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Another Day’s Journey

Ken Whiteley (2010)

Ken's Role: Performer


Greetings from my journey! I have had a great time visiting some wonderful musical friends and have been inspired by trips to various places from my past, present and future. I went all the way back to my jug band and classic blues roots and recorded a couple of duets with MARIA MULDAUR. On a sunny day in Brooklyn with blues great GUY DAVIS and Les Paul’s last bass player, NICKI PARROTT, we had a mini hootenanny with tunes, old and new. DUANE ANDREWS came all the way from Newfoundland to add his sparkling guitar to some swing and blues locales. I have also been looking ahead with my friends KIM & REGGIE HARRIS. Reggie and I collaborated on a couple of new songs that we have packaged up here with sacred steel star, CHUCK CAMPBELL. Along the way DAVID WALL, AMOY LEVY and JOANNA CHAPMAN-SMITH added vocals, and my brother CHRIS WHITELEY, son BEN WHITELEY, drummer BUCKY BERGER and national treasure, pianist JOE SEALY, all stopped by to be part of my musical adventure. I hope Another Day’s Journey will be as joyful and memorable a trip for you as it has been for me. Check out my twisted map too! ~ Ken Whiteley

Songs: Another Day’s Journey with Guy Davis and Nicki Parrott; Butterfly with Kim & Reggie Harris and Chuck Campbell; Language of Love with Maria Muldaur; Old Wind Blow with Duane Andrews and Chris Whiteley; Too Much Trouble with Guy Davis and Nicki Parrott; No Answer with Kim & Reggie Harris and Chuck Campbell; Motherless Children with Guy Davis and Nicki Parrott; Step To Paradise with Amoy Levy and David Wall; Urge For Going with Joanna Chapman-Smith; I Want To Be Happy with Duane Andrews; Mike and Mary with Maria Muldaur; Close with Joe Sealy.

Musicians: Ken Whiteley (5 string banjo, resophonic guitar, 6 & 12 string guitars, tenor banjo, banjolin, autoharp, vibraphone, piano, Hammond organ, electric guitar, jug, washboard, kazoo, mandolin), with guests Duane Andrews (acoustic guitar), Bucky Berger (drums), Chuck Campbell (pedal steeel guitar), Joanna Chapman-Smith (vocals), Guy Davis (harmonica, acoustic guitar), Kim Harris (vocals), Reggie Harris (acoustic guitar, vocals), Amoy Levy (tambourine, hand claps, vocals), Priscilla Manney (washboard), Maria Muldaur (vocals), Nicki Parrott (string bass), Joe Sealy (piano), David Wall (vocals), Ben Whiteley (string bass), Chris Whiteley (harmonica, trumpet).

Produced by Ken Whiteley.
Recording and mixing engineer Nicolas Tjelios.
Mastered at MusicLane Mastering with Ted Carson.
Recorded at Casa Wroxton Studio, Toronto, Ontario.

Additional recording:
Headgear Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY. Engineer Alex Lipsen, assisted by Avery Medjuck.
Laughing Tiger Music Studio, San Rafael, CA. Engineer Ari Rios.

Art direction, design and illustration by A Man Called Wrycraft
Cartography & music symbols by Andrew Alfred-Duggan
Released on Borealis Records BCD203

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