Ken Whiteley: So Glad I’m Here
So Glad I’m Here, Ken Whiteley’s newest album, began as a freewheeling collaboration with Sufi music master, Davod Azad supported by George Koller on string bass. This recording celebrates connection across cultural, spiritual and musical traditions. It combines Ken’s diverse blues, folk and gospel with Davod’s middle eastern, mystic excitement. Singers Amoy and Ciceal Levy, Sharon Riley and David Wall all added their incredible voices and Nagmeh Farahmand, Bucky Berger, Ben Whiteley and Chris Whiteley made wonderful instrumental contributions.
The songs range from traditional tunes like Wayfaring Stranger, spirituals to Whiteley originals. The single, “There’s A Candle” was inspired by the 13th century Persian poet, Rumi and we are invited to ignite the flame of love in our hearts and let it fill our souls. That single is available as a free download this month at www.kenwhiteley.com.
The Cedar Hedge Concert Series presents: Ken Whiteley
Saturday, December 16th 2023 - 7:00 pm
Virginia United Church - Sutton West, ON
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Ken has 34 albums to his credit over the last 50 years, going back to the first Original Sloth Band record in 1973. His previous release, Long Time Travelling, was nominated for a 2023 Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album. So Glad I’m Here celebrated its release with a Sunday afternoon concert at Hugh’ Room Live that featured George Koller, Sharon Riley and Jaffa Road on Nov. 12. His next concert will be presented by Cedar Hedge Concerts at the Virginia United Church, 28280 Hwy. 48 on Dec. 16.