"Masterful and amazing!" Tampa Acoustic Music Exchange
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.
TODAY @ 1PM! Ken and bassist Dennis Pendrith will be part of the first
annual Spirit of Yorkville Festival at the Pilot Tavern, 22 Cumberland
St. Ken's set starts at 1 p.m. Also sharing the bill are Brian
Gladstone, Tony Quarrington, Fergus Hambleton, Klas Van Graft, Beverley
Robertson. Afternoon show tickets $15. at www.spiritofyorkville.com
TODAY @ 3PM! Ken and bassist Terry Wilkins offer up a few songs at the 2nd annual Toronto GMO-Free Festival
in Christie Pits. Come join the celebration of Ontario's rapidly
growing non-GMO organic food movement. Ken and Terry go on stage at 3
p.m. but the event runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with speakers and an
organic farmer's market.
TONIGHT @ 8PM! Ken recently produced the debut recording of a fantastic new Toronto-based indie-folk band, Crooked House Road
Their music flows with delicious lush harmonies, captivating
storytelling, a bluesy backdrop and a modern indie feel. You can pick up
the CD starting 8 p.m. Saturday night at the Cadillac Lounge, 1296
Queen St. W. Tickets $10 in advance from the band's website or $12 at
Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band's new self-titled CD is now available from Ken's Store.
An Artists' Affair Inspiried by Glen Gould.
A fundraising gala in
support of the Al & Malka Green Artists' Health Centre and Artists'
Health Alliance. Hosted by Heather Bambrick with performances by Marc
Jordan, Robert Scott, Broadsway, RH Thomson, Shawn Byfield, Ken
Whiteley, Glenn Gould Remix Project. Wed., May 27 at The Carlu, 444
Yonge St., 7th Floor, Toronto. 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner.