"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.
I'm off to the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp in Val Morin for yoga workshops and a gospel concert on July 31st. Next month, I'll be playing songs of an acutary nature with Sam Broverman. I produced his delightful Dream Maker Heartbreaker: The Songs of Johnny Mercer CD. The first two Toronto Sunday Gospel matinee concerts will be October 25th & November 29th. I'm thrilled to announce Two-Time Grammy® Award Winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer and Saskatoon powerhouse folk collective, Rosie and the Riveters will be kicking off my 13th Gospel series with me. Contact Hugh's Room to make reservations and get your tickets. They have a special ticket promotion on right now so you might want to check that out sooner than later.
You'll find Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band at Shelter Valley Folk Festival Sept. 4-6. And looking ahead, we're heading out to Alberta in March 2016. We have shows booked in Calgary and Edmonton, and we'd love to find a few more places to perform while we're out there so if you are interested contact AIM Artists in Motion Booking Agency or email shari (at) kenwhiteley (dot) com to discuss.
Check out some new music from my latest recording with The Beulah Band on my soundcloud channel and two music videos below. And if you're connected to friends on Facebook, I welcome you to "Like" my musician/band page.