Ken Dunn’s music "sneaks into you feet, heart, and soul."        - No Depression, The Roots Music Journal

Ken writes, performs, and records with the intention of promoting peace, social, and environmental justice. Alternatively light-hearted and pensive, contemporary, yet infused with tradition, this is music focused on positive human values, with diversity and inclusivity at its core.

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NEW LIVE @ HOME VIDEO: NAKED AND AMAZED 

After a life time living in the city, the old man retires to the country. There, surrounded by the sounds of the forest, he finds comfort and peace. Until one day, he is awoken by the sounds of chain saws and falling trees, and so, it begins...

NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO: ONE LAST QUESTION 

Well, Anthology, Volume 1 has "dropped", as we like to say in the biz! Many thanks to my Trespass Music team of Michelle Fortier and Larry Ahearn, as well as Nick Austin at Indie Pool for getting the job done at lightening speed.

At last count, there were 37 individuals involved in the production of this album - amazing musicians, engineers, and producers whose hard work and talent laid down the foundation for me to stand on.

And thank YOU, my small but dedicated band of die-hard supporters for hanging in there through thick and thin, through the lockouts and lockdowns, quarantines, and quarells that have befallen us all these past few years.

If you had just ONE LAST QUESTION, what would it be?

NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO: HOLD ON 

Here's a new video for Hold On - a track on my forthcoming album "Anthology, Volume 1" which will be released by Trespass Music on February 1, 2022.

The album is a retrospective anthology featuring the classical music sounds of my work with The Good Friday String Quartet, the  folk rock of Gypsy Starfish, duets with my partner Anna Green, as well as live solo guitar and dulcimer tracks.

This 20 track album is available as a digital download as well as CD on BandCamp and includes several previously unreleased, rare, and live recordings, as well as selections from many of my studio album releases over the past 25 years.

Remember, there is still a lot of beauty in this world, so Hold On everyone! 💕🎶🙏☮

NEW ALBUM: KEN DUNN, ANTHOLOGY, VOLUME 1 

I am thrilled to announce that my new album “Anthology, Volume 1” will be released by Trespass Music in Canada, the U.S., and Europe on February 1!    

From the classical music sounds of my work with The Good Friday String Quartet to the driving folk rock of my band Gypsy Starfish, duets with my love Anna Green and L.A. songstress Denny Kennedy, solo guitar and dulcimer tracks, live concert, radio, and TV shows, this 20 track anthology of my compositions includes several previously unreleased, rare, and live recordings, as well as selections from many of my studio album releases over the past 25 years. 

If you are looking for just one album which encompasses the depth and breadth of my work over the past quarter century, then this is the one to get! The album is available as a digital download or CD pre-order on BandCamp now!

May your life be filled with peace, love, and music always! Ken

NEW VIDEO: DEEP IN THE HIVE 

Well, perhaps a bit amateurish, but here is my first attempt at a lip sync video. I’m slowly learning the intricacies of video editing software, green screens, and so forth. The song itself is a call to end violence in its myriad forms. Caution: Some viewers may find scenes disturbing. Viewer discretion advised. 

Many thanks to Michael G. Ronstadt on cello, Randy Martin on bass, and Mark Mariash on drums! 

#trespassmusic #kendunnmusic #endviolencenow #warisover #folkrock

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UPCOMING SHOWS

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE SHOWCASE

FOLK MUSIC NOTEBOOK, Bergenfield, New Jersey

I am looking forward to being the featured artist on this edition of Folk Music Notebook's "Artist in Residence Showcase" with Ron Olesko! The show Premieres Friday July 1st, at noon ET with several encore performances over the weekend - Friday at 6pm ET, Saturday at 1am ET and 7amET, and Sunday at 10am and 2pm ET. This allows for airings at decent times for time zones around the world. Listen in at www.FolkMusicNotebook.com & catch the video on the Folk Music Notebook YouTube page - https://youtu.be/tP7FydB4BF4

HARBOURSIDE CONCERT SERIES

Harbourside Stage , Lion's Head, Ontario

I am looking forward to performing at this year's Harbourside Concert Series. Come celebrate Canada Day in Lion's Head on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula. The Harbourside Stage will see the return of its namesake Concert series in the Summer of 2022. Starting June 17, every Friday night until September 2, music lovers are invited to head down to the Harbourside Stage, near the Lion’s Head Beach Pavilion for 7:00 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, and/or a blanket and enjoy an evening of music with family and friends.

SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND

Desboro Music Hall, Desboro, Ontario

Featuring KAREN MORAND, KEN DUNN, and GILLIAN NICOLA. Come enjoy a fantastic evening of stories and songs! All three musicians will be on the stage together. Each performer will tell a story and play their song before rotating to the next performer. We’ll have an hour of songs with a half hour break before another set of music. DOORS OPEN: 6:30pm MUSIC STARTS: 7:30pm

$25 + SC

WHITEVALE PORCHFEST

Whitevale Porchfest, Whitevale, Ontario

Porchfest rises from the viral ashes! I am so excited to be returning to this absolutely amazing festival! Anna and Louie may even be able to join me. Thanks to the tenacity and vision of Mark Lowe, and with thanks to the many generous sponsors, we will once again be sending out some loving musical vibes! Porchfests are annual music events held across the United States and in Canada on front porches. Started in Ithaca, New York in 2007, porchfest events bring local musicians and neighborhoods together to celebrate and create a sense of community. Stay tuned for details on this years performers and join us in Whitevale, Ontario on September 17, 2022.