The 14th Annnual Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival takes place on the Danforth in Toronto from February 12-14 2016. Featuring some of the best blues and roots artists on the Canadian music scene, playing on five stages in four venues, it promises to be a fabulous weekend of live music. This year’s featured performers include Old Man Luedecke, Nashville’s Mean Mary, David Storey (of Corner Gas fame), Sudbury bloodgrass band Murder Murder, Toronto soul rockers Julian Taylor and blues great Jack De Keyzer, among many others. We caught up with Festival Director Brian Gladstone in Toronto to chat about this year’s festival. Buy tickets online HERE. For more information about Winterfolk, visit winterfolk.com. Music: Old Man Luedecke “The Early Days” from “Domestic Eccentric” (2015, High Romance/True North) and Jack de Keyzer “Electric Love” from “Electric Love” (2012, Self).
Singer-songwriter David Storey spent 25 years working as a video director and TV director/producer (including developing and directing the hit comedy series “Corner Gas”) before returning to his first love – music. His latest album appropriately titled “Coming Home” was released earlier this year and features nine semi-biographical songs about life, relationships, ‘the big picture’ and the challenges we all face – all delivered with empathy and a wry humour. Produced with Darryl Neurdorf (Blue Rodeo, Niko Case), the album features musical support from members of bluegrass band Traditionally Wound with Bazil Donovan (Blue Rodeo) on bass and a guest appearance from Anne Lindsay on fiddle and backing vocals. David joined us in the studio for an in-depth conversation and a few live songs. For more information about David Storey visit davidstoreymusic.com. Music: David Storey, “Last Loon on the Lake” from “Coming Home” (2015, Self), “Saint Adelaide” (Live), “I Can’t Complain” (Live), “We Are The Greatest from “Coming Home” (2015, Self), “Crusty” (Live), “She’s My Girl” (Live) and “I’m Coming Home” from “Coming Home” (2015, Self).