots music, Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul that both embraces and defies the genres that influence him. As a veteran of the North American blues and folk circuits, he engages audiences with captivating songs, diverse guitar styling and his signature vocal growl.

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Rosemary Lawton

NL
Genre: Traditional, Celtic, Folk
Rosemary Lawton, MusicNL Celtic/Traditional and Female Artist of the Year nominee, is an up-and-coming force within the Newfoundland music scene.

Her music is a hybrid of both classical and traditional genres. There is a underlying hint of classical influence in her unique arrangements of both traditional songs and her original compositions.

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Rube & Rake

St. John’s, NL
Genre: Folk
To call Canada your home can be a very vague statement. From the Rockies, all the way to the eastern shores of the Atlantic, there are many places one can lay their head. It’s not only the sheer distance between the two coasts,

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Rugged Little Thing

SK
Genre: Old Time Folk Bluegrass
In 2014, Jille Shotton, was making her way across Canada to attend various bluegrass festivals, and when she arrived at the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival in northern Saskatchewan, she fell in love with the music community and very shortly after,

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Scott Nolan

Winnipeg, MB
Decades into a musical exploration that plucked him from a troubled youth, allowing him to travel the world, garner acclaim as a singer-songwriter, and have his songs recorded by some of the artists he respects most, the 44-year-old Winnipegger has experienced a “mid-life evolution.”

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Shari Ulrich

Genre: SmartComtemporary Folk- Singer songwriter
I have been a touring multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter for over 45 years and love it more than EVER! I have released 26 albums both solo and with The Pied Pumkin, The Hometown Band, Ulrich Henderson Forbes (UHF), Bentall Taylor Ulrich (BTU) and The High Bar Gang.

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Sherman Downey

St. John’s, NL
Genre: Folk
Sherman Downey’s radio-friendly brand of upbeat folk/pop appeals to a wide demographic. His debut album “Honey For Bees” was well received by fans and critics alike earning him ‘Musicnl’s Male Artist of the Year’. His highly anticipated second release “The Sun In Your Eyes”

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Sherry Ryan

NL
Genre: Folk
Raised on a land fertile for songs and storytelling, Sherry Ryan has been winning hearts across the country as one of Newfoundland’s finest singer-songwriters. Drifting between country, blues, and folk, her songs can lead you down a path of heartbreak, hope, and even humour in the space of a single chorus.

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Sierra Noble

Winnipeg
Genre: Folk
Sierra Noble is a well-known singer-songwriter and fiddle player from Winnipeg, Canada. She released her first album – a traditional Metis fiddle album – at the age of 13, followed by a well received EP “Possibilities” which debuted her gift as a songwriter.

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Steve Cormier

Sandia Park, NM

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Suzie Vinnick

ON
Genre: Roots & Blues
A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario Roots and Blues singer Suzie Vinnick is a 3X Juno Nominee, a CFMA Award winner plus she has also won 10 Maple Blues Awards (she has been nominated for 22 so far).

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Sweet Alibi

MB
Genre: Folk Roots
WCMA Winners Sweet Alibi have shared their folk roots-pop infused music with admirers across North America and Europe since 2009. They are the distinct and complementary voices of Jess Rae Ayre Amber Nielsen and Michelle Anderson.
Sweet Alibi’s sound has been evolving and refining through their past album releases,

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Tanglecove: Dan Rubin and Dave Panting

NL
TANGLECOVE is a Newfoundland acoustic duo made up of two veteran multi-instrumentalist songwriters and composers who perform original and traditional music on a variety of stringed instruments. They met in 1978 in a muddy field in Blackfalds, Alberta while on tour with two seminal bands: Flying Mountain (the world fusion band from British Columbia) and Figgy Duff from Newfoundland.

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Terry Gillespie

ON
Genre: Blues, Soul, R&B, Funk, Reggae
Terry Gillespie has sometimes been called a musical shaman, Canada’s king of roots music and even Mr. Groove — and all for good reason. There is no showboating, no over-the-top guitar pyrotechnics. His live performances are both laid back and powerful and passionate;

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The Schotts

Genre: Bluegrass, Folk, Singer Songwriter, Canadiana, Roots
Darrin and Alison are a picking, singing and song writing duo from South Western Ontario who bring beautiful harmonies and world-class musicianship to their unique blend of country, bluegrass and folk music. They’ve honed their chops playing in clubs and festivals across Canada and Europe,

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Tom Mindte, Mason Via & Ben Somerville

MD
Genre: Bluegrass
Mindte is a seasoned, flexible vocalist with enviable mastery of the mandolin and a repertoire that ranges across a multitude of musical genres. Via is a new exciting voice on the scene, combining his Southern musical heritage with a rage for exploring new musical creations and fluid finger work on the guitar.

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Two Piano Tornado

YT
Two Piano Tornado is an unpredictable vortex that will pick the listener up and deposit them in another realm, surrounding them with swirling riffs improvised completely from what they hear in each other’s playing.

Never the same, always changing direction, and always spinning through both standard and original tunes,

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Veranda

Montreal, QC
Genre: Bluegrass/Country/Folk
Veranda is a collaboration between Catherine-Audrey Lachapelle and Léandre Joly-Pelletier. With their first EP recorded in early 2019, Veranda presents original songs that blend traditional and contemporary, simplicity and virtuosity. Their music is filled with sweet harmonies and soulful melodies. From high lonesome bluegrass to intimate folk ballads,

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Willi Carlisle

Arkansas
Genre: Folk
Willi Carlisle is the raconteur and folksinger you don’t know about yet. In just two years of touring, The Washington Post has said he is “powerful” and “worth seeking out.” Twin Cities Pioneer calls him “impressive on banjo, accordion, and fiddle.” In Cincinnati,

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