2021 VirturalRavenWood Experience Lineup
Friday July 16th, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Festival Opening/Youth Acts from Crescendo Music in Sherwood Park
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Wrong Side of the Mountain
6:40 PM - 7:10 PM: Danielle Dayton
7:25 PM - 8:10 PM: Tim Isberg
8:25 PM - 9:10 PM: VISSIA
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM: Martin Kerr
Saturday July 17th, 2021
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Festival Opening/Youth Acts from Crescendo Music in Sherwood Park
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Olivia Rose
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM: Two Late to the Party
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM: Jerrold Dubyk Quartet
8:15 PM - 9:00 PM: Bardic Form
9:15 PM - 10:00 PM: Maria Dunn
10:15 PM - 11:15 PM: The Confusionaires
The origin of Alberta-born, alternative/indie artist Danielle Dayton’s soulful voice and songwriting savvy is atypical. The tap dancer turned singer-songwriter has a unique relationship with music, rhythm and story. Her experiences as a dancer have shaped the style and groove of the music she creates, securing accolades from Alan Cross, DOMINIONATED and The Northern Light Folk Club. Her 2017 EP “Run” received an Edmonton Music Award nomination and her following singles “Spider Blues” and “Lady Luck” set in motion two Canadian tours from Vancouver Island to Toronto. Most recently, “Lady Luck” landed a placement and feature in the new Documentary “Prairie Sound: Portrait of a Music Producer.”
From Rwanda to Afghanistan, singer-songwriter and veteran soldier Tim Isberg is a storyteller and multiple ACMA Award nominee who brings well crafted songs to the stage and an endearing array of life experiences he shares with his audience.
Edmonton, Alberta artist VISSIA creates alt-pop music that plunges and hooks to catch and release. Whether breaking on the sand or splashing in the mud, this self-proclaimed earthy body of water writes songs as a way to observe, record and interpret her own internal paradoxes. Drawing on dance, R&B, rock and soul, VISSIA’s intuitive creative choices as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist explore our emotional heart-spaces with unquenchable curiosity and playful awareness.
Martin Kerr might be the only artist in the world to have played 300 live shows this year. When Covid-19 cancelled all his touring and festival plans for 2020, he launched Stay Home Street Concerts instead. As soon as the snow melted (in his adopted hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) he was out on the streets every day, bringing music and hope to the masses, one block at a time.
Olivia Rose, who grew up in Elk Point before relocating to Edmonton, began writing songs before her 10th birthday, taking cues from the greats like Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Even at such a young age, her compositions struck a chord with listeners and quickly earned her a litany of accolades.
Two Late to the Party
Two Late to the Party is a Calgary based folk duo who's music has been played across Canada. Their latest singles "R-V-M" and "Ghost in my bones" have been featured on Calgary's X929.9 Xposure, CKUA radio and their debut album "The Great Unraveling" has been ranked top 10 Folk, Roots, Blues albums by CJSR in Edmonton.
Formed by Adam Corkett and Alessandra Enns in the fall of 2017. Both Adam and Alessandra have a long singer/songwriter history, with influences ranging from indie-folk to bluegrass-country.
Jerrold Dubyk Quartet
For over two decades, saxophonist and composer Jerrold Dubyk has had his feet planted firm in a polarity of worlds. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Dubyk is a consummate saxophonist with a warm, self-evident tone that is distinctly his own. In addition to performance and composition, he lives in the world of music education where is he is very respected.
Bardic Form is an award-winning instrumental Progressive World Folk group, blending folk, Latin, classical and contemporary music into a high-energy and unparalleled performance.
Rising from an impromptu living room jam in 2010, Justin and Reece quickly made a name for themselves as an engaging acoustic guitar duo, and have been captivating audiences ever since. Weaving together intricate melodies with sophisticated grace, Bardic Form delivers uniquely crafted compositions that are as dynamic and varied as their influences. From outdoor festivals to living rooms, concert halls to coffee houses, they are a rare gem performing something truly different and unforgettable.
A true preserver of the spirit of folk music, twice Juno-nominated Maria Dunn is often compared to Woody Guthrie for her keen social awareness and unvarnished melodic songs about ordinary people. Her new album Joyful Banner Blazing (2021) celebrates resilience, grace, gratitude, solidarity, joy and the love that fires our actions to make the world a better place.
The Confusionaires are an Edmonton, AB-based rock & roll trio that touts themselves as a ‘rockabilly band‘ and although their ties to traditional rock & roll are strong, their music and delivery are a few steps away from the early recordings of Rock & Roll. The Confusionaires are a rockabilly band for the modern era, and have more than just a firm grip on the spirit of Rock & Roll.