"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.
New band! New music! New signing!... Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band (Frank Evans, Rosalyn Dennett and co-producer Ben Whiteley) are creating and recording exciting new music that is deeply rooted in traditional North American folk forms. You’ll hear echoes of blues, gospel, swing, string and jug band sounds. They can't wait to take their show on the road and they're very excited to have joined the roster at AIM Artists in Motion Booking Agency.
In the studio... Early next week Ken will be mastering the new Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band CD with Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal.
In concert.. For our friends in in southwestern Ontario, Ken and bassist George Koller will be playing at the inagural Kingsville Folk Music Festival on August 9 & 10. Ken travels stateside for Jesse Palidofsky's CD release concert on September 12 at Carroll Cafe in Washington, DC. He'll be returning to the States to join Kim and Reggie Harris for concerts on October 17 at the Carroll Cafe and October 18 at Old Songs in Voorheesville, NY. On October 19, Ken will host the first gospel brunch at the 13th Annual Canal Bank Shuffle Blues Festival in Thorold, ON. Kim and Reggie will be Ken's special guests at the gospel brunch, which is being held at the Four Points Sheraton.