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Ken Whiteley

Ken Whiteley

Apr 16th 2018 @ Beaverlodge Library

Beaverlodge, Canada
I Was There
About Ken Whiteley
Genres:
Blues, Freedom Blues, Gospel, Swing, String Bands, Jug Band, Thats What Makes America Great
Band Members:
Ken Whiteley - guitars, mandolin, lap steel, mouth trumpets, jug, washboard, sruti box, accordion, banjo, dobro, mandocello, bass harmonica, piano, Hammond organ
Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

#30. The newest. One of Ken’s deepest and most exciting albums yet. FREEDOM BLUES is steeped in African American blues and gospel music. This recording abounds in gloriou...
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An Evening with Ken Whiteley in concert
Monday, April 16th, 2018
7:30 PM
Beaverlodge Library
Beaverlodge, Canada
VERA Concerts presents an evening with Ken Whiteley in concert. Admission $25/under12yrs free with adult at the door with rush seating. All ages welcome. 7:30pm/doors 7pm For more info, visit www.beaverlodgelibrary.ab.ca

Blues, folk, gospel, swing… New music with old soul!

Ken Whiteley is one of Canada’s most respected ‘roots’ musicians. He has won a CFMA (Canadian Folk Music Award), a GENIE Award for Best Original Song in a Canadian film, 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards (from Folk Music Ontario and from the Mariposa Folk Festival) and has been nominated for 7 JUNO Awards and 15 MAPLE BLUES Awards. Drawing on his incredibly rich background in blues, gospel and folk styles Ken’s played at virtually every major folk festival in Canada and performed and recorded with such legends as Pete Seeger, John Hammond Jr., Tom Paxton, Blind John Davis, Stan Rogers, Penny Lang, Leon Redbone, Guy Davis, Fred Penner, Al Simmons, Raffi and countless others.

A prolific songwriter, a gifted and versatile instrumentalist and a powerful singer as one critic has said, “with Ken Whiteley our enjoyment is virtually assured.” Ken simply says, “I sing, write songs and share my knowledge of traditions because the whole point is to bring people together, make them feel better and more in touch than before we all started singing!”

Recent recordings by Ken have included a CFMA nominated The Light of Christmas, Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band and his most recent, Freedom Blues. Grammy winning musicologist Rob Bowman states,

“In Freedom Blues, Canadian roots music icon Ken Whiteley has crafted a timeless set of songs that address both contemporary and historical struggles for the freedom endemic to a healthy, progressive society. Deftly drawing on a wide range of musical sources including blues, gospel and, for lack of a better word, folk, Freedom Blues is a landmark album in Whiteley's career and Canadian roots music in general.”
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About Ken Whiteley
Genres:
Blues, Freedom Blues, Gospel, Swing, String Bands, Jug Band, Thats What Makes America Great
Band Members:
Ken Whiteley - guitars, mandolin, lap steel, mouth trumpets, jug, washboard, sruti box, accordion, banjo, dobro, mandocello, bass harmonica, piano, Hammond organ
Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

#30. The newest. One of Ken’s deepest and most exciting albums yet. FREEDOM BLUES is steeped in African American blues and gospel music. This recording abounds in gloriou...
Read More