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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.

 


Hillside Festival & Cramahe Public Library...

 

Next up for the Ken and the Beulah Band will be the Hillside Festival from July 13-15 in Guelph, Ontario. Friday @ 5:55pm on the Lake stage for the Over The Hills workshop with Ken & the Beulahs, Al Simmons, Twelfth Day, Poor Man's Whiskey.  Saturday @ 12:45 to 1:30pm on the Main stage featuring Ken & the Beulahs.  Sunday @ 10:30am on the Island stage for The Sunday Gospel Session with host Ken and the Beulahs, Rev. Sekou, Ladama, Cecile Doo-Kingue, Haley Heynderickx, Martin Harley & Fortunate Ones.  

 

The Cramahe Township Public Library presents Ken accompanied by CLUB (Colborne Library Ukelele Band) with band leaders David Hayes and Wendy Bellan (from Cedarail) on Tuesday, July 17 at 11am in Victoria Square, Colborne, Ontario. See you there!

 

Ken and the Beulah Band's recent April concert tour was generously supported by the Arts Across Canada: Circulation and Touring Grant.  Thank you Canada Council for the Arts  for the much appreciated financial support. We also wish to thank all the amazing folks from those special ones who invited us to their venues and communities to perform, to the folks who hosted us in their homes and restaurants and finally, to the folks who came out to the shows. It truly was a wonderful 2 weeks. Thank you one and all.

 

For your enjoyment here are a couple of Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band music videos and Ken's new song/video "That's What Makes America Great".  The later takes less than 2 minutes to watch. If you like it, we encourage you to share it. Ken had the idea and refrain line for months and then after he shared them at a solstice party the enthusiastic response gave him the energy to finish the song. May we all be encouraged to work on projects that have the potential to make our countries and our world a better place. Thanks to Liam Romalis and Mako Funasaka who jumped on Ken's ideas for the video and made it happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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