“Masterful and amazing!” ~ Tampa Acoustic Music Exchange

Ken Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children’s music. Among numerous accolades, he’s been awarded a Canadian Folk Music Award, Genie Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film, Lifetime Achievement recognition from Folk Music Ontario (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) and Mariposa Folk Festival. He has also been nominated for 7 Juno awards and 16 Maple Blues Awards. Ken’s live performances showcase his outstanding musicianship on guitars and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals, called “…a cross between Pete Seeger and Tony Bennett on 11!” Whether leading his own group, solo or collaborating with peers at blues, folk, children’s festivals and concerts of all sizes, his “…deep knowledge and infectious passion” guarantee good times for all. As a producer of over 140 recording projects, Ken’s productions have garnered 10 Canadian Gold and Platinum records, 4 American Gold records, 22 Juno and 2 Grammy nominations, and sold over 8 million copies.

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Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival

This weekend! I’ll be performing at  The Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival in Toronto. Blues & Bluegrass Concert  Friday, Feb. 21st from 8pm to 10pm.  A Celebration of Lives Concert: Remembering Mose Scarlet, Pete Otis, Joe Hall, Justin Haynes  Saturday, Feb. 22 from 5pm to 7pm.  

Back by popular demand the Sacred Steel guitarist Nikki D Brown and the Sisters of Thunder will join me at the next Sunday Gospel Matinee at Hugh’s Room Live (March 22). Check my Calendar for more details.