Jessica Brooks – A & E Reporter
Published: February 11, 2009
More than 80 artists will fill four venues on the Danforth this weekend for the Winter Folk and Blues Festival. The calibre of musicianship is inspiring, said songwriter David Leask. He taught Humber’s songwriting workshop for the past two years and will perform in the festival. Seneca students and alumni will take the stage, but Humber talent won’t be there. Fourth-year contemporary music student Jon Challoner said he sees as many live shows as possible. Running into its seventh season, the Winter Folk festival is gaining popularity. “The one cool thing about this festival is that it takes place in an urban area on a popular street with a whole bunch of bands playing,” said Leask. Speak Music publicist and musician Beverly Kreller said, “it’s good exposure.” Her band HOTCHA! will perform too. Most shows are free in the festival that begins Friday at 7 p.m. Visit www.winterfolk.com for details.