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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.

 


Yoga, Omar Khadr's Blues...

  

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 Upcoming concerts...   From July 27 to 29, Ken will be be singing and practising yoga at the beautiful Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas. On August 11th join father and son (Ken and Ben) and neice Jenny and her husband Joey Wright for a free concert at Joel Stone Heritage Park in Gananoque, ON. Show starts at 7:30pm.

 

 Omar Khadr's Blues - The live video for this song from "Freedom Blues" is now watchable on Youtube and below.

   

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 (in the first video below). This is uplifting blues for anyone who wants to dig a little deeper.  We hope you also enjoy the first three music videos  "Bring It All Right Down", "Give Your Hands To Struggle" and "Omar Khadr's Blues" from the Freedom Blues CD release concert in Toronto. Thanks to Riddle Films and specifically Liam Romalis and Mako Funasaka for 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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