HUSH

HUSH

Hannah Clausen and Scott Marsters come together to make up HUSH! HUSH is an acoustic duo, covering a wide variety of cover songs from the hits of years past, to current indie and radio favorites as well as local releases. You’re sure to find something to enjoy in the diverse catalogue of songs this band…

Curtis Phagoo

Curtis Phagoo

A prairie singer songwriter from Alberta, Curtis Phagoo has one foot firmly planted in roots music, leaning on storytelling, truth, fiction, dark, and light. His other foot wanders in pop, and world music, free to be inspired by anything with a moving lyric. His record “When We Were Young”, produced by Heath West @ Melodious…

Asif & Ava Illyas

Asif & Ava Illyas

Asif Illyas is a veteran of 30 years in the Canadian music scene. He has won numerous awards for his work in the pop songwriting and producing realm as well as composing for film and TV features. His extensive touring experience in bands over the years has taken him all over the world, performing on…

Wee Giant Theatre

Wee Giant Theatre

Wee Giant Theatre performances and workshops are a unique blend of storytelling, clowning, dance, music, mask, colourful costumes, and puppets. Monika Wildemann, Artistic Director, creates the puppets, props & costumes, all made from recycled materials.  Moni’s larger-than-life Wee Giants have been the heart of the Deep Root’s Fresh Beats Rhythm Parade since its beginning. Join…

Marilyn Manzer

Marilyn Manzer

Marilyn Manzer has taught and performed music in Wolfville for 30 years and taught Kindermusik® for over 15 years. The 2011 Valley Arts Award winner sings; plays piano and recorder; and has been music director for Women of Wolfville and school musicals. Shannon Lynch is an actor, comedian, and musician who is currently a Jr….

Ian Sherwood

Ian Sherwood

Ian Sherwood’s fifth studio album BRING THE LIGHT, produced by Daniel Ledwell, is filled with the same hooky cleverness that has endeared Sherwood to his audiences. This time, the deft work of Ledwell’s production brings Sherwood’s songs a new dimension of beauty and depth. Guitar, saxophone, huge songwriting and a voice that won him a…

Djugdjug Ensemble

Djugdjug Ensemble

This group combines traditional West African songs, rhythms, arrangements, and at times dance, with other musical and theatrical ideas to provide energetic and eclectic performances. Booming with the sound of djembes, dununs, horns, bells, shakers, and voice, the ensemble will lead the Drum Circle at our Festival Tent on Saturday morning and again be part…

Rebecca Fairless

Rebecca Fairless

Born on the prairies and raised in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Rebecca Fairless writes songs that encompass both the warmth and the austerity of a bright Alberta sun in a wide winter sky. Inspired by songwriters like Gillian Welch, Rebecca weaves themes of sadness and longing into tuneful tapestries of intricate fingerstyle guitar….

Cassie Josephine

Cassie Josephine

As front woman and songwriter for two Nova Scotia Music Week “Country Recording of the Year” nominated albums, Cassie Josephine is returning to the stage as a solo singer-songwriter. Her last album, Only Half Blue, brought together a Halifax-based supergroup of talented women, The Cry If I Want To’s, to explore the soft edges of…