“Masterful and amazing!” ~ Tampa Acoustic Music Exchange

Ken Whiteley has been playing folk, blues, gospel and other roots traditions at the highest level for well over fifty years.  He has received many awards including a Canadian Folk Music Award, 7 Juno nominations, 18 Maple Blues nominations, a Genie Award (for Best Song in a Canadian Film) and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Mariposa Folk Festival, The Maple Blues Awards and Folk Music Ontario but ultimately for Ken his music is all about making connection.   He loves to get people singing with him whether he’s on a concert stage, a folk festival, a church service or a yoga ashram.

Ken has made over 32 albums and his most recent one, “Long Time Travelling” was just nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award as Best Traditional Album this year. He has written over 400 songs that have won numerous awards and been covered by more than a dozen artists. Ken is a living link to the traditions of people he has sung and played with including Pete Seeger, The Georgia Sea Island Singers, Tom Paxton, John Hammond Jr., Blind John Davis and many others. He brings this vast experience to each performance as a way to allow all of us to come together through the power of song.

Long Time Travelling song introductions here.

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From Jaffa Road to Sacred Steel!

Come out Saturday, March 2 for this great concert. Last fall I performed with Jaffa Road and Aviva Chernick at the new Hugh’s Room Live on Broadview and it was an awesome time. This time I will be one of their guests in this beautiful, timely concert at Metropolitan Community Church. Go to https://www.mcctoronto.com/mcc-toronto-concerts/ and you can purchase tickets.

I will be performing concerts and workshop over the Easter weekend (March 30, 31) at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram Camp in Val Morin, Quebec.

On Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m., at Hugh’s Room Live, Broadview Ave., Toronto, I will be presenting a special gospel show with the fabulous Nikki D. and the Sisters of Thunder. Nikki D. is one of the most exciting proponents of the style of music known as “Sacred Steel”. You have to hear the music she can generate from her lap steel guitar.