2021 CMW Virtual Artists

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....

Beaver Sheppard

Beaver Sheppard

Born to human parents in 1980s Newfoundland, artist-musician-chef Beaver Sheppard has spent two decades being woven into the Montreal Cultural Tapestry, needles jabbing at his supple flesh for the amusement of a faceless cabal of gatekeeping elites, naval intelligence...

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...

Shumaila Hemani

Shumaila Hemani

"Staying rooted within traditional forms and honoring those while also bringing in experimentation, Shumaila Hemani sings Sufi epics in South Asian Sufi tradition compellingly, says Rebecca Bruton from the New Works Calgary. Praised for enriching Edmonton by Edmonton...

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...

Johnny Shay

Johnny Shay

Just because he hails from Limerick, Ireland, don’t expect Johnny Shay to know any. Limericks, that is. “They’re not as popular in Limerick as you’d think,” says Shay, winner of the 2019 It’s Your Shot contest and one who has called Toronto home for the past...

Aurora Bella

Aurora Bella

Aurora Bella is a singer/songwriter currently based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She performs solo as a singer-songwriter on piano, acoustic and electric guitar, and ukulele. Aurora is a charismatic performer who comes naturally to the stage. Her songs...

Jaimey Hamilton

Jaimey Hamilton

A blend of island country and soulful lyrics is what you get with a Jaimey Hamilton track. Born in a seaside town on Canada’s pacific west coast, emerging Canadian pop-country artist Jaimey Hamilton. . With influences such as Taylor Swift, Hailey Whitters, Carly...

BEYRIES

BEYRIES

Some artists seek out a life in music. For BEYRIES, the music found her. From a young age, growing up in the Montreal neighbourhood Outremont, Amélie Beyries would write songs at her grandmother’s 1923 Heintzman & Co. piano. For the longest time she kept those...

Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs

Since arriving in Montreal, Paul Jacobs has cemented a growing reputation as one of the city’s truly prolific, eccentric artists, both as the drummer of Pottery and through fronting his own six-piece band. He’s known for self producing multiple albums annually always...

BEX

BEX

Indie pop songstress Rebecca Madamba, also known by her artist's name BEX, was raised on an apple orchard in the small town of Colborne, Ontario. Writing her first song at the age of 5, her parents fostered the potential, enrolling her in singing lessons at a young...

Melanie Peterson

Melanie Peterson

Melanie Peterson, a Saskatoon born Toronto-based singer-songwriter has quietly become one of the bright lights on the Toronto folk music scene. Melanie Peterson has been entertaining fans with her moving original songs, and unique renditions of cover tunes for over...

Majelen

Majelen

Gold Coast guitarist and singer Majelen, is fast becoming one of Qld’s premier and ground-breaking artists in the indie/folk music scene. Majelen has recently joined a high profile of artist endorsed by one of the worlds leading guitar producers, Cole Clark, who also...

Alyssa Tess

Alyssa Tess

Full of light, love, and gentle contemplation, Alyssa’s sunny personality lights up every room before she even makes it to the stage. This indie/pop singer-songwriter from the Georgian Bay area has been captivating audiences across Ontario with her sweet, angelic...

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...

Krissy Feniak

Krissy Feniak

Award winning Country Singer / Songwriter Krissy Feniak has a style all her own. With her soulful bluesy sound and her sassy lyrics this 19 year old artist has already been making waves in the Country Music industry for the past 6 years. Winner of the Country Music...

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...

Jay Dee

Jay Dee

Since capturing first place at 2016's Toronto Open Mic Contest, Richmond Hill's Jay Dee has established her band as a high-voltage, spell-binding feature of numerous music festivals (Wintersong, Markham Village Music Festival, SOTC, Markham Ribfest, Taste of...

Matt Holubowski

Matt Holubowski

Matt Holubowski’s career has really taken off since the 2014 release of Old Man, a collection of folk songs inspired by his many trips and experiences around the world. The watershed moment would be the release of Solitudes, two years later, on the Audiogram label....

Andrew Waite

Andrew Waite

“Andrew Waite is a born frontman, that goes without saying, but it’s his songwriting craft that sets him apart. He’s been knocking at the door of success and I believe it’s his time to kick the damn door open. 100% rocking 100% attitude 100% given on stage. He just...

Kim Thompson

Kim Thompson

Calgary, Alberta 403-803-6757 kimae23@hotmail.com www.kimthompson.ca Bio Kim Thompson “Heartache Heartbreak” will release to worldwide radio February 5, 2021. International artist, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada Kim Thompson’s takes her third single to radio. ACMA 2019...

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.