"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 the 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.
CONCERTS THIS WEEK... The Whiteley Brothers
are delighted to be doing an opening set for Mike Stevens
and Okaidja Afroso
's CD release of CanadAfrica: where's the one
at Lula Lounge
in Toronto on Wed., Dec. 11th
. For all of our Montreal friends, Hello Darlin' Productions
presents Ken Whiteley with bassist Bill Gossage
in concert at Petit Campus on Saturday, Dec. 14th
. Ken is looking
forward to sharing some of his new songs from his 2013 Canadian Folk
Music Awards nominated CD, The Light of Christmas
. Then on Sunday, Dec. 15th
Ken will host a celebration of Hanukkah and Christmas at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
in Toronto. The evening will start with meditation followed
by chanting and a message from Swami Sivananda. Members, guests and
visitors are all welcome to attend this annual evening concert of yoga
The Welcome Christmas Tour
featuring Jacob Moon, Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley
and Ken Whiteley might be coming to a town near you. They'll be
performing in Kitchener
(Dec. 21) and Burlington
(Dec. 22). Click on Shows
for tickets and additional concert information.
In support of the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank...
10 % of all proceeds from Ken's The Light of Christmas
CD are going to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto and the GTA. Click on Store
to purchase the CD or mp3 downloads. You may offer a food or monetary donation to the Food
Bank at (416) 203-0050 and online at DONATE.
Ken, Amoy Levy and David Wall are delighted to be singing
with the EHP Gospel and Chancel church choirs at the annual Carols by Candlelight service at Emmanuel Howard Park United Church
in Roncy Village, Toronto. This is a beautiful family
oriented service and for the past seven years it has been standing room only,
so be sure to arrive early if you wish a seat.
TV News... "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.