Tom Cochrane and his band Red Rider are slated to play the upcoming Mariposa Folk Festival.
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee is an Order of Canada recipient and multi-Juno award winner.
He has become known for his ability to tell personal stories that have universal resonance and are an instant audience connector. In his latest release, ‘Tom Cochrane Revisited’ March 15, 2019, he takes a look back at some of his classics.
From early beginnings as a folk-based singer/songwriter playing the coffeehouses of Toronto’s famed Yorkville scene in the early 1970s, the pride of Lynn Lake, Manitoba, became the driving force in adventurous rockers Red Rider before achieving massive international success with breakthrough 1991 album Mad Mad World (over six million copies sold worldwide and diamond-sales status at home) and its anthemic hit Life Is A Highway.
The three-day Mariposa Folk Festival features more than ten stages of the best folk-roots music on the North American scene, along with story, dance, and craft on more than 10 stages. Tent and RV camping are available.
The Mariposa Folk Festival runs July 5-7, 2019, in Tudhope Park in Orillia, Ont., on the shores of scenic Lake Couchiching. All ticket categories are on sale. Children age12 & under are admitted free. Visit https://mariposa.frontgatetickets.com for details.