Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16! The Woods are Burning: a celebration of Tom Thomson’s life, passion, work and letters by Toronto Poet Laureate Anne Michaels and musician David Sereda with Ken Whiteley, Sandra Swannell, Tyler Wagler, Keira McArthur at the Toronto Evergreen Brick Works, starting at 4pm. These unique free performances will begin outside before dusk and move inside as night comes on.
Ken’s Sunday Gospel Matinee series at Hugh’s Room kicks off on Sunday, October 30th with 2 time Grammy Award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, 2016 CFMA nominees Kathy Reid-Naiman and Arnie Naiman (aka Ragged But Right) and bassist Alastair Whitehead (Slocan Ramblers). Save the date and reserved your spot now from Hugh’s Room. For more info click on the Shows tab.
Coming Soon! Digital downloads of the 3 classic Original Sloth Band albums. Email email@example.com to be notified when they are available.
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 Funasakafor 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.