New Yorkers may not know where or even what Manitoba is, but American music fans are no strangers to Manitoba music. In recent years, renowned acts like The Weakerthans, The Wailin’ Jennys, and The Duhks, have taken the music world by storm, racked up countless awards, charted on U.S. radio, and charmed fans across the U.S. and beyond.
On October 11, five acclaimed Manitoba roots and folk acts are poised to take over New York, long recognized as the major hotbed of the folk music scene in North America. Legendary NYC venue The Living Room will play host to an exciting concert featuring ethereal singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ruth Moody (of Billboard-topping trio The Wailin’ Jennys), Juno Award-winning soul/roots quintet Chic Gamine, celebrated singer/songwriter Del Barber, all-female old time bluegrass quartet Oh My Darling, and acoustic troubadour JP Hoe.
“Manitoba has a well-deserved global reputation for its roots and folk artists. We’re excited to be making our first trip to this fantastic city and introducing the New York music scene to these incredibly talented artists, all of whom are very active on the international stage,” said Sara Stasiuk, executive director of Manitoba Music, the concert’s presenter.
Manitoba Music is a not-for-profit, member-based industry association representing over 700 members in all facets of the music industry in Manitoba. Based in Winnipeg, a city with a deep musical heritage, Manitoba Music provides professional development, export marketing, and industry development to nurture and promote the growth of the Manitoba music industry. Manitoba Music promotes Manitoba artists and companies in international markets and assists in building bridges between Manitoba and the music industry at large.
Over the years, the organization has presented successful showcases at South by Southwest, Reeperbahn, Musexpo, North by Northeast, International Folk Alliance, Canadian Music Week, and more. The New York showcase is an initiative of Manitoba Music’s Market Development Program, which is funded by the Government of Canada and Province of Manitoba through the Canada-Manitoba Economic Partnership Agreement, and by FACTOR with the support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.
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