2021 CMW Virtual Artists

Scott MacKay

Scott MacKay

From the sounds of slapback echo, twangy Telecasters and swooning pedal steel, it’s clear that Scott MacKay has an affinity for country music of the 1950s and ‘60s. But the singer/songwriter from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island also has a sharp wit that shines...

Dylan Menzie

Dylan Menzie

Since 2013, Dylan Menzie has been steadily building a catalogue of critically acclaimed, award winning music. His sprawling and dynamic vocals have allowed him to tour across the globe and play at iconic festivals like Cambridge Folk & Edmonton Folk Festival....

Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson

The sweet, sad longing and play of words and phrases, delivered in a voice from days far gone. Amy Nelson began her music career as an old time banjoist, singing songs older than the hills. As time wore on, she began to dedicate herself to not only the preservation of...

Ellen Froese

Ellen Froese

Hailing from a dairy farm in the heart of Saskatchewan, young folk singer Ellen Froese has swiftly made her presence known in the Canadian music scene. As a folk artist performing solo and also with her rockin’ back-up band, the Hot Toddies, as well as an original...

Jamie-Lee Dimes

Jamie-Lee Dimes

What Jamie-Lee Dimes provides with “Goodbye” is a sound of unimaginable sincerity and beauty. The intoxication the song elicits is unmatched and acts as further proof that Dimes is an artist to be on the lookout for." - Atwood Magazine “Jamie-Lee Dimes’ advocacy...

Nancy Hope

Nancy Hope

Nancy Hope is a singer, songwriter and performer from Hamilton Ontario. Her love and desire to create music came from listening to rock n roll legends like Freddie Mercury of Queen, and other Canadian artists like Bryan Adams and Amanda Marshall while growing up....

August Knight

August Knight

He calls himself ‘mature’ and he clearly states, “I mean age not mentality.” There’s no denying Canadian singer/songwriter August Knight is young at heart and is not letting acquired years be a burden. His musical journey began at the age of 10 when he received his...

Breagh Isabel

Breagh Isabel

Breagh Isabel is a Canadian songwriter, producer, and recording artist. Born and raised on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, she grew up in a musical family and trained as a jazz pianist. As a songwriter and producer, Breagh has a growing list of cuts including...

Riun Garner

Riun Garner

“I don’t want to be just another sad folk singer-songwriter with a cabin in the woods. I hope to break the cliche of what a indie folk singer-songwriter can be.” Riun Garner is a Canadian singer-songwriter and artist from Vancouver, British Columbia. Also known...

John Borra

John Borra

At age 16, John Borra played his first gig at the legendary Toronto punk bar The Turning Point, and since then he has been a part of nearly every significant musical movement in the city, from co-founding the notorious post-punk outfit A Neon Rome, to a significant...

Sule Heitner

Sule Heitner

As a regular performer at the legendary Jello Bar in Montreal, Sule (pronounced Sou-Lay) had many chance encounters with musical royalty. Although each would make for a great story, one such encounter remains particularly dear to him. “I remember this night...

The Day Dreamers

The Day Dreamers

There’s no adventure quite like getting lost in a dream. The Day Dreamers have been wandering through one of their own since their female-fronted musical odyssey began in 2013 when guitarist/vocalist Ali Kouri and violinist/vocalist Tiana Grandili founded the group....

Twin Flames

Twin Flames

Multi-Award-Winning chart-topping Canadian Indigenous Duo Twin Flames are a husband-wife duo made up of Jaaji, (Inuk and Mohawk) from Nunavik and Chelsey June, métis (Algonquin Cree). Building bridges across cultures, continents, and styles, Twin Flames, brings...

Catherine Britt

Catherine Britt

When you look at modern country music you can identify a diverse range of styles that have evolved from the traditional roots form. From pop country to bush ballads, acoustic folk-leaning songs to rousing country rock and the polymorphic blend of Americana. One...

The Heart Collectors

The Heart Collectors

“Imagine Fleetwood Mac with more of an organic, Celtic-inflected lilt of vocals and melody and you have a rough idea of why Australia’s Heart Collectors are so instantly appealing. There is a vibrant and timeless allure to their music that is resistant to the fashion...

The All Canadian Soundclash

The All Canadian Soundclash

Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. The All Canadian Soundclash loves to harness that power with a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike. Ever since a young age, Andrew Michelin has found great joy and...

Cat Madden

Cat Madden

My philosophy is that... "When a door opens; you walk through it then hold it open for the next person". I vow to always be sincere in my art - integral to myself and my creations; always striving to be good to people and the planet. I will be a musician in my heart...

Justine Giles

Justine Giles

2020 National Finalist & Calgary Regional Winner in Jim Beam's Talent Search. Singer-songwriter based in Calgary originally from Sudbury, Ontario. Musical influences ranging from Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, to Alanis Morissette.

Sara Jane Ceccarelli

Sara Jane Ceccarelli

SJC - SARA JANE CECCARELLI (Singer/Songwriter) Sara Jane Ceccarelli is an Italian-Canadian singer, versatile and with a very various artistic curriculum. “COLORS - Story of a girl who wanted to record an album” is her debut album. She was born in Italy and grew up...