Jan 14 2010

Moonshine Cafe Fundraiser Jan 14-15, 2010


  winterfolklogolores January 14 – 15, 2010


WINTERFOLK VIII – TWO SNEAK PREVIEW SHOWS FUNDRAISER @ THE MOONSHINE CAFÉ IN OAKVILLE, JAN 14 & 15 Toronto’s Winterfolk VIII festival – which runs from February 12 -15, 2010, will present two fun-packed nights of music as a teaser to the upcoming free, all-ages, mid-winter, weatherproof urban roots and blues festival.

Pictures by Terry Hart

The events will showcase some of the finest musicians performing at the festival this year, including veteran “wows a crowd” Danny Marks. He’s JAZZ.FM91's weekly Bluz.fm radio show host and has also played with just about every VIP in the blues business, such as, internationally known Juno award-winning Edward Bear early in his career, Rick James' band and as a session sideman for Ronnie Hawkins, Rita Coolidge, Bo Diddley, Stephen Stills and others. He was also the winner of the Toronto Blues Society's Blues With A Feeling Award for lifetime achievement in 2007. With two albums to date, True and Guitarchaeology, Marks is set to release a third album in the spring called Friend in the Blues, a personal take on blues music.


The young but fast-rising star Ariana Gillis, who recently won the Canadian Folk Music Award for Young Performer of the Year, and “Best Songwriter” at the 2009 Niagara Music Awards is also nominated for three Hamilton Music Awards. Her “beyond her years” musical talent and skillful songwriting have gained her praise and captivated audiences across the country. 2009 Juno Award winner, accomplished piano player and a fine guitarist too, Julian Fauth has won more than awards. His music, in the style of and influenced by, the likes of Big Bill Broonzy, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Bumble Bee Slim, Leroy Carr and Big Maceo, has caught the attention and praise of artists such as Fauth’s mentor, the late great bluesman Mel Brown. Fauth does barrelhouse blues at its best, and you can hear it on his latest album Ramblin Son. Other notable performers include bluesman and member of the award-winning group Fathead, Al Lerman, sultry Latin singer Laura Fernandez, country crooner Michael Brennan with guitar great Steve Briggs and even a set from The Guitar Boys of Alderon, which includes Noah Zacharin, Mr. Rick and guitar pickin’ Brian Gladstone himself and many more!

Thursday, Jan 14

9:00 Al Lerman

9:20 Ewan Dobson

9:40 David Newland

10:00 David Gillis and Ariana Gillis

10:20 Nonie Crete and Eugene Rae

10:40 Laura Fernandez with Noah Zacharin

11:00 Danny Marks 1

1:20 Michael Brennan and Steve Briggs 1

1:40 The Guitar Boys of Alderon (Noah Zacharin, Mr. Rick, Brian Gladstone)

12:00 Open Jam Session

Friday, Jan 15

9:00 Amy Campbell

9:15 Sue and Dwight

9:30 Marianne Girard

9:45 DArcy Wickham

10:00 Peter Verity and Seb Agnello

10:20 Tony Quarrington

10:40 Lynn Harrison

11:00 Brian Gladstone and Tony Quarrington

11:20 Choir Girlz 1

1:40 Julian Fauth 1

2:00 Open Jam Session


WHO: Danny Marks, Julian Fauth, Ariana Gillis and more! WHAT: Winterfolk VIII Preview Shows

WHERE: Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St, Oakville / 905-844-2655 WHEN: Thursday, Jan.14 & Friday, January 15 – Doors @ 8pm, music @ 9:00 pm

TICKETS: $10 per night, or PWYC (all funds go towards support of artists of Winterfolk VIII)

WEBSITES: www.winterfolk.com / www.moonshinecafe.com

 TORONTO – THURSDAY, JANUARY 7TH, 2010 – Don’t miss the chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at this year’s EIGHTH ANNUAL WINTERFOLK FESTIVAL. Catch some of your favourite folk, roots and blues musicians whooping it up with a special jam session at the end of each night. The two shows take place at the Moonshine Café, Oakville’s most happening musical venue, Jan 14 and 15. For more information and updates please visit www.winterfolk.com



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