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Ken Whiteley’s 10th Annual Sunday Matinee Gospel Series
October 28, 2012 @ 2:00 pm$10 – $22.50
with special guests
Shakura S’Aida, Soul Influence & Lance Anderson
Ken Whiteley’s popular Sunday afternoon gospel music series at Hugh’s Room is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary season with an amazing selection of both local and international gospel artists. Each show highlights the interaction of award winning guest vocalists and musicians sharing the stage with Ken for a joyous afternoon of uplifting musical magic. Whether you are coming for the terrific music, or to sing and clap along, or for the spiritual experience, this Gospel series promises to be an accessible and exciting blend of musical styles that is appropriate for music lovers of all ages.
Ken Whiteley’s 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 the 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.
Shakura S’Aida is an international jazz and blues recording artist, who is in such hot demand right now that it’s a wonder she could squeeze us into her schedule.
Soul Influence is an acclaimed African a cappella ensemble whose harmonies & vocal percussion will set your feet tapping! Hailing from Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana & Zambia, these vocalists bring traditional African styles and rhythms with a messages of hope and faith.
Lance Anderson is a composer, arranger, producer and wizard keyboardist. If it has keys, Lance can play it and the sounds will amaze you. Lance tours and records with Shakura S’Aida, Danny Brooks and produces many acts including Juno winners Fathead, Blackburn, and The Leahys.