"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.
Gospel concerts... Ken Whiteley's popular Sunday afternoon gospel music series at Hugh's Room will celebrate it's 12th season
with an amazing selection of both local and international gospel
artists. This season kicks off on October 26 with a special Nova
Scotia Gospel Celebration, featuring Linda Carvery, soloist with the Nova Scotia Mass Choir and fellow Nova Scotians Jeremiah Sparks ("Mufasa" from the Toronto production of The Lion King and former church organist and choir director of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir) and Jivaro Smith
("Simba" from The Lion King and pastor and director of the mass choir
at Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church in Toronto) with Ben Whiteley holding down the bottom end with his big double bass. Lunch reservations and/or concert tickets are available now from Hugh's Room.
Hugh's Room offers a lovely lunch menu. Please call to make a table
reservation at (416) 531-6604. Special rates for groups of 10 or more.
For more really great music go to Ken's Gospel Music page.
Worldwide Internet/Radio news...
Drew Marshall hosts Canada's most listened to spiritual talk show and
for the past 5 years Ken has been making the trek out to his Oakville
radio studio to be a guest on his show. Ken was on the October 11th show
which is available as a podcast to download. Linda Carvery and Jeremiah Sparks will be the guest artists on Saturday, October 25
. Listen live at The Drew Marshall Show
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The musical guests are featured from 4 p.m.
Canadian concerts... Ken
returns to The Duck in St. Catharines for his annual Saturday blues afternoon with the Mighty
Duck Blues Band on November 29.