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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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KW & the Beulah Band

 

New band! New music! New signing!...  Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band (Frank Evans, Rosalyn Dennett and 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

US concerts...  Ken travels stateside for Jesse Palidofsky's CD release concert on September 12 at Carroll Cafe in Washington, DC.  Jesse came up to Toronto to record and have Ken produce this fabulous new collection of songs entitled Dancing Toward The Light. Ken will also join Kim and Reggie Harris for concerts on October 17 back at Carroll Cafe and then on October 18 at Old Songs in Voorheesville, NY. 
Canadian concerts... 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.
Gospel music makes me feel alright...  Ken's 13th annual gospel series at Hugh's Room in Toronto kicks off on October 26 and November 30, January 25, February 22, March 29. Be sure to mark these dates down on your calendar. The amazing musical lineup will be announced in the Fall.  If you're super eager, Hugh's Room has ticket package promotions. For more really great music go to Ken's Gospel page.
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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