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Port Hope concertFor 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

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Last Sunday Gospel Matinee of this season!

I am quite excited about a very unique last show of this Sunday Gospel series.  Tabby Johnson, Kim Doolittle and Njacko Backo all bring something special to the mix.  Tabby Johnson has a legendary status that stretches back to when she skipped high school to audition and land a spot in the original Toronto cast of Hair! many years ago.  Since then she has taken her amazing voice and incredible, creative energy to stages, studios and television shows around the world.    I first became aware of Kim Doolittle when she sang with Jeff Healey for many years. She is another powerhouse singer, but also with a tender side.  When I heard her version of Amazing Grace, I knew she’d be perfect for one of these events.  Originally from the East Coast, she too has taken her music around the world.  Njacko Backo brings a more distant part of the world to us here in Toronto.  Originally from Cameroon, he is a master singer, percussionist and kalimba player (the African thumb piano). Njacko has received nominations from the Junos and the Canadian Folk Music Awards.  His engaging style and positive energy have made him a favorite where ever he goes.  Also making his first appearance will be Andrew Downing, a fabulous bassist, composer and arranger.  He is also a neighbour of mine and we’ve worked together in the studio before but this will be our first official live collaboration. - Ken Whiteley


WHEN: Sun., March 30

GUESTS:  Njacko Backo, Kim Doolittle, Tabby Johnson, Andrew Downing

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) and St. Albans Hall in Ashcroft (April 6).  Click on Shows for reservation and ticket information. 














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