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Edmonton Folk Music Festival, staged in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in beautiful downtown Gallagher Park, happens each year in the second weekend in August.

Artist / Band Name City
Alanna Clarke Alanna Clarke Adult Contemporary

Meet Alanna Clarke, a passionate and driven young artist, with all the attributes needed for a long and successful music career. Alanna has a ... Read more

Cochrane, AB
Alejandro Escovedo and The Sensitive Boys Alejandro Escovedo and The Sensitive Boys Rock

"There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers. Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his ... Read more

Austin, TX
Amanda Martinez Amanda Martinez Jazz / Latin

A distinctive Latin / Jazz artist, Amanda Martinez brings flair and variety to each and every one of her songs. Her sound is a ... Read more

Toronto, ON
Amos Garrett Amos Garrett Folk

AMOS GARRETT has been playing for more than 40 years - and his list of credits is exhaustive. Born in the United States, he ... Read more

Turner Valley, AB
Aterciopelados Aterciopelados Latin / Rock

Aterciopelados speaks out about women's rights, political injustice and environmental destruction. Their music fuses rock with South American musical traditions. They are Latin Grammy ... Read more

Bogota, CO
Basia Bulat Basia Bulat Folk / Pop

Since the age of three, Basia has been sitting on piano stools and trying to hammer things out. It started with her piano-teacher mum, ... Read more

Toronto, ON
Bassekou Kouyate Bassekou Kouyate World

“First there was African tribal music which evolved into slave songs which became the blues which gave birth to the funk. Bassekou and his ... Read more

Garana, ML
Ben Harper Ben Harper Blues / Gospel / Rock

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Claremont, CA
Beth Nielsen Chapman Beth Nielsen Chapman Country

Longtime fans of Beth Nielsen Chapman will notice that the black & white portrait on the cover of her new CD, Back To Love, ... Read more

Harlingen, TX
Brandi Carlile Brandi Carlile Adult Pop / Rock

After debuting with her self-titled album in 2005, the Washington State-bred Carlile saw her fanbase mushroom with her sophomore disc, The Story, in 2007. ... Read more

Seattle, WA
Brian McNeill Brian McNeill Celtic / Folk

This year Brian McNeill celebrates the 40th year of a career that has established him as one of the most acclaimed forces in Scottish ... Read more

Falkirk, UK
Calexico Calexico Country / Latin / Regional

Fans of Calexico have already come to expect the unexpected from Tucson, Arizona residents Joey Burns and John Convertino. Each of their albums, from ... Read more

Tucson, AZ
Chris Trapper Chris Trapper Pop

The trick to the irresistibly organic, pure pop sound is that the music, and even the lead singer, take a back seat to the ... Read more

Boston, MA
Colin Hay Colin Hay Folk / Rock

Born in Kilwinning, Scotland, Colin moved to Australia. He was the lead singer and principal songwriter for the seminal Australian band Men at Work. ... Read more

Melbourne, AU
Colleen Brown Colleen Brown Adult Pop / Folk / Pop

Colleen is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based out of Edmonton, AB, Canada. She has steadily gained momentum since she first self-released her 2nd album ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Dailey & Vincent Dailey & Vincent Bluegrass

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent became the most heralded new act in bluegrass as their debut album Dailey & Vincent (2008) and busy tour ... Read more

Nashville, TN
Dala Dala Adult Contemporary / Folk

Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala (the duo’s name was formed by combining the two last letters of each artist’s name) have come ... Read more

Toronto, ON
Dan Wilson Dan Wilson Adult Contemporary / Folk

Wilson is perhaps best known currently for the number of songs he co-wrote with the Dixie Chicks' 2006 album Taking the Long Way, which ... Read more

Minneapolis, MN
Debashish Bhattacharya Debashish Bhattacharya Folk / Regional / World

Indian Raga Music thrives on improvisation. No two performances by the same musician produce the same result. For a musician with substance, therefore, the ... Read more

Kolkata, IN
Diana Jones Diana Jones Adult Contemporary / Country / Folk

Diana Jones had released two finely crafted albums in the 1990s, but it wasn’t until she released “My Remembrance of You” in 2006 that ... Read more

Long Island, NY
Four Men and a Dog Four Men and a Dog Blues / Celtic / R&B

Four Men and a Dog are more than a band, they are a rare event. Once in a Blue Moon it's a case ... Read more

Dungiven, IE
Frankie Rose Frankie Rose

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New York, NY
Genticorum Genticorum Canadian / Folk / Regional

Over the last few years, Genticorum has become one of the most soughtafter proponents of Québécois musical culture, having performed and toured in over ... Read more

Montreal, QC
Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles Adult Contemporary / Rock

"...So, here I am grateful. Grateful for the words, for expression. Grateful to the band and to Chris and to my family. Grateful for ... Read more

Toronto, ON
Holly Williams Holly Williams Country

With her debut album Here With Me for Mercury Nashville, Holly succeeded in creating the type of album that would easily find a place ... Read more

Nashville, TN
Ian Tyson Ian Tyson Country

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi award winner, Ian Tyson, is celebrating 5 decades of performance in 2010 with a full schedule of concerts and ... Read more

Okotoks, AB
Jakob Dylan & the Three Legs Jakob Dylan & the Three Legs Folk / Rock

Jakob Dylan & the Three Legs (USA) Jakob Dylan has just released his second solo album Women and Country, produced by T Bone Burnett ... Read more

New York City, NY
Jimmy Rankin Jimmy Rankin Adult Contemporary / Alternative / Country / Rock

Jimmy Rankin distinguished himself in the early '90s as vocalist, guitar player, and principal songwriter for the chart-topping Canadian group, The Rankins. His solo ... Read more

Cape Breton, NS
Joe Pug Joe Pug Blues / Folk

After over 200 shows, Pug took a brief respite to record his full-length debut. If Nation of Heat heralded the arrival of a talent ... Read more

Chicago, IL
John Boutte John Boutte Blues / Gospel / Jazz

Walk down the tree-lined streets of New Orleans’ Faubourg Marigny neighborhood on a hot sultry night, and chances are you’ll hear John Boutte’s voice ... Read more

New Orleans, LA
John Hammond John Hammond Blues

2010 GRAMMY Nominee for Rough & Tough (Best Traditional Blues Album) Rough & Tough, his 33rd album since his 1962 self-titled debut, was recorded ... Read more

Jersey City, NJ
John Prine John Prine Folk / Rock

"Social commentary, compassion and humour flow through John Prine's songs. In the spirit of bringing the best artists in folk music, he returns to ... Read more

Nashville, TN
Kailash Kher Regional / World

" Kailash has a voice that touches souls. He gained popularity in India by word of mouth from his live performances. In 2002, he ... Read more

Mumbai, IN
Kate Reid Kate Reid Canadian / Folk

When Kate Reid shouts “all aboard,” she’s not kidding. Opening with the blast of a train whistle and an infectious hootenanny vibe, Reid’s fourth ... Read more

Vancouver, BC
Kate Rusby Kate Rusby Folk

Helen Brown wrote in the Daily Telegraph: 'Listening to Kate Rusby's lovely new album, it occurred to me that she's England's answer to Dolly ... Read more

Sheffield, UK
Lau Lau Alternative / Folk

Formed out of the progressive traditional music scene in Edinburgh, Lau have consistently discovered new musical boundaries with their unique take on ‘folk’. The ... Read more

Edinburgh, UK
Levon Helm Levon Helm Blues

"The intimacy of the shows performed at Levon’s hearth offer a hospitality and warmth found in no other venue, not to mention the excellence ... Read more

Elaine, AR
Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy Jazz / Latin

"His music takes its inspiration from the folklore of his country, and his songs played an important part in the struggle against the Somoza ... Read more

Somoto, NI
Lunch At Allen's Lunch At Allen's Adult Contemporary / Folk

Lunch at Allen’s is Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas. As individuals, they have written for or sung on over 25,000,000 ... Read more

Toronto, ON
Lyra Brown Lyra Brown Adult Pop / Folk

Based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Lyra has been writing, recording and performing as a solo artist for over a decade. While she writes all ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Melanie Melanie Country / Folk / Pop

"Melanie has sold 80 million albums, played Woodstock Lay Down (Candles in the Rain), raised a family, been a spokesperson for UNICEF, won an ... Read more

New York City, NY
Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Project Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Project Blues

"Between 1930 and 1935, the Mississippi Sheiks created some of the most memorable blues rants and square dance hollers ever conjured up. Part country ... Read more

Vancouver, BC
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens Gospel

Naomi Shelton is no ordinary gospel singer. Though she, like many others, grew up singing with her sisters in their Alabama church, she has ... Read more

New York City, NY
Natacha Atlas Natacha Atlas Regional / World

First guesting with Transglobal Underground in 1991, in 1993 she became a member of the core quartet, as lead singer and belly-dancer (the latter ... Read more

Brussels, BE
Pam Drover Pam Drover Adult Contemporary / Alternative / Folk

Soulful indie/acoustic singer/songwriter with a soft but solid set of pipes and a weakness for blues and ballads Read more

Edmonton, AB
Patrick Watson Patrick Watson Alternative / New Age / Regional

This journey begins with that Montreal-based band of travelers, composed of Patrick Watson (vocals, piano, harmonium), Robbie Kuster (drums), Mishka Stein (bass), and Simon ... Read more

Montreal, QC
Ray Bonneville Ray Bonneville Blues / Folk

Ray Bonneville calls himself a North American. Born in Canada, he moved to the Boston area in his early teens where he started playing ... Read more

Montreal, QC
Ron Kavana Ron Kavana Blues / Celtic / Folk

"Irish songwriter/composer/musician Ron Kavana has been at the cutting edge of the international folk scene for three decades. He has released ten multi-award winning ... Read more

London, UK
Sarah Harmer Sarah Harmer Folk / Pop / Rock

Sarah Harmer is a Canadian singer-songwriter/activist. In 1998, Harmer recorded a set of pop standards as a Christmas gift for her father. After hearing it, ... Read more

Toronto, ON
Tanya Tagaq Tanya Tagaq Alternative / Canadian / Folk

Tanya Tagaq’s music isn’t like anything you’ve heard before. Unnerving and exquisite, Tagaq’s unique vocal expression may be rooted in Inuit throat singing but ... Read more

Iqaluit, NU
Terry Morrison Terry Morrison Adult Contemporary / Folk

“....one of the most intellectually compelling songwriters in town…” -- Roger Levesque Singer – Songwriter Terry Morrison is a well loved member of the Canadian ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
The Gift - A Tribute to Ian Tyson Country

Featuring: Stewart MacDougall (piano) Myron Scott (Fiddle) Thom Moon (drums) Ron Rault (bass) Bobby Cameron (guitar) Read more

Edmonton, AB
The McDades The McDades Jazz / World

WINNER of the 2007 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of The Year - Group. WINNER of the 2006 Canadian Folk Music Awards for ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
The Waifs The Waifs Adult Contemporary / Folk

Compass Studios, Nashville, February 2007. Nobody's fretting about making an album here, much less the challenge of following a triple-platinum, multi-award-winning independent roots music ... Read more

Perth, AU
Tom Russell Tom Russell Folk / Regional

Tom Russell has recorded 25 records and two DVDs. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nancy Griffith, Joe Ely, Iris ... Read more

El Paso, TX
Tony McManus Tony McManus Folk

To find a unique voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries ... Read more

Glasgow, UK
Tony Michael Tony Michael Bluegrass / Blues / Country / Folk / Jazz

For the past two decades, Tony Michael has been playing fiddle, mandolin and singing with various artists as well as continuing his own projects ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Van Morrison Van Morrison Blues / Folk / Jazz / R&B

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New York City, NY
Zachary Richard Zachary Richard Folk / Regional

Militant environmentalist and cultural activist, poet and singer-songwriter Zachary Richard’s roots are deeply planted in his native Louisiana. Inspired by the various styles ... Read more

New Orleans, LA