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Ontario’s finest traditional Folk & Folk Alternative artists grace the Tin Mill Restaurant stage at Springtide Music Festival on Friday, April 26th.

Jim Bryson is a Canadian “singer songer” and record maker. He has released 5 critically acclaimed solo recordings, the most recent being 2016’s Somewhere We Will Find Our Place, which made many a year-end list here in Canada – notably Macleans and CBC Music Top 100 songs (2 songs on list).

In recent years, Jim has been recording and producing records for artists from all over in his Fixed Hinge Studio, which he built in 2013. Some names of note Jim has worked with include Oh Susanna, Little Scream, The Skydiggers, and Kalle Mattson. Springtide Music Festival will be the second stop on the Road to Riverfest Tourthat will see Jim Bryson and Kalle Mattson perform in 9 cities across Southern Ontario!

Jim caps off the evening at Tin Mill Restaurant with a set at 12 am.

Folk music is about storytelling, which is something that Kalle Mattson excels at. However, since the release of the Polaris Music Prize nominated Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold (2014) and the JUNO Award nominated EP Avalanche (2015), Mattson has progressed beyond the purely folk tag that has accompanied him thus far and is examining what it means to be a ‘folk-artist’ in 2018. The discovery is Mattson’s new mantra: “folk is dead.”

Kalle Mattson plays an intimate set at 11 pm.

Tannis Slimmon has been a fixture in Guelph’s vibrant roots music scene since the early 1980’s. A prairie transplant, she was born into a musical family and raised on a farm in Manitoba. She has been singing, writing, recording and touring locally, nationally and internationally for over 30 years, and her name appears in the credits of over 100 recordings. She released her first solo album, Oak Lake, in 2001, followed up with 2007’s award-winning Lucky Blue and 2013’s In and Out of Harmony.

Tannis Slimmon performs at 10 pm.

Click here to review the full 2019 Festival Schedule and start planning your weekend!