As always, follow the Ottawa CityFolk on social media as they tend to have contests during the day and to be informed of any schedule changes. Also, remember to check out Marvest, the musical harvest bringing artists to unique venues in the city!

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Saturday, Sep 16th Picks

Matt Mays – 10:15, Ravenlaw Stage

Halifax native Matt Mays is scheduled to release his 7th studio album, Once Upon a Hell of a Time, on October 20th, the first four songs of which have been released as an EP so you can hear them now. You can expect the Horticulture building to get hot and sticky as the band heats up the evening so whatever you do, don’t leave early.

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Father John Misty – 9:00, City Stage

J. Tillman, better known as the artist Father John Misty, infuses his appearances with comedy, presence, wit, and wonder. Having taken in his performances at other festivals, he ranks high on the “do not miss” list on the CityFolk lineup. Fellow Revue staff Landon Murray considered his second album, Pure Comedy, as an “easy to enjoy and relax to” offering in his recent review.  His earlier album, I Love You, Honeybear, made our 50 favourite albums of 2015 list. Be sure not to miss the headlining artist on the City Stage.

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The Philosopher Kings – 6:00, City Stage

Songs from The Philosopher Kings such as “Hurts to Love You” and “Cry” found radio and video favour, making this JUNO-winning Canadian band reign the mid- to late 90’s. After a decade-long hiatus, the band is back with Return of the Kings. Make your way early to the Landsdowne Great Lawn to make sure you fall under their “Charms”.

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Danielle Allard – 3:00, City Stage

One of the region’s hidden gems is Danielle Allard. Her tender voice combined with her fusion of jazz, folk, pop, and blues make Allard Ottawa’s version of Norah Jones. Like the popular Jones, Allard will leave you pleasantly astounded. When she is not crafting her own beautiful compositions, she likes to re-imagine popular songs and produce unique cover songs. If you are lucky, she might invite you sing along to some Gangsta rap.

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