J.P. (John Paul) Cormier is a Canadian bluegrass singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was born in London, Ontario in 1969 and began playing guitar around age 5. As a child he displayed an unusual ability to play a variety of instruments by ear and won a guitar contest at age 9.
Valdy (born Paul Valdemar Horsdal on 1 September 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian folk musician whose solo career began in the early 1970s. He is known for "Rock and Roll Song", his first mainstream single released in mid-1972 on Haida/A&M.
Since their debut in 1993, the four members of Quartette have been both publicly and critically acclaimed for their lush harmonies and delightfully diverse repertoire. Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick, and Sylvia Tyson are seasoned singer/songwriters whose influences range from blues and gospel to folk and country to jazz and pop.
A dynamic folk baritone, Nathan Rogers was born in 1980. His songs range from the semi-traditional (Three Fishers) to the quirky (The Ballad of William and John Gibson) to the passionate (Mary's Song). As of this date (2008), he has released one album (True Stories) containing primarily his own compositions.
Bob Snider is a singer/songwriter from Toronto via Nova Scotia, Canada. A folk musician, Snider plays almost exclusively songs he has written himself, although notable exception was at the Bear River Reunion, where he played a cover of an old blues tune.
Bill was raised in a musical family in rural Alberta, Canada. When he was 2 years old, he was known to sleep behind the piano at country dances. His parents played dance music in community halls in beautiful farming country. The love of nature and of music and of people gathering for celebration has been with him for his whole life.
John Wort Hannam is a Canadian Folk Music musician, from Fort Macleod, Alberta. He was born on the Isle of Jersey of the British Channel Islands.. John Wort Hannam is known for his story telling through music. Themes which are central to his music include life in Western Canada, and the human experience as seen through the eyes of simple working folk.