Renowned Blues Artist Matt Andersen Coming to Mariposa

Renowned Blues Artist Matt Andersen Coming to Mariposa

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For Immediate Release
December 6th, 2016
Orillia, Ontario, Canada – Organizers of the storied Mariposa Folk Festival began unveiling their 2017 lineup today, announcing that Matt Andersen, a powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, will return following a seven-year absence.

Mariposa Folk Festival takes place July 7th, 8th and 9th, in beautiful Tudhope Park in Orillia, Ontario, Canada, on the shores of scenic Lake Couchiching.

Matt Andersen has long-surpassed 10 million views on YouTube, earned two prestigious European Blues Awards for Best Solo/Acoustic Artist both in 2013 and in 2016, was chosen Best Solo Performer at the 2010 International Blues Challenge, has a handful of Maple Blues Awards, and took home the 2015 Juno award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo.

According to Artistic Director, Mike Hill, “A very talented Matt Andersen blew the Mariposa audience away during two early career appearances at the festival. In the years that have passed since then, the entire world has discovered this impressive artist.

The 3-day Mariposa Folk Festival features the best folk-roots music on the North American scene as well as story, dance and craft on twelve stages. All categories of ticket are now on sale at the best available price. Kids 12 & under are admitted free. Tent and RV camping is available on site.

Mariposa organizers have indicated that announcements of some big-name artists will be made in the coming days.


Elephant Revival: Bound to Take Mariposa By Storm

Elephant Revival: Bound to Take Mariposa By Storm

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elephantRevivalEvery once in a while, a truly original, fantastic-sounding group comes along and creates excitement on the Americana music scene.

Meet Elephant Revival!

Transcendental folk is perhaps the best way to describe their exciting musical stylings.

They are a troupe of accomplished players and vocalists, composers and songwriters that incorporates elements of Scottish/Celtic fiddle tunes, original folk pieces, traditional ballads, bluegrass, gypsy, psychedelic country, indie rock, reggae, jazz and an occasional hip-hop beat into a pleasing sonic mélange.

Individually and collectively, they have performed with or opened for a wide range of celebrated performers from Bela Fleck and Little Feat to George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – how cool is that?

Five simple words represent the ethos of this unique grouping of talent that shares a commitment to responsible environmental stewardship, “Where words fail… music speaks.”

Mariposa Folk Festival is very pleased to welcome Elephant Revival to our stage. Once you see them perform live, we are pretty sure that you will be pleased too!

Check out our Elephant Revival story board on Pinterest. While you’re there, click on Follow Board to get updates.