Reflections on the passage of time and readiness seem appropriate for the beginning of a new year. Here’s a sneak peek at a new song which Ken wrote with his friend Arthur Renwick, which will be on the upcoming Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band CD to be released in February on Borealis Records. They can’t wait to take their show on the road and they’re very excited to have joined the roster at AIM Artists in Motion Booking Agency.
“A Winnipeg Special” gospel matinee will feature guests singer/songwriter Fred Penner, Winnipeg Temple Shalom Cantor/folk musician Len Udow and none other than Jane Siberry with the outstanding George Koller on bass and hosted by Ken Whiteley. Sunday, Jan. 25th at Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto. Music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch reservations and/or concert tickets are available now from Hugh’s Room (416) 531-6604. Special rates for groups of 10 or more. For guest artist bios go to Ken’s Gospel Music page.
“Mardi Gras Gospel Sing!” A New Orleans-inspired evening of favourite swing spirituals and Gospel hymns guaranteed to get your toes tapping and lift the winter blues. The music will be led by the Jordan Klapman All-Star Band with special guests Ken Whiteley, The Levy Sisters and Chris Whiteley. Friday, Feb. 13th at St. Andrew’s Church, 73 Simcoe Street @ King Street West, Toronto. For more info, visit www.standrewstoronto.org.
“Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival” Back by popular demand, The Trio of Fun: Ken Whiteley, Wendell Ferguson & Tony Quarrington in concert on Saturday, Feb. 14th at 9.p.m. Then catch Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band on Sunday, Feb. 15th at 10 p.m. Both concerts are being held at The Black Swan Tavern (2nd Floor), 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto. For more info, visit www.winterfolk.com
“Folk Alliance Conference” Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band are excited to announce that they have an “official showcase” on Thursday, Feb. 19th at 8 p.m. in Century A room. For additional private showcase information go to Ken’s Shows page.