Thursday, September 24, 2015

Exciting news for 2016

Windsong Music Festival is scheduled for August 26, 27, 2016.

Until then,  we have our concert series to keep you entertained.

March 5, 2016 - Greggory Hoskins and Kevin Breit

Advance $25. Day of show $30.

Gregory Hoskins
Gregory Hoskins' career has spanned 26 years, 8 albums, and recording contracts in Canada, the U.S., Germany, and Asia.  Critically lauded since the release of Moon Come Up (True North/Sony) in 1991, he has flown faithfully and agilely under the radar. 

His latest recording, The Map of Above, The Map of Below—a drums/guitar affair with ace roots drummer Gary Craig—was released in August, 2013.  “On their marvellous new album...lyrics are real and bittersweet, arrangements are nimble, and the overall effect evokes a rum-based half dream involving Paul Simon, Joe Henry and truth.” (Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail). 

In 2015, he appeared as the feature vocalist on 11 tracks of Quiet Industry, the newest recording from Toronto's cult faves The Henrys. "Said vocalist is one Gregory Hoskins, and the alliance of his high, tremulous vocals and the strangeness of the band's instrumentation and playing is nothing less than a revelation." (Ian Keary, fROOTS)

Kevin Breit ... As one of the most in demand guitarists in North America, Breit has recorded and /or toured with Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, k.d. Lang, Hugh Laurie, Holly Cole, Amos Lee, Jane Siberry, Molly Johnson, Serena Ryder, Natalie McMaster, Jane Bunnett, and many others.  His accolades are many – Breit is a two-time JUNO Award winner for Best Instrumental Recording (Sisters Euclid and Stretch Orchestra), a National Jazz Award winner for Best Electric Jazz (Sisters Euclid). Breit has received a Gemini Award for best television performance for the Joni Mitchell Songwriter Hall of Fame concert with Measha Brueggergosman and a Maple Blues Award with Harry Manx for Acoustic Act of the Year. If that were not enough, he’s performed on albums that have a collective 10 Grammy Awards for Norah Jones 'Come Away with Me', Norah Jones, 'Feels like Home', and Cassandra Wilson, 'New Moon Daughter'.

His 2012 release Field Recording was released to rave reviews from media and critics across Canada and beyond. Recorded with the Upper York Mandolin Orchestra, Field Recording showcases Breit’s skills on the mandolin and vocals as well as masterful, thought provoking and sometimes-quirky lyrics. 

Breit’s latest release, Ernesto & Delilah, is an epic double-CD set with two distinctly different albums, but both are distinctly Breit. The first disc, Ernesto, is fully instrumental and is bold with classic Brazilian sounds and atmosphere, with styles ranging from classical to jazz. Ernesto features some stellar performances from the Upper York Mandolin Orchestra and features guest appearances from Cyro Baptista on percussion and Gregoire Maret on Harmonica.

The second disc, Delilah, is an album of duets with vocalist and actress Rebecca Jenkins.  The 11 original tracks on Delilah highlight the ethereal vocals of Breit and Jenkins. The double recording was awarded the 2015 Oliver Schroer Pushing Boundaries at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.

April 9, 2016 - The Barrel Boys

for more details, check out our concert page