"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.
. Join Ken at the 7th annual
Prairie Day on Saturday, September 20. Alderville First Nation and the
Nature Conservancey of Canada presenst this family friendly event which
will include nature workshops, hikes, art sale, music and so much more. Ken is delighted to be a special guest for the opening night of Raoul Bhaneja's "Life Death and The Blues"
series at Theatre Passe Muraille on Thursday, September 25. Ken joins Kim Doolittle
on stage at Showplace Performance Centre
in Peterborough on 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
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.
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). Lunch reservations and/or concert tickets are available now from Hugh's Room. Hugh's Room offers a lovely lunch menu. Call to make a table reservation. For more really great music go to Ken's Gospel Music page.
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.
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 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.