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Jan 28 2004

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Winterfolk warms souls with rootsy music in Toronto clubs

 Toronto Sun  Posted on Thursday January 29, 2004

There's a movement afoot to keep us from succumbing to the obvious temptations of hibernation this weekend. It's called Winterfolk, an annual festival that brings nearly 70 folky, bluesy and otherwise rootsy artists to five club venues in the College and Spadina area starting tomorrow and running through Sunday. Besides showcases from well-known artists like Ray Materick, Joe Hall, Bill Garrett, Ron Nigrini, Norm Hacking, Jack de Keyzer, Danny Marks and Michael Pickett, Winterfolk also presents the winners of its continent-wide emerging talent showcase, who include New Mexican Kyle Lange, Saskatchewan guitarist Joel Fafard, acclaimed "sentimental soul" pianist Michael Johnston and Ottawa jazz/folk duo Clear.

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