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Here Comes The Sun…

THIS WEEKEND! For our friends in the Port Hope and Coburg communites, Ken will be part of the 7th annual Here Comes The Sun Concert at the Port Hope United Church on Saturday, May 27. Then he’ll be back in Toronto, singing with the congregation and choir at St. Anne’s Anglican Church on Sunday, May 28.

Acoustic Harvest celebrates it’s 20th anniversary with a fundraising concert featuring emcee Magoo, James Gordon, Katherine Wheatley & Wendell Ferguson, Rosalee Peppard, Jory Nash, Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville, End of the Road, Gathering Sparks, David Woodhead, David Bradstreet, Mary Kelly & John Sheard, Anne Walker, Crabtree & Mills and Ken. For more info & tickets call 416-729-7564.

Ken just finished producing Kim Doolittle‘s 9th studio album, Into The Blue.For those of you who may not be familiar with Kim, her sound marries roots blues, folk and a hint of alternative country. She’s shared the stage with many famous and infamous people from Jeff Healey to Serena Ryder and Rita MacNeil and Ken. Here’s a sneak peak below of the title track with Kim and Ken. Tickets on sale now for the Toronto CD release concert on Thursday, June 8 at Hugh’s Room Live.

We’re excited to put this video “Ken Whiteley on Freedom Blues” out here right now. What better time to start a discussion on “freedom”. Ken describes the philosophy and some of the process behind the creation of his recording, “Freedom Blues” and lots of live clips give you a musical taste. This is uplifting blues for anyone who wants to diga little deeper. We hope you also enjoy the first two music 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.

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Port Hope concert…

For our friends in the Port Hope and Coburg communites, Ken will be part of the 7th annual Here Comes The Sun Concert at the Port Hope United Church on Saturday, May 27. For tickets call (905) 885-2421. Then he’ll be back in Toronto, singing with the congregation and choir at St. Anne’s Anglican Church on Sunday, May 28.

Acoustic Harvest celebrates it’s 20th anniversary with a fundraising concert featuring emcee Magoo, James Gordon, Katherine Wheatley & Wendell Ferguson, Rosalee Peppard, Jory Nash, Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville, End of the Road, Gathering Sparks, David Woodhead, David Bradstreet, Mary Kelly & John Sheard, Anne Walker, Crabtree & Mills and Ken. For more info & tickets call 416-729-7564.

Ken just finished producing Kim Doolittle‘s 9th studio album, Into The Blue.For those of you who may not be familiar with Kim, her sound marries roots blues, folk and a hint of alternative country. She’s shared the stage with many famous and infamous people from Jeff Healey to Serena Ryder and Rita MacNeil and Ken. Here’s a sneak peak below of the title track with Kim and Ken. Tickets on sale now for the Toronto CD release concert on Thursday, June 8 at Hugh’s Room Live.

We’re excited to put this video “Ken Whiteley on Freedom Blues” out here right now. What better time to start a discussion on “freedom”. Ken describes the philosophy and some of the process behind the creation of his recording, “Freedom Blues” and lots of live clips give you a musical taste. This is uplifting blues for anyone who wants to diga little deeper. We hope you also enjoy the first two music 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.

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For our friends in the Port Hope and Coburg communites, Ken will be part of the 7th annual Here Comes The Sun Concert at the Port Hope United Church on Saturday, May 27. The next day he’ll be back in Toronto, singing with the congregation and choir at St. Anne’s Anglican Church.

Acoustic Harvest celebrates it’s 20th anniversary with a party and fundraiser featuring emcee Magoo, James Gordon, Katherine Wheatley & Wendell Ferguson, Rosalee Peppard, Jory Nash, Tannis Slimmon & Lewis Melville, End of the Road, Gathering Sparks, David Woodhead, David Bradstreet, Mary Kelly & John Sheard, Anne Walker, Crabtree & Mills and Ken. For more info & tickets call 416-729-7564.

Ken just finished producing Kim Doolittle‘s 9th studio album, Into The Blue.For those of you who may not be familiar with Kim, her sound marries roots blues, folk and a hint of alternative country. She’s shared the stage with many famous and infamous people from Jeff Healey to Serena Ryder and Rita MacNeil and Ken. Here’s a sneak peak below of the title track with Kim and Ken. Tickets on sale now for the Toronto CD release concert on Thursday, June 8 at Hugh’s Room Live.

We’re excited to put this video “Ken Whiteley on Freedom Blues” out here right now. What better time to start a discussion on “freedom”. Ken describes the philosophy and some of the process behind the creation of his recording, “Freedom Blues” and lots of live clips give you a musical taste. This is uplifting blues for anyone who wants to diga little deeper. We hope you also enjoy the first two music 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.

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Spirit Songs: The Music of Bob Dylan on Friday, May 5 at the Lutheran Redeemer Church,Toronto. Ken, guitarist Neil Clark and folk-rocker Myke Mazzei will provide their takes on Dylan classics, both well and lesser known. Tickets available now.

For our friends in the Port Hope and Coburg communites, Ken will be part of the 7th annual Here Comes The Sun Concert at the Port Hope United Church on Saturday, May 27. The next day he’ll be back in Toronto, singing with the congregation at St. Anne’s Anglican Church.

Ken just finished producing Kim Doolittle‘s 9th studio album, Into The Blue.For those of you who may not be familiar with Kim, her sound marries roots blues, folk and a hint of alternative country. She’s shared the stage with many famous and infamous people from Jeff Healey to Serena Ryder and Rita MacNeil and Ken. Here’s a sneak peak below of the title track with Kim and Ken. Toronto CD release concert on Thursday, June 8 at Hugh’s Room Live.

We’re excited to put this video “Ken Whiteley on Freedom Blues” out here right now. What better time to start a discussion on “freedom”. Ken describes the philosophy and some of the process behind the creation of his recording, “Freedom Blues” and lots of live clips give you a musical taste. This is uplifting blues for anyone who wants to diga little deeper. We hope you also enjoy the first two music 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.

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Fred & Ken hear the music…

TODAY! Calling all “Fredheads” come and Hear The Music… Fred Penner and Ken Whiteley reunited to record Fred’s latest CD, “Hear The Music”.Produced by Ken, this brand new collection of fabulous songs showcases Fred at his best joined by a few of his musical friends… Terra Lightfoot, The Good Lovelies, Alex Cuba, Bahamas, Ron Sexsmith, Rosalyn Dennett, and more. Join Fred, Ken and the band at the Toronto CD releaseon Sunday, April 23rd at Lula Lounge. The show starts at 3pm.

For info regarding the artist lineup for the April 29th Gala fundraising concert at the new Hugh’s Room Live go to hughsroom.com. To make a donation to Hugh’s Room Live go to gofundme.com/hughsroom ordonate by: cheque – payable to Iler Campbell in Trust, mailed to: Iler Campbell LLP, 150 John St., Toronto M5V 3E3, or e-transfer to: tpereira@ilercampbell.com – provide Brian Iler with the security answer via email: biler@ilercampbell.com

Spirit Songs: The Music of Bob Dylan on May 5 at the Lutheran Redeemer Church,Toronto. Ken, guitarist Neil Clark and folk-rocker Myke Mazzei will provide their takes on Dylan classics, both well and lesser known. Tickets available now.

“Into The Blue”… Ken just finished producing Kim Doolittle’s 9th studio album, “Into The Blue”.For those of you who may not be familiar with Kim, her sound marries roots blues, folk and a hint of alternative country. She’s shared the stage with many famous and infamous people from Jeff Healey to Serena Ryder and Rita MacNeil. Tickets on sale now for the June 8 Toronto CD release concert at Hugh’s Room Live.

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Ottawa Grassroots Festival…

This Saturday! Ottawa Grassroots Festival… For all our friends and family in the Ottawa corridor, we’re pleased to announce that Ken Whiteley and theBeulah Band will be headlining the Ottawa Grassroots Festival on Saturday, April 22nd. We’re happy to have vocalist Malakperforming an opening set. Ken will also be partaking in an afternoon song circle with Durham County Poet’s Kevin Harvey and host Mike Regenstreif.

This Sunday! Calling all “Fredheads”… This past winter Fred Penner and Ken Whiteley reunited to record Fred’s latest CD, “Hear The Music”. Produced by Ken, this brand new collection of fabulous songs showcases Fred at his uber best joined by a few of his musical friends… Terra Lightfoot, The Good Lovelies, Alex Cuba, Bahamas, Ron Sexsmith, Rosalyn Dennett, and more. Join Fred, Ken and the band at the Toronto CD releaseon Sunday, April 23rd at Lula Lounge. The show starts at 3pm.

The new Hugh’s Room Live Gala fundraising concert will be Saturday, April 29. For tickets visit hughsroom.com. To make a donation to Hugh’s Room Live go to gofundme.com/hughsroom ordonate by: cheque – payable to Iler Campbell in Trust, mailed to: Iler Campbell LLP, 150 John St., Toronto M5V 3E3, or e-transfer to: tpereira@ilercampbell.com – provide Brian Iler with the security answer via email: biler@ilercampbell.com

Spirit Songs: The Music of Bob Dylan on May 5 at the Lutheran Redeemer Church,Toronto. Ken, guitarist Neil Clark and folk-rocker Myke Mazzei will provide their takes on Dylan classics, both well and lesser known. Tickets available now.

“Into The Blue”… Ken just finished producing Kim Doolittle‘s 9th studio album.For those of you who may not be familiar with Kim, her sound marries roots blues, folk and a hint of alternative country. She’s shared the stage with many famous and infamous people from Jeff Healey to Serena Ryder and Rita MacNeil. Ken will join her and the band for the Toronto CD release concert will be June 8 at Hugh’s Room Live.

We’re excited to put this video “Ken Whiteley on Freedom Blues” out here right now. What better time to start a discussion on “freedom”. Ken describes the philosophy and some of the process behind the creation of his recording, “Freedom Blues” and lots of live clips give you a musical taste. This is uplifting blues for anyone who wants to diga little deeper. We hope you also enjoy the first two music 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.

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Music & Yoga in Val Morin…

Easter weekend (April 15-17) Ken will be at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp in Val Morin, Quebec. Bring your youngsters out for fun-filled Easter activities, including an Easter egg hunt, outdoor walks, and games. Kenwill be doing daily yoga programs and performing on Saturday night. Everyone is welcome to attend, especially children and no prior yoga experience is required.

Ottawa Grassroots Festival… For all our friends and family in the Ottawa corridor, we’re pleased to announce that Ken Whiteley and theBeulah Band will be headlining the Ottawa Grassroots Festival on Saturday, April 22nd. We’re happy to have vocalist Malak to perform an opening set.

Calling all “Fredheads”… Fred Penner and Ken Whiteley reunited to record Fred’s latest CD, “Hear The Music”.Produced by Ken, this brand new collection of fabulous songs showcases Fred at his best joined by a few of his musical friends… Terra Lightfoot, The Good Lovelies, Alex Cuba, Bahamas, Ron Sexsmith, Rosalyn Dennett, and more. Join Fred, Ken and the band at the Toronto CD releaseon April 23rd at Lula Lounge.

Spirit Songs: The Music of Bob Dylan on May 5 at the Lutheran Redeemer Church, Toronto. Join Ken and former Mint Recording artist Mark Kleiner and several others will provide their takes on Dylan classics, both well and lesser known. Tickets available now.

“Into The Blue”… Ken just finished producing Kim Doolittle’s 9th studio album, “Into The Blue”.For those of you who may not be familiar with Kim, her sound marries roots blues, folk and a hint of alternative country. She’s shared the stage with many famous and infamous people from Jeff Healey to Serena Ryder and Rita MacNeil. Her Toronto CD release concert will be June 8 at Hugh’s Room Live.

Hugh’s Room Live Gala fundraising concert will be Sat., April 29th. Ken can’t be there as he has other commitments that night but he urges you to attend what will no doubt be a fabulous night of music and stories. For the artist lineup and more info go to hughsroom.com. To make a donation to Hugh’s Room Live go to gofundme.com/hughsroom ordonate by: cheque – payable to Iler Campbell in Trust, mailed to: Iler Campbell LLP, 150 John St., Toronto M5V 3E3, or e-transfer to: tpereira@ilercampbell.com – provide Brian Iler with the security answer via email: biler@ilercampbell.com

“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

We’re excited to put this video “Ken Whiteley on Freedom Blues” out here right now. What better time to start a discussion on “freedom”. Ken describes the philosophy and some of the process behind the creation of his recording, “Freedom Blues” and lots of live clips give you a musical taste. This is uplifting blues for anyone who wants to diga little deeper. We hope you also enjoy the first two music 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.

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Tonight in Port Hope…

“Into The Blue”… Ken recently finished producing Kim Doolittle’s 9th studio album, “Into The Blue”.For those of you who may not be familiar with Kim, her sound marries roots blues, folk and a hint of alternative country. She’s shared the stage with many famous and infamous people from Jeff Healey to Serena Ryder and Rita MacNeil. Ken will join Kim and her band tonight at Port Hope United Church. The Toronto CD release concert will follow in May at the New Hugh’s Room. On Easter weekend (April 15-17) Ken will be at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp in Val Morin, Quebec. He’ll be doing a concert, workshops and lots of yoga. You’re welcome too!

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April outings…

“Into The Blue”… Ken just finished producing Kim Doolittle’s 9th studio album, “Into The Blue”.For those of you who may not be familiar with Kim, her sound marries roots blues, folk and a hint of alternative country. She’s shared the stage with many famous and infamous people from Jeff Healey to Serena Ryder and Rita MacNeil. Ken will join Kim and her band this Saturday, April 8th at Port Hope United Church. The Toronto CD release concert will follow in May at the New Hugh’s Room. On Easter weekend (April 15-17) Ken will be at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Camp in Val Morin, Quebec. He’ll be doing a concert, workshops and lots of yoga. You’re welcome too!

Ottawa Grassroots Festival… For all our friends and family in the Ottawa corridor, we’re pleased to announce that Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band will be headlining the Ottawa Grassroots Festival on Saturday, April 22nd. We’re happy to have Ottawa’s own, Twin Flames, to perform an opening set.

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April outings…

Ottawa Grassroots Festival… For all our friends and family in the Ottawa corridor, we’re pleased to announce that Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band will be headlining the Ottawa Grassroots Festival on Saturday, April 22nd. We’re happy to have Ottawa’s own, Twin Flames, to perform an opening set.

Calling all “Fredheads”… Fred Penner and Ken Whiteley reunited to record Fred’s latest CD, “Hear The Music”. Produced by Ken, this brand new collection of fabulous songs showcases Fred at his best joined by a few of his musical friends… Terra Lightfoot, The Good Lovelies, Alex Cuba, Bahamas, Ron Sexsmith, Rosalyn Dennett, and more. Join Fred, Ken and the band at the Toronto CD release on April 23rd at Lula Lounge.

“Into The Blue”… Ken just finished producing Kim Doolittle’s 9th studio album, “Into The Blue”. For those of you who may not be familiar with Kim, her sound marries roots blues, folk and a hint of alternative country. She’s shared the stage with many famous and infamous people from Jeff Healey to Serena Ryder and Rita MacNeil. Ken will join Kim and her band on April 8th at Port Hope United Church. The Toronto CD release concert will follow in May at the Burdock Lounge.

CHANGES TO THE SUNDAY GOSPEL SERIES SHOWS @ HUGH’s ROOM! Sadly the Sunday, March 26th Gospel Matinee at Hugh’s Room has been cancelled. We will start them up again in the Fall (mark Oct. 29th on your calendar) with the hope that the new Hugh’s Room for the Performing Arts is up and running well before then.

For updates regarding the re-opening of Hugh’s Room go to hughsroom.ca. To make a donation to Hugh’s Room go to gofundme.com/hughsroom or donate by: cheque – payable to Iler Campbell in Trust, mailed to: Iler Campbell LLP, 150 John St., Toronto M5V 3E3, or e-transfer to: tpereira@ilercampbell.com – provide Brian Iler with the security answer via email: biler@ilercampbell.com

Ken & Freedom Blues had a great showcase at the Toronto Maple Blues Summit on Sunday, January 22. Thanks to everyone there and congrats to Stephen Barry for winning the Blues With a Feeling Award.

“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 winnning musicologist, Rob Bowman

We’re excited to put this video “Ken Whiteley on Freedom Blues” out here right now. What better time to start a discussion on “freedom”. Ken describes the philosophy and some of the process behind the creation of his recording, “Freedom Blues” and lots of live clips give you a musical taste. This is uplifting blues for anyone who wants to dig a little deeper. We hope you also enjoy the first two music 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.