Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to announce that our Keynote speaker for the 2017 Conference is Ken Whiteley!

Photo: Ken Whitely

Ken Whiteley joined the CMN community in 1991 and remains an active and vital member. Ken is a Canadian Roots Music legend – from jug band, folk and swing to blues, gospel and children’s music! Dubbed “a cross between Pete Seeger and Tony Bennett”, Ken’s deep knowledge and infections passion guarantees a good time for all!

Ken has served as Producer for over 135 albums for the likes of Raffi, Fred Penner, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer and several CMN’ers! He was instrumental in the early days of the birth of what became a children’s music explosion in Canada. Ken created programs for Mariposa In The Schools and Blues in the Schools. A 22-time Juno award nominee and 2-time Grammy nominee, Ken has worked on albums that have sold in excess of 8 million copies.

Come sing and learn from the man Sing Out magazine dubbed “one of the best!”

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