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CONTENTS WELCOME MESSAGES��������������������������������� 4–6 SITE MAP ���������������������������������������������������������� 7 NEED TO KNOW ������������������������������������������� 8–9 FUN TO KNOW �������������������������������������������������10 ARTS MARKET & FOOD COURT������������������������11 RFF CONCERT SERIES������������������������������� 12–13 ARTIST BIOS�����������������������������������������������14–29 MEMORIAL ����������������������������������������������������� 29 MEMORIES FROM 2016 ��������������������������������� 30 THE FESTIVAL TEAM����������������������������������������32 THANK YOUS����������������������������������������������������33 SPONSORS����������������������������������������������� 34–35 CANADA FAR & WIDE GRANDS��������������������� 36 MAINSTAGE SCHEDULE ���������������������������������� 37 SATURDAY SCHEDULE ����������������������������������� 38 SUNDAY SCHEDULE��������������������������������������� 39


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Welcome to the 2017 Regina Folk Festival. This year represents a special milestone for our country — and as we mark Canada 150, what better way to celebrate than through music! Folk music can trace its history back to the earliest days of this country and beyond, and it continues to thoughtfully chronicle our rich and diverse heritage. Regina is once again welcoming fans of folk and other genres to Victoria Park, where they can enjoy performances by musicians from the region, the rest of Canada and abroad. With an eclectic lineup that reflects the diversity of this community, the festival continues to make an outstanding contribution to Regina’s cultural landscape. As Minister of Canadian Heritage, I would like to thank all of the organizers, volunteers and inspiring performers who helped bring this year’s event to life. Enjoy the festival! The Honourable Mélanie Joly Minister of Canadian Heritage

With their creative visions, their expressions of hope and their questioning of the status quo, artists play a vital role in helping us to better understand and address the complex challenges of our times. They provoke new ways of thinking and transformations that enrich the lives of their fellow Canadians. That’s why, as Canada prepared to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation: an important milestone to reflect on our past and our future, the Canada Council for the Arts created New Chapter. Through this program, the Council is funding over 200 exceptional projects in communities across Canada and abroad, creating a lasting legacy for all Canadians. The Canada Council for the Arts is proud to support the Regina Folk Festival because for us, art is essential in pointing us, together, toward a brighter future. Simon Brault, O.C., O.Q. Director and CEO, Canada Council

On behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 Regina Folk Festival, for a weekend of music and community. As an integral part of Saskatchewan’s cultural mosaic, the Regina Folk Festival is an event that brings our province together to enjoy music, food, and company in the heart of Regina. This annual festival held in Victoria Park has become one of the most popular and lively festivals in Saskatchewan, promoting diversity and culture with our local and international talent, workshops, and vendors. As a forum to enhance artistic and cultural development, this event supports individual and collective expression, awareness, and appreciation of music and culture. Thank you to the organizers, volunteers, musicians, and fans for continually making this festival a memorable weekend. The Regina Folk Festival is a success because of all members involved. Best wishes for an enjoyable festival. Brad Wall Premier of Saskatchewan



Each summer, our province comes alive with an outstanding array of festivals to delight newcomers and long-time fans of all ages. Summer in Saskatchewan means there is almost always something exciting going on to match everyone’s interests and tastes. None is more eagerly awaited by music-lovers than the Regina Folk Festival. Once again this year, the Regina Folk Festival has an amazing diversity of talent booked to play the mainstage. From the talented Tegan and Sara to the incomparable Buffy Sainte-Marie, this year’s lineup will no doubt delight festival goers. These same musicians also take part in the festival’s daytime workshops, which brings diverse musicians and sometimes music genres together for magical collaborations. With great music, a variety of multicultural offerings of food and drink, the arts market, special children’s area and more, the Regina Folk Festival contributes culturally and economically to the city of Regina and the province of Saskatchewan. The Government of Saskatchewan supports the Regina Folk Festival through SaskCulture and the Saskatchewan Arts Board with funds from Saskatchewan Lotteries. Additional support comes from the matching federal/provincial funds of artsVest Saskatchewan and through Tourism Saskatchewan. Thank you all for supporting this Saskatchewan celebration of music and more. Enjoy the festival!

As Mayor of Regina, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 48th Regina Folk Festival. Presenting artists whose musical styles vary greatly, the Regina Folk Festival celebrates musical and cultural diversity. The festival boasts free daytime concerts and workshops; an artists’ market where festival goers can support local artists and peruse a variety of handmade items, including art, clothing and jewelry; and a food court with delicious, soul-nourishing food. As well, children are invited to take part in music, dance and crafting provided especially for them. With great music, food, shopping, and Victoria Park as the backdrop, the Regina Folk Festival offers a complete experience, perfect for sharing with friends and family. Through the years, the Regina Folk Festival has showcased and celebrated the cultural and creative energy we have nurtured in Regina and throughout Saskatchewan. Music is a powerful way to unite a community and the overall benefits of enjoying live music with family and friends contributes greatly to our quality of life in Regina. I offer my sincere thanks to the Regina Folk Festival board, staff and volunteers for their innovative partnerships, boundless energy and passion. The success of this landmark cultural event would not be possible without their dedication and tireless efforts. On behalf of Regina City Council, please accept my best wishes for a memorable and enjoyable festival.

Welcome to the 48th Regina Folk Festival (RFF), Western Canada’s longest running music festival! We are delighted you decided to join us for this magical weekend in Regina’s beautiful Victoria Park. Without you, the free daytime stages, the arts market, the children’s stage and play area and the world class evening performances would not be possible. All of us at the RFF, the staff, the Board of Directors, the volunteers, partners and funders strongly believe the work that we do as an organization:

Ken Cheveldayoff Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport

Michael Fougere Mayor of Regina

Dawn Stanger President, Regina Folk Festival

• Unites us with our community. • Is an important part of the cultural mosaic of Regina, Saskatchewan and Canada. • Is an integral aspect of our community’s positive multicultural, artistic, economic and social development. Year after year, the RFF strives to meet these beliefs through our festival. This year we partnered with Vancouver, Calgary, Canmore and Winnipeg Folk Festivals for a special Canada 150+ project. We wanted to celebrate Canada through the power of song and the magic of music festivals. We invite all of you to come together in an enriching way to create a better, more inclusive, Canada. “Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen



I am both grateful and excited to welcome you all to another fantastic festival weekend. Let’s face it: I am one lucky Boss Lady. I have an awesome staff, board and volunteer team to work with. I get to develop partnerships and build on great ideas with stellar sponsors, funders, suppliers and other arts organizations. I get to bring

diverse music to our fine city for you to enjoy (and discover). And I get to count my time at the 2017 RFF as HOURS OF WORK. I so look forward to festival weekend each year (this is #19 for me!) when a brand new diverse and vibrant community is created in downtown Regina. I look forward to hanging out with you all and creating some awesome vibes together as we listen to culturally diverse music, eat great food, participate in interactive art, hide-tanning or hula hooping, check out the latest creations of some of Western Canada’s finest artisans, join in on a parade, chill out in one of our Big Rock Gardens or just lie back on the grass with a friend and enjoy a fine summer weekend. This year festival weekend is extra special as we have added a Thursday evening and Friday afternoon of free

programming for you to enjoy. Our goal with adding more free programming is to open up our festival arms even wider and invite everyone to come together to experience what music and community can teach us about building a better world together. Thanks to the ultra-fantastic RFF staff, contracts for service, board of directors, team leaders, audience members, artists, volunteers, partners, funders, suppliers and sponsors for your ongoing dedication to, and investment in, the Regina Folk Festival. The community that we build together goes way beyond these four days in August and the energy we create together makes Regina a better place to live. Thanks to all of you for being a part of it in 2017. Sandra Butel Artistic Director & CEO

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NEED TO KNOW TICKETS • Advance Ticket Prices are available until 6 a.m. Aug. 11 at REGINAFOLKFESTIVAL.COM or by phone at 1-888-732-1682. • Advance Weekend Passes Adults: $115 + GST/ Service charges, Students/Seniors: $104 + GST/Service charges (students and seniors need to bring ID to the Festival). • Gate Tickets available at the on-site Box Office and online throughout Festival weekend. • Gate Weekend Passes $140 (includes GST/Service charges). • Gate Individual Night Tickets $75 each Friday, Saturday and Sunday (includes GST/service charges). • All individual night ticket holders must wear their wristband for the entire evening and weekend pass holders for the entire weekend. • The Regina Folk Festival is an all-ages event. Admission to the Mainstage area is free for children 12 and under with a Children’s wristband. • Thursday night programming and all daytime programming on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is free. • 2018 RFF Weekend Passes will be available at the on-site Box Office for $95!

OPENING & CLOSING • Mainstage Gates 5 p.m. to Midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Re-entry gates open a half hour after the main gate opens. • Box Office 5 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday; Noon to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Noon to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. • Info Booth 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday. • Mainstage Beer Garden Same as Mainstage gates and ticket sales end a half hour earlier. • Daytime Beer Garden 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday; Noon to 6 p.m. Friday; Saturday and Sunday. Ticket sales end a half hour before close. • Children’s Area Open Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Bike Valet 5 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday; 5 p.m. to 1a.m. Friday; 11a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Sunday. • Volunteer Tent: 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. 8

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT FOR AN EXCELLENT FESTIVAL! The festival’s purpose is to celebrate music, art and community. Here are a few guidelines to follow so everyone feels safe and comfortable enough to create some magic together!

HECK YES! • Enjoy yourself! • Take care of each other. • Be flexible and considerate. The RFF is committed to creating an inclusive environment so that everyone can enjoy the fun. For any questions, concerns or comments on site, please chat with our Ambassadors at the Info Booth. • Take care of the park! Our Environment Volunteers will help you properly dispose of your garbage, recyclables, and compostables at the RFF sorting stations. Last year with this initiative we diverted more than 50 percent of waste from the landfill. Together we hope to increase that even more! • Please keep a human with your belongings in the lineup to get into Mainstage! • Keep the washrooms clean. Knock to be sure nobody is in there! • Wash your hands and refill your reusable water bottles at the refilling/ washing stations. See map for locations. • Bring your own water bottles or purchase a reusable one from our Merch Tent. • Find lost goods or lost children at the Info Booth. • Tell us what you think! Fill out a survey online, please! • SMILE! You may be on camera. Our festival photographers are here to capture all the RFF moments in the daytime and evening and the photos will be available for viewing after the festival weekend. • Buy an RFF 50/50 raffle ticket for a chance to win some serious cash! Our portion of the revenue goes to our outreach program, putting artists into schools to teach music to students. Find volunteers near the Mainstage Beer Garden during the evening or roaming the site or near the Merch Tent during the day. Winner will be announced from the festival Mainstage Sunday around 10 p.m. and on our website. • The RFF is a registered charity and we greatly appreciate donations! Donations can be made at REGINAFOLKFESTIVAL.COM

HECK NO! • No smoking, outside alcohol, or drugs. • No violence or weapons of any sort. • No pets. Please leave your dogs and other fur-or-scale babies at home. • No unaccredited professional filming/photography. If you are a media professional, please visit the Media Tent for accreditation. • No leaving your stuff unattended in line all day. • No tarps and/or blankets larger than 6’x8’, please. Make room for others!



We want to keep all of our audience members happy whether you are dancing, sitting in a lawn chair or stretched out on a blanket. Please see the Mainstage map to see the different seating areas laid out for everyone’s ease of viewing. Keep in mind that if we can roll a basketball under your chair, or the back of your chair is higher than an adult’s head, your chair is too big for the low-riding zone. New this year are priority zones for people with mobility issues. Treat these spots like the front of a bus: you can sit there, but if someone needs it for mobility purposes, they get first dibs. If you have any accessibility questions, please find one of our Ambassadors stationed at the Info Booth or wandering around Mainstage.


RFF is committed to expanding our accessibility options for folks. Here are a few ways that may help you or your loved ones: Accessible washrooms are located at all three portapotty locations. We have priority seating in our Mainstage area for wheelchairs and other folks with mobility issues. See our seating map or talk to one of our Ambassadors (at the Info Booth) for more information. See the program map for accessible parking and unloading spots we provide: further accessible parking downtown can be found at regina.ca. Our volunteers are always ready to assist anyone who may need help! Feel free to ask any of them (especially our Ambassador team) if you need added support to make your festival experience more festive. We always want to get better so please give feedback to our Ambassadors/Info Booth.


If you are hurt or feeling ill, contact one of our security personnel or make your way to the First Aid Tent for assistance. During our daytime programming the First Aid Tent is located on the east end of the park across from O’Hanlon’s and during evening programming you can find it beside the Event Patrol Tent at the back of the Mainstage area. In the event of an emergency, we ask that you remain calm and pay close attention to our stage hosts, who will give detailed instructions on how to proceed. In the event of an evacuation, please make your way to the Cornwall Centre. 9

FUN TO KNOW PARADES! Take a break from the stages and stretch your legs (and hearts) at one of our parades! Meet at the Children’s Area at 4 p.m. on Saturday or Sunday to join in on a jaunt about the festival site. Dirty Catfish Brass Band and Al Simmons will lead the way!

REGINA FARMERS MARKET Please visit the Regina Farmers Market on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for delicious foods and delightful crafted goods. The Market will be set up on Scarth Street for that day.

Street Culture Kidz will be at the Children’s Area again this year, providing marvellous face-painting skills by donation. Suggested donations are $3 for a half face and $5 for a whole face. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. In the Children’s Craft Tent, do some painting and create some magical take home crafts. Find Children’s Stickers here. Write your phone number on it so Event Patrol can call you if your child is lost. Please do not leave your children unattended in the Children’s Area.

FILL OUT OUR SURVEY Tell us what you think of the festival, changes you’d love to see, a bit about yourself, and be entered to win two free weekend passes for RFF18! Find our survey at REGINAFOLKFESTIVAL.COM!


Animating the Grandfather Stones is a community project led by Janine Windolph. Participants will embed images and symbols of stories using chalk on stones that will then be collaged on a large piece of canvas in various patterns. The artwork will change over the weekend as more rocks are added and removed, making the piece transformative in nature for the duration of the workshop and temporary, only to be captured by memory and photographs. Janine Windolph is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, filmmaker, performer, storyteller and entrepreneur. She has her Master of Fine Arts Interdisciplinary in Media Production and Indian Fine Arts. Janine is currently the Adjunct Curator of Public Programs at the MacKenzie Gallery.


The RFF offers a fantastic children’s area with music, dance and crafts for children of all ages. The RFF Children’s Area runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is absolutely free of charge! Please park your strollers responsibly! (ie. by the sign that says “Stroller Parking”). Please see the schedule for listing of artists performing at the Children’s Stage. Sponsored by iQmetrix!


BUFFALO PEOPLE ARTS INSTITUTE AND CITY OF REGINA According to a 2011 Environics Institute study, the urban Indigenous population in Canada is now approximately 600,000. There are now more Indigenous People living in urban centres across Canada than living in Indigenous territories and communities on reserves, in Métis settlements and in Inuit communities. It’s important to note that the urban Indigenous population in Regina is approximately 12 percent of the population and is quickly growing. What better time for Reginans to engage in Indigenous traditional culture so we can all learn together? This year, we are excited to feature traditional hand games with Archie Weenie and Family, Cree and Saulteaux Syllabic rock designs with Darren Okemaysim and Lynn Cote, programming with the Buffalo People Arts Institute and City of Regina’s Tipi display!

VENDORS Arts Market

Come visit the beautiful Arts Market on City Square Plaza to find handmade clothing, jewellery, instruments, plants and artwork. The Arts Market also features imported and vintage goods to beautify your home and wardrobe. Travelling and local merchants are on site to sell their unique products and services. • Sioux Earth Elements • Sawchyn Guitars • Kat Cadegan Jewelery • Naked Kitty Naturals • Eka Henna • Salgado Fenwick • The Wren • African Vibes Imports • Ohana Craft Amigurumi • Missing Spoon Jewelery • FourSquared Designs • Bella Chic • Covert Jewelery and Woral Poetry • Rasa Holistic • Fat Plant Farm • Whiteout Workshop • AlpacaArts

• True Leaf Collection • Sonal’s Henna Art • Rosie the Flower Truck • Rinne Apparel • T & A Vinyl and Fashion • FLAT Clothing • Art by Dana • Jez Whimsical Creations • shadesofjay • EMK Clothing • aeliosdesign • Understandus • Listen to Dis’ Community Arts Organization • Mortise & Tenon • & more!

Food Court

Feeling Hungry? Our International Food Court on City Square Plaza has a bit of everything to satisfy your every craving. Try some borani, perogies, tacos or curries, then top it off with a chocolate covered banana or some honey puffs to soothe that sweet tooth. Delicious! • The Moose Jaw Donut Shack Saskatchewan’s most amazing mini donuts • Fairy Frozen Frosted Treats Hawaiian shaved ice, chocolate covered bananas, and more frozen goodies • Michael’s Coffee Shop and Bakery Specialty coffee shop beverages and homemade baking • Mr. Spudds Poutinerie and More Poutine, burgers, and so much more • *Baba’s Food Spot Ukrainian perogies and sausage • Tropical Treatz Foods Coconut water and fresh sugarcane and fruit juices • *Bon Burger Burgers, fries, and friendly faces • *Greek Honey Puffs Honey puffs and sausage on a bun • Afghan Cuisine Afghani dishes such as falafel, borani, baklava, and more • Bangkok Fusion Spring rolls, fresh rolls, pad Thai, curries and more

• *Nacho Fiesta Popular Regina-based taco truck • Selam Ethiopian Restaurant Ethiopian vegetarian and meat dishes • Sprout Catering Healthy homemade sandwiches, salads, and smoothies to keep you energized • Malinche Mexican food meets local prairie ingredients • Tandoori Kabab Butter chicken, chana masala, veggie samosas • 33 1/3 Coffee Roasters Some of the best coffee in Regina • Crazy Horse Energy Alexis Creek First Nation owned saskatoon berry energy drinks • & more! * These vendors will be here to sate your hunger on Thursday night for our special project, Canada Far & Wide: Grands Esprit!


SPONSORED BY BIG ROCK BREWERY We are happy to see Big Rock Brewery back again this year with their family of all natural craft beers and Rock Creek Cider. We are also excited to offer some pre-mixed beverages as well as red and white wine. Make sure to deposit your Big Rock cups in the compost bins! Drink Tickets are $6 each and are transferable between the Mainstage and Daytime Beer Gardens. This year our Daytime Beer Garden, located in the NE corner of the park, will be open Thursday night and Friday afternoon. Come for post-work drinks! We remind you that the festival is a family event and we urge you to drink responsibly. 11


The New Pornographers with Born Ruffians October 6 @ The Exchange. $36 advance, $42 door For The New Pornographers to be more than the sum of their parts would take a miracle, given how impressive the parts are. Fortunately, miracles do happen. Main songwriter A.C. Newman cut his teeth making sublime power-pop with Superconductor and Zumpano; Destroyer’s Dan Bejar provides an arch counterpoint to Newman’s soaring melodies; singer-keyboardist Katherine Calder fronted Immaculate Machine; bassist John Collins moonlights with The Evaporators and Destroyer; guitarist Todd Fancey has lent his talents to both alt-rockers Limblifter and TV show The Office; keyboardist Blaine Thurier is a cartoonist and filmmaker; and alt-country chanteuse Neko Case belts out harmonies and lead vocals. That’s just the studio band, too. There’s no telling who will show up for the live shows.

Alex Cuba November 2 @ The Exchange. $25 advance, $32 door Alex Cuba has toured his trio around the world, released four albums and earned 18 awards and nominations, including two JUNOs and three Latin Grammys. Cuban-born, his groove-laden, multi-culti sound is characterized by smoky vocals, harmonies and adept guitar work with magnetic hooks; tunes that marry the rolling sway of Afro-Latin rhythms and bittersweet melodies of Cuba with jazz for a new Latin soul sound. His latest album, Healer, includes bilingual duets with key Canadian and U.S. artists.

Whitehorse with Terra Lightfoot October 13 @ Wa Wa Shrine Centre. $32.50 advance, $40 door After touring in each other’s bands for years, husband and wife solo musicians Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland formed Whitehorse in 2010. Built on exceptional guitar playing, his and her harmonies and a flair for dramatic, narrative songwriting, Whitehorse is a simple one-plus-one equation with an abundance of guitar slinging and white-hot desire. McClelland and Doucet’s live show is a complex, nimble ballet of moving instruments, voice, and keys. Effortless harmonies fly confidently above a layered net of intricately assembled percussion and drum loops, blistering guitar riffs, homemade telephone-microphones and smart songs.


Nomadic Massive November 10 @ The Exchange. $20 advance, $25 door Rapping in English, French, Creole, Spanish and Arabic, Nomadic Massive makes itself heard across borders and amongst cultures, exemplifying the form’s evolution from its beginnings with two turntables and a microphone. These musical nomads represent an open-minded, conscious hip hop that finds its inspiration in the past; combining live instrumentation, samples and a wide array of vocal styles. Presented in partnership with the National Arts Centre.

William Prince with Justin Lacroix

Cold Specks

November 23 @ The Exchange. $20 advance, $27 door

November 24 @ The Exchange. $17 advance, $25 door

Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter William Prince has more in common with his heroes Leonard Cohen and Kris Kristofferson than just a rich baritone. He has an authenticity and unpretentiousness that is downright disarming. In April, his debut album Earthly Days won Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the JUNOs. It was surely a source of pride for the Peguis First Nation where Prince’s musical journey started under the guidance of his father, acclaimed gospel singer Ed Prince. His gospel/country/ folk sound, shored up by that big voice, is a true mirror of the man: honest, real, sensitive and memorable.

Cold Specks’ 2012 debut I Predict a Graceful Expulsion! was hailed as masterful and wholly original, and was shortlisted for a JUNO and Polaris Prize. Two years and a world map of tours later, she returned with her sophomore release Neuroplasticity — voted by The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times one of the top albums of 2014. When not writing or touring, Cold Specks was pin-balling between asks from an enviable roll call of collaborators. She worked on Moby’s album Innocents, and was invited to play with Joni Mitchell at the singer’s 70th birthday. Currently in the studio completing her third album, she’s hitting the road again to support the single “Wild Card”.

Presented in partnership with the National Arts Centre.

Presented in partnership with the National Arts Centre.

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Begonia MB Al Simmons MB SAT KIDS 1:30-2:30 / MAIN 6:50-7:05 Teaser SUN KIDS 2:45-3:45 / PARADE 4:10 He’s a musician! He’s an inventor! He’s a nut! He’s been called the Thomas Edison of entertainers, a wizard of one-liners and a lightning bolt of lunacy. His astounding gadgets, preposterous songs, impeccable comic timing and kooky take on classic vaudeville have thrilled and entertained fans of all ages for over four decades. alsimmons.com


SAT #2 11:00 am-12:10 / #2 4:20-5:20 / MAIN 8:10-9:10 SUN #2 11:00 am-12:00 / #2 4:20-5:20 On one end of the spectrum, there are varieties of the Begonia which can be a dark and grievous. On the other end, a petite and elegant flower. In between, the plant attempts to harmonize its two poles, forming an array of varieties that borrow from the delicate and the unseemly. It’s in this same vein that Begonia (Alexa Dirks) tries to find a balance. Known for her voice in the JUNO winning harmony-driven group Chic Gamine, Dirks has a timbre that recalls the golden age of soul. Her 2017 album Lady In Mind lets the extremes of her past and present coalesce into a sound that’s both battle hymn and break-beat body mover. hellobegonia.com

Blake Berglund SK THU #2 6:00-6:40 / FRI #2 12:10-1:00 / SAT #1 11:00 am-12:00 SUN #1 11:00 am-12:00 / #1 1:45-2:40 / #1 4:20-5:20 / MAIN 8:55-9:10 Teaser Blake Berglund’s fresh style of country music is unpredictable, intelligent and genuine. His grassroots approach has earned him a reputation as “the guy who sold 10,000 CDs door-to-door.” Raised in the Moose Mountain area of south-east Saskatchewan, Berglund’s childhood responsibility of tending to 200 head of horses taught him the value of hard work and cultivating relationships in building a music career. His fifth studio album, Realms, is due out this fall. He’s a regular collaborator with JUNO nominee, Del Barber, as well as partner Belle Plaine, and is backed by a group of honky-tonk renegades The Vultures. blakeberglund.com

Buffy Sainte-Marie SK/USA SUN #2 11:00 am-12:00 / MAIN 10:25-11:30 Buffy Sainte-Marie is an internationally renowned recording artist, activist, educator and visual artist. She’s widely known for 1960s protest anthems such as “Universal Soldier”, open-hearted love songs like “Until It’s Time for You to Go” (which has been recorded by Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Cher and other stars), incendiary powwow rockers like “Starwalker”, and the Academy Award-winning pop hit “Up Where We Belong.” Power in the Blood, Sainte-Marie’s bold 2015 JUNO and Polaris Prize-winning album, was only her fourth release in more than 20 years. However, her creativity is always in motion, and her passport’s always in hand, touring for lectures and taking centre stage around the world with her high-octane backing band. buffysainte-marie.com

Carol Rose Daniels SK

SAT KIDS 12:00-1:00 / #2 1:50-2:45 / MAIN Emcee SUN KIDS 12:00-1:00 / #2 3:05-4:00

Carol Rose Daniels is a professional writer, journalist, singer/drummer, artist, actress and storyteller. A member of the Cree First Nation, she was the first Aboriginal woman to anchor a national news broadcast in Canada on CBC Newsworld, and later anchored and hosted on APTN and CBC North. Her work has earned several awards, including the 2009 National Aboriginal Achievement Award. Her poetry and short fiction have been included in several anthologies, and her first novel, 2015’s Bearskin Diary was nominated for three Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her first book of poetry, a second novel, and several children’s titles will be published in 2018. caroldaniels.ca






Alex Janvier, Land of Beauty and Joy, 2015, watercolour on paper, 91.4 cm (diameter). Courtesy of the artist and Janvier Gallery, Cold Lake First Nations © Alex Janvier. Photo: NGC.



ring performances. Founders Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman take a non-traditional approach: there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. Just show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love. It’s interactive theatre. It’s stand-up comedy. It’s a concert like you’ve never seen before. Choir! Choir! Choir! has performed with artists such as Patti Smith, Tegan and Sara, Rufus Wainwright, Debbie Harry and The Flaming Lips. Come join them in a sing-a-long to honour Canadian artists and songs! choirchoirchoir.com

Charly Hustle SK THU #2 5:00-5:45 / FRI #2 3:45-5:00 / SAT #3 4:25-5:20 / AFTER PARTY 11:45-12:30 am and 2:15-3:30 am / SUN #2 4:20-5:20 Saskatoon-based, Charly Hustle has been DJing since 2002, and has built a reputation for exquisite musical taste while moving butts. Any genre is fair game so long as it makes people smile and dance. That’s the essence of experiencing a Charly Hustle set... smiling while you’re dancing. He’s been voted Saskatoon’s Best DJ in Planet S four times, and is the 2015 Red Bull Thre3style Canadian champ. If you’ve seen him play, then you’ve been happy, dancing and sweaty. If you haven’t, don’t sweat it... you will soon. facebook.com/charly.hustle.5

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Choir! Choir! Choir! ON THU #2 6:55-7:40 / SAT #1 1:45-2:45 Established in 2011, Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! brings together an eclectic mix of Parkdale-dwelling baristas and suburban moms and dads for stir-

Cœur de pirate is the solo project of award-winning singer-songwriter and  pianist Béatrice Martin. Her self-titled debut in 2008 received wide acclaim. Blonde, her sophomore album, followed in 2011. In 2014, Martin provided the soundtrack to Radio-Canada’s hit medical series, Trauma, as well as the original score to Ubisoft’s video game Child of Light. Her third album Roses, released in 2015, found her boldly expanding her horizons and modernizing her approach. The intoxicating first single “Carry On”, recorded in Stockholm with producer Bjorn Yttling (Peter Bjorn and John, Franz Ferdinand), signals the end of one era and ushers in another, where Martin reflects more deeply on her life. coeurdepirate.com

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Como Mamas USA SAT #1 11:00 am-12:00 / #2 3:05-4:00 SUN #2 11:00 am-12:00 / #2 4:20-5:20 / MAIN 7:00-7:50 The newest addition to the Daptone Family, the Como Mamas are three lifelong gospel singers from Como, Mississippi. On their critically acclaimed 2013 album Get an Understanding there are only three instruments: the powerful, raspy voice of Ester Mae Smith, the deep soothing voice of Angela Taylor, and the energetic, spirited vocals of Della Daniels. On the RFF mainstage, they will be joined by a fine collection of Daptone musicians. concertedefforts.com/roster/como-mamas

Cris Derksen AB/ON THURS #2 6:00–6:40 / SAT #3 11:00 am-12:00 / #3 4:20–5:20 SUN #1 1:45–2:40 / #2 3:05–4:00 In a world where almost everything — people, music, cultures — gets slotted into categories, Cris Derksen presents a challenge. She comes from a line of northern Alberta Cree chiefs on her father’s side and strong Mennonite homesteaders on her mother’s. She’s a classically trained cellist/ composer who weaves her classical background and her Indigenous ancestry together with new school electronics to create genre-defying music. For her third studio release, Orchestral Powwow, Cris paired with Tribal Spirit and powwow groups to create a cinematically symphonic and truly Indigenous album. This is a singular artist who challenges and enlightens. crisderksen.virb.com


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CAMPBELL & HALIBURTON De Temps Antan QC SUN #2 12:20-1:20 / #2 1:45-2:45 / MAIN 6:00-6:45 There are only three musicians in De Temps Antan, but they sound like six! With their 2013 album Ce monde ici-bas, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis took folk to a whole new level, switching between violin, guitar, bouzouki, accordion and harmonica with foot-stomping percussion.  Salted with uncontrolled laughter, deep-rooted couplets and sudden, impromptu shifts, their songs speak to familiar rhythms of the past. Welcome to the original musical stylings of De Temps Antan! detempsantan.qc.ca


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Dirty Catfish Brass Band MB THU #2 7:40-7:55 / SAT #1 11:00 am-12:00 / #2 12:30-1:30 / #1 3:00-3:55 PARADE 4:10 / MAIN 9:10-9:25 TEASER / AFTER PARTY 1:25-2:15 am Dirty Catfish Brass Band’s aim is to inspire, create and instigate: but, mostly, they just want you on your feet. Undeniably tight, yet reckless as hell, DCBB deal in powerful phrasing and performances drenched with rhythm. Invoking the sounds of the New Orleans brass tradition, the Winnipeg-based 10-piece dares to re-imagine the streets of a prairie city as being hot, alive and brimming with soul. In true Louisiana tradition, these boys stick to the spontaneity of festivals, alleyway performance and all around late nights. dirtycatfishbrassband.com


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DJ Pete SK SAT #2 3:05-4:00 / SUN #1 11:00 am-12:00 / AFTER PARTY 11:45-12:20 am and 2:00-3:15 am Regina-born, DJ Pete has crafted a unique sound from his experience in DJing many college events across the country and through his tours across the globe. The brand has been defined by melding the hottest new house pop and hip hop music with some classic tracks from the 1980s and ’90s to provide his audience with a fun and unforgettable experience. facebook.com/djpete306

DJ Shub ON THU #2 6:00-6:40 / FRI MAIN 7:05-7:55 / AFTER PARTY 11:45-12:45 am DJ Shub, formerly of A Tribe Called Red, is a title earning DJ and award winning music producer. He lives in Fort Erie, and counts two DMC Canada DJ Championships (2007 and 2008), a DMC Canadian Battle for Supremacy title (2008), a Canadian Red Bull Thre3style title (2012), along with trophies from the JUNO Awards and the Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards, as notable accomplishments. He is a proud husband and father of two, a member of the Turtle Clan, and Mohawk from Six Nations. DJ Shub’s work with A Tribe Called Red included the JUNO winning album Nation II Nation and their most popular single “Electric Pow Wow Drum”. djshub.ca


Eekwol SK THU #2 Emcee / #2 7:55-9:00 / FRI #2 1:20-2:15 / MAIN Emcee / MAIN 7:55-8:10 Teaser / SAT #3 11:00 am-12:00 / #3 12:30-1:30 / #3 4:25-5:20 Eekwol (Lindsay Knight), an award-winning Saskatoon hip hop artist, is originally from Muskoday First Nation. In 2016, she released her fifth fulllength Good Kill. She uses her music and words to spread messages of resistance, revolution and keeping the language, land and culture alive for the next generations. Along with music and academic work (an Indigenous Music-focused Masters Degree at the University of Saskatchewan) Eekwol frequently works with young people across Canada as a mentor and helper. She achieves this through performances, workshops, speaking events, conferences and programs. facebook.com/Eekwol


FadaDance SK THU #2 6:40-6:45 Teaser / FRI AFTER PARTY 12:45-12:55 am SAT KIDS 2:45-3:45 / SUN KIDS 1:30-2:30 FadaDance is a prairie-based contemporary dance troupe whose works are both unique and entertaining. The style of movement ranges from light and comical to obscure and complex — but always maintains its integrity in involving the audience. Principle dancers/choreographers Heather Cameron, Fran Gilboy and Misty Wensel collaborate to create distinct works that stay true to their vision of accessible contemporary dance. Music animates their movement and community kindles their creativity. fadadance.ca

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José González SWEDEN

FRI #2 2:30-3:30 / MAIN 9:05-9:20 Teaser SUN #1 11:00 am-12:00 / #3 1:40-2:45 / #3 4:25-5:20

SAT #2 11:00 am -12:10 / MAIN 9:25 -10:30

The Garrys are a trio of sisters from Saskatoon, who play chilled out, prairie garage doom-wop. Their harmonies are dreamy and precise, and their instrumentation stays true to the likes of Dick Dale and early Beatles. If Ed Sullivan went on a date with the Spice Girls, they would eat ice cream sandwiches and dance to The Garrys. Like father, like daughter(s). thegarrys.bandcamp.com

Restraint is a rare virtue in a world where big, brash and bold grab the bulk of our attention. But it’s a quality José González has in abundance. The Swedish-born singer’s delicate tenor and six nylon strings are more than enough to cut through the din. His songs unspool gradually, his fingers tracing a zodiac of musical constellations, his melodies charting a course through the emerging cosmos. Then, just when it seems like everything is about to come into focus, the last chord rings out and the cycle begins again. jose-gonzalez.com

Kacy and Clayton SK THU #2 7:55-9:00 / FRI MAIN 6:00-6:50 Second cousins who grew up near each other in a southern Saskatchewan ranching community, Kacy and Clayton have been steeped in the rich catalogues of folk music masters. As children, they absorbed the knowledge and skills of Kacy’s grandfather (Clayton’s great-uncle) Carl Anderson. Landmark figures of their musical roots include Leadbelly, Shirley Collins, Alan Lomax, The Stanley Brothers, Charley Patton, Mississippi John Hurt and Davey Graham. Kacy and Clayton are young, but they’ve already moved beyond the “precociously talented” stage and earned a reputation as mature artists. kacyandclayton.com

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Kiera Dall’Osto SK

Les Hay Babies NB

THU #2 6:00-6:40 / FRI MAIN 6:50-7:05 Teaser / SAT #2 1:50-2:45 #2 4:20-5:20 / SUN #1 11:00 am-12:00 / #1 3:00-4:00

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Kiera Dall’Osto’s magnetic voice evokes comparison to the rugged, underappreciated Karen Dalton, with the achiness of country soul sisters Jeanie C. Riley and Sammi Smith. The hot-shot band she assembled for her self-titled debut album consists of Kacy and Clayton and Lucas Goetz (Deep Dark Woods). The culmination of years of songwriting, pinpointing this album to a genre is no easy task. Whether one settles on honky-tonk, Americana, soulful psychedelia, or straight up rock ’n’ roll, what is not up for debate is Kiera’s ability as a songwriter, the wintery bite of her voice, and the breadth of talent in the band. facebook.com/kieradallosto

The three members of this New Brunswick trio (Katrine, Vivianne and Julie) all have colourful personalities which allow them to create a flamboyant atmosphere, cooking up their own unique folk recipe. Les Hay Babies released their debut EP Folio in 2012, and followed that up with the full-length Mon Homesick Heart in 2014. Produced by François Lafontaine (Karkwa), the album features deep moods and rich sonic textures thanks to the visceral guitar of Joe Grass (Patrick Watson) and Mico Roy (Les Hôtessed’Hilaire), the vibrant drums of José Major (Marie-Pierre Arthur), and masterful basslines by Mishka Stein (Patrick Watson). leshaybabies.com

Kobo Town ON SAT #2 12:30-1:30 / #2 3:05-4:00 / MAIN 6:00-6:50 SUN #2 12:20-1:20 / AFTER PARTY 12:30-1:10 am Founded and fronted by émigré Trinidadian songwriter Drew Gonsalves, Kobo Town’s music has been described as “an intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass” (Guardian) and a “unique, transnational composite of rhythm, poetry and activist journalism.”(Exclaim!) From their Toronto home, the JUNO-nominated group has brought their distinct calypso-inspired sound to audiences across the world, from Port-of-Spain to Paris and from Montreal to Malaysia. kobotown.com


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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives USA

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FRI MAIN 10:45-12:00 am / SAT #2 11:00 am-12:10 Electro-pop sensation Lights’ latest project is Skin&Earth — an album and comic book series written and illustrated by her. The digital intro issue was released in May, with the first print issue (Skin&Earth #1) following in July. New music will accompany each monthly comic book, leading to the fall release of Skin&Earth as a full-length album. Her last release, 2015’s Little Machines, won Lights her second JUNO for Best Pop Album of the Year. Lights has sold out headline tours across North America and Europe and has played numerous festivals including Coachella, Reading & Leeds, plus toured with OneRepublic, Tegan & Sara and many others. music.iamlights.com

Marty Stuart is a mandolin-picking encyclopedia of country music, with all the influences that come with it including folk, blues, gospel, R&B and rockabilly. Born in 1958 in Philadelphia, Mississippi, he received his first guitar soon after he learned to walk. He turned pro at 12, eventually becoming Lester Flatt’s mandolin player, then joining Johnny Cash as a guitar player. After paying his dues, he launched a solo career that included collaborations with Emmylou Harris, B.B. King and Travis Tritt. His many solo recordings landed him an armful of Grammys and membership at the Opry. His latest two-disc set, backed by The Fabulous Superlatives, sums up his passion for country music — with Saturday Night all honky-tonk; and Sunday Morning atoning for sins gospel style. martystuart.net

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Mélisande [électrotrad] QC THURS #2 6:00–6:40 SAT #1 12:20–1:20 / #2 3:05–4:00 / MAIN 7:55– 8:10 Teaser SUN #3 11:00 am– 12:00 / #2 1:45–2:45

Natalie MacMaster NS

Drawing from a rich heritage of traditional francophone songs, Mélisande [électrotrad] unearths rare treasures that they adapt and present with a feminist perspective and distinctly modern sound. Led by Mélisande and her husband Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand, the group toured widely after the release of their first album in 2014. Their second album, Les millésimes, came out in February on Borealis Records. It offers a collection of traditional French-language songs selected during research in various archives in Quebec and the U.S. melisandemusic.com

Natalie MacMaster began her fiddling career at 16, releasing her debut album Four on the Floor. Her musical venture now spans over three decades and 11 albums, performing thousands of shows and collaborating with a multitude of world renowned artists. Although her stage presence and step-dancing is always a highlight, it’s her elegance with the bow and intricate fiddle technique that floors audiences. With her Cape Breton roots, dedication to her craft, and love for her family, Natalie will continue to warm the hearts of fans for years to come. nataliemacmaster.com

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Ponteix SK

Ryan McNally YT

FRI MAIN 10:30-10:45 Teaser SAT #2 11:00 am -12:10 / #1 1:40-2:40 / #3 4:25-5:20 SUN #2 1:45-2:45 / AFTER PARTY 1:20-2:00 am

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Born from multi-instrumentalist Mario Lepage’s trials and errors, the Saskatoon trio Ponteix delivers space rock gems shaped with psychedelic surges and an electronic approach. Linguistic and geographical boundaries do not exist with this band, which borrowed its name from a French village in the middle of Saskatchewan. After leaving strong impressions at a heavyweight French music contest Les Francouvertes, Ponteix released their debut four-song EP J’Orage in 2016. facebook.com/ponteix

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Whether it’s with his own solo project or as a player in other outfits, Ryan can’t be kept off Canadian stages. He puts most of his energy into studying acoustic traditional blues, jazz and old time music. That led him to spend a winter in New Orleans where he wrote most of the material on his 2016 album Steppin’ Down South which is saturated with the sounds and rhythm of New Orleans streets and captures the sound of hillbilly blues and jug band jazz. ryanmcnally.ca

Tegan and Sara AB/BC

Tomato/Tomato NB

SAT MAIN 10:50-12:00 am Even as they’ve been embraced by the mainstream, Tegan and Sara consciously operate outside popular culture with their lyrical and social wisdom informed by their unique vantage point. Paradoxically, the essential message that underpins their worldview and identity is inclusion. So it’s only fitting that these two self-described outsiders have ultimately found acceptance from such a diverse amalgam of cultural forces. They can perform comfortably alongside Katy Perry, Neil Young, Taylor Swift and The Killers, in the dusty desert at Coachella, or the pristine stage at the Academy Awards. Few contemporary artists can cross boundaries of genre and culture so effortlessly. teganandsara.com

SAT #1 12:20-1:20 / #3 3:05-4:10 SUN #2 12:20-1:20 / #3 4:25-5:20 / MAIN 6:45-7:00 Teaser

Tomato/Tomato is not your garden variety duo. Clever quirky songs draw on folk and bluegrass. An old washboard, rigged up with tin cans and a cymbal, rattles while bass and snare drums are foot-powered. Tomato/ Tomato has performed at the Winnipeg, Stan Rogers and Lunenburg Folk Festivals, and their two albums So it Goes and I Go Where You Go have garnered numerous awards and nominations including East Coast Music Award noms for Roots/Trad Album of the Year 2015 and Fan Choice Video of the Year 2016. tomatotomato.ca

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VoxSambou QC THU #2 7:55-9:00 / FRI MAIN 8:10 -9:05 / AFTER PARTY 1:05-2:10 am SAT #3 11:00 am-12:00 / #2 12:30-1:30 / SUN #1 1:45-2:40 / #2 4:20-5:20 Originally from Limbé, Haiti, VoxSambou writes and performs in HaitianCreole, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese. He is a co-founder of Montreal-based hip-hop collective Nomadic Massive, and his music focuses on the traditional rhythms of Haiti mixed with elements of afrobeat, jazz, reggae, and hip-hop. As a musician, VoxSambou is not afraid to denounce injustice, social imbalances and inequities. In Haiti, he’s involved in development projects guided by principles of self-sufficiency, education, decentralization and reforestation. In Montreal, he’s Executive Director of a non-profit organization whose mandate is to prevent teenage delinquency. voxsamboumusic.com

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William Prince MB SUN #2 11:00 am-12:00 / #1 12:30-1:25 / #2 3:05-4:00 MAIN Emcee and 10:15-10:25 Teaser William Prince is a storytelling singer/songwriter from Peguis First Nation who sidesteps clichés to provoke thought and facilitate discovery. His baritone vocals pay tribute to his late father and his genuine delivery acknowledges the hundreds of hours he’s spent on stage. Prince’s 2015 debut album Earthly Days won him wide acclaim, including Western Canadian Music Awards wins for Roots Artist and Aboriginal Artist of the Year in 2016. williamprincemusic.com

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The Wolfe SK SAT #2 1:50-2:45 / #3 4:25-5:20 / MAIN 10:30-10:50 Teaser SUN #1 1:45-2:40 / #3 3:05-4:00 While this all-girl Prince Albert trio are only 17, they’ve been playing together since 2012. Top Four Finalist in CBC’s Searchlight contest this spring, and winner of SaskTel’s Songwriter of the Year in 2015, The Wolfe touch on relatable subjects that are expressed through their risk-taking, sometimes cheeky, yet stuck-in-your-head catchy tunes. Soft yet powerful vocals are contrasted with an underlay of delayed guitar, gritty bass lines and engaging beats that have drawn comparisons to Metric and The Cranberries. With an EP and a little more than 100 shows to their credit, The Wolfe are just beginning. thewolfeband.bandcamp.com

MEMORIAL We are sad to learn of the recent passing of Arnie Davis, a multi-instrumentalist and music teacher who was renowned in the Regina music scene for many decades. Our sincere condolences to his family and many friends and colleagues.



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Cooking up a mighty fine festival for you! (L-R) Amanda Minion, Leo Keiser, Dayle (and Gabe) Schroeder-Hillier, Elka Eisenzimmer, Hanna Hudson-Plante, Beth Curry, Sandra Butel, Melanie Metcalf

Back Row (L-R): Denny Park, Ray Robertson, Dawn Stanger, Gerry Ruecker, Shelley Fayant, Aaron Warner / Front Row (L-R): Ken Ludwig, Jordan Anderson, Melissa Biro, Greg Urbanoski, Andrew Huculak

IN THE OFFICE LEADERS & Artistic Director & CEO: CONTRACTS Sandra Butel FOR SERVICE Sponsorship & Communications

Aaron Andrychuk & Dave Raine Festival Support: Mike Staines & Joel Graham First Aid: Melissa Lichtenwald Graphic Designer: Avril Biggin Instrument Lockup: Anique Therrien Inventory Rhiannon Ward Little Folkers: Jasinta Fisher, Heather Beauchamp & Madeline Kotzer Mainstage Manager & Technical Coordinator: Jeremy Sauer Massage: Alana Gibbens Media Team: Deb Young Merchandise: Melissa Biro & Alexis Bucsis Movers & Shakers: Erica Harrison & Carissa Leifson Office Mom: Linda McKenzie Office Support: Jessica Waters Photographers: Chris Graham, Rae Graham, Jackie Hall& Danielle Tocker Signage & Banners: Ariane Desrosiers Site Assistant: Krystal Lewis Site Plumber: Tannen Acoose Site Electrician: Cam Apperley Special Event Coordinator: Haley Bolen Street Team: Sarah James & Krista Baliko Transportation: Sean Ramsay & Justin Balkwill Volunteer Logistics: Shirley Schroeder & Siobhann Schroeder Website Wizard: Blair Patterson

Manager: Amanda Minion Volunteer & Concert Series Manager: Melanie Metcalf Finance & Resource Development Coordinator : Leo Keiser Production Manager: Beth Curry Artist Services Assistant: Hanna Hudson-Plante Production Assistant: Elka Eisenzimmer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Dawn Stanger Vice President: Melissa Biro Treasurer: Greg Urbanoski Secretary: Gerry Ruecker Past President: Andrew Huculak Board Member: Ray Robertson Board Member: Ken Ludwig Board Member: Shelley Fayant Board Member: Aaron Warner Board Member: Denny Park Board Member: Jordan Anderson


50/50s Team: Aaron Brownlee & David Carnegie After Parties: Jeanna Kozan, Orion Paradis & Eric Tessier Ambassadors: Amanda Lere & Deanna Wirll Backstage Communications: Alana Zyla Backstage Hospitality: Alexis Losie, Donna Losie, Vicky Sutherland & Kathleen Wilson Beer Gardens :Risa Payant & Tiffany Strachan Beer Garden Ticket Sales: Robyn Betker & Keith Cowan Bike Valet: Valentyna Akulova Box Office: Brett Butler & Jeremy Ellergodt Children’s Area: Kari Olson & Melissa Perras Crafts/Concessions: Aaron Metcalf & Deserae Kambeitz Daytime Stages: Brika Steinberg, Dianne Beauchamp, Stephen Beauchamp, Jesse Covert-Ruttenberg, Environment: Robyn Pitawanakwat, Darlene Barss, Prescott Demas & Dale D’Silva Event Patrol: Wayne Hanna, Sherese Kozakowski, April Deacon, Jamie Anderson, Teyha Raffai,

The Regina Folk Festival would simply not exist without the love and support from our volunteers and specifically our team leaders who put in nearly as many hours on the festival site as our staff. This year, we’d like to offer a special shout-out to longtime team leaders Melissa Biro, Aaron Andrychuk, Dave Raine, Sherese Raine, Deb Young, Sarah James, Krista Baliko, Dianne Beauchamp, Chris Graham and Rae Graham!

GUIDE CREDITS Program Guide Coordinator: Gregory Beatty Bios: Amanda Minion, Sandra Butel Festival Liaison: Amanda Minion, Sandra Butel Managing Editor: Stephen Whitworth Publisher: Terry Morash Design & Production: Paul Klassen, Maxine Dies Cover Design & Schedule Layout: Avril Biggin Staff Photo: Danielle Tocker Sales: Chris McCrank, Terry Morash Proudly Published by Prairie Dog

THANK YOUS • Al Graham, our carpenter extraordinaire • Ali McKenzie, City of Regina • Allistair Elliott at AFM • Ashley, Sarah and Deb, Tourism Regina • Bike Regina • Breanna Hayes, Autism Resource Centre • Brenda Indzeoski and Jesse Culbert at LeaderPost • Brittney MacFarlane at SaskMusic • Bruce Kahan at BF Canada • Cam Apperley at Apperley Electric • Cameron Fraser, Knox Metropolitan Church • Canadian Mental Health Association • Cassandra Schlosser at Coke • Chad Guy, Riley Richter, Carly Gowan, Mike Ash, Matt Bevis at Capitol Staging • Chance Duperreault, City of Regina Fire Inspector • Chris Hengen and Scott Matheson, Big Rock Brewery • Christopher Drobot, Save On Foods • Clint Ceholski at Mintz & Wallace • Corey & Darryl at Easyhome • Corinne Schemmer and our wonderful bingo volunteers • Crystal Leier, Loraas Disposal Services Inc. • Craig Perrault and Staff at Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar • Curtis Sim at the Wireless Age • Queen City Pride • Danielle Sellinger at Henderson Insurance • Darren Carter at Beer Brothers Gastropub & Deli • Deb Roberts & Susan Boehm at Wheat Country Motors • Denine Hanson at The Ramada Plaza

• Derek Gould, Ian Leary & Staff at GV Audio Inc. • Elizabeth Matheson, City of Regina • Erin Thomsen at SUN • Francis Marchildon • Frank Mancina with The Together Exhibit • Gary & Sunshine from Green Spot Cafe • Gerry Ruecker and Risa Payant, Common Weal Community Arts • Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan • Grant Frew at Bushwakker Brewpub • Reba O’Watch at SaskTel • Hamida, Ranita and Wally at TD Bank Group • Ian Durey at Gembadesk • Iris Tokar at Sandra Jackson & Associates • Jackie Dzuba, our brilliant video editor • James & Steve from Nexcash • Jane Tran at CBC Saskatchewan • Jason Martin at RJ’s Ice & Water • Jeannie Schultz and the team from the SLGA • Josh and Amber at CJTR • Jeremy Andrew at Prairieland Rentals & Sales • Joan Kotyk & Stephanie Amos at Security Resource Group • Joel Pinel, Jamison Drummond and the team at WOW Factor Media • Judy Henley and CUPE • Jen from Ticketfly • Kelly Choi and My Porchlight • Kerry Clarke and the Calgary Folk Festival team • Kevin Tobin from SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival • Kirby Wirchenko at Broadway Theatre • Larry Ortman at Village RV

• Laura Saunders and Céleste Sabourin at Canadian Heritage • Lorne Kequahtooway & Joely BigEagle-Kequhtooway from Buffalo People Arts Institute • Lyndon Bray and Global TV • Lynn Brunen and Lyn Pastuch at SaskTel • Paulette Kidd at SGEU • Mike Crossley and Ian Danzig at Exclaim! • Murray Beitel & Greg Roffey at Super Save Group • Nancy Stephen at The Tap Brewing Company & Eatery Inc. • Niall O’Hanlon at The Fat Badger • Nick Crighton, City of Regina • Nicole at Classic Caddy • Nicole Westerlund and Sarah Elchuk at Direct West • Nicolle Nugent at MacKenzie Art Gallery • Nikko Snyder from Regina Farmers’ Market • Nimbus Water of Canada • Noreen Neu at Sask. Arts Board • Premium Fire Protection Ltd. • Randy Klippenstein at Captive Audience • Regina Downtown Business Improvement District • Regina Public Library • Rhonda Speiss, Renee Glushyk and PotashCorp • Richard & Lorne at PrintedShirts.ca • Rochelle and Cory Beaujot at SeedMaster • Rory Edmonson at The Chopped Leaf • Russell Eirich with City of Regina Forestry • Sean Homenick and SARCAN • Shannon Herschmiller at Greystone Managed Investments Inc.

• Shawna Stevens at Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region • Sonic Backline • Steve Enns and Angela Lockhart at Harvard Developments Inc. • Sylvie Laurencelle-Vermette at Radio-Canada Saskatchewan • St. John’s Ambulance • The Street Culture Kidz • Suzanne Campagne and the team at le Conseil culturel fransaskois • Tanya Floer and Scott McGillivray at iQmetrix • Taryn Lipschitz and Stephanie Knowles from Dairy Farmers of Canada • Terry Morgan at Pattison Outdoor • Terri Huston Process Colour Print • Terry, Greg, Paul & Stephen at Prairie Dog Magazine • Terry Wickham at Edmonton Folk Music Festival • Tom Newton & Amber Morse at Rawlco Radio • Tyler Lloyd and Spencer Roberton at Tourism Saskatchewan • Veronica Giesbrecht at ATC Mobile Storage • Wendy Brooks & Victoria Flores at the Regina Open Door Society • Wendy Thienes at Business for the Arts (artsVest) • Will Shiplack at Carlson Wagonlit Travel • WFFC (Western Folk Festival Collective) • WRAD (Western Roots Artistic Directors) • Zandra and the team at The Exchange    Our families, lovers, pets and everyone else we inadvertently missed. 33




OTHER SPONSORS • 33 1/3 Coffee Roasters • ATC Mobile Storage • BF Canada • Bushwakker Brewing Company Ltd. • Carlson Wagonlit Travel • conseil culturel fransaskois

• Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar • Harvard Developments and its Downtown Building Partners • iQmetrix • Jackson Triggs • My Porchlight

• Nimbus • PrintedShirts.ca • Regina International Airport (YQR) • RJ’s Ice & Water • Sask Music • SeedMaster

• Super Save • The Fat Badger • The Green Spot • The Tap • The Wireless Age • Victoria’s Tavern 35

canada far & wide Grands esprits We have partnered with Vancouver, Calgary, Canmore and Winnipeg Folk Festivals for a special project: Canada Far & wide: grands esprits. This collaboratively curated project celebrates key songs from Canada’s history, performed by seasoned and emerging artists through a quintessential Canadian Songbook selected by the five artistic directors of the participating folk festivals.

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Through the power of song and the magic of music festivals, this project invites us all to come together in an enriching way to create a better, more inclusive, Canada.

En collaboration avec les festivals folk de Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary et Canmore, le festival folk de Regina est heureux de participer à un projet de spectacles qui met en vedette les grandes chansons canadiennes. Canada Far & wide: grands esprits met l’accent sur la diversité des voix et des points de vue, sans négliger l’histoire riche mais parfois troublante du Canada. En mêlant la force de la chanson et la magie d’un festival de musique ce projet est une invitation à se réunir sous le signe de l’ouverture et du respect pour créer un meilleur Canada.

Thursday, augusT 10Th | 5pm To 9pm, FREE 5:00pm - DJ remix of the complete Canadian Songbook by Saskatchewan’s own Charly Hustle.

6:00pm - Canada Far & Wide: Grands Esprits “Supergroup” Concert Far & Wide “Supergroup” Cris Derksen, DJ Shub and Mélisande (électrotrad) will perform 10 remixed songs from the Canadian Songbook that they have prepped and will perform at each of the participant festivals. They will be joined by RFF performers Kiera Dall’Osto and Blake Berglund.

6:55pm - Canadian Songbook Singalong with Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! and 2 local choirs featuring 3 quintessential Canadian songs.

7:55pm - Workshop with Vox Sambou, Kacy & Clayton and Eekwol with their own unique interpretations of their selections from the songbook.

Friday, augusT 11Th | 12pm To 5pm, FREE “Thank Folk it’s Friday” 12:10pm Blake Berglund 1:20pm eekwol 2:30pm The garrys 3:45pm dJ Charly husTle

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Main Stage

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auguSt 12


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Kiera Dall’Osto

al Simmons

tomato tomato








Mélisande (électrotrad)

ryan Mcnally







the garrys

Dirty catfish Brass Band

Blake Berglund







the Wolfe





MARTY STUART and his FaBulous superlaTives

William Prince



finale 11:30pm


August 12 Stage 1 11am - 12pm

Cosmic Bullet Train: Songs About Life and Death Como mamas, dirTy CaTFish Brass Band, Blake Berglund*

12:20pm - 1:20pm


Stage 2 11am - 12:10pm

Bigger than the walls that hide us: Songs of Hope lighTs, Begonia*, José gonzález, ponTeix

12:30pm - 1:30pm

11am - 12pm

hip n’ slide: Music for a Hot Summer Day vox samBou*, naTalie maCmasTer, Cris derksen, eekwol

Barriers and Bridges: Something in the Water vox samBou, dirTy CaTFish Brass Band*, koBo Town, ryan mCnally

12:30pm - 1:30pm

carol rose Daniels

Teacher, Teacher Can you Teach me: School is in Session mélisande [éleCTroTrad]*, TomaTo TomaTo

1:30pm - 2:30pm

1:40pm - 2:40pm

1:50pm - 2:45pm

al Simmons


3:05pm - 4:10pm

2:45pm - 3:45pm

3pm - 3:55pm

Kids Stage 12pm - 1pm


Dirty catfish Brass Band

Dirty catfish Brass Band

home home on the vocal range: Vocal Styles Carol rose daniels, kiera dall’osTo*, The wolFe

3:05pm - 4pm

4:10pm parade wiTh

4:20pm - 5:20pm

cris Derksen

hymn to our unassailable worth: A Celebration of the Human Spirit Como mamas, mélisande [éleCTroTrad], koBo Town*, dJ peTe

presented by

4:20pm - 5:20pm

mon homesick heart: Songs of Heartbreak les hay BaBies*, kiera dall’osTo, ryan mCnally, Begonia


Stage 3


1:45pm - 2:45pm

choir! choir! choir! tomato tomato 4:25pm - 5:20pm

homegrown: Local Flavour eekwol, ponTeix, The wolFe, Charly husTle*

Sunday Stage 1

11Am - 12pm

makeout at the Drive-In: Sasky Stories The GArrys*, KIerA DAll’OsTO, BlAKe BerGlunD, DJ peTe

12:30pm - 1:25pm

William Prince 1:45pm - 2:40pm

Intertribal happy Feet: Songs that Move You VOx sAmBOu, CrIs DerKsen*, BlAKe BerGlunD, The WOlFe

3pm - 4pm

Kiera Dall’Osto 4:20pm - 5:20pm

Blake Berlgund

August 13 Stage 2

11Am - 12pm

The Gospel Truth: Words we Need to Hear BeGOnIA, COmO mAmAs, BuFFy sAInTe-mArIe*, WIllIAm prInCe

12:20pm - 1:20pm

pulling on heart strings: Music as Medicine nATAlIe mACmAsTer*, De Temps AnTAn, TOmATO TOmATO, KOBO TOWn

1:45pm - 2:45pm

FrancoFun: En français svp De Temps AnTAn*, mélIsAnDe (éleCTrOTrAD), pOnTeIx, les hAy BABIes Presented with support of Le CCF

3:05pm - 4pm

Truth or Consequences: Work in Progress WIllIAm prInCe*, CrIs DerKsen, CArOl rOse DAnIels

4:20pm - 5:20pm

Stage 3 11Am - 12pm

Mélisande [électrotrad] 12:20pm - 1:20pm

Ryan McNally

1:40pm - 2:45pm

The Garrys

Kids Stage

3:05pm - 4pm

12pm - 1pm

4:25pm - 5:20pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm

The Wolfe

We Ain’t Dead yet: The Last Hurrah TOmATO TOmATO*, ryAn mCnAlly, The GArrys

Carol Rose Daniels FadaDance

2:45pm - 3:45pm

Al Simmons

4:10pm pArADe WITh

Al Simmons

presented by

Count your Blessings: Songs of Gratitude COmO mAmAs*, BeGOnIA, VOx sAmBOu, ChArly husTle

* - denotes host



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