Ken Whiteley & his Freedom Blues band are looking forward to the Southside Shuffle Festival on Sunday, September 11 at 2pm on Stage 4. Ken will also be doing a free guitar workshop with Teddy Leonard and Joel Johnson on Saturday at 1pm on the Investors Group First Nations Stage 1. For more info click on the Shows tab.
“In Freedom Blues Canadian roots music icon Ken Whiteley has crafted a timeless set of songs that address both contemporary and historical struggles for the freedom endemic to a healthy, progressive society. Deftly drawing on a wide range of musical sources including blues, gospel and, for lack of a better word, folk, Freedom Blues is a landmark album in Whiteley’s career and Canadian roots music in general.”
~ Grammy Award winning music professor, Rob Bowman
We hope you enjoy the first two YouTube videos “Bring It All Right Down” and “Give Your Hands To Struggle” from the Freedom Blues CD release concert in Toronto. Thanks to Riddle Films and specifically Liam Romalis and Mako Funasaka for the video production and all the incredible musicians including Amoy Levy, Ciceal Levy, Bucky Berger, Ewan Divitt, Richard Underhill, Perry White, Alastair Whitehead and Denis Keldie. Tell your friends to check this out and we’ll see you at the Southside Shuffle Festival on Sept. 11th.