Jim Cuddy Trio, Buffy Sainte-Marie to play Forest Fest
Published April 12, 2017
Crowd favourites and new talent will be entertaining at this year's Forest Festival, hosted at Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve.
National icon Buffy Sainte-Marie will be opening the event on Wednesday, Aug. 16 and the Jim Cuddy Trio will be the last band to play on Sunday, Aug. 20.
In between, organizers have selected an exciting collection of accomplished musicians that is sure to appeal to every music lover.
Opening for Sainte-Marie is Ontario-based singer-songwriter Annie Sumi, whose music is a blend of “folk, roots and ethereal vocalization,” according to her website.
On Thursday, Aug. 17, Jimmy Rankin of the Rankin Family will be bringing the country to the forest with catchy songs you can sing along to.
An eclectic group of musicians will be taking to the stage on Friday, Aug. 18, with Stuart Laughton's Radio Dial. Described as Vinyl Cafe with songs and stories reversed, this collection of band members offers a range of sounds from country to pop instrumental hits to Celtic and rockabilly.
Saturday afternoon brings the jazzy Alison Young Quartet to the Logging Museum. Young is the saxophone player with Red Hot Ramble, which was featured at the festival in 2015.
That evening, Angel Forrest and her acoustic trio will “shake some dust from the rafters” with a sound that conjures Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and Melissa Ethridge, organizers say.
On the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 20, folk singers The O'Pears will perform hot off their European tour.
The Jim Cuddy Trio will be returning to the Bone Lake Amphitheatre on Sunday evening as they did in 2012.
For tickets or more information, go totheforestfestival.com.