RBC Emerging Artist Showcase

RBC Emerging Artists in 2017
Saturday, October 21st 6:00 pm – Asessipi Ski Resort, Inglis

Father-and-sons trio, The Janzen Boys, got their start busking as a rootsy, harmony-singing family playing. After racking up almost 4000 views on YouTube in the University of Winnipeg’s Uniter Fiver contest for new bands, they were chosen for a finalists showcase at Winnipeg’s iconic West End Cultural Centre. From there the ball started to roll and soon their schedule was filled with house concerts and festival gigs all over the province. In addition to song-writing and performing at the Fringe Festival, the band has performed at Dauphin CountryFest, The Fire and Water Festival in Lac du Bonnet and the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon.

Mika-Dawn is a well-known southern prairie sweetheart who has captivated audiences from a very young age. Since she began writing her own music at age 15, her sweet vocals and honest story-telling has left audiences entranced. Hailing from the town of Pilot Mound, Mika`s songs tell the story of her rural Manitoba life, its challenges, beauty and sorrow. By bringing a clear sound and a folky attitude into her music, Mika-Dawn is beginning to make a name for herself in the music world. She released her EP “Oil Man” in September of 2015, and the title from that album took her to the top 10 nationally in CBC’s 2015 Searchlight Contest.

inger-songwriting Ila Barker continues to take Winnipeg by storm with her unique lyrics and large personality.  With soul and voice well beyond her years, Ila has been building her career organically.  Currently, Ila is working on developing her second release and is working with producers including Juno award winner Murray Pulver.  Past performances have included the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival Stringray Young Performers Program and Aboriginal Music Week. Ila has also seen success on the radio internationally, maintaining tracks in the top ten National Indigenous Music Countdown.

Singer-songwriting Ila Barker continues to take Winnipeg by storm with her unique lyrics and large personality.  With soul and voice well beyond her years, Ila has been building her career organically.  Currently, Ila is working on developing her second release and is working with producers including Juno award winner Murray Pulver.  Past performances have included the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival Stringray Young Performers Program and Aboriginal Music Week. Ila has also seen success on the radio internationally, maintaining tracks in the top ten National Indigenous Music Countdown.