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Coming up at Anderson Fair In The Round...  

May 4 Brandon Smith/Craig Marshall
May 11 Carrington MacDuffie/Grifters & Shills duo
May 18 Dave Dersham/Joe McClure
June 1 Kenny White/Hartley Hall
June 8 Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield
June 15 Janet Feld/Sky
June 22 Beth & James /Wendy Elizabeth Jones
June 29 Caroline Spence/Libby Koch

 

 

 

 

 

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 and performance with 4 successful, theme-specific seminars geared toward expanding songwriters’ knowledge of their craft and a “Basics of Performance” seminar which emphasizes clarity as well as the proper use of a sound system. Lately, I’ve worked up 2 one-hour-long performance lectures; “The Songs of Lennon vs. McCartney” and “From Lazy Bones to Moon River, The Songs of Johnny Mercer.”

There’s so much going on lately it’s hard for me to keep up with me. With my last two CD’s in 3rd & 4th printing I’m gearing up to make a new one. I’m in the middle of my 20th year of producing & hosting the Thursday night Songwriters’ Series at Houston’s legendary Anderson Fair. And once again, I’m this year’s MC for the Songwriter Serenade, a role I’ve enjoyed for the past 5 years. I was also MC for the Texas Music Awards, for 11 years. I was selected Singer/Songwriter of the Year at the 2005 TMA’s. 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, a showcase room producer, and a member of the health team with emphasis on eating healthy on the road.

I’m also a regular performer at the Kerrville Music Festival with over a dozen appearances in the past 28 years. I perform as a single act, an experienced “in the round” host, or with partners, Wayne Wilkerson, Karen Mal, Butch Morgan, Bill Ward and quite a few others. To top it off, touring regularly takes me all over the U.S. as well as my home state.

My role as a songwriting and performance skills teacher has expanded to working with youngsters of almost every age. For the past 6 years I’ve been working on and off with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Texas and have taken two groups to regional B&GC conferences in 2015/16. I’ve also been teaching for the Summer Music Camp for Teens for the past 5 years and helped put together 2 more groups to perform at the Kerrville Fall Music Festival.

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