I was blown away by the Great Wooden Trio at the Mariposa Folk Festival. The Great Wooden Trio is actually has 4 members, an acoustic folk trio accompanied by a storyteller. One of their two songwriters, Kevin Morse and I talked about songwriting and passed around my Ron Belanger crafted guitar in my favorite baseball dugout.
Ken Whiteley is an iconic Canadian roots music performer who is known for his versatility. He is sought after as a songwriter, performer, producer and side musician. He is adept in folk, blues, gospel, country, jazz and children’s music. We sat down and shared a few stories and passed around my Ron Belanger crafted guitar at the Mariposa Folk Festival. Ken also shared about his good friend, Jackie Washington who had passed on just a week earlier.