"SNEAKS INTO YOUR FEET, HEART, AND SOUL" - No Depression

LABOUR OF LOVE 

Happy Labour Day Weekend everyone !!  Anna and I are looking forward to a busy but exciting weekend in Powell River, B.C. at the 36th Annual Sunshine Music Festival.   The Festival is a celebration of music from across Canada and the world and we are looking forward to opening for CBC Searchlight Winner Desiree Dawson on Friday night at Cranberry Hall in Powell River.  

As if that wasn't exciting enough, my new album is being released to radio worldwide by Trespass Music on the same day!  Thank you to all of the wonderful folks who were a part of this project. Have a listen, and check out the album credits here.  Also available for download on the iTunes store here.

Peace and best wishes to everyone...

"STRONG CANADIANA WITH VISION" 

Well, it's almost time for the release of "Wondrous Beauty" on September 1, which coincides with my performance with Anna Green at the Sunshine Music Festival in Powell River, B.C. Anna and I are thrilled to be opening for CBC Searchlight Winner Desiree Dawson, and looking forward to hearing all of the other performers, including headliner, Dawn Pemberton! Looking forward to seeing many of our B.C. friends and fans at the festival!

Many thanks to Tom Arvidsson from Thirsty Boots in Stockholm for the great review of Wondrous Beauty... calling it "Strong Canadiana with Vision"!  If you love roots music and haven't already checked out Tom's blog, it is a wonderful resource. The title, of course, is taken from Eric Andersen's iconic folk anthem. Complete English translation can be found in the comments section at the end of the blog.

Until next time... keep those thirsty boots moving...

Wondrous Beauty: Strong Canadiana with Vision

NEW PERFORMANCE VIDEO! 

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  I've been busy performing with Anna at concert series and festivals here on the B.C. coast and am looking forward to the release of Wondrous Beauty with Trespass Music on September 1.  Thanks to Gary Glass at Quantum Sound Productions I have a new performance video to share with you! This version of Mermaid of Avila was recorded live at The Bank Theatre in Leamington, Ontario on May 28, 2017. Hope you enjoy it!

SUMMER FESTIVAL TIME !! 

After many months of writing, recording, mixing, and mastering, I am so happy to have my new album "Wondrous Beauty" finished !!  Many thanks to the amazing group of musicians and recording engineers I had the pleasure of working with over this past year !! I'm so looking forward to the September 1 release by Trespass Music in Canada, the U.S., and Europe !!

But... in the meantime, it's summer festival time, with a wonderful line-up of shows here in B.C., all culminating with the Sunshine Music Festival in Powell River where Anna and I will open for the immensely talented CBC Searchlight Winner, Desiree Dawson !!  Hope to see you at one of our summer shows!  Check out the complete schedule here

DESIREE DAWSON

IN THE SPIRIT OF RECONCILIATION 

Our Canada 150 performance in Sechelt will be dedicated to the people of the Shishalh Nation, and in particular, the survivors of the residential school system. In the spirit of reconciliation, we will move forward...

STRONGER TOGETHER!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA !! JOIN US IN SECHELT, B.C. 

Come celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with Ken and Anna as they take to the main stage on Cowrie Street in downtown Sechelt, BC to perform a 30 minute set of both original tunes and classic Canadiana. Also performing are local favourites David Jones, Charlotte Wrinch, and Steve & Luci.   

THANK YOU ONTARI...ARI...ARI-O !! 

WELL, IT'S BACK HOME TO B.C. TOMORROW... After a wonderful two week Ontario Tour. It was great to meet old friends, and make new ones, playing in Leamington, Kingsville, Oakville, and Durham !!  Thanks to everyone who joined us across the province to make our little tour a success !!  

THE KEN DUNN TRIO @ THE GARAFRAXA CAFE, DURHAM, ONTARIO (Anna Green, keys; Ken Dunn, guitar; Randy Martin, bass

 

AND NOW... I'm back in my studio on the Sunshine Coast to continue working on the new album... WONDROUS BEAUTY. Things are a bit behind schedule, so the release date has been pushed back to September, but I want this to be my best record ever !!

Check out the cool album cover, thanks to the wonderful and inspiring photography of Libby Hunter

MICHELLE FORTIER PUBLICITY AND TRESPASS MUSIC 

I am very pleased to announce my new partnerships with Michelle Fortier Publicity and Trespass Music!  

For the past 12 years, Michelle has worked in almost every aspect of the music business.  Her clients include the Red Dirt Skinners, Linda McRae (from Spirit of the West), and Loretta Hagen. I am thrilled to have Michelle as my publicist for North America!

Michelle also runs Trespass Music with long time associate Larry Ahearn (who has worked with just about everyone in the biz). I am very happy to announce that Trespass Music will be releasing my new album to radio in North America this summer!

NEW ALBUM SET FOR JULY 1 RELEASE DATE 

I love working on new albums!! From the writing and arranging to the technical grind of recording, mixing, and mastering, I never cease to be amazed at how the music I hear in my mind, heart, and soul can be made manifest via a complex set of interactions between other musicians, recording engineers, and gear with more buttons and knobs than I am familiar with.

After the success of "The Great Unknown" and the busy tour schedule which followed, I was determined to "take a break" from performing and seek the creative womb of solitude required to stimulate the creative process. Although the reality of paying bills, and attending to the necessary business of life often dictated another course of action, I have been fortunate to find the time to birth and nurture another another musical project along.

Working with members of Gypsy Starfish back in Ontario, and others here on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, the new album is gradually taking shape and  scheduled for North American release by Trespass Music on July 1.  Stay tuned for details !!

Join my mailing list for the latest news

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Intuit World Wide Radio with Fred May, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Ken will be Fred May's guest on IWW Radio to talk about his new album "Live in L.A." Fred May is a musician, performer, and composer. Since 1976, he has worked with CTV, CBC, and some great Musicians. Fred has received both gold (500,000) and Platinum (1.5 million) records.