This is Ken’s first album in four years. It looks at the personal, political and spiritual dimensions of finding peace in these turbulent times. The arrangements run the gamut from bluesy slide, whirring mandolins, outstanding string bass and percussion to whimsical touches like ukulele, lap steel and vibraphone.
Songs: Lay My Burden By The River, Calm In The Eye Of The Storm, Tune Me Up, I Hear The Wind, Saluting The Sun, Stephen’s Last Game, Greed Is A Flawed Organizing Principle, You Better Mind, A Talk With Time, Give It Up To God, Beneath Our Skin, King’s Highway, Let Me Rest Awhile.
The Musicians: Ken Whiteley, Ben Whiteley, Bucky Berger, Lyle Mozlan, George Koller, Gord Mowat, John Showman, Cathy Fink, Walter McLean, Njacko Backo, Nikki D. Brown.
The Singers: Gloria Brown, Nikki D. Brown, The Fabulous Levy Sisters (Amoy & Ciceal), Gathering Sparks (Eve Goldberg, Jane Lewis), Tomika Webb, Felicity Williams.
All songs by Ken Whiteley (Pair-a-dice Music / SOCAN) except: King’s Highway – traditional, adapted & arranged by Ken Whiteley / You Better Mind – traditional, arranged, new lyrics by Ken Whiteley.
Engineered by Nicolas Tjelios at Casa Wroxton Studio, Toronto, Ontario
Additional engineering by Ken Whiteley
Recorded and mixed January 2019
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering, Montreal, Quebec
Art design by Debbie Adams, Adams + Associates
Released on Borealis Records BCD265
Ken Whiteley uses Apitius mandolins, Laskin guitars (six and 12 string) and Elixir Strings.
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Music Fund.