“In Freedom Blues Canadian roots music icon Ken Whiteley has crafted a timely set of songs that address both contemporary and historical struggles for the freedom endemic to a healthy, progressive society. Deftly drawing on a wide range of musical sources including blues, gospel and, for lack of a better word, folk, Freedom Blues is a landmark album in Whiteley’s career and Canadian roots music in general.”~ Grammy Award winning music professor, Rob Bowman 2016
“Wow! Freedom Blues is a beautiful collection of songs with great harmonies. You can feel the love that went into the making of this cd.”~ Sonny Ochs 2016
“Amazing acoustic Alchemy from a masterful journeyman…”~ Roger Levesque, Penguin Eggs, Spring 2015
“One of Canada’s most respected and well traveled statesmen of roots music.”~ Scene Magazine
“Wonderful, uplifting music, elemental in form and soul stirring in intent.”~ Greg Quill, The Toronto Star
“The melodic beauty of his acoustic guitar and the orgasmic intensity of his mandolin were no less moving than the spiritual depth of his own song writing.”~ Elizabeth Courtney, Salt Spring Is. News, B.C.
“I can’t think of anyone better to have at a folk festival than Ken Whiteley.”~ Mitch Podolak, CBC Radio
“A Canadian Pete Seeger with a voice like Tony Bennett cranked to 11.”~ Gordon Gibb, Peterborough Examiner
“Ken Whiteley is one of the best. I would rate him Most Valuable Player at last summer’s Mariposa Folk Festival.”~ Michael Cooney, Sing Out!
“This Torontonian is a playing encyclopedia. The breadth of his playing was astounding.”~ Stephen Ostick, Winnipeg Free Press