“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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FAI in New Orleans…

This week I’m looking forward to catching up with Roots music industry folks at the 32nd annual Folk Alliance International conference in New Orleans.

I’ll be offering a sneak peak ‘n listen of my soon to be released recording, Calm In The Eye of The Storm. This project looks at the personal, political and spiritual dimensions of finding peace in these turbulent times.

My official showcase is Saturday at 4:30pm in Maurepas 3rd Floor.  Joining me on stage will be fiddler extraordinaire Rosalyn Dennett and the stellar guitarist/banjoist Rob McLaren. There are also 3 private showcase opportunities for you to catch me unplugged & up close.  

Then in February I’ll be performing at The Interfaith Devotional Singing Festival On The Wings of Ecstasy in the Bahamas (Feb 10-14) followed by The Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival in Toronto (Feb 21-22).