EVENING SHOWS


FRIDAY

PHOEBE MAN

FRIDAY @ 6:15PM

Hailing from Hong Kong, Phoebe has been playing the traditional Japanese art form of taiko drumming since 1989. She is considered to be a pioneer in expanding the arts vocabulary of Manitoba. Along with having been a founding member of local taiko group Fubuki Daiko, Phoebe has collaborated across diverse cultural lines with world music ensembles SAND and Just Drummin’, which has brought the art of taiko into a greater artistic realm.

BRETT NELSON

FRIDAY @ 7PM

Brett Nelson is an independent singer-songwriter and guitarist who has been traveling and writing songs for the better part of a decade. His lyricism is a careful, yet visceral weave of small moments and essential human truths. His intricate blues-infused fingerpicking work and lived-in voice provoke a calling to influences including Greg Brown, Mississippi John Hurt, Richard Thompson and Bert Jansch while his true-blue stories and road-worn professionalism make him an original voice in Canadian folk music.

www.brettnelson.ca

KAYLA LUKY

FRIDAY @ 8PM

In her latest latest album “The Time it Takes,” Kayla Luky has come into “a complete countrification of her sound.” With the help of her guitar and harmonica, Luky keeps audience captivated and satisfied with stories of small town country life. And now, you can be lucky enough to hear and see her on the Matlock Festival stage. 

NATHAN ROGERS

FRIDAY @ 9PM

Some say he was born into it, some that he was born with it, while others claim he has earned it. With one foot planted firmly in folk music’s traditional roots and the other reaching into its dynamic future, Nathan has made a name for himself. He’s known as a singer, songwriter, throat singer, guitarist, and more, and he can be seen live on the Matlock Festival stage, 9pm on Friday. 

www.nathanrogers.ca

THE MADTRAPPERS

FRIDAY @ 10PM

Facebook may say that they’re coming for whatever free whiskey they can get, but it’s most certainly for your benefit. Lead by Richard Inman’s deeply captivating voice, The Madtrappers’ country blues sound is one you’ll want to hear. Not to mention the energy they bring to a live performance won’t be something you’ll want to miss. 

soundcloud.com/the-madtrappers

SATURDAY 

KEVIN ROY

SATURDAY @ 6PM

Everyone loves a good story. Winnipeg alt-country troubadour, Kevin Roy, shares his songs as if telling a story for the first time over morning coffee. He sings earnest tales and comedic balladry with heartfelt melodies and hook-driven choruses. His tall-grass poetry paints images of Canadiana and experiences of the roads he has travelled. Friday at 8pm. 

www.kevinroymusic.com

BACCA 

SATURDAY @ 7PM

Janna, Carly and Callandra-May met in a dark attic surrounded by dusty instrument cases, a pair of fishnet stockings and the leftovers of another short-lived band. After some time, Ashley  came to them, and Bacca was born from the womb of the vagypsy. The name Bacca is a take on Bacchus, the god of wine. With over two years of shows and festivals, such as Pirates for Peace, Shine On Festival of Music and Arts, Winnipeg Solstice Festival, and Winnipeg Folk Festival Campground, and many other Winnipeg venues, these women are still wailing their way through the music scene with hearts stomping and wine pouring.

www.myspace.com/bacca_ladies

CARLY DOW

SATURDAY @ 8PM

Carly Dow’s music will leave you charmed and haunted.  Her wildcrafted soul-folk blends inspiration from wordsmiths Gillian Welch and Amelia Curran, with an edge reminiscent of Neko Case. Dow’s songwriting reflects a deep appreciation of beauty and darkness balanced throughout personal, physical and natural histories. Soft and sultry, pretty and gritty - this music has it all.

www.carlydowmusic.com

CRAIG & ASH BAND

SATURDAY @ 9PM

These Franco-Manitobans invite you into their world of genuine country, traditional and rock melodies. You will be captivated by these five musicians’ energetic live show depicting stories of modern cowboys. Be sure to come down to the Festival and dance along to their must see set.

reverbnation.com/thecraigashband 

SEBASTIAN OWL

SATURDAY @ 10PM

Smooth harmonies and high fives. Music is everywhere these days and bands are a dime a dozen. Sebastian Owl has a few pennies for your thoughts, and they make you feel like a million bucks. Bringing the kind of live energy you hope to see on stage, Sebastian Owl will have you dancing, swaying, and singing along in no time.

www.sebastianowl.ca

DAYTIME SHOWS


SATURDAY


Main Stage:

BUFFALO GALS

SATURDAY @ 12PM

The Buffalo Gals are a traditional Aboriginal style women’s hand drum group that has been meeting weekly for ten years. Supporting women on their healing journey the group provides a place for cultural teachings and ceremony. They offer drum making twice a year and hold Full Moon ceremonies each month at their home base, the North End Women’s CentreCome experience this incredible group! 

RICK BURT & HIS WASTED YOUTH

SATURDAY @ 12:45PM 

His new project is Rick Burt & his Wasted Youth-a play on words summarizing the old adage “I wish I knew then what I know now...”. It is a 5 piece band comprised of journeyman musicians. Wayne Posnick (Muddy River Stringers, Grassroots Sound Studio owner) on bass & vocals. Craig Buckboro (Manitoba Music Hall of Fame/ Just Kiddin’-Prairie Music Award/ Best Children’s performers) plays guitar, harmonica & vocals. Sandy Truthwaite (Bullrush recording artists) plays keyboards & vocals. Lyle Geisbrecht (Farrell Brothers, studio owner) on the drums. Rick plays guitar, mandolin, harmonica & vocals.

LOGAN MCKILLOP 

SATURDAY @ 1:40PM

Logan's songs are filled with striking imagery from wilderness, nature and life off the beaten path. From the jungles of Cambodia, the highlands of Scotland, the rugged tundra of Baffin Island, to the open roads of Canada, Logan's travels and experiences have given inspiration for the muse.With an eclectic blend of influences from raw folk to smooth jazz to energy fueled bluegrass, Logan's songs and stage performances appeal to all audiences.

reverbnation.com/loganmckillop 

SOMEBODY LANGUAGE

SATURDAY @ 2:35PM 

Somebody Language is the creative expression through the art and songwriting of Benjiman Figler. Born in Winnipeg, Somebody Language later moved to the coasts of Lake Winnipeg and has been writing genre defying songs for any and every human emotion since 2006. Somebody Language's live shows feature high energy, eclectic and engaging doo wop/pop originals fronted by an incredibly diverse vocal wizard.

soundcloud.com/somebodylanguage 

SOLHOUNDS

SATURDAY @ 4:15PM 

Solhounds is a funky psychedelic garage rock group from the prairies, based in Winnipeg Manitoba. Compelled by the power of the riff, and guided by the groove, Solhounds create songs to make you move.Inspired by groups from the 70's, 90's & 2000's, they seek to tap into the energy that they got (and still get) from listening to records and seeing live shows.

solhounds.bandcamp.com 

Campground Stage:

SONGWRITERS VS PICKERS

SATURDAY @ 12:30PM

Host: Jeff Diamond

Featuring: Ian Russel, Kevin Roy, Matt Filopoulos, Ryan Dutchak, Tony Pizzi, Darwin Baker, Bacca  

RACHEL KANE

SATURDAY @ 2:30PM

Rachel Kane took the long way home to Winnipeg. Winner of numerous awards from FACTOR, The Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Arts Council, with three CD's published, Kane was born and raised in New York City; a music student at New York University playing with a Latin Folk/Protest band.

Kane started writing her own material after the birth of her first child in Toronto, performing at many clubs including Hugh's Room, The Tranzac Club, Healey's, and The Blacksheep Inn; and festivals including NXNE, The International Folk Alliance, Eaglewood Festival, and Bluebird North.
Now back in Winnipeg, Kane is working on a fourth album and performs around town. Her work is thoughtful and strangely uplifting, with a spiritual quality not often attained; well worth a listen.

Now back in Winnipeg, Kane is working on a fourth album and performs around town. Her work is thoughtful and strangely uplifting, with a spiritual quality not often attained; well worth a listen. 

DEB ROMEYN

SATURDAY @ 3:30PM

Close to four decades of composing the songs of prairie landscapes have made Deborah Romeyn just such a lyrical master. As spacious as it is intimate, her music gathers all the elements of the human condition: the joys of love, the gains and losses that come with age, and the strength of political conviction. Deborah's music reflects all of this to us, gift wrapped in the beauty of the world around us.

www.deborahromeyn.com

KATE FERRIS

SATURDAY @ 4:30PM 

After teaching Elementary Music in Thompson, MB for 11 years, Kate held her breath and quit her job to pursue her dream of performing. She's been chasing that dream ever since - at concerts and festivals across Canada, on lanais in Hawai`i, in pubs in the UK, and for an appreciative crowd in Puerto Rico (although none of them understood English!) Kate is presently in the studio working with award-winning producer Dan Donahue, finally getting around to recording the album she quit teaching 29 years ago to make . . .

www.kateferris.ca

BEATOX

SATURDAY @ 5:35PM 

Beatox (Adam Fainman) is a funk/hip-hop/jazz inspired beat-boxer, rapper.  His music draws inspiration from groups such as A Tribe Called Quest, D’Angelo, and Raphael Saadiq. His lyricism and storytelling abilities are commonly compared to Slug from Atmosphere. He was born and raised in Toronto, and moved to Winnipeg in high school. With two CDs from Butter Pretzels, and one solo mix tape titled “Modest Mouth”; Beatox is now working with various musicians from the University of Manitoba’s jazz program to create a new project. 

www.beatox.ca

SUNDAY

Main Stage:

What's that Sound? 
Weird instrument feature workshop

SUNDAY @ 12PM

Host: Jeff Diamond
Featuring: Nathan Rogers (throat singer), Jordan Bissonnette (pedal steel), Brett Nelson (and his dad's thingamabob)

Ukulele Club of Winnipeg - the King Street Singers

SUNDAY @ 1:30PM

The `Ukulele Club of Winnipeg (UCW) is a group of `ukulele enthusiasts of all ages and playing levels who get together to share strumming, singing and laughing. Starting with a stalwart group of about 6 people, the group has grown to the point where some gatherings have had as many as 64 ukulele players. They meet at the King's Head Pub every second Sunday, and at the Casa Grande Restaurant on the third Tuesday of each month. Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether you know 1 chord or 100!

INGRID GATIN

SUNDAY @ 2:30PM 

Ingrid Gatin and Ryan Dutchak are working under a new name: Ingrid and the Kaleidescope. Together they play with looped violin, guitar, beats and Ingrid's vocals, accordion, and keyboard. The pair have been writing and recording tracks for a year and are just about ready to show it to the world. They're building clouds of colours, layers of simple, soulful, and sultry sounds, and the result is tantalising.  

www.ingridgatin.com

KIERAN WEST

SUNDAY @ 3:30PM

Kieran is a Winnipeg singer-songwriter who is lead singer of Kieran West & His Buffalo Band, and Lead guitarist of Sebastian Owl. Kieran has both his charm and stage presence enough to captivate even the most apathetic concert-goer with his baritone drawl lacing unique and memorable originals.