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Brian Blain’s Campfire @ the Old Mill…

UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS: This Saturday at the Home Smith Bar! I’llbe joining Brian Blain, Alec Fraser & Casey Van Gorkom (Turbo Street Funk) for Brian Blain’s Campfire at 7:30pm to 10:30pm at the Old Mill, Toronto. No cover charge. Then a week later Brian’s Campfire will be ablaze with Brian, Paul Reddick, Jualian Fauth & myself on Sat., Nov. 17 at the Jeanne Gordon Theatre in Wallaceburg. Tickets from Eventbrite.

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Lenore’s Every Once In A While…

I will be accompanying the delightful LENORE ELAINE onher Toronto CD release concert on Wed., Nov. 7 @ The Piston. It was a delight working with her in the studio on her “Every Once In A While” CD, which I produced. After Lenore’s set stick around to enjoy her son Nick Teehan and his band.

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Midian Farm Premier…

WORLD PREMIER: MIDIAN FARM: a transformative piece of family and Canadian history by filmmaker Liz Marshall with music by Ken Whiteley. From 1971 – 1977, Midian Farm was a back-to-the-land social experiment created by a community of urban baby-boomers from Toronto. Part of the youth counterculture movement during a period of social and political re-imagining, its utopian vision eventually collapsed. More than four decades later, Canadian filmmaker Liz Marshall unearths Midian Farm to memorialize a transformative piece of family and Canadian history. Get your tickets at http://bit.ly/MidianFarm

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Music All Around with Chris White…

TODAY! Sun., Oct. 14 at 1:30pm @ Emmanuel United Church, Ottawa Ottawa Folkzone presents Folk impresario/radio host/performer Chris White will release his newest CD, “Music All Around”. Produced by Ken, this is a collection of clever, uplifting songs for children of all ages. Joining Chris and Ken on stage will be Mary Gick on banjo, Christine Graves on ukulele, 13-year old guitar phenomenon Sid Ameen, and singers from several of the Ottawa community choirs (which Chris leads). Tickets and at the door.

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TONIGHT in OTTAWA with Vince Halfhide…

CD RELEASE CONCERTS: Ottawa Blues & Roots musician Vince Halfhide will release his newest CD TONIGHT (Sat., Oct. 13) @ Emmanuel United Church (691 Smyth Rd, Ottawa). Ken, who produced the recording, will join Vince for an evening that will showcase Vince’s beautiful original songs and impeccable guitar playing in a variety of folk and blues styles. TicketsTOMORROW! Sun., Oct. 14 at 1:30pm @ Emmanuel United Church, Ottawa Folkzone presents Folk impresario/radio host/performer Chris White will release his newest CD, “Music All Around”. Produced by Ken, this is a collection of clever, uplifting songs for children of all ages. Joining Chris and Ken on stage will be Mary Gick on banjo, Christine Graves on ukulele, 13-year old guitar phenomenon Sid Ameen, and singers from several of the Ottawa community choirs (which Chris leads). Tickets

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That’s What Makes America Great…

FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT: For your enjoyment here’s Ken’s newest song/video “That’s What Makes America Great”. It takes less than 2 minutes to watch. If you like it, we encourage you to share it. Ken had the idea and refrain line for months and then after he shared them at a solstice party the enthusiastic response gave him the energy to finish the song. May we all be encouraged to work on projects that have the potential to make our countries and our world a better place. Thanks to Liam Romalis and Mako Funasaka who jumped on Ken’s ideas for the video and made it happen.

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Thank you Canada Council…

SHOUT OUT AND HUGE THANKS: Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band’s Spring concert tour was generously supported by the Arts Across Canada: Circulation and Touring Grant. Thank you Canada Council for the Arts for the much appreciated financial support. We also wish to thank all the amazing folks from those special ones who invited us to their venuesand communities to perform, to the folks who hosted us in their homes and restaurants and finally, to the folks who came out to the shows. It truly was a wonderful 2 weeks. Thank you one and all.

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Festival of Small Halls Concert & FMO…

FESTIVAL OF SMALL HALLS CONCERT: Just announced! Ken Whiteley, vocalists Ciceal Levy & Venissa Butler and bassist Gord Mowatt will be performing on Friday, Sept. 28 @ Seeley’s Bay Community Hall. Blues/R&B artist Kim Pollard will grace us with an opening set. Tickets are now on sale. We hope to see you there!

FMO CONFERENCE: Ken, Rosalyn Dennett & Rob McLaren open the Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay showcase on Friday, Sept. 28 at 12noon for conference delegates. Not open to the general public but you can support the cause by going to www.musiciansunited.info.

IN THE RECORDING STUDIO: This summer Ken and Nik worked with a number of talented artists… The Afro-Métis Constitution Project, Vince Halfhide, Chris White, Lenore, Sam Broverman and Kim Wallach.