Roots & Folk Music
Concert Touring Network
2023 / 2024 Tour Season
In October of 2023, Home Routes kicked off their first full season since 2019, announcing the initial 14 acts that would set the stage for an ambitious plan to send a total of 42 artists across 7 tour routes nationwide, performing 500+ shows. With that groundwork in place, and with those routes now reestablished, Home Routes is pleased to present that full list of artists that will be touring throughout their 2023/24 season.
The season kicked off in October with a stellar lineup of artists, including Bobby Dove, T. Nile, Saligaude, Alan Gerber, Mary Liv, Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner & James Culleton, and Mirja Klippel & Alex Jønsson, each bringing a wealth of talent to the stage, and delighting audiences with the uniquely intimate experience of a Home Routes house concert. Carrying on that momentum through November were Graham Lindsey, Sherman Downey, David Graham, West My Friend, Poor Nameless Boy, Old Man Luedecke, and Emerald Rae.
With 2024 nearly upon us, Home Routes is thrilled to announce the full lineup for the 2023/24 season: Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen, Sweet Alibi, Burnstick, Mimi O’Bonsawin & Noelle Frances, The North Sound, Anna & Regan Luth, J. Knutson, Faddis & Adkins, Rumour Mill, The Pairs, Mia Kelly, Pat Byrne, Lynne Hanson, Kitty & The Rooster, Kalyna Rakel & Dan Gurman, Sherry Ryan & Maria Cherwick, Jay Gilday, Raine Hamilton, Shari Ulrich, Suzie Vinnick, Andrina Turenne, Jack Garton, Naomi Shore, Taylor Abrahamse, Watermelon Slim, Crys Matthews and Beau Wheeler & Jesse Waldman. These artists—and one yet-to-be-announced performer—will be taking their respective shows on the road between January and May 2024, treating audiences to some of Canada’s finest folk music, performed in some very special and often unexpected venues.
Home Routes is dedicated to bringing exceptional live music experiences to communities nationwide, and the 2023-2024 season has done a lot to establish tour routes through those communities.
“It has been a lot of work bringing together the 2023-2024 Home Routes season, but I am thrilled by the outstanding performances we’ve witnessed so far. October and November saw a lot of musical talents setting the stage for an even more exhilarating journey from January to May,” says Home Routes Co-Executive and Artistic Director Leonard Podolak.
“This season’s upcoming lineup is a kaleidoscope of diverse artists, promising an unforgettable experience. I extend my gratitude to the artists, audiences, and our dedicated team for making each show a celebration of the magic that is live music. As we move forward into the remainder of the season, I invite everyone to join us for what are going to be some very excellent performances.”
We are looking for community partners across Canada to join us in becoming local Home Routes hosts, by bringing world-class folk music to your home, town hall or neighbourhood cafe! This enables a true collaboration between Home Routes and local partners who are interested in cultivating folk music & culture.
Interested in Becoming a Host?
Join communities across Canada by bringing world-class live folk music to your town or neighbourhood!
Want to know more about our current lineup? The best way to learn is with your ears. You can also listen to our season lineup on Spotify, where we have created a playlist featuring songs from each of our artists. It’s a great way to discover new music, get familiar with the artists, and get ready for the concerts.
Folk Music Concerts in Communities Across Canada
Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous was founded in 2007 with the direct purpose of building more infrastructure for Folk Musicians to play more concerts in more communities across Canada. This was achieved by partnering with local community members to create a network of hosts across the country who donate their time and homes, or find appropriate venues to host folk music events in intimate and unique settings. Learn More >
Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininew and Dakota peoples, and on the homeland of the Metis nation. We have produced thousands of concerts across Canada, a land home to well over 600 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.