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Dec 31 NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEN GAINES

SINGER/SONGWRITER

Hi Folks,

Welcome to my world. As a traveling singer/songwriter my goal is to become locally known…everywhere.
I hope you'll peruse these pages and consider having me come sing my songs for you. I've come to the realization that I have nothing better to do with the rest of my life. It's probably all I'm good for anyway so I've just let go the tiller, spread my sails, and will go where the music blows me. I'm available for festivals, concert series, clubs, or in your home for a house concert. I'm also an experienced MC for your upcoming event as well as a teacher of the art and craft of songwriting with successful seminars "How To Get Out of Your Beautiful Rut" and "The Power of Contrast". Lately, I've worked up 3 one-hour-long performance lectures; "The Songs of Lennon vs McCartney", "Jazz Singer Standards", and "Country Pop Songs of the 50s & 60s."

There's so much going on lately it's hard for me to keep up with me. With my last two CD's in second printing I'm gearing up to make a new one. I'm in the middle of my 17th year of producing & hosting the Thursday night Songwriters' Series at Houston's legendary Anderson Fair. Once again, I'm this year's MC for the Texas Music Awards, a role I've enjoyed for 10of the past 12 years. To top it off, touring regularly takes me all over the U.S. as well as all over my home state.

In the past I've been selected twice for official showcases at the Folk Alliance International Conference as well as the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference. I'm a regular participant in these conferences as a performer and showcase room host. In 2005 I was selected Singer/Songwriter of the Year at the TMA's. I perform as a single act, an experienced "in the round" host, or regularly with partners, Wayne Wilkerson, Karen Mal, Butch Morgan, Bill Ward and quite a few others.

Enjoy yourself in these pages and please don't hesitate to contact me. I'd be happy to send you whatever you need to come to the conclusion that it's high time your audience heard me.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Ken