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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's 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 16 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 140 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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 NEXT UP... The annual Christmas & Hanukkah Holiday Party with music from Ken Whiteley at the Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Centre (77 Harbord Street, Toronto) on December 17th. For more info, visit www.sivananda.org/toronto  The annual Carols by Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve with Ken Whiteley, vocalists Amoy Levy & David Wall, bassist Terry Wilkins and the Gospel Choir led by Joanna Mills at the Roncesvalles United Church (214 Wright Avenue @ Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto) on December 24th. This is a beautiful family oriented service. The last eleven years it has been standing room only, so arrive early to get a good seat. Doors open at 6:30pm. Suggested donation of $20 or PWYC. For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/roncesvallesunitedchurch/


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GOSPEL MUSIC MAKES ME FEEL ALRIGHT...   Ken's next Sunday Gospel Brunch at Hugh's Room Live will be "Sabbath of Songs" with vocalists Aviva ChernickLenka Lichtenberg and David Wall with guitarist Joel Schwartz and bassist Justin Gray on January 28th. Lunch from 12noon with Music from 2pm. Tickets and table reservations available from Hugh's Room Live or call 416-533-LIVE (5483).  For more really great music go to Ken's Gospel page.
 
 
GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC... Ken Whiteley & The Freedom Blues Band (8 piece with horn section) will be performing for one night only at the Aurora Cultural Centre. Tickets for the Thursday, February 15th show are now on sale from the Centre or call call 905 713-1818.      

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