Jacinda Oldale (a.k.a. JakeMo) grew up over the bridge in the Matsqui prairie and was raised on the Mission Folk Music Festival, where her love of music and community know-how was nurtured.

 “I was a lone child
from the coyote prairie
I was a wild one
pluckin’ words and blackberries,”
– from her song, Coyote Prairie.

 She feeds/serves the people with her sacred, scrumptious songs; razzamatazz rhymes and soul-stirring love soups that please and delight.JakeMo is a Foodoula/Wedding Celebrant/Poet/Songwriter/Singer in Raw Honey, the East Van women’s folk-soul band. She is “two scant cups starlet, one cup common sense.”

 She is honoured and giddy to be co-emceeing Friday night with Mark Haney.

Named one of the Globe and Mail’s “Canadian Arts Heroes of 2020” for his work during the pandemic as Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Little Chamber Music, Mark Haney is deeply motivated by issues of identity, culture, and community.

Mark and his work were the subjects of John Bolton’s acclaimed 2016 docu-drama Aim for the Roses, named after Mark’s 2010 album. In June 2022 Omnis Temporalis, a musical reconstruction of the acclaimed cartoonist Seth’s award-winning graphic novel George Sprott, was released by Montreal’s Drawn and Quarterly Publishers in a deluxe vinyl edition featuring elaborate packaging and design by Seth. Mark is the Manager of Arts and Culture for the City of Mission.

Tori lives on the unceded and ancestral lands of the Secwépemc in the Interior of BC. Working and/or volunteering behind the scenes, Tori has been involved in live music and festivals for over 20 years.

She has contributed to Salmon Arm Roots & Blues, Mission Folk Music Festival, and the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, and enjoys making music with a trio called Making Do with Sharon and her mom, Diane. She also works as an Indigenous Education Worker during the school year and volunteers as a board member at Carlin Community Hall.

Graham Lindsey writes inventive and dynamic Celtic tunes in a centuries-old tradition, and his energetic playing of mandolin, tenor banjo, guitar and more attract audiences and session players alike. His dynamic stage presence as a solo artist is only amplified when playing with other fine musicians, and the energy and joy they have on stage will spill out into the audience, leaving you smiling. His tunes are catchy and will be stuck in your ears for days.

Vancouver’s Tim Readman is a musician, singer, songwriter, producer and music journalist who has performed many times at MFMF. His new album, to be released in September – Songs from Eighth & Eight, is a collection of original protest songs, deeply relevant to our present moment, exploring themes of climate change, political conflict, and social inequality.