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“Truly gorgeous Canadiana”
-- Penguin Eggs

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

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

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”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

NEW ALBUM RELEASE

Willy Blizzard’s new 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, just like the band. You’ll hear Southern influences here, as well as songs true to their Northern roots.

Armadillo Road features 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.

  • Upcoming Shows

    March 24  Hollyburn Lodge, Cypress Mtn.

    May 30 City of Surrey Concert Series

    September 1 Edmonton Alberta

    Sept. 22 Lightfoot Tribute, Pender Island

    November 29 Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby

    2019

    February 2 Borrego Springs, California

    March 9 Borrego Springs, California

    April 12 Crossroads, Port Coquitlam, BC

    April 26  Weaselhead Series, Calgary, AB

    April 27 Ye Olde Jar Bar, Medicine Hat, AB

    May 3  Dream Cafe, Penticton, BC

    May 18  The Gather, Hope Bay, Pender Island

    July 3  Twilight Concerts, Heritage Park, Mission

    July 10  Kinnaird Park, Castlegar, BC

    July 11  Gyro Park, Trail, BC

    July 12  Revelstoke, BC

    August 3  Thornhaven Winery, Summerland

    August 7   Summerland Music in the Park

    August 9  Desert Daze Folk Festival, Spences Bridge

    August 14  Willingdon, Burnaby

    August 23  Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston

    September 18  Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver

     

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  • 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
    Via Rail Canada
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