Winterfolk 3 Blurb Generator!

Like everyone who attended Winterrfolk 3 this past weekend, I had a great time. It’s been a wonderful experience to see this festival establish itself in Toronto over the past few years, and now that it’s on the Danforth, in venues where there is live roots music year-round, it’s grown bigger and better than ever. Great work, everybody!

As a loving tribute to the spirit of Winterfolk and to the scene in general, I’ve created the Winterfolk 3 Blurb Generator. This amazing product saves would-be folk singers from ever having to write PR again. I’ve carefully chosen excerpts from the blurbs of all Winterfolk 3 performers (including me!) for their brevity, clarity, wit, panache…

In just a few quick steps, you can have a great PR blurb of your own:

1. Choose a bunch of phrases you like from the alphabetical list below.
2. Assemble them into a brief paragraph.
3. Place on all relevant materials.
4. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Example: Based in Guelph and produced by Paul Mills, (YOUR NAME HERE) is taking aim on your heart. This 20 year old with a veteran’s arsenal writes songs about cowboys railroads and hobos without ever straying into self-indulgence. There is something unique and exceptional about his/her driving roots-rock rhythms. Poetic yet down to earth, (YOUR NAME HERE) is an important and committed new talent with an original stew of sound.

Easy as pie, when you get the hang of it. Practice lots and share with your friends… and you’ll be enjoying your imminent folk music career in no time!

20 year old with a veteran’s arsenal
2x Juno nominee
a career spanning thirty years
a lasting, lingering memory
a master lyricist, a must see
a truly versatile entertainer
an important and committed new talent
an original stew of sound
angelic vocals
award-winning blues guitarist
ballads of travel and heartache
based in Guelph
Canadian alternative folk-rock act
celebrated entertainer
contemporary acoustic fusion
crackles and croons like an old radio broadcast
driving roots-rock rhythms
earthy roots-rock sound
exceptionally smooth harmonies
exquisite songwriting in both languages
Female Vocalist of the Year
guitar stylings and social attitude of his dad
impeccable taste and child-like innocence
in the tradition of Bruce Cockburn and Gordon Lightfoot
intimate pop sound
jazz-blues based guitarist and bandleader
Jimi Hendrix of acoustic guitar
life-affirming songs both moving and memorable
Modern Celtic singer-songwriter
modern troubadour with an ear for vintage craftsmanship
musical political gadfly
nationally acclaimed fingerstyle guitarist
one of Canada’s top vocal masters
one of his cat songs is a book!
one of the finest songwriters
organic hybrid-pop
performing across Canada and beyond
playful intelligence and a strong sense of irony
poetic yet down to earth
produced by Paul Mills
Quirky, unique, engaging and simple
radio-ready pop rock with a kick of country
railroads, cowboys and hobos
roots/americana performing songwriter
sensibilities combine to create their unique sound
singer songwriter pianist
smart & sassy folk
something unique and exceptional
taking aim on your heart
the best singer-songwriter you’ve never heard
true virtuoso guitarist
underground legend
vintage roots Americana and originals
warm vocals and precise fingerstyle guitar
well founded and enthusiastic
well versed in roots music traditions
well-established on the international music scene
wistful sometimes melancholic modern folk music
without ever straying into self-indulgence

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