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Ken Whiteley

Ken Whiteley

Apr 20th 2018 @ The Exchange

Regina, 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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Ken Whiteley & The Beulahs
Friday, April 20th, 2018
8:30 PM
The Exchange
Regina, Canada
Grassroots Regina presents Ken Whiteley & The Beulah Band in concert. New music with old soul! Stellar musicianship, rich vocal harmonies and lots of funky, folky musical fun! Tickets available at: Bach & Beyond, Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl. $20 adv/$25 @ the door. For more info, visit www.grassrootsregina.com

Anchored by the strong fiddling and vocals of Rosalyn Dennett, the stunning banjo playing of Rob McLaren and the extremely groovy string bass playing of Gordon Mowat, Ken Whiteley and the Beulahs play new music with old soul.

Rosalyn played in the popular Winnipeg folk group, “Oh, My Darling” and she has since recorded with many folk artists. Ken first met Gord when he was playing with the contemporary roots ensemble, “Dust Poets”. Rosalyn and Gord also happen to be first cousins. When Rob McLaren left his hometown of Red Deer to attend the jazz program at Toronto’s Humber College, his parent’s didn’t think he would become a banjo player. A great singer and multi-instrumentalist, Rob is kept busy touring with not only Ken but also “Barrel Boys” and “Union Duke”.

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.

The self titled cd, Ken Whiteley & The Beulah Band was the #2 folk recording of 2015 on Stingray Music streaming. The band was formed in 2014 and has played festivals and concerts across Canada and in the United States. This summer they will be playing at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and Hillside Festival in Guelph, Ontario. Combining great musicianship, rich vocal harmonies and lots of funky, folk fun, as one critic has said, “with Ken Whiteley our enjoyment is virtually assured!”

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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