Ken Whiteley’s Sunday Gospel Matinee @ Hugh’s Room Live

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Ken Whiteley’s Sunday Gospel Matinee @ Hugh’s Room Live

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For those of you not familiar with "Sacred Steel", it is one of the mostexciting musical forms on the planet and Chuck is one of its greatestexponents. Ken first met the award winning pedal steel guitaristChuck Campbell on a Memphis elevator. Even before Kenheard the African-American Sacred Steel superstar groupThe Campbell Brothersperform, Ken sensed that here were musicians he'd love to make music with.The next day after he heard them play, the deal was sealed. Chuck Campbellplayed on two of Ken's cds – ‘Listening’ and ‘Another Day's Journey’. With The Campbell Brothers, Chuck has beenfeatured at Luminato, the Hummingbird Centre, The Kennedy Centre, TheHollywood Bowl and has toured extensively across North America and Europe.The last time Chuck appeared on Ken’s Sunday Gospel series it wasstanding room only so we suggest you get your ticketsearly.

The Fabulous Levy Sisters have been singing with Ken for over 20 years and have also performed withstars as diverse as Pete Seeger, Celine Dion and Kirk Franklin. Amoy’sgorgeous soprano and Ciceal’s rich alto have graced many of Ken’srecordings includingThank You Lord!, Gospel Makes Me Feel Alright!, One World Dance and most recently, Freedom Blues. They are respected for theirgroundbreaking work with the Youth Outreach Mass choir and the gospelcommunity in Toronto and across the GTA. You may also catch the Sisters ontour with Ken's Gospel Revue band or his Freedom Blues band. Whenever theysing, they are always audience favorites.

Multiple award winning jazz bassistGeorge Koller is a much sought after musician and producer who has worked with not onlyKen but also Bruce Cockburn, Holly Cole, Peter Gabriel, Joe Sealy and IanTyson. George co-produced Ken's Listening CD and he has played onmany of Ken's recordings includingGospel Music Makes Me Feel Alright!

The incredibly talented and always strongly in demandBucky Berger is perhaps best known for his work drummingwith Toronto's JUNO award winning blues ensemble Fathead. Over the years,Bucky's rhythms have backed up, either live or in the studio, a who's whoof Canadian and international artists, such as Tom Paxton, John Hammond,The Campbell Brothers, Blind John Davis, David Wilcox, Chiliwack, RoughTrade, Raffi with Ken Whiteley, and Mr. Dressup, to name only a few. Buckyis a member of Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Revue and he can be heard on many ofKen's recordings includingGospel Makes Me Feel Alright!, One World Dance, Freedom Blues andKen's forthcoming cd.

Your hostKen Whiteley is one of Canada's most respected 'roots' musicians and recordingproducers. His newest solo CD,Freedom Blues is steeped in AfricanAmerican blues and gospel music. This recording abounds in glorious vocalharmonies, in the cry of the slide guitar, in the density of complex hornarrangements and the wail of the Hammond organ, all anchored by theheartbeat rhythm of bass and drums. It confronts the social forces of powerin our society yet affirms our struggle, individually and collectively, tomake the world, and ourselves, better.


KEN WHITELEY’S SUNDAY GOSPEL MATINEE @ HUGH’S ROOM LIVE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 • DOORS 12NOON/ MUSIC 2PM • $25 adv/$30 door

2261 DUNDAS STREET WEST, TORONTO • 416.533.LIVE (5483)hughsroomlive.com