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"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'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.


Tribute to Mose Scarlett...

Mose Scarlett, Jackie Washington, Ken Whiteley  

Memorial for Mose Scarlett, Aug. 7 @ The Tranzac

Mose Scarlett, who died just over a month ago, after a few months of illness and many years giving pleasure through his music, his singing, his generous nature and his stories, will be memorialized in song and story at the Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue, south of Bloor, Toronto) on Wednesday, August 7 starting at 7:30pm.  A partial list of people confirmed to participate at this point include (in no particular order) Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop, Rick Fines & Jackson Delta, Brent Titcomb, Tony Quarrington & Zoey Adams, Eve Goldberg, David Wall & Rebecca Campbell, Margaret Stowe, Hotcha!, Magoo and yours truly, Ken Whiteley. Tony Quarrington will deliver a brief eulogy. Victor Bateman will be playing string bass, as he did on a number of the Scarlett, Washington & Whiteley tracks.  It's open to all who wish to and are able to attend.  There is a suggested donation of $20 to cover the hall and ongoing expenses.  I hope to see some of you there. 

August 9-11  Bassist Gord Mowatt and I fly up to Thunder Bay, Ontario to share stories and songs at the Live From The Rock Folk Festival. For more info, visit


August 17 Ken Whiteley & Friends - sacred steel guitarist Nikki D and the Sisters of Thunder, bassist Gord Mowatt and drummer Bucky Berger in concert at Freedom Fest, Stewart Park, Perth, Ontario. You will not want to miss this exciting time of music, fellowship, and family fun!  For more info, visit


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