"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.
I'll be in the recording studio in June with Kathy Reid Naiman, working on a new recording for young children. This will be our 13th together.
I've also been collaborating with Sufi master musician Davod Azad on a new project and that work is ongoing.
Later in the month I'll be heading to the States. Ken Whiteley & The Beulah Band will be performing at the Old Songs Festival near Albany, N.Y. June 26 -28. Then I'll be at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch near Woodbourne, N.Y. July 3 - 5 for a concert and some workshops. Here's a clip from the Sivanada Ashram Retreat in the Bahamas where I sing a medley of "Bright Side" and "Another Day's Journey". https://youtu.be/jD89kncan14
GOSPEL MUSIC MAKES ME FEEL ALRIGHT... For more about Ken's gospel music go to Ken's Gospel page.Check out some music, including tracks from the new Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band on the Ken Whiteley souncloud channel.