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Easter in Val Morin…

April 19-21 @ Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp, Val Morin, Quebec… Celebrate with your whole family at the Ashram’s special Easter Weekend programme. On Easter Saturday we tune into the joy of Easter with Ken Whiteley and our traditional Easter gospel concert. Sunday’s programme will include a gospel singing workshop with Ken. The Ashram is located in the idyllic setting of the Laurentian Mountains, only an hour’s drive from Montreal— it is a sanctuary of peace and natural beauty. For more info call (819) 322-3226 and 1-800- 263-9642 and visit www.sivananda.org/camp/

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For the Love of Pete…

TONGIHT! April 16 @ Hugh’s Room, Toronto, ON… For the Love of Pete: A Tribute to Pete Seeger featuring Ken Whiteley, The Levy Sisters with Pat Patrick, plus Grit Laskin, Gathering Sparks, Sharon, Lois and Bram, Jory Nash & Rosalyn Dennet, James Gordon, Mike Ford, Crabtree & Mills, David Celia, Jerry Gray, Quique Escamilla and hosted by David Newland.

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April Concerts…

April 16 @ Hugh’s Room, Toronto, ON… For the Love of Pete: A Tribute to Pete Seeger featuring Ken Whiteley, The Levy Sisters with Pat Patrick, plus Grit Laskin, Gathering Sparks, Sharon, Lois and Bram, Jory Nash & Rosalyn Dennet, James Gordon, Mike Ford, Crabtree & Mills, David Celia, Jerry Gray, Quique Escamilla and hosted by David Newland. For more info, visit www.hughsroom.com

April 19-21 @ Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp, Val Morin, Quebec… Celebrate with the whole family at the Ashram’s special Easter Weekend programme. On Easter Saturday we tune into the joy of Easter with Ken Whiteley and our traditional Easter gospel concert. Sunday’s programme will include a gospel singing workshop with Ken. The Ashram is located in the idyllic setting of the Laurentian Mountains, only an hour’s drive from Montreal— it is a sanctuary of peace and natural beauty. For more info call (819) 322-3226 and 1-800- 263-9642. For more info, visit www.sivananda.org/camp/

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Matinee in Ashcroft…

TODAY! 11 a.m. Sunday Matinee concert at St. Albans Hall. Tickets at the door.

Ken Whiteley with outstanding bassist Dinah D. make a long awaited return trip to the interior of British Columbia. Ken met Dinah at the Vancouver Island Folk Festival in 2007 and they have made a number of appearances together since then. Dinah has played bass with an array of musicians including Doug Cox, Harry Manx, Be Good Tanyas, and is the leader of Contraband Swingclub and the award winning children’s act, the Kerplunks. Ken is recognized as a master slide guitarist and expert mandolinist and whether he’s drawing from his vast repertoire of blues, swing, folk and gospel or treating you to one of his own award winning songs, you will be entertained, involved and uplifted.

COMING UP… We’re looking forward to our performance at a local Aschroft school on Monday, April 7th. This show is for the student population only; closed to the public.

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Tonight in Harrison Hot Springs…

TONIGHT! We’re performing at the Harrison Memorial Hall. Concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets at the door.

Ken Whiteley with outstanding bassist Dinah D. make a long awaited return trip to the interior of British Columbia. Ken met Dinah at the Vancouver Island Folk Festival in 2007 and they have made a number of appearances together since then. Dinah has played bass with an array of musicians including Doug Cox, Harry Manx, Be Good Tanyas, and is the leader of Contraband Swingclub and the award winning children’s act, the Kerplunks. Ken is recognized as a master slide guitarist and expert mandolinist and whether he’s drawing from his vast repertoire of blues, swing, folk and gospel or treating you to one of his own award winning songs, you will be entertained, involved and uplifted.

COMING UP… St. Albans Hall in Ashcroft (April 6). Click on Shows for reservation and ticket information.

FACEBOOK… We welcome you to “Like” Ken’s Facebookpage.

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Tonight in Penticton…

TONIGHT! We’re celebrating The Dream Cafe’s 10th anniversary. Concert starts at 8 p.m.

Ken Whiteley with outstanding bassist Dinah D. make a long awaited return trip to the interior of British Columbia. Ken met Dinah at the Vancouver Island Folk Festival in 2007 and they have made a number of appearances together since then. Dinah has played bass with an array of musicians including Doug Cox, Harry Manx, Be Good Tanyas, and is the leader of Contraband Swingclub and the award winning children’s act, the Kerplunks. Ken is recognized as a master slide guitarist and expert mandolinist and whether he’s drawing from his vast repertoire of blues, swing, folk and gospel or treating you to one of his own award winning songs, you will be entertained, involved and uplifted.

COMING UP… Harrsion Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs (April 5) and St. Albans Hall in Ashcroft (April 6). Click on Shows for reservation and ticket information.

FACEBOOK… We welcome you to “Like” Ken’s Facebookpage.

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Tonight in Kalso…

TONIGHT IN KALSO! We’re at The Langham Cultural Centre. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale at the door.

Ken Whiteley with outstanding bassist Dinah D. make a long awaited return trip to the interior of British Columbia. Ken met Dinah at the Vancouver Island Folk Festival in 2007 and they have made a number of appearances together since then. Dinah has played bass with an array of musicians including Doug Cox, Harry Manx, Be Good Tanyas, and is the leader of Contraband Swingclub and the award winning children’s act, the Kerplunks. Ken is recognized as a master slide guitarist and expert mandolinist and whether he’s drawing from his vast repertoire of blues, swing, folk and gospel or treating you to one of his own award winning songs, you will be entertained, involved and uplifted.

COMING UP… The Dream Cafe in Penticton (April 4), Harrsion Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs (April 5) and St. Albans Hall in Ashcroft (April 6). Click on Shows for reservation and ticket information.

FACEBOOK… We welcome you to “Like” Ken’s Facebookpage.

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A week in BC…

Ken Whiteley with outstanding bassist Dinah D. make a long awaited return trip to the interior of British Columbia. Ken met Dinah at the Vancouver Island Folk Festival in 2007 and they have made a number of appearances together since then. Dinah has played bass with an array of musicians including Doug Cox, Harry Manx, Be Good Tanyas, and is the leader of Contraband Swingclub and the award winning children’s act, the Kerplunks. Ken is recognized as a master slide guitarist and expert mandolinist and whether he’s drawing from his vast repertoire of blues, swing, folk and gospel or treating you to one of his own award winning songs, you will be entertained, involved and uplifted.

We hope you can make it out to one of the shows. The tour kicks off with a house concert in Salmon Arm (April 2), followed by shows at The Langham in Kaslo (April 3), Dream Cafe in Penticton (April 4), Harrsion Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs (April 5) and St. Albans Hall in Ashcroft (April 6). Click on Shows for reservation and ticket information.

FACEBOOK… We welcome you to “Like” Ken’s Facebookpage.

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Last Sunday Gospel Matinee in Toronto…

Last Sunday Gospel Matinee of this season!

I am quite excited about a very unique last show of this Sunday Gospel series. Tabby Johnson, Kim Doolittle and Njacko Backo all bring something special to the mix. Tabby Johnson has a legendary status that stretches back to when she skipped high school to audition and land a spot in the original Toronto cast of Hair! many years ago. Since then she has taken her amazing voice and incredible, creative energy to stages, studios and television shows around the world. I first became aware of Kim Doolittle when she sang with Jeff Healey for many years. She is another powerhouse singer, but also with a tender side. When I heard her version of Amazing Grace, I knew she’d be perfect for one of these events. Originally from the East Coast, she too has taken her music around the world. Njacko Backo brings a more distant part of the world to us here in Toronto. Originally from Cameroon, he is a master singer, percussionist and kalimba player (the African thumb piano). Njacko has received nominations from the Junos and the Canadian Folk Music Awards. His engaging style and positive energy have made him a favorite where ever he goes. Also making his first appearance will be Andrew Downing, a fabulous bassist, composer and arranger. He is also a neighbour of mine and we’ve worked together in the studio before but this will be our first official live collaboration. – Ken Whiteley

WHEN: Sun., March 30

GUESTS: Njacko Backo, Kim Doolittle, Tabby Johnson, Andrew Downing

MUSIC: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ONSUBWAY: a few blocks south of the Dundas Street West station

LUNCH: 1 p.m. Hugh’s Room offers a lovely lunch menu.

Advance reservations recommended by calling (416) 531-6604.

TICKETS: $20. adv / $22.50 door / $18. groups of 10+ Group tickets must be purchased at one time. Call Hugh’s Room for tickets at (416) 531-6604.

A week in British Columbia this April…

Ken Whiteley with outstanding bassist Dinah D. make a long awaited return trip to the interior of British Columbia. Ken met Dinah at the Vancouver Island Folk Festival in 2007 and they have made a number of appearances together since then. Dinah has played bass with an array of musicians including Doug Cox, Harry Manx, Be Good Tanyas, and is the leader of Contraband Swingclub and the award winning children’s act, the Kerplunks. Ken is recognized as a master slide guitarist and expert mandolinist and whether he’s drawing from his vast repertoire of blues, swing, folk and gospel or treating you to one of his own award winning songs, you will be entertained, involved and uplifted.

We hope you can make it out to one of the shows. The tour kicks off with a house concert in Salmon Arm (April 2), followed by shows at The Langham in Kaslo (April 3), Dream Cafe in Penticton (April 4), Harrsion Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs (April 5) and St. Albans Hall in Ashcroft (April 6). Click on Shows for reservation and ticket information.

FACEBOOK… We welcome you to “Like” Ken’s Facebookpage.

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Tonight in Port Hope…

For our friends in Port Hope, Cobourg and Northumberland County… Authenticroots, blues and country music with Kim Doolittle and Ken Whiteley, andbacked by guitarist Russell Edward Williams and Northumberland County’sstellar rhythm section Troy Howard and Robert Page.

WHEN: Sat., March 22

MUSIC: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.WHERE: Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen Street, Port Hope, ONTICKETS: $25. from the Capitol Theatre Box Office

Last Sunday Gospel Matinee of this season!

WHEN: Sun., March 30

GUESTS: Njacko Backo, Kim Doolittle, Tabby Johnson, Andrew Downing

MUSIC: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ONSUBWAY: a few blocks south of the Dundas Street West station

LUNCH: 1 p.m. Hugh’s Room offers a lovely lunch menu.

Advance reservations recommended by calling (416) 531-6604.

TICKETS: $20. adv / $22.50 door / $18. groups of 10+

Group tickets must be purchased at one time.

Call Hugh’s Room for tickets at (416) 531-6604.

A week in British Columbia this April… Ken and the fabulous bassist Dinah D.(The Kerplunks, Contraband Swingclub) may be coming to your town this Spring. The tour kicks off with a house concert in Salmon Arm (April 2), followed by shows at The Langham in Kaslo (April 3), Dream Cafe in Penticton (April 4), Harrsion Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs (April 5), St. Albans Hall in Ashcroft (April 6) and hopefully closing off with a great cup of coffee in Hope (April 7). Click on Shows for reservation and ticket information.

FACEBOOK… We welcome you to “Like” Ken’s Facebookpage.