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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.

 


Upcoming outtings...

 

Spirit Songs

 
Spirit Songs: The Music of Bob Dylan on May 5 at the Lutheran Redeemer Church, Toronto. Ken, guitarist Neil Clark and folk-rocker Myke Mazzei will provide their takes on Dylan classics, both well and lesser known. Tickets available now
 
For our friends in the Port Hope and Coburg communites, Ken will be part of special concert presentation at the Port Hope United Church on Saturday, May 27.  The next day he'll be back in Toronto, performing at St. Anne's Anglican Church on Sunday, May 28.
 

"Into The Blue"... Ken just finished producing Kim Doolittle's 9th studio album, "Into The Blue". For those of you who may not be familiar with Kim, her sound marries roots blues, folk and a hint of alternative country. She's shared the stage with many famous and infamous people from Jeff Healey to Serena Ryder and Rita MacNeil and Ken. Here's a sneak peak at the title track with Kim and Ken. Get your tickets today for the Toronto CD release concert on Thursday, June 8 at Hugh's Room Live.   
   

The new Hugh's Room's Gala fundraising concert will be Saturday, April 29. For tickets visit hughsroom.com.  To make a donation to Hugh's Room Live go to gofundme.com/hughsroom or donate by: cheque – payable to Iler Campbell in Trust, mailed to: Iler Campbell LLP, 150 John St., Toronto M5V 3E3, or e-transfer to: tpereira@ilercampbell.com - provide Brian Iler with the security answer via email: biler@ilercampbell.com      

 

We're excited to put this video "Ken Whiteley on Freedom Blues" out here right now. 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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