All the best to you and your family throughout the holidiays and the new year! I invite you to enjoy the title track, The Light of Christmas, from my CFMA nominated The Light of Christmas CD. Click on the CD artwork to hear the song. From the title track to the socially conscious Daily Bread to the compelling gospel of Hallelujah, A Child Is Born,these songs resonate with a rich, inclusive spirituality. 10% of all CD proceeds will go to support of The Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto & the GTA. The CD is available exclusively from my online Store or you may also mail us your contact info along with a cheque made payable to Pyramid Records.
My next Sunday’s Gospel Matinee at Hugh’s Room is on January 29, 2017. I’m super pleased to announce that Juno & CFMA nominated The Marigolds (Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick, Suzie Vinnick), Joe Jencks (of Brother Sun) and Ben Whiteley will be featured guests. Contact Hugh’s Room for tickets and lunch reservations. For more gospel show info visit Ken’s gospel music page.
NEW CD: “In Freedom Blues Canadianroots 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 winnning musicologist, Rob Bowman
I 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.