Winter Roots Roundup V, February 20-23, 2014
The vision for Winter Roots has been to create a series of performances, conversations, school workshops and film screenings that entertain, enlighten and educate. Winter Roots V continues to draw on this tradition while embracing the evolution of form and interpretation. We’re working again with Peter North and Festival Place in Sherwood Park to bring you another weekend of fabulous roots music performances, workshops and special events.
Photo Credit: F. Gasparik, 2012
Winter Roots V brings back a couple of favorites: The Women of Folkways concert (February 20) with host, Maria Dunn, and this year’s special guests Cara Luft and Del Rey; and The Blues of Folkways Records with Del Rey and Tim Williams (February 22).
Plan to spend an evening with one of the most influential figures in New Orleans R&B: musician, composer, producer Allen Toussaint (February 22). We’re also featuring a concert with the smash hits of the Edmonton Blues Festival, Ottawa’s Monkey Junk (February 21).
Two new music-themed films will be screened: “This Ain’t No Mouse Music: The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records” and “I Ain’t in it for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm.”
Watch for news of more events to be added to the Winter Roots weekend.
March 4, 2014 Workshop with internationally touring Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer-songwriter, April Verch. Details to follow.
The Look of the Listen: The Cover Art of Folkways Records – Virtual Exhibition
folkwaysAlive! and the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta, in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, invite you to visit the virtual exhibition The Look of the Listen: The Cover Art of Folkways Records. The new website is available at: