WHOOP & HOLLAR 2018: Saturday, August 25th
2018 event schedule: coming soon
*SCHEDULE AND PERFORMERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
TBA Summer 2018!
RED BARN SCHEDULE (Harlequin Hangout):
TBA Summer 2018!
the LINEUP (2017):
Winnipeg, MB - Blues/Country/Folk/Funk/Jazz/Rock and Roll - 6:00 pm
Five talents dedicated to the fundamentals of great music: Melody. Harmony. Musicianship. Five influences. Five voices. One unforgettable experience.....Baltimore Road.
They’ve been rolling out their unique brand of original music to critical acclaim at venues in southern Manitoba since 2004.
Country, blues, rock and roll, funk and 1930's jazz...years of separate influences, writing and playing independently: Pam and Wayne as a folk-rock duo; Tom as a blues-rocker, and Stew as a country-rocker...ultimately meshed into the magic of Baltimore Road. Influences such as The Mamas & Papas, The Eagles, The Beatles, The Byrds, Gordon Lightfoot, Ian Tyson, Dire Straits, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Heart, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and Steely Dan…all colour the musical canvas that emerges distinctly as Baltimore Road.
Winnipeg, MB - Funk, Light Pop, Punk - 11:00 pm
If you yearn for ripping fuzz tones, primal beats, grooves that make your hips shake, and excessive screaming, then Confuschia is the band for you! WARNING: conditions may vary. Confuschia is not responsible for any injuries caused while dancing. If you have a preexisting injury that prohibits you from dancing the money back guarantee is not applicable.
BROTHERS OF STONE
Portage la Prairie, MB - Blues/Indigenous/Rock - 7:00 pm, 10:00 pm
The tight and upbeat sounds of Brothers of Stone's lively rockin' tunes will be sure to get you up on your feet dancing up a storm. We are thrilled to have the four-piece bluesy folk-rock band from Portage la Prairie back at Whoop & Hollar!
Portage la Prairie, MB - Blues/Folk/Funk/Roots/Singer-Songwriter - 8:45 pm, 9:45 pm
What can you say about two brothers with a love for music....
Brothers Zed is Rob Zabowski (acoustic guitar & vocals) and Kevin Zabowski (drums & percussion)
Born and raised on the prairies of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, these musical siblings have been entertaining crowds at various venues and festivals for over 30 years.
Drawing from likes of influential songwriters like Paul Simon, Steve Earle, John Mellencamp, and Ryan Adams, the brothers original music combines their own style of roots and world music with blues and folky funk.
The Brothers have been busy working on their upcoming mid 2018 album release as well as looking forward to their upcoming shows performing their own blend of acoustic covers and originals.
Bros. Z.....reminding you that in Canada it's pronounced Zed.
THE HAIRY PRAIRIES
Winnipeg, MB - Blues/Country/Folk/Roots/Soul - 9:00 pm, 10:00 pm
The Hairy Prairies are a rootsy band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Combining influences of soul, blues, country and a taste of just about everything.
Cary Bilcowski is a self taught guitarist/singer/songwriter who has lived in chilly Winnipeg, Manitoba his entire life. Along the way he has picked up influences and on-stage lessons from all over the city's amazing music scene, but all the while remains a true original. He has been playing in classic rock cover bands for the last ten years but recently decided to start writing and performing his own music. You would get lost trying to place him in a specific genre, but you'll find tastes of country, blues, funk, soul and rock in his songs.
Morgan Fiks is one of Winnipegs premier shuitar players only because he has never seen one played in winnipeg or one in real life before yesterday for that matter. Behind a kit Morgan has dabbled in rock, hard rock, metal, blues, jazz, and whatever the heck genre you would put Towodo in. Morgan prides himself in his collection of acoustic percussion instruments and his abilities to play the things nobody else does or wants to
Raised on music and prairie soul, Donovan Locken has found himself immersed in the Winnipeg bluegrass scene. His relentless passion for music has allowed him to hone a diverse set of musical talents. Locken’s charming approach to song writing is infused with humor and heartbreak. His love and respect for his musical influences and peers have enabled him to grow as a Winnipeg treasure. Donovan currently writes for and plays music in the band Flat City Folk. As a mandolin player he has toured and recorded with Kevin Roy.
Brandon, MB - Electric Blues/Rock/Singer-Songwriter - 5:00 pm
Mitchell Mozdzen is a Blues/Rock artist from Brandon, Manitoba. After picking up the guitar at the age of 7 he’s had a hard time putting it down. Mitchell enjoys performing no matter what the venue. From busking on the street to the Manitoba festival circuit, Mitchell builds his fan base wherever he performs.
In May 2016 Mitchell released his debut EP “Red”. Red is a Mixture of all Mitchell’s influences. Drawing from Mitchell’s deep passion for the blues, He brings the aggression and the groove the genre is known for. On the opposite side of the spectrum Mitchell is no stranger to an acoustic ballad. In late September Mitchell released a music video for Today’s Not a Good day – The fifth track on the CD. The video was very well received form the pubic and left them wanting more.
Mitchell’s future ambition is to see a Juno nomination up on his shelf right next to his Terrific Kid award, that he received in Grade 2. He will cherish these awards as he walks out the door to board the plane on his way to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Winnipeg, MB - Alternative Rock/Indie/Pop/Punk - 11:30 pm
***We are a 4 piece Indigo Pop band from Winnipeg. Taking sounds from a mixture of keys, guitars, bass, drums, and vocals, we coalesce these disparate sounds into an intriguing unified whole. Since last December, the group's lineup has changed, and so therefore has the music.***
The band hasn't been together very long, but they sound like vets, both onstage and off, with a refreshing professional attitude that’s just as amazing as their music.
But don’t let the invigorating spirit of their youth fool you – the Ozconscious six play like pros twice their age – and they write original music that is hard to classify which is hard to do these days because people think they’ve heard it all.
Their music is driving, friendly pop filtered through the seriousness of ‘60s/’70s bubblegum without the gummy lyrics and sticky clichés, meshed with an urgent San Francisco sunshine psyche sound that’s informed by heavier aspects of UK progressive rock, power pop & elements of post punk and - gasp! Even grunge’n goth!
Sure you might simply file it under R-O-C-K if you had to, but it’s not really – it’s Ozconscious!
HIGH GRAVITY STEW BREW (featured artists)
Portage la Prairie Folk Festival Association's signature musician workshop group! - Featured Artists and Genres - 10:00 pm
High Gravity Stew Brew is back, and as the name implies, you will be in for a real medley of great music! This year at Whoop & Hollar, music lovers will be blown away by the unique sounds that will be heard during a one-time collaboration of the following performers in a "fusion workshop": Brothers of Stone, The Hairy Prairies, and maybe some surprise guests!
Portage la Prairie, MB - Country/Folk/Singer-Songwriter - 4:00 pm
These three sisters have enwrapped their audiences through the heart and soul of their music. They perform with three part harmonies that have come from spending a lifetime of singing together. The Sharpe Sister’s will take you on their journey of music through nostalgic memories of growing up in a large musical family of 10. The stories that go along with their music will entrance and welcome you to feel like a part of their family. From Kitty Wells to Carl & Pearl Butler. The Carter Family, Gene Autry & Jimmie Davis….to their own original songs – these down-to-earth country girls will make you feel like you have been invited home!
SLICK CHIP (Andrew Chiponski)
Portage la Prairie, MB - Hip Hop/Rap - 5:45 pm
"My name is Andrew Chiponski and I am a rapper from Portage la Prairie, and I go by the stage name "Slick Chip". I got into the hip hop scene back in 2011 when I became inspired to want to put myself out there and to really see where this type of music would take me. When I first hit the scene I was captivated by artists like Classified, Wiz Khalifa, and Atmosphere because of the way they told their story, I felt that I could relate to their experiences, and that motivated me to want to do the same thing.
Back in 2014 I had the opportunity to record and produce some songs with "Killer K" and "Skyler", we released a couple of tracks together "Freestle Mc's" and "Molly Remix", it was awesome to work alongside such talented musicians and I learned so much from the time I had with them.
I am looking forward to preforming at the Whoop and Hollar Folk Fest, and wanted to thank everyone for making this possible!"
SPRUCE AND THE MEADOWLARK
Winnipeg, MB - Modern Bluegrass - 8:00 pm
Rooted in the prairies of Manitoba, Spruce and the Meadowlark deliver a fresh take on contemporary bluegrass. The combination of complex driving instrumentals and haunting melodic lyrics help to create a new perspective on the marriage of folk and bluegrass. [The musicians] invoke emotion with thoughtful orchestration and dynamic harmonious vocals. Offering a familiar sound that takes the listener on a journey to new places.
Portage la Prairie, MB - Young Performer - 7:45 pm
"We are just a group of high schoolers that started a small band in Portage la Prairie, to play some good tunes and have fun!"
The festival is pleased to showcase this local, talented young group on the Red Barn stage.