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Saturday with Drew Marshall & Sunday Gospel Concert…

CONCERT NEWS… Ken kicks off his 11th annual Sunday Gospel Martinee concert series at Hugh’s Room this Sunday, October 27th. Back by popular demand are Grammy & Juno Award winning vocalist Sharon Riley (Faith Chorale), David Wall (The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Group, Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) and and holding down the bottom end will be the incomparable bassist Dennis Pendrith (Murray McLaughlin, The Bebop Cowboys, Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe Band). Making their debut appearance on the series are The Laws, an award winning grassy folk duo from Wheatley, Ontario. This is going to be a fabulous show. Contact Hugh’s Room (416) 531-6604 to arrange for your tickets and table reservation.

RADIO NEWS… This Saturday, October 26th, Ken will be featured from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show. Listen live on Saturday at The Drew Marshall Show.

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Labor Day Weekend @ the Yoga Ranch & Prairie Day Festival…

CONCERT NEWS… Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with Ken at the beautiful Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch at the foot of the Catskill Mountains in Woodbourne, NY. Ken offers “Opening our Voice, Opening our Heart” workshops at 12noon on both Saturday and Sunday (August 31 & Sept. 1). Ken will be heading back to the Prairie Day Festivalat the Alderville Black Oak Savanna Ecology Centre for a second year in a row (September 7). Bring your youngsters and oldsters. This is a fun day for all ages.

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Festival of Friends…

CONCERT NEWS… Check Ken out at the Festival of Friends in Hamilton (August 11). He’ll be on the Spectacle Stage at 3pm and the Alumni Stage at 5pm. Mark your calendars for Ken’s visit back to the Prairie Day Festival at the Alderville Black Oak Savanna Ecology Centre (September 7). This is a fun day for all ages. He’ll also be at the Bloor Ossington Folk Festival in Toronto (September 22).

TV NEWS… Ken, The Levy Sisters, Chris Whiteley, Ben Whiteley and Bucky Berger perform the songs Gospel Train and Been In The Storm So Long for the television series God’s Greatest Hits. More songs are posted on Ken’s Facebook musician/band page so we welcome you to swing by there and please “Like” Ken too. Produced by Riddle Films, the television series, God’s Greatest Hits, airs in Canada on VisionTV on Friday nights at 10:30pm. More gospel music news on Ken’s Gospel page.

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40th Blues Skies Music Festival…

CONCERT NEWS… This Saturday and Sunday Ken, The Levy Sisters, Ben Whiteley and Brad Hart celebrate the 40th anniversary Blue Skies Music Festival in Clarendon, Ontario (August 3 & 4). Ken will host the “Remembering Jackie Washington workshop” along with a Sunday gospel workshop and much more.

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Guitar, Yoga and Blue Skies…

This week Ken is teaching “Playing the Blues: what makes it sound real? Intro to Slide Guitar and Fingerstyle Basics” at the Ashokan Guitar Camp in the Catskills, NY (July 28- August 1). Alsoteaching at the camp are Molly Mason, Mark Mazengarb, Matt Munisteri, Scott Nygaard and Andrew Vanoorstrand. Following the guitar camp, Ken stops in at the Yoga and Music Festival in Val Morin, Quebec to offer a gospel music workshop at 2pm on Friday (August 2). Then on Saturday and Sunday Ken joins The Levy Sisters at the 40th anniversary Blue Skies Music Festival in Clarendon, Ontario (August 3 & 4).

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40th Home County Festival…

FESTIVAL NEWS… THIS WEEKEND! Ken can’t wait to get back to the 40th anniversary London Home County Festival (July 20-21).The remarkable bassist George Koller and the beautiful songstress Tannis Slimmon and Jane Lewis will join Ken on the mainstage at 8:40pm on the Sunday. Ken also has workshops scheduled for 3pm on Saturday and 1:30pm Sunday. Home County festival is free admission.

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS are for the KIDS! The Cramahe Township Public Librarypresents Ken in concert at 2pm at the Victoria Park Square (July 23). Be sure to bring your children out to this one! Ken will be looking forvolunteers to join his band. Musical fun for all ages.

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40th Winnipeg Folk Festival…

FESTIVAL NEWS… THIS WEEKEND! Ken and The Levy Sisters will be performing at the 40th anniversary Winnipeg Folk Festival (July 12-14). Here’s their schedule for the weekend. Saturday: concert 11am @ Snowberry stage, “1974”workshop 4pm @ Bur Oak stage, Music Store Tent meet & greet @ 3pm. Sunday: morning gospel “Waiting for a Miracle” workshop 11am @ Big Bluestem stage.