Artist Lineup

5th Annual Crankie Festival

March 24 – 26, 2023

Corin Raymond

Corin Raymond is a singer/storyteller who currently keeps his stuff in Hamilton, ON, and is engaged in the lifelong enterprise of turning his sorrows into a celebration.

Dominique Reynolds

Dominique Reynolds is a local Franco-Manitoban Metis singer-songwriter that loves to belt out French cabaret, folk rock songs on her piano, singing the stories of her past, her ancestors and of the future.

The Hiebert Family

The Hieberts are three siblings who play a diverse range of music including their own compositions, traditional fiddle music, and classical music so that they can bring joy and warmth to the hearts of their listeners.


Juvel is a Winnipeg based Jazz/Swing quartet who strive to keep your toes tapping with the energetic sound of Romani jazz and early swing.

Kael Sauerborn

Kael Sauerborn is a Winnipeg based folk/roots songwriter who blends big melodies and subtle details to create a dynamic experience.

Kate Ferris

Kate Ferris is a Manitoban singer/songwriter and a self-confessed uke-a-holic!

Little Miss Higgins

From the Great Northern Plains, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way onto any stage playing music brewed up in early country blues, jazz and folk. Her music has won three Western Canadian Music Awards and received JUNO and Maple Blues Awards nominations. 

David Graham

David Graham is from Steinbach, Manitoba, he mixes musical style and genre with his voice and guitar in a surprisingly fluid fashion.  audiences will hear a range of song-writer pieces,  covering a wide range of emotions that will inspire and lift the spirit.

Raine Hamilton String Trio

The Raine Hamilton String Trio are an acoustic chamber folk ensemble from Winnipeg, MB, who combine a hybrid of the classical tradition of string quartet chamber music, with the singer songwriter folk that comes so naturally to Raine.

Scott Nolan

Scott Nolan is a songwriter, poet, multi instrumentalist and visual artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba Treaty One Territory.

Son Del Norte

Son del Norte is a Winnipeg-based trio whose music is a joyous and fierce exploration of Son Jarocho, the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico.

Walking Wolf Ray Co-Co Stevenson

Coming from a Cree and Ojibwe background Ray was born and raised in Winnipeg, Ray Stevenson is an aboriginal artist and educator who composes his own songs and has collaborated with many different styles of music over the span of 25 years. 

Walking Wolf Singers & Dancers

Walking Wolf Singers and Dancers based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba,  have been around for over 25 years not only performing but educating people from all over the world on First Nations song and dance.

World Village Gospel Choir

World Village Gospel Choir is a Winnipeg based auditioned community choir whose diverse repertoire includes world music and gospel, and original arrangements of contemporary artists.

The Koulack Family

The Koulack family, Daniel, Ameena and George look forward to sharing some songs and tunes with you. Something old, something new, something borrowed, and (possibly) something blue!

D Rangers

From where else but the wonderful world of Winnipeg music could come an operation like the D. Rangers? Their brand of musical joy is a somehow simultaneously dangerous-as-hell and brilliantly inventive blend of bluegrass, western swing, punk rock, and just about anything else that burns hot and fast. Their live shows are an engaging mix of originals, traditional classics, and off-the-wall covers.

Jessee Havey & The Banana Band

Fronted by Grammy and Juno Award-winning singer, songwriter, and ukulele player Jessee Havey of folk fusion band the Duhks, Jessee Havey and the Banana Band are a Winnipeg-based children’s music group featuring Nathaniel Good (Nation of Two) on guitar, Grace Hrabi (Casati) on bass, and Ian La Rue (Heartbeat City) on drums.

James Culleton

James Culleton is an artist who’s learned all the rules – and now breaks them. For fun. And because, ultimately, rules keep us in line, in lanes. Breaking them – joyfully – expands our world. That’s a message kids need to hear!

Matt Gordon And Leonard Podolak

Based in Winnipeg, and West Cork, this duo will wow you with their fiddle, banjo, hands and feet, making noise and having fun playing traditional Appalachian string band music and rhythms

Debra Lyn Neufeld

Debra Lyn Neufeld is a Winnipeg based, solo Blues musician and songwriter. Her songs read like your favorite album!   “Blues, Music that Matters” – It’s all here! Songs that make Ragdolls dance and a wild horse growl. Lyrics and rhythms that move you. She is honoured to conduct workshops and perform Crankies at the 2023 Festival! “Crankies are an art medium that bring it all together for me!”

Jessie Jannuska

Jessie Jannuska is a Winnipeg-based visual artist with mixed Dakota, Ojibway, and settler roots that creates artwork that explores her Indigenous culture. 

Brian Glow

BRIAN GLOW… is an internationally renowned illusionist and has been creating excitement and laughter in over 45 countries. He is always in demand because he speaks the international language of FUN !

Gilles Fournier

Gilles’ versatility on various electric basses, string bass, his skills and sharp-eared adventurous musicianship positions him as a most desirable musician to have in any ensemble.
.Melding a vast experience in the many languages of music allows Gilles to add his highly individualized musical signature to compliment whatever environment he’s thrown into.

Graham Lindsey

Graham Lindsey brings a deep respect to the traditions that inform his inventive Celtic tunes. His energetic playing of mandolin, tenor banjo, guitar and more attract audiences and session players alike.

Winnipeg Crankie Festival
137 rue Walnut Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 1P2
Phone: 1 (204) 480-3380

Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininew and Dakota peoples, and on the homeland of the Metis nation. We have produced thousands of concerts across Canada, a land home to well over 600 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.