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Sun Times Article 8: A world of talent

Every year Artistic Director James Keelaghan writes a series of 12 articles for the Owen Sound Sun Times previewing the Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival

By James Keelaghan

There is an extensive intelligence network at Summerfolk. When people ask how I find the acts that make up the roster, that’s what I tell them. Tips come from people about bands they’ve seen. Summerfolk volunteers come back from other festivals with favourites they’d like to see here. At music conferences like Folk Alliance or Folk Music Ontario, directors of other festivals mention must see acts as they pass in the hallway. People email me lists of performers –– it’s never ending and I love it. A vast musical buffet is out there and folks are more than willing to point you to the tastiest dishes.

That intelligence network is also working right now. It’s high festival season and I receive texts like this:  

2018-07-06, 10:33 PM

I’m watching the kubasonics play a killer set right now at mariposa…I’m definitely dancing right now I think they’d do great High energy and driving rhythm…And a standing ovation

It makes me happy that I booked them.

 

Michele Law, from the Kingsville Folk Music Festival, mentioned The Kubasonics to me after attending a showcase event in St. John’s—raved about them, in fact. After a conversation about them with Mariposa’s artistic director, Liz Scott, I decided to take a chance based on what I was hearing from people I trusted—I’m also a sucker for Ukrainian music.

 

The Kubasonics’ promo proudly states, “ They are arguably Newfoundland’s finest Ukrainian band”. I won’t dispute it. They were voted the “Best Band to See Live” in Newfoundland. Think about that for a second. Best live band—in Newfoundland!

 

Known for their high energy shows and playing on a dizzying array of exotic traditional instruments—the tsymbaly, a kind of hammered dulcimer, the drymba and the hurdy-gurdy, they round it out with more familiar ones—accordion, violin, bass and guitar.

 

The music is from the Ukraine and the Ukraine is a big place. Band founder, Brian Cherwick, describes their style this way, “Ukrainian music comes in many genres. Some of it is the fast dance music, like the type we often play, but much of it is complex lyrical music. We play that from time to time as well. There are some distinctive scales and modes that are used—often the minor sounding ones—that are a bit different from what we usually hear in other music. There are also some unusual rhythmic patterns. And, to state the obvious, I guess the fact that the words are in Ukrainian would make it different too.”

 

Though they appear to be new on the scene, this is just the latest version of the band. Originally formed in Alberta in 1996, The Kubasonics enjoyed some success and had a devoted following touring across Canada and Europe. When Brian Cherwick moved to Newfoundland in 2011, the Kubasonics went on hiatus.

 

In 2015, Brian reconstituted the band. Three-fifths of the band are Cherwicks—Brian is joined by Maria on violin and Jacob on Drums. The roster is rounded out with a couple of great Newfoundland musicians, Darren Browne on guitar and Matt Hender on bass.

 

The intelligence network is one way of finding bands. Sometimes though, the bands come to you all by themselves. Back in January, we held an open audition for Summerfolk and Polky Village Band travelled from Toronto to participate. It’s not a stretch to say that they were the hit of the afternoon. What made it great was that they were so unexpected.

Polky Village 2018-47

Their music is Polishenergetic and played in a traditional fashion. The capacity crowd in the Heartwood Music Hall took to them like a house on fire. Polky Village Band received the only standing ovation of the afternoon. Pleasantly surprised, but I shouldn’t have been— Summerfolk audiences love music that is authentic.

 

Polky Village Band was formed by two Polish womensinger, Ewelina Ferenc and dancer, Ala Stasiuk. When they met in Toronto, they realized that there was a shared passion for the unique and enigmatic style of Central and Eastern European folk music. Eager to share the music and dance learned when growing up, they found some equally incredible Canadian musicians—Georgia Hathaway on fiddle, Matti Palonen on cello and hammer dulcimer, and Tristan Murphy on accordion and pocket trumpet—and Polky Village Band was born!

 

Both The Kubasonics and Polky Village Band will take the stage at Summerfolk this year. In addition to concert slots and workshops, both bands will present dance workshops at our Down By the River stage.

 

The Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival happens August 17,18,19 at Kelso Beach Park. Information is available, with no need of a spy network, at summerfolk.org.

 

Georgian Bay Roots Ep 28

Georgian Bay Roots

With your host Jon Farmer


1609969_10154532318180220_5111923560966166563_nEvery Sunday on CFOS 560 from 4-5pm, Georgian Bay Roots shares some of the best music that’s made in and played in Grey and Bruce Counties with roots music from across Canada and around the world thrown into the mix. Host, Jon Farmer, brings a musician’s ear and the heart of a fan to the airwaves with stories about performers and news about upcoming shows and releases. Tune in to hear some of your favourite acts and new bands that you didn’t know you loved.

This week we’re showcasing a few handfuls of local bands and musicians including acts from Summerfolk’s Youth Discovery series.

If you missed the live show, we will post the episode by 6pm ET.

You can download an iTunes podcast here

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GBR April 9
Artist: The Duhks
Track: Lazy John
Album: Beyond the Blue
Length: 4:32
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Artist: Richard Laviolette
Track: Grey Rain
Length: 4:33
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Artist: William Prince
Track: Eddy Boy
Length: 4:28
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Artist: Gillian Welch
Track: I Had a Real Good Mother and Father
Length: 3:14
Artist: Bruce Cockburn
Track: Foxglove
Length: 1:27
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Artist: Sarah Harmer
Track: Uniform Grey
Length: 3:43
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Artist: Clarissa Fortin
Track: The Bridge
Length: 4:01
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Artist: John Muirhead
Track: Days Don’t Fade
Length: 4:20
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Artist: Lauren Best
Track: zeropointfive
Length: 2:35
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Artist: First Rate People
Track: Red Arcade
Length: 3:03
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Artist: The Lifers
Track: Home for the Weekend
Length: 4:00
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Artist: Dave Hawkins
Track: Children Stand Up
Length: 3:25
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Artist Jaret Koop
Track Ain’t That the Way
Length 4:34
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Artist The MacKenzie Blues Band
Track Sweet Stuff
Length 2:52
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Artist Shakura S’Aida
Track Bring Me Back
Length 3:23
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Artist Ian Tamblyn
Track Favourite Time of the Year
Length 2:23
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Georgian Bay Roots Ep 27

Georgian Bay Roots

With your host Jon Farmer


1609969_10154532318180220_5111923560966166563_nEvery Sunday on CFOS 560 from 4-5pm, Georgian Bay Roots shares some of the best music that’s made in and played in Grey and Bruce Counties with roots music from across Canada and around the world thrown into the mix. Host, Jon Farmer, brings a musician’s ear and the heart of a fan to the airwaves with stories about performers and news about upcoming shows and releases. Tune in to hear some of your favourite acts and new bands that you didn’t know you loved.

This week we’re showcasing songs abut keepers, keeping, and the things we keep.

If you missed the live show, we will post the episode by 6pm ET.

You can download an iTunes podcast here

Are you making music that you want us to share?
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Georgian Bay Roots is presented by the Georgian Bay Folk Society with the support the Ontario Trillium Foundation


GBR April 2
Artist: The Duhks
Track: Lazy John
Album: Beyond the Blue
Length: 4:32
Canadian
Artist: Busby Marou
Track: Keep Me
Length: 3:38
Artist: The Mae Trio
Track: Yours for the Keeping
Length: 4:50
Artist: Ken Yates
Track: Keep Your Head Down
Length: 3:20
Canadian
Artist: Sherman Downey
Track: Keep Your Head up
Length: 4:23
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Artist: Sing Along Tim and the Pacifiers
Track: I Can’t Keep My Eyes Open
Length: 2:23
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Artist: Sweet Alibi
Track: Keep Showing You
Length: 3:05
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Artist: John Gorka
Track: The Lock Keeper
Length: 4:45
Artist: Catherine MacLellan
Track: Keep On Fighting
Length: 5:19
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Artist: The Shards
Track: Keeper of the Flame
Length: 3:52
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Artist: Steve Gates
Track: Keepin’ People Out
Length: 2:33
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Artist: Corb Lund
Track: Always Keep an Edge on Your Knife
Length: 3:16
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Artist: Jim Byrnes
Track: Didn’t it Rain
Length: 4:38
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Artist: Modabo
Track: Sargasso
Length: 2:57
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Artist: Don Ross
Track: A Million Brazillian Civillians
Length: 3:21
Canadian

Archives

Visit our  iTunes podcast page for archived programs

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Georgian Bay Roots Ep 026

Georgian Bay Roots

With your host Jon Farmer


1609969_10154532318180220_5111923560966166563_nEvery Sunday on CFOS 560 from 4-5pm, Georgian Bay Roots shares some of the best music that’s made in and played in Grey and Bruce Counties with roots music from across Canada and around the world thrown into the mix. Host, Jon Farmer, brings a musician’s ear and the heart of a fan to the airwaves with stories about performers and news about upcoming shows and releases. Tune in to hear some of your favourite acts and new bands that you didn’t know you loved.

This week we’re showcasing artists on the line up of this year’s Summerfolk Music and Crafts Festival. If you’re on this website I bet you already know how great it is but these songs will get you even more excited.

If you missed the live show, we will post the episode by 6pm ET.

You can download an iTunes podcast here

Are you making music that you want us to share?
Do you have gig coming up that you want to promote?
Are you interested in being a sponsor or advertising on the show?
Contact us at georgianbayroots@summerfolk.org

Georgian Bay Roots is presented by the Georgian Bay Folk Society with the support the Ontario Trillium Foundation


GBR March 19
Artist: The Duhks
Track: Lazy John
Album: Beyond the Blue
Length: 4:32
Release date: 2014
Canadian
Artist: Bill and Joel Plaskett
Track: The Next Blue Sky
Length: 3:50
Canadian
Artist: Treasa Levasseur
Track: Talk to me Babe
Length: 4:11
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Artist: Matt Epp
Track: Aftermath
Length: 4:25
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Artist: Ken Yates
Track: High on You Under the Moon
Length: 4:10
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Artist: Murder Murder
Track: When the Lord Calls Your Name
Length: 5:16
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Artist: Korrontzi
Track: Sardos K
Length: 4:08
Artist: Turkwaz
Track: Love on a Rainy Day
Length: 4:53
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Artist: the Friends of Fiddler’s Green
Track: The Reason Why
Length: 4:17
Canadian
Artist: The Good Lovelies
Track: Cheek to Cheek
Length: 3:02
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Artist: Jimmy Pearson
Track: Bruised
Length: 3:30
Canadian
Artist: Lynn Miles
Track: Fearless Heart
Length: 3:42
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Artist: Jon Jasper-Lawless and Linsey Beckett
Track: So Sure
Length: 2:07
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Artist: Andrea Ramolo
Track: Chameleon
Length: 3:14
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Artist: Andrea Ramolo
Track: Caruso
Length: 3:46
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Archives

Visit our  iTunes podcast page for archived programs

Or stream them on Soundcloud here

Pages with set lists and further info can be found below.

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GBR show 20 – Valentine’s Day

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Georgian Bay Roots Ep 25

Georgian Bay Roots

With your host Jon Farmer


1609969_10154532318180220_5111923560966166563_nEvery Sunday on CFOS 560 from 4-5pm, Georgian Bay Roots shares some of the best music that’s made in and played in Grey and Bruce Counties with roots music from across Canada and around the world thrown into the mix. Host, Jon Farmer, brings a musician’s ear and the heart of a fan to the airwaves with stories about performers and news about upcoming shows and releases. Tune in to hear some of your favourite acts and new bands that you didn’t know you loved.

This week we’ve go devil songs, angel tunes, and a blast of sunshine and concert news at the end of the show.

If you missed the live show, we will post the episode by 6pm ET.

You can download an iTunes podcast here

Are you making music that you want us to share?
Do you have gig coming up that you want to promote?
Are you interested in being a sponsor or advertising on the show?
Contact us at georgianbayroots@summerfolk.org

Georgian Bay Roots is presented by the Georgian Bay Folk Society with the support the Ontario Trillium Foundation

 

 

 

GBR 25 March 19
Artist: The Duhks
Track: Lazy John
Album: Beyond the Blue
Length: 4:32
Release date: 2014
Canadian
Artist: Nathan
Track: Lock Your Devils Up
Length: 2:23
Canadian
Artist: Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie
Track: Old Devil Time
Length: 3:40
Artist: Stan Rogers
Track: Try Like the Devil
Length: 3:03
Canadian
Artist: Lynn Jackson & Chris Boyne
Track: Devil
Length: 5:23
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Artist: Pretty Archie
Track: Devil Take Me Down
Length: 4:00
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Artist: The Wailin’ Jennys
Track: the Devil’s Paintbrush Road
Length: 3:45
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Artist: Jaymie Stone’s Lomax Project
Track: The Devil’s Nine Questions
Length: 2:36
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Artist: Chuck Brodsky
Track: We Are Each Other’s Angels
Length: 3:40
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Artist: Dala
Track: Angels & Thieves
Length: 3:48
Canadian
Artist: Andrea Ramolo
Track: Edge of Love
Length: 4:01
Canadian
Artist: Madison Violet
Track: The Ransom
Length: 3:36
Canadian
Artist: Brian Jones (feat Dennis Bussey)
Track: Hello Owen Sound
Length: 3:07
Canadian
Artist: Danny Michel
Track: This Feeling
Length: 4:02
Canadian
Artist: Turbo Street Funk
Track: Free
Length: 3:51
Canadian
Artist: Turbo Street Funk
Track: Never Been to New Orleans
Length: 3:29
Canadian

Archives

Visit our  iTunes podcast page for archived programs

Or stream them on Soundcloud here

Pages with set lists and further info can be found below.

GBR show 1

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GBR show 19

GBR show 20 – Valentine’s Day

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GBR show 23

GBR show 24

Georgian Bay Roots Ep 24

Georgian Bay Roots

With your host Jon Farmer


1609969_10154532318180220_5111923560966166563_nEvery Sunday on CFOS 560 from 4-5pm, Georgian Bay Roots shares some of the best music that’s made in and played in Grey and Bruce Counties with roots music from across Canada and around the world thrown into the mix. Host, Jon Farmer, brings a musician’s ear and the heart of a fan to the airwaves with stories about performers and news about upcoming shows and releases. Tune in to hear some of your favourite acts and new bands that you didn’t know you loved.

This week we’re starting with a handful of spring songs in honour of the unseasonably warm weather over the past few weeks,  there are some fun tunes and concert news in the middle, and a feature interview with Winnipeg band Roger Roger in the last third of the show.

If you missed the live show, we will post the episode by 6pm ET.

You can download an iTunes podcast here

Are you making music that you want us to share?
Do you have gig coming up that you want to promote?
Are you interested in being a sponsor or advertising on the show?
Contact us at georgianbayroots@summerfolk.org

Georgian Bay Roots is presented by the Georgian Bay Folk Society with the support the Ontario Trillium Foundation

 

Here’s the full interview with Roger Roger

 

GBR 23 March 5
Artist: The Duhks
Track: Lazy John
Album: Beyond the Blue
Length: 4:32
Release date: 2014
Canadian
Artist: Joe Grass
Track: Spring Wonder
Length: 3:18
Album: Joe Grass
Canadian
Artist: Graham Wardrop
Track: Signs of Spring
Length: 4:02
Album: Speed of Love
Artist: Anna Janelle
Track: Captive of Spring
Length: 2:55
Album: So Long at the Fair
Canadian
Artist: Amy Carson Hunter
Track: Cold Day For Spring
Length: 3:54
Album: Bare Demos
Canadian
Artist: Joy Kills Sorrow
Track: Spring
Length: 3:48
Album: Joy Kills Sorrow
Artist: Glenna Garramone
Track: Maple Syrup
Length: 4:09
Album: Seasky-Starsong
Canadian
Artist: Red Molly
Track: The Last Call
Length: 4:16
Album: James
Artist: Marshall Veroni
Track: I Used to Walk
Length: 5:00
Canadian
Artist: The Allen Family Reunion
Track: Sleepy Eyed John / Tom and Jerry
Length: 2:59
Album: The Allen Family Reunion
Canadian
Artist: Roger Roger
Track: Another Girl’s Shoes
Length: 3:18
Album: Fairweather
Canadian
Artist: Roger Roger
Track: Dead Horse Creek
Length: 2:55
Album: Fairweather
Canadian
Artist: Cara Luft
Track: There’s a Train
Length: 4:41
Album: The Light Fantastic
Canadian

Artist: MAZ
Track: Reel Fontaine
Length: 3:01
Canadian

Archives

Visit our  iTunes podcast page for archived programs

Or stream them on Soundcloud here

Pages with set lists and further info can be found below.

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GBR show 20 – Valentine’s Day

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GBR show 22

GBR show 23

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