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"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.


Latest news...

A sneak peak at Ken's new muscial venture... Ken Whiteley and The Beulah Band (banjoist Frank Evans, fiddler Rosalyn Dennett and bassist/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.  Worldwide CD release February 3, 2015 on Borealis Records.

Gospel concerts...  The Sunday, Nov. 30 afternoon gospel music show at Hugh's Room will be centered around 3 amazing woman's voices (Mati Haskell, Sharon Riley, Michelle Willis) suberbly supported by the instrumental virtuosity of 3 men (guitarist J.K. Gulley, keyboardist Lance Anderson on Hammond organ and Ben Whiteley holding down the bottom end with his big double bass) and hosted by Ken Whiteley.  Hugh's Room offers a lovely lunch menu. Music from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Lunch reservations and/or concert tickets are available now from Hugh's Room (416) 531-6604.  Special rates for groups of 10 or more.  For guest artist bios go to Ken's Gospel Music page.
Worldwide Internet/Radio news...  Drew Marshall hosts Canada's most listened to spiritual talk show and for the past 5 years Ken has been making the trek out to his Oakville radio studio to be a guest on his show. Ken was on the October 11th show which is now available as a podcast to download.  You may listen to the show live every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Drew Marshall Show.  The musical guests are featured from 4 p.m.
Canadian concerts...  Ken returns to The Duck in St. Catharines for his annual Saturday blues afternoon with the Mighty Duck Blues Band on November 29.   








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