Musical styles galore at Coldsnap
The Coldsnap Music Festival has unveiled its 2013 lineup.
The event kicks off Jan. 18 at the Ramada Ballroom with an indie dance night featuring summer festival favourites Shred Kelly, rising Vancouver music stars Current Swell, and Prince George Idol winner Chazz Amos.
On Jan. 19 Eclectic Funky Celtic Night with Gaelic singer Andrew McFayden, the raucous King Crow and the Ladies from Hell, who hail from Terrace, and award-winning musician Troy MacGillvray.
On Sunday, the event moves to the Prince George Playhouse for an intimate evening of Aboriginal Artists. Don Amero is a star in the Winnipeg music scene and Diyet is a contemporary aboriginal artist who is focused on removing the barriers and stereotypes that face modern aboriginal people.
Monday and Tuesday will showcase local talent with a line-up still to be finalized. Both shows will be at Artspace.
Jan. 23 sees the return of past festival favourites Dala and the arrival of the YouTube finger-picking guitar sensation Ewan Dobson of Toronto.
On Thursday, singer-songwriter Jake Morley of the U.K. arrives to share his soulful funky sounds and then Matt Epp takes the stage to bear the torch of past Canadian songwriting greats like Gordon Lightfoot and Joni Mitchell.
The folk festival gets folksy when husband and wife duo Pharis and Jason Romero of Horsefly, B.C. share their captivating sound at the Prince George Playhouse followed by the lively Daniel Lapp Trio, making a return to Prince George for the show-stealing fiddler.
Coldsnap ends where it began at the Ramada Ballroom when Coldsnap partners with Le Cercle des Canadiens Francais de Prince George for Danse, Danse, Danse, an evening of French-Canadian folk music with Vazzy and the Quebecois musical treasure Yves Lambert.
There will also be workshops around town and additional performances to be announced.
Tickets for Coldsnap concerts are on sale at Books and Company, Studio 2880 and UNBC. For more information visit coldsnapfestival.com.