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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...  Ken Whiteley's popular Sunday afternoon gospel music series at Hugh's Room will celebrate it's 12th season with an amazing selection of both local and international gospel artists. This season kicks off on October 26 with a special Nova Scotia Gospel Celebration, featuring Linda Carvery, soloist with the Nova Scotia Mass Choir and fellow Nova Scotians Jeremiah Sparks ("Mufasa" from the Toronto production of The Lion King and former church organist and choir director of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir) and Jivaro Smith ("Simba" from The Lion King and pastor and director of the mass choir at Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church in Toronto) with Ben Whiteley holding down the bottom end with his big double bass.  Lunch reservations and/or concert tickets are available now from Hugh's Room. Hugh's Room offers a lovely lunch menu. Please call to make a table reservation at (416) 531-6604. Special rates for groups of 10 or more.  For more really great music 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 available as a podcast to download.  Linda Carvery and Jeremiah Sparks will be the guest artists on Saturday, October 25. Listen live at The Drew Marshall Show  from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  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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