Since 2009, the Winter Roots Roundup has celebrated the best in folk, roots, and blues music in an Edmonton-based festival format produced in conjunction with the Sound Studies Initiative and the Moses and Frances Asch Collection of Folkways Records. Our mandate is to honour the work and philosophy of Folkways Records founder Moses Asch, whose life was shaped by an unshakeable belief in the power of “anything that is sound.”

For the 8th edition of the Winter Roots festival, we are broadening the scope of our commitment to Asch’s legacy by exploring the theme “Moving Music in our Communities.”

Learn more about the Winter Roots Roundup festival: