Awards & Accolades

  • Utah Phillips Award, Local 1000 2015
  • Best Traditional Singer, Canadian Folk Music Award nomination 2013
  • Canadian Gemini Award nomination, Best Original Music for a Non-fiction Program or Series for “Love Letters “ 2010 Canadian Genie Award, Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for “Tell Me” 2004 Composed music for films and televison, including “Falling Angels” (Ten Best Canadian Films of 2003 winner), and Judaism: Quest for Meaning (12 part series).
  • Canadian Hall of Fame Award, Mariposa Folk Festival 2008
  • Estelle Klein Lifetime Achievement Award, Ontario Folk Festivals 2005
  • 7 Canadian Juno Award nominations for his own recordings in Blues, Roots & Traditional and Children’s categories
  • Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, Solo Artist of the Year 2008
  • 20 Canadian Maple Blues Award nominations from 1997 to present Canadian Maple Blues nomination, Blues With A Feeling for “One World Dance” 2008
  • 2 OCFF Songs from the Heart Awards,
  • Best Blues song 2007 for “Everybody has the Blues” from “One World Dance”
  • Best Children’s song 2005 for “Leaves”
  • Numerous awards for his children’s recordings: Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Children’s Recording for “Join The Band” 2006 Children’s Music Web Award for “Join The Band” 2006 Parent’s Choice Award for “Join The Band” 2006 Canadian Juno Award nomination, Best Children’s Recording for “Join The Band” 2007
  • Canadian Juno Award nomination, Best Children’s Album for “Musical Mystery Machines” 1998 Canadian Juno Award nomination, Best Children’s Album for Chris & Ken Whiteley’s “Lots More Junior Jug Band” 1986
  • Canadian Juno Award nomination, Best Blues/Gospel Album for The Whiteley Brothers’ “Sixteen Shades of Blue” 1996 Canadian Juno Award nomination, Best Blues/Gospel Album for The Whiteley Brothers’ “Bluesology” 1993
  • Canadian Juno Award nomination, Best Roots & Traditional Album for Scarlett, Washington & Whiteley’s “Where Old Friends Meet” 1992
  • Jazz Report Blues Album of the Year for “Bluesology” 1992
  • Over 150 recording projects as a record producer, which have earned Ken…
  • 2 Canadian Juno Awards
  • 2 American Grammy Award nominations
  • 22 Canadian Juno Award nominations
  • 4 American Gold Records for work with Raffi and Klutz Press
  • 10 Canadian Gold and Platinum Records with Fred Penner, Raffi and Ken’s own Junior Jug Band
  • Over 8 million copies combined sales
  • Master guitarist and mandolinist, and accomplished on 20 different instruments.
  • For a list of Ken’s own albums, please see his discography.