KELP prepares to hit the OCFF conference in Ottawa! /

October 12, 2010

The 24th Annual OCFF (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) Conference is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa, October 14-17. Folkies from all over the continent and beyond will descend on Ottawa to hear new talent, and book their festivals for the coming year.

Last year we had a great afternoon at Raw Sugar, putting some local talent on stage to enthusiastic response. This year, we’ve decided to get serious, and have 3 shows throughout the weekend, one of which is open to the non-delegate public!

Five Kelp and friend-of-Kelp acts will be represented in our flying circus this season:

JIM BRYSON- in anticipation of his upcoming album release with The Weakerthans entitled “The Falcon Lake Incident,” available on made-in-Canada 180g vinyl throughout the weekend. You can preview some tracks in the meantime over at Bandcamp. Jim will perform with the full Weakerthans band on Saturday night at the conference!

ANDREW VINCENT- now living back in Toronto, he returns to the 613 ready to drop his “D.I.A.N.E.” hiphop single, mixing a variety of styles in what should be an interesting and unpredictable set.

CHRIS PAGE- having had a busy summer of festivals, and wrapped a new Camp Radio album at Little Bullhorn this month, Page hasn’t been busier, and is still riding the momentum of this year’s solo effort “A Date With a Smoke Machine.”

TANYA DAVIS- with her new self-released album “Clocks and Hearts” in tow. If you haven’t seen her 1.7 million-Youtube-viewed poem in the Andrea Dorfman short “How To Be Alone” (, you have been living under a rock.

UKRAINIA- the hit of the summer folk festival circuit, having wowed crowds in Calgary, Winnipeg and Dawson City with their quirky brand of Ukrainian-(and vodka)-flavoured rock.

Here’s the full rundown on Kelp/OCFF activities this coming weekend:

Kelp Records Jamb-o-ree
Room 401, Crowne Plaza Hotel
11pm – 3am
featuring Jim Bryson, Andrew Vincent, Tanya Davis, Chris Page + Ukrainia

The Kelp Records Breakfast
Raw Sugar (692 Somerset West)
11am – 3pm
with Jim Bryson, Andrew Vincent, Tanya Davis and Chris Page

Kelp Records OCFF Showcase
Capitale Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel
11:30pm – 2am
with Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans, Andrew Vincent, Tanya Davis and Ukrainia

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