"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 the 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.
Today @ The Duck...
Today in St Catharines... Ken always enjoys his annual winter afternoon of Blues, gospel and swing music with The Mighty Duck Blues Band. Hope to see you there too. Toronto bassist Victor Bateman is sitting in with Ken and the band.
WHEN: Sat., March 8
MUSIC: 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Duck, aka Golden Pheasant, 244 Ontario St., St Catharines
TICKETS: Free. No cover charge. Donations accepted.
For our friends in Port Hope, Cobourg and Northumberland County... Authentic roots, blues and country music with Kim Doolittle and Ken Whiteley, and backed by guitarist Russell Edward Williams and Northumberland County’s stellar rhythm section Troy Howard and Robert Page.
WHEN: Sat., March 22
MUSIC: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Capitol Theatre, 20 Queen Street, Port Hope, ON
TICKETS: $25. from the Capitol Theatre Box Office
Last Sunday Gospel Matinee of this season!
WHEN: Sun., March 30
GUESTS: Njacko Backo, Kim Doolittle and Tabby Johnson
MUSIC: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
SUBWAY: a few blocks south of the Dundas Street West station
LUNCH: 1 p.m. Hugh's Room offers a lovely lunch menu.
Advance reservations recommended by calling (416) 531-6604.
TICKETS: $20. adv / $22.50 door / $18. groups of 10+
Group tickets must be purchased at one time.
Call Hugh's Room for tickets at (416) 531-6604.
A week in British Columbia this April... Ken and the fabulous bassist Dinah D. (The Kerplunks, Contraband Swingclub) may be coming to your town this Spring. The tour kicks off with a house concert in Salmon Arm (April 2), followed by shows at The Langham in Kaslo (April 3), Dream Cafe in Penticton (April 4), Harrsion Memorial Hall in Harrison Hot Springs (April 5), St. Albans Hall in Ashcroft (April 6) and hopefully closing off with a great cup of coffee in Hope (April 7). Click on Shows for reservation and ticket information.