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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.

 


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Canadian concerts... Next up, Ken joins Kim Doolittle and her band on stage at Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough on Thursday, October 2.  Ken hosts the 1st gospel brunch at the 13th Annual Canal Bank Shuffle Blues Festival in Thorold on October 19. Kim and Reggie will be Ken's special guests at this gospel brunch which is being held at the Four Points Sheraton.  Ken returns to The Duck for his annual Saturday afternoon with the Mighty Duck Blues Band on November 29. 
 
USA concerts...  Ken travels stateside to join Kim and Reggie Harris for concerts on October 17 back at Carroll Cafe in Washington, DC. and October 18 at Old Songs in Voorheesville, NY. 
 
Gospel music makes me feel alright...  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, founder of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir and fellow Nova Scotian Jeremiah Sparks ("Mufasa" from the Toronto production of The Lion King and former church organist and choir director of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir) 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.

 

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TV NEWS... Back by popular demand! "All Our Relations"  6 celebrities, 6 journeys into the past, 6 inspiring stories for the future. Featuring Aboriginal celebrities such as actor Adam Beach, hockey great Theoren Fleury, dance choreographer Santee Smith, architect Douglas Cardinal, and political figures such as Elijah Harper and former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, James Bartleman, this series takes us on a journey through their individual family histories, learning about how the experiences of their ancestors has shaped who these outstanding individuals would one day become. Produced and directed by Ralph Brown, with music from Ken Whiteley.  Now playing on a television near you so check APTN for local listings.

 
Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band
 
New band! New music! New signing!...  Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band (banjoist Frank Evans, fiddler Rosalyn Dennett and bassist/co-producer Ben Whiteley) are creating and recording exciting new music that is deeply rooted in traditional North American folk forms. You’ll hear echoes of blues, gospel, swing, string and jug band sounds. 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.   Now accepting concert and festival bookings for 2015 to coincide with the CD release.
 
Are you Ken's FACEBOOK friend?...  "Like" Ken's Facebook page to find out how the new CD is coming along and other musical musings.   

 

 

 

 


 

 

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