Once you have experienced a Gospel Brunch with Ken Whiteley, you will want to savour more. Whiteley, one of Canada’s most respected roots musicians and recording producers, always presents an open-ended range of musical styles and forms of spiritual expression at these Sunday afternoon Gospel sessions.
This month’s Gospel Lunch Matinée, entitled Whiteley Family Special with Chris Whiteley, Diana Braithwaite, Jenny Whiteley, Joey Wright and Ben Whiteley. Chris is Ken’s multi-talented brother of course, and he’ll be joined by his music and life partner the award winning blues vocalist and historian Diana Braithwaite. Chris’s daughter Jenny Whiteley is also notable for her multiple JUNO wins, in the Roots and Traditional category. Crazy Strings multi-instrumentalist Joey Wright and Jenny are raising raising their two children in the Lanark Highlands of Eastern Ontario. Former New Country Rehab bassist Ben Whiteley is Ken’s son and tours with Basia Bulat and more recently The Weather Station. All in all, a Toronto musical dynasty.