Born into a household of theatre actors and musicians, Joseph Fortin is well at home with a guitar on his lap and a pen in his hand and after fronting a rock group for several years, Jos. began to find his songbook cracking at the spine with songs that didn’t suit the band. Rather than letting these songs fade and sit on the shelf, Jos. opted to focus in on what seemed to be the oddities of his writing and enlisted Toronto engineer/producer James Bunton (Ohbijou, Evening Hymns, Diamond Rings, PS I Love You) in early 2010 to start work on Typewriter.
A record that rewards in patiently delivered hooks and whose Steinbeck-ian lyrics unveil themselves over time to occupy quiet nooks in the back of your head. The record is a secret, whispered between young lovers in late summer, marking the first chapter of an old soul’s songbook.
Typewriter marks Jos. Fortin’s debut release yet emerges fully-formed with a lyrical depth preceding his youthful age, and strong melodic arrangements, happy to sit and warm themselves in the sun and wait patiently for the night to come. These songs are wrapped in a quilt of double bass, clarinet, violin, piano, percussion and move with the arrangements, complimenting Jos.’s graceful delivery of both guitar and voice.
The Peterborough Folk Festival is proud to present Whitehorse(Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland) with opening set by our Emerging Artist 2012, TBA.
Individually, Luke and Melissa have been recognized with awards and nominations from the Juno Awards, the Canadian Folk Music Awards, the Hamilton Music Awards, the independent Music Awards and the Polaris Prize. Together, Luke and Melissa create music that cascades forth, rushing like currents fluid and electric. More than the sum of considerable talents, Whitehorse showcases the rarity of true give and take in partnership, uniting falcon, with songbird to dramatic effort. The Peterborough Folk Festival is excited to present such a terrific act to start off the 2012 festival!
Our 2010 and 2011 Kickoff Parties have both been capacity shows, so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Welcome to the Peterborough Folk Festival! We’re a three-day festival in the heart of the beautiful city of Peterborough, Ontario – this year Friday August 23- Sunday August 25, 2013. With lots of music, workshops, food and craft vendors, we’re certain that you’ll love our festival as much as we do!
Friendly for all ages and abilities, there's lots to do and see at the PFF. Take a stroll around the website to see what we're about, to get involved, or to relive fond memories of past years!
The Peterborough Folk Festival – one last sweet summer weekend of live music and food and crafts, all in the heart of beautiful Peterborough, ON.
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