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“Truly gorgeous Canadiana”
-- Penguin Eggs

Folk music on a train in Canada
-- what’s not to love?

Coming to a town near you

“Heartfelt humour and songs that feel like they’re already classics”
-- B.C. Musician magazine

“Hay! I'm in a music video!"

”The most distinctive voice I’ve heard this side of Stan Rogers”
--Cdn. Folk Music Bulletin

“Nothing here resorts to cliche.”
-- Penguin Eggs

Alt-folk / country to raise a little dust

“Like a cross between Cockburn,
McLauchlan, and Lightfoot with steel guitars”--L.A. Beat

LATEST ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE


Willy Blizzard’s latest album Armadillo Road delivers their signature indie-roots sound in nine original songs written by lead vocalist John Hough. The songs are diverse in theme and place in the way that a songwriter tends to wander, like the band itself. You’ll hear Southern influences here, as well as songs true to their Northern roots. 

Includes guest appearances from Juno award winner Lester Quitzau, Jeffrey Hatcher (Blues Shadows w/ Billy Cowsill), Adam Dobres (Wailin’ Jenny’s guitar player) all backing the warm three-part vocals of Willy Blizzard. Listen to our new album here

  • Willy Takes a Break

    After ten years of active writing, recording and touring, we are taking a well-earned break. The release of our latest album, Armadillo Road, was followed by a busy touring season. We would like to thank all those who helped to make this a great journey: receptive audiences, talented fellow musicians, concert presenters, and the many amazing folks we have been privileged to meet, and the friends we have made, along the way. Although we are taking a sabbatical from
    active booking, if the right call should come, we’d still be up for a show or two.  In the meantime, be kind, be safe, be healthy.

  • PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

    Dream Cafe, Penticton, BC
    Int'l Folk Alliance Showcase, Memphis, TN
    London Music Club, London, ON
    Ironwood Stage, Calgary, AB
    Lethbridge Folk Club, Lethbridge, AB
    The Black Sheep, Wakefield, PQ
    Victoria Folk Club, Victoria, BC
    St. John's Folk Club: Newfoundland
    Tall Ships Festival, Richmond, BC
    Celtic-Fest, Vancouver, BC
    Borrego Days, Borrego Springs, CA
    Lightfoot Tribute, Pender Island, BC
    Northwest Folk Life, Seattle, WA
    Hollyburn Lodge, Cypress Mountain
    Via Rail Canada onboard "The Canadian"
    Ye Olde Jar Bar, Lethbridge, AB
    Desert Daze Folk Festival, Spences Bridge
    Weaselhead Concert Series, AB
    From the early days:
    Vancouver Folk Festival
    Mission Folk Festival
    Filberg Festival, Comox, BC
    Festival of Friends, Hamilton, ON
    Harrison Festival of the Arts
    Gateway Theatre, Richmond, BC
    Queen Elizabeth Playhouse, Vancouver
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