The Original Sloth Band reunite on Sept. 30th at Hugh’s Room. For this show, Ken (guitar, mandolin, piano, accordion, washboard, jug, vocals) and Chris Whiteley (trumpet, harmonica, guitar, vocals) along with long time drummer Bucky Berger (Fathead) are putting together a very special night. The show will also feature Drew Jurecka on fiddle, clarinet and sax and Ben Whiteley on bass with special guests The Honolulu Heartbreakers. They’ll pay tribute to their friend Tom Evans and take you on a musical journey that will be quite a ride. Tickets on sale now from from Hugh’s Room.
Ken’s Sunday Gospel Matinee series at Hugh’s Room kicks off on October 30th with 2 time Grammy Award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. Save the date and reserved your spot now from Hugh’s Room. For more info click on the Shows tab.
NEW CD: “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.