2023 Showcase Artists - stay tuned for more artist announcements coming soon!
JUNO nominated neo-folk group Aerialists take a distinctive hybrid approach to tradition, combining deep roots in Scottish Gaelic, Norwegian, and Irish folk music with a unique post rock bent. On harp, fiddle, guitar, bass, & drums, Aerialists are ethereal yet precise, technical yet visceral.
Adrian Sutherland is a roots-rock recording artist with heart from Attawapiskat on James Bay. He's a singer, songwriter, speaker, author, advocate, entrepreneur, and the fascinating founder and frontman of all-Cree rockers Midnight Shine. He's also a traditional knowledge keeper and respected cultural leader, fluent in Mushkegowuk Cree. After constructing his own recording studio inside a shipping container during the pandemic, Adrian worked remotely with producers Colin Linden (Nashville) and Tim Vesely (Toronto) to record debut solo album "When The Magic Hits" earning nominations at the 2022 JUNO Awards and 2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Aleksi Campagne is a bilingual contemporary indie-folk fiddle-singer from Montreal. As the son of Canadian Folk icon Connie Kaldor and student of Jazz Violin Legend Didier Lockwood, Aleksi combines his powerful voice with rich songwriting, all while accompanying himself on the violin and seamlessly switching between english and french.
Alexander Saint is an artist with bloodlines, deeply tied to the Toronto music scene through his Guyanese-Canadian father. Saint's music is a mature take of honest storytelling about loss, love, and getting off your damn phone.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter, flutist and multiple CFMA nominee, Allison Lupton delights listeners with story songs and tunes that take you away to another time and then dance you home again. She has released 4 solo albums, touring here at home and across the UK with members of her all-star band featuring Andrew Collins, Shane Cook, Tony McManus, Joseph Phillips and Ivan Rosenberg. Her most recent release "Words of Love" earned Allison a CFMA nomination for "Traditional Singer of the Year".
Amanda Penner is a Folk artist from Edmonton who delivers a fierce introspection far beyond her years in her lyricism, only growing in complexity, wit, and wisdom with each listen. Penner has connected with audiences at festivals including the Canmore Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival and the Lethbridge Roots Festival.
6-time Juno nominee, Ammoye delivers a wholly unique future forward reggae sound that incorporates old-school rocksteady, dancehall and dubstep with soul and R&B. With her unique, multidimensional voice and messages of empowerment, Jamaican-born Ammoye is a lightworker and self-declared soul rebel.
Anddre Mafra and The Reflections are a folk collective from London. Anddre was a Spotlight Showcase performer at the Folk Music Ontario Conference (2022). Nominated for the EMAC Studios Band of the Year at Fanshawe (2023), "Anddre and The Reflections" portray the feeling of an intimate living room at each show.
Anthea Feaver is a singer-songwriter and traditional folk musician based in Kingston, Ontario. Her debut EP, "Play It Back," reached #1 on Earshot's Folk/Roots/Blues charts, and she is currently working on material for a new album.