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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.

 

Music & Yoga in the Catskill Mountains...

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Kew Gardens pstrNext up... June 30th  to July 5th at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch in Woodbourne, NY.  Independence Day and All Levels Yoga Weekend with Ken Whiteley, Prahlad, Srinivasan, Shyam & Mohini. Spend your holiday weekend in the beautiful Catskill Mountains enjoying the practices of Yoga and sacred music with us! The daily schedule will include all levels Yoga workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with senior yoga teachers Prahlad, Shyam and Mohini. Ken will give concerts on Sunday and Monday nights plus music and sound workshops on Saturday to Monday starting at 12noon. Also scheduled... The Beach Village BIA presents Music In The Park with Ken and bassist George Koller on Saturday, July 15 from 2-4pm in Kew Gardens, Toronto. The Cramahe Township Public Library presents Terrific Tuesdays with Ken, Cedarailand's David Hayes and Wendy Bellan, and the Cramahe Children's Ukulele Players on July 25 from 11am-12noon in Victoria Square, Colborne.

   

What better time to start a discussion on "freedom".  Ken describes the philosophy and some of the process behind the creation of his recording, "Freedom Blues" and lots of live clips give you a musical taste. This is uplifting blues for anyone who wants to dig a little deeper.  We hope you also enjoy the first two music videos "Bring It All Right Down" and "Give Your Hands To Struggle" from the Freedom Blues CD release concert in Toronto. Thanks to Riddle Films and specifically Liam Romalis and Mako Funasakafor the video production and all the incredible musicians including Amoy Levy, Ciceal LevyBucky Berger, Ewan Divitt, Richard Underhill, Perry WhiteAlastair Whitehead and Denis Keldie. Tell your friends to check this out.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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