Highlights for Ottawa CityFolk Festival

The 2017 Ottawa CityFolk festival is only a couple of days away.  We've compiled a list of acts that you should definitely put on your personal schedule.

Thursday 14 2017
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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Thursday, September 14, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
City Stage

Jack Johnson

Thursday, September 14, 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
City Stage

The Suitcase Junket

Thursday, September 14, 10:15 pm - 11:30 pm
RavenLaw Stage
(also - Friday, September 15, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

All Three of these acts exude a genuine sense of authenticity. Partially, folk music is meant to be valued for it’s earnestness. Music is always best when the intention behind it is pure of heart, and the muse surrendered to with honesty and intimacy. This groups of artist are trading on this idea to one extent or another. Now, the anticipation is waiting to see if they pull it off. 

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Arboretum Festival - Day Two

Claude Munson

There is a new Canadiana sound. Bands like Patrick Watson, Joe Grass,  Jesse Mac Cormack and the Barr Brothers share a musical aesthetic that is coming to the forefront of contemporary Canadian songwriting. There is a new generation of alternative folk music that is at a ground swell, and is set to catch a fire in our music scene.  Claude Munson fits this bill. The Forest stage was the perfect venue for experiencing him, and his on again, off again fellow band mates. Late summer sun, under a tent, in the woods and loads of fresh air, complemented this early evening serenade.  Claude Munson’s travelling floating melodies, were enriched with a alto voice with a subtle trumpet quality to it.

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