“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 Sistersand 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 beingheld 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.
“Sunday Afternoon Gospel Concert” Ken welcomes jazz songstress Dione Taylor, performer/composer/broadcaster Andrew Craig, singer/songwriter David Wall and bassist George Koller on Sunday, Feb. 22nd 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.
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 Kenwrote with his friend Arthur Renwick, which is on Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band‘s debut CD. Released February 3rd on Borealis Records. Buy it now from Ken’s Store! 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.