"Masterful and amazing!" Tampa Acoustic Music Exchange
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 has 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 14 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 125 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.
For all of our Toronto & GTA friends and family, I'll be playing with the Beulah Band at the Ward Island Cafe on Friday, July 17th from 7pm to 9pm.
I will be in the recording studio in July with Joanna Chapman-Smith working on her new Folktales recording. I've also been collaborating with Sufi master musician Davod Azad on a new project and that work is ongoing.
Check out some new music from my latest recording with The Beulah Band on my soundcloud channel and two music videos below. And if you're connected to friends on Facebook, I welcome you to "Like" my musician/band page.