With the generally mild conditions we’ve enjoyed, winter hasn’t been that much of an ordeal this year. Nonetheless, I’m sure there are plenty of people anxious to crawl out of their cocoons and enjoy some quality live music. To help in that regard, the Regina Folk Festival has teamed with Saskatoon’s Broadway Theatre to present a two-city music festival.
The Regina portion of the festival kicks off on Thursday Jan. 21 with a show at the Exchange at 8 p.m. The headliners are the Vancouver blues/rock duo Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer. Sharing the stage will be opening act Megan Nash and Cecilé Doo-Kingué.
On Friday Jan. 22 at 8:30 p.m., Darke Hall is the venue for a show headlined by the Toronto band Whitehorse fronted by Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet. The bill also features Andy Shauf and Emily Wells.
On Saturday Jan. 23 at 1:30 p.m., there’s a family-friendly show with popular children’s entertainer Fred Penner. Then that night Winterruption winds up with a show at the Artesian at 8 p.m. featuring Alex Cuba, Étienne Fletcher and the Good Lovelies.
You can find out more information on the RFF website, and here’s the video for Whitehorse’s song “Baby What’s Wrong?” off their 2015 album Leave No Bridge Unburned: