Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jann Arden to headline Mariposa Folk Festival

    Mariposa Folk Festival is pleased to announce that eight-time Juno winner, Jann Arden, will headline the 52nd annual festival. This will be the first appearance at Mariposa Folk Festival of the celebrated Canadian singer, songwriter, author and radio show host.

We are delighted to welcome Jann Arden to our Saturday evening main stage. She is a very accomplished artist and excellent fit for our Mariposa audience”, said Artistic Director, Mike Hill.

With eleven albums to her credit - and numerous songs that charted in Canada, the US, and the UK - Jann Arden is established as one of Canada’s most treasured performers.

Among the many notable accolades Jann Arden has earned are: MuchMusic Video Awards; Prairie Music Awards; Western Canadian Music Awards and Alberta Recording Industry Association Awards; a star on Canada's Walk of Fame; National Achievement Award from the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN); and an induction into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Her current album, Uncover Me 2, is one of Jann Arden’s finest releases. On it, she sings songs popularized by The Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac, The Motels, The Smiths, Dusty Springfield, The Everly Brothers, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Lesley Gore, and Dorothy Moore. There is one original song as well, Mr. McLennan.

Mariposa Folk Festival will make an announcement regarding the Sunday evening headliner in the coming weeks.

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