2016 Mariposa Folk Festival Artist Spotlight: Murder Murder

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                                                              Photo Credit: David Wiewel

Murder Murder are:  Geoff McCausland, Jonathan S. Danyliw, Barry Miles, Kris Dickson, David Wiewel, Sam Cassio and Steph Duchesne.

Murder Murder is a Bloodgrass band (Bluegrass + Outlaw Country + Exclusively Murder Ballads) hailing from the frozen forests of the Ontario Northland. Their tales of death are filled with life by the kick of the suitcase, saw of the fiddle, and roll of the banjo.

 As devoted fans of bluegrass, traditional music, and folk music, we were drawn to the murky ethical themes of the murder ballad form and to its enduring nature. Many of the earliest examples are the sole surviving records of victims of violent crimes. Oftentimes murder ballads capture the essence and atmosphere of a dark, lawless and violent frontier. Northern Ontario, although never romanticized in the way that the Wild West or the far north during the gold rush era were, was once such a place – with a wealth of stories and characters. The lack of mythology associated with Northern Ontario is troubling, and thus we felt it our responsibility to create our own mythology.

This year’s Mariposa Folk Festival takes place from July the 8th till the 10th at Tudhope Park in Orillia Ontario, Canada.

You can purchase tickets now by clicking on this link TICKETS

 

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