Troutfest – August 11-13, 2017

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Who's played in 2016

Bill Western
June 23rd, 2016 0

Bill has been a staple in the Winnipeg roots music scene for...

Bill has been a staple in the Winnipeg roots...

Bill has been a staple in...

Bill has been a staple...

Bill has been a staple in the Winnipeg roots music scene for a good number of years; he is a sought after multi-instrumentalist for studio sessions and live performances, and is respected for his active listening and arrangement skills. He...

Greenbank
June 6th, 2016 3

After a few years of touring nationally, playing everywhere from cramped kitchens...

After a few years of touring nationally, playing everywhere...

After a few years of touring...

After a few years of...

After a few years of touring nationally, playing everywhere from cramped kitchens to sold out auditoriums, Thunder Bay Ontario's Greenbank Trio are getting a taste for life on the road... and they want more. Quickly becoming known for their three-part...

Jane Siberry
May 8th, 2016 0

More than thirty years after her first musical release, Toronto native Jane...

More than thirty years after her first musical release,...

More than thirty years after her...

More than thirty years after...

More than thirty years after her first musical release, Toronto native Jane Siberry is renowned as one of contemporary music's most creative, innovative artists - with eleven major recordings, her own independent label, and the acclaim of fans and peers...

The Abrams
May 8th, 2016 0

It’s hard for John and James Abrams to recall a time in...

It’s hard for John and James Abrams to recall...

It’s hard for John and James...

It’s hard for John and...

It’s hard for John and James Abrams to recall a time in their young lives where they weren’t creating and playing music together. As fourth-generation musicians, The Abrams have taken the “family business” to a whole new level with their...

Jake Chenier
May 8th, 2016 0

Jake's wide variety of musical and cultural experiences, from his French-Canadian heritage...

Jake's wide variety of musical and cultural experiences, from...

Jake's wide variety of musical and...

Jake's wide variety of musical...

Jake's wide variety of musical and cultural experiences, from his French-Canadian heritage to his travels in Asia, Caribbean and Latin America are evident in his lively performances making him recognizable as one of Manitoba's finest family performers. Whether he is...

Kevin Roy
May 8th, 2016 0

Everyone loves a good story. Winnipeg Alt-Country troubadour, Kevin Roy, shares his...

Everyone loves a good story. Winnipeg Alt-Country troubadour, Kevin...

Everyone loves a good story. Winnipeg...

Everyone loves a good story....

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 seamlessly weaves earnest tales and comedic balladry painting images of Canadiana and experiences of...

Kim Beggs
May 8th, 2016 0

Kim Beggs sings sweet, dark tales of northern life. With the momentum...

Kim Beggs sings sweet, dark tales of northern life....

Kim Beggs sings sweet, dark tales...

Kim Beggs sings sweet, dark...

Kim Beggs sings sweet, dark tales of northern life. With the momentum gathered from six Western Canadian Music Award nominations and three Canadian Folk Music Award nominations she is set to release her fifth solo album this fall 2016."Ranked #1...

Leaf Rapids
May 8th, 2016 1

“Leaf Rapids: The Band Who Sold the World on Canadian Americana” -...

“Leaf Rapids: The Band Who Sold the World on...

“Leaf Rapids: The Band Who Sold...

“Leaf Rapids: The Band Who...

“Leaf Rapids: The Band Who Sold the World on Canadian Americana” - Mike Seely, No Depression Keri and Devin Latimer (from the Juno Award winning band ‘Nathan’) make up this spacey folk unit, consisting of looped guitars, vocals, theremin, and groovy...

The Small Glories
May 8th, 2016 0

Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards,...

Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft...

Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories...

Folk powerhouse pair The Small...

Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic new duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. They are a study in contrasts; Cara, all earth mother on her 21-speed bike, helmet and backpack, environmentally friendly...

Slow Leaves
May 8th, 2016 0

Slow Leaves is Winnipeg’s Grant Davidson. Known for his sincere, poetic lyrics,...

Slow Leaves is Winnipeg’s Grant Davidson. Known for his...

Slow Leaves is Winnipeg’s Grant Davidson....

Slow Leaves is Winnipeg’s Grant...

Slow Leaves is Winnipeg’s Grant Davidson. Known for his sincere, poetic lyrics, lilting melodies and songs full of heart and Canadian humility, Slow Leaves has been captivating listeners since the release of 2014's acclaimed Beauty Is So Common. With the...

Jim Bryson
May 8th, 2016 0

Jim Bryson is a seeker, a vulnerable and raw writer and performer,...

Jim Bryson is a seeker, a vulnerable and raw...

Jim Bryson is a seeker, a...

Jim Bryson is a seeker,...

Jim Bryson is a seeker, a vulnerable and raw writer and performer, and a stubborn optimist. He has patiently built a generous and wonderful body of work over the last 20 years, all leading up to his brilliant new record, Somewhere...

Scarlett Jane
May 8th, 2016 0

Precisely whenthe moment of realization will occur is anyone’s guess. It might...

Precisely whenthe moment of realization will occur is anyone’s...

Precisely whenthe moment of realization will...

Precisely whenthe moment of realization...

Precisely whenthe moment of realization will occur is anyone’s guess. It might be as Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire are stepping up to collect aprestigious award. Maybe they’ll be on a plane zippingtowards their latest European tour. Or maybe it’ll...

Washboard Hank
May 8th, 2016 0

Washboard Hank has successfully made a living as a musician/cultural treasure for...

Washboard Hank has successfully made a living as a...

Washboard Hank has successfully made a...

Washboard Hank has successfully made...

Washboard Hank has successfully made a living as a musician/cultural treasure for over 40 years. He started as a street musician playing all over North America where he learned how to present a truly entertaining show. Late at night he...

Sara Winsor
May 2nd, 2016 0

Sara Winsor spent many of her years growing up in Ear Falls...

Sara Winsor spent many of her years growing up...

Sara Winsor spent many of her...

Sara Winsor spent many of...

Sara Winsor spent many of her years growing up in Ear Falls and always loved being involved at Trout Forest Music Festival either as a volunteer, artisan or attendee. In October 2015 she became a certified Yoga Faith Instructor, then...

William Prince
February 19th, 2016 0

William Prince is storytelling singer/songwriter from Peguis First Nation who sidesteps clichés...

William Prince is storytelling singer/songwriter from Peguis First Nation...

William Prince is storytelling singer/songwriter from...

William Prince is storytelling singer/songwriter...

William Prince is 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....

Nick Sherman
February 2nd, 2016 0

Singer-songwriter, Nick Sherman, gives new meaning to “the voice in the wilderness,”...

Singer-songwriter, Nick Sherman, gives new meaning to “the voice...

Singer-songwriter, Nick Sherman, gives new meaning...

Singer-songwriter, Nick Sherman, gives new...

Singer-songwriter, Nick Sherman, gives new meaning to “the voice in the wilderness,” or rather, the voice from the wilderness. While he still calls his rural birthplace of Sioux Lookout home, Sherman spent much of his youth out on the land,...

Jess Reimer
January 22nd, 2016 0

With a voice that combines the grittiness of Lucinda Williams with the...

With a voice that combines the grittiness of Lucinda...

With a voice that combines the...

With a voice that combines...

With a voice that combines the grittiness of Lucinda Williams with the pure power of Neko Case, it’s hardly a surprise that Jess attracted the attention of legendary Blue Rodeo founding keyboardist (and Manitoba native) Bob Wiseman, who produced The...

Rodney Brown
January 21st, 2016 1

Rodney Brown is back into the mainstream of Canadian Singer Songwriters. He...

Rodney Brown is back into the mainstream of Canadian...

Rodney Brown is back into the...

Rodney Brown is back into...

Rodney Brown is back into the mainstream of Canadian Singer Songwriters. He was part of that first wave along with Stan Rogers, Murray McLauchlan and Bruce Cockburn. Brown played all the major Canadian festivals and toured the length of the...

100 mile house
January 21st, 2016 0

Winners of the Emerging Artist Award at the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music...

Winners of the Emerging Artist Award at the 2014...

Winners of the Emerging Artist Award...

Winners of the Emerging Artist...

Winners of the Emerging Artist Award at the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Edmonton-based husband and wife duo Peter Stone and Denise MacKay have shared their unique brand of original transatlantic folk at shows and festivals near and far. Their...

Debra Lyn Neufeld
January 21st, 2016 1

Twenty years ago, Debra Lyn Neufeld, picked up a guitar, learned three...

Twenty years ago, Debra Lyn Neufeld, picked up a...

Twenty years ago, Debra Lyn Neufeld,...

Twenty years ago, Debra Lyn...

Twenty years ago, Debra Lyn Neufeld, picked up a guitar, learned three chords and got herslef a gig. Today, with two albums and a DVD of original material to her credit, she's considered Winnipeg's "Reigning Queen of the Blues" Her latest...

Jory Nash
January 21st, 2016 0

Jory Nash is an award-winning singer-songwriter and storyteller who blends elements of...

Jory Nash is an award-winning singer-songwriter and storyteller who...

Jory Nash is an award-winning singer-songwriter...

Jory Nash is an award-winning...

Jory Nash is an award-winning singer-songwriter and storyteller who blends elements of folk, jazz, blues, pop & soul into an original stew of sound. He has recorded 8 critically acclaimed albums. the most recent being his Spring 2015 release The...

Raine Hamilton
January 21st, 2016 0

Winnipeg-based prairie songstress Raine Hamilton takes the stage with humour and strength....

Winnipeg-based prairie songstress Raine Hamilton takes the stage with...

Winnipeg-based prairie songstress Raine Hamilton takes...

Winnipeg-based prairie songstress Raine Hamilton...

Winnipeg-based prairie songstress Raine Hamilton takes the stage with humour and strength. Imagine a cross between a shorter, more musical Tina Fey, and a shorter, funnier Joni Mitchell. Raine melds her love of the violin into the singer-songwriter genre, writing for...

24th Street Wailers
January 16th, 2016 1

Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four, The 24th Street...

Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four,...

Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a...

Experienced, road-tested and tougher than...

Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four, The 24th Street Wailers are five musicians who originally met in music school. Their major influence? The sounds from the freewheeling period in the ‘40s and ‘50s when the Blues gave...

Mike Procyshyn & Lonesome Boxcar
January 15th, 2016 2

"I just want to craft something that will last... I can recall...

"I just want to craft something that will last......

"I just want to craft something...

"I just want to craft...

"I just want to craft something that will last... I can recall moments throughout my life where lyrics in songs hit me, like they were written just for me. That's what I'm striving to accomplish." Influences that are as broad ranging...

The Young Novelists
January 14th, 2016 0

Through their rich but rustic sound, Toronto roots-rock outfit The Young Novelists...

Through their rich but rustic sound, Toronto roots-rock outfit...

Through their rich but rustic sound,...

Through their rich but rustic...

Through their rich but rustic sound, Toronto roots-rock outfit The Young Novelists deliver a dose of honesty in audible form. made us strangers, their upcoming sophomore effort, showcases a significant sonic progression for the band. Ripe with raw but elegant instrumentation...

Bob Ardern
January 9th, 2016 0

Bob Ardern combines masterful finger-style guitar playing with melodies that conjure vivid...

Bob Ardern combines masterful finger-style guitar playing with melodies...

Bob Ardern combines masterful finger-style guitar...

Bob Ardern combines masterful finger-style...

Bob Ardern combines masterful finger-style guitar playing with melodies that conjure vivid images and he pulls it all together into a captivating sound. The music delights and excites while it soothes and entertains. With influences from Celtic, Classical and Jazz,...

Oh Susanna
January 9th, 2016 0

Suzie Ungerleider began performing as Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, crafting a...

Suzie Ungerleider began performing as Oh Susanna in the...

Suzie Ungerleider began performing as Oh...

Suzie Ungerleider began performing as...

Suzie Ungerleider began performing as Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, crafting a persona that matched the timeless qualities of her music, sounds that drew from the deep well of early 20th Century folk, country and blues, yet rooted in her...

Jenie Thai
January 9th, 2016 0

Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai...

Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of...

Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and...

Born in Chiang Mai Thailand,...

Born in Chiang Mai Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that's conveyed through her songwriting. Raised in a...

Greenbank Video
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Jane Siberry Video
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The Abrams Video
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Jake Chenier Video
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Kevin Roy Video
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Kim Beggs Video
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Leaf Rapids Video
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The Small Glories Video
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Slow Leaves Video
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Jim Bryson Video
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Scarlett Jane Video
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Washboard Hank Video
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William Prince Video
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Nick Sherman Video
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Jess Reimer Video
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Rodney Brown Video
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100 mile house video
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Debra Lyn Neufeld Video
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Jory Nash Video
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Raine Hamilton Video
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24th Street Wailers Video
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Mike Procyshyn & Lonesome Boxcar Vi
January 15th, 2016 3

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The Young Novelists Video
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Bob Ardern Video
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Oh Susanna Video
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Jenie Thai Video
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Trout Forest Music Festival

Regional Showcase Performers

Reilly Scott
June 7th, 2016 1

Reilly Scott is a contemporary folk musician from Kenora, Ontario. Studying classical...

Reilly Scott is a contemporary folk musician from Kenora,...

Reilly Scott is a contemporary folk...

Reilly Scott is a contemporary...

Reilly Scott is a contemporary folk musician from Kenora, Ontario. Studying classical piano from the age of four, she used her childhood musical training to learn guitar and to develop her own sound as a young adult. Over the past...

Jesse McIsaac
June 7th, 2016 1

Jesse is a 14 year old budding singer/songwriter from Kenora. Singing since...

Jesse is a 14 year old budding singer/songwriter from...

Jesse is a 14 year old...

Jesse is a 14 year...

Jesse is a 14 year old budding singer/songwriter from Kenora. Singing since he could speak, he was inspired musically at a very young age by The Beatles, and over the years has found more inspiration in the likes of musicians...

Brooklyn Doran
June 2nd, 2016 0

Brooklyn Doran is an indie folk songstress, originally from Kenora, Ontario who...

Brooklyn Doran is an indie folk songstress, originally from...

Brooklyn Doran is an indie folk...

Brooklyn Doran is an indie...

Brooklyn Doran is an indie folk songstress, originally from Kenora, Ontario who is now based in Toronto. The singer-songwriter's music presents a unique and harmonious blend of traditional folk and contemporary pop. Her live show weaves song and storytelling, from...

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