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Ken Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children's music. Among numerous accolades, he has been awarded a Canadian Folk Music Award, Genie Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film, Lifetime Achievement recognition from Folk Music Ontario (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) and Mariposa Folk Festival. He has also been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 14 Maple Blues Awards. Ken’s live performances showcase his outstanding musicianship on guitars and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals, called "...a cross between Pete Seeger and Tony Bennett on 11!" Whether leading his own group, solo or collaborating with peers at blues, folk, children’s festivals and concerts of all sizes, his “...deep knowledge and infectious passion” guarantee good times for all. As a producer of over 125 recording projects, Ken’s productions have garnered 10 Canadian Gold and Platinum records, 4 American Gold records, 22 Juno and 2 Grammy nominations, and sold over 8 million copies.

 


Mardi Gras Gospel Sing!

 


Reflections on the passage of time and readiness seem appropriate for the beginning of a new year. Here's a sneak peek at a new song which Ken wrote with his friend Arthur Renwick, which will be on the upcoming Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band CD to be released in February on Borealis Records. They can't wait to take their show on the road and they're very excited to have joined the roster at AIM Artists in Motion Booking Agency.

   

"Mardi Gras Gospel Sing!" A New Orleans-inspired evening of favourite swing spirituals and Gospel hymns guaranteed to get your toes tapping and lift the winter blues. The music will be led by the Jordan Klapman All-Star Band with special guests Ken Whiteley, The Levy Sisters and Chris Whiteley.  Friday, Feb. 13th at St. Andrew's Church, 73 Simcoe Street @ King Street West, Toronto. For more info, visit www.standrewstoronto.org
 
"Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival" Back by popular demand, The Trio of Fun: Ken Whiteley, Wendell Ferguson & Tony Quarrington in concert on Saturday, Feb. 14th at 9.p.m. Then catch Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band on Sunday, Feb. 15th at 10 p.m.  Both concerts are being held at The Black Swan Tavern (2nd Floor), 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto. For more info, visit www.winterfolk.com
 
"Folk Alliance ConferenceKen Whiteley and The Beulah Band are excited to announce that they have an "official showcase" on Thursday, Feb. 19th at 8 p.m. in Century A room.  For additional private showcase information go to Ken's Shows page.
 
"Sunday Afternoon Gospel Concert"  Ken welcomes back jazz songstress Dione Taylor, singer/songwriter David Wall, performer/composer/former CBC host Andrew Craig, and bassist George Koller on Sunday, Feb. 22nd at Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto. Music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Lunch reservations and/or concert tickets are available now from Hugh's Room (416) 531-6604.  Special rates for groups of 10 or more.  For guest artist bios go to Ken's Gospel Music page.
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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