Desiree Dawson with Ken Dunn & Anna Green

Gumboot Cafe, 1057 Roberts Creek Road, Roberts Creek, BC


Desirée Dawson hails from Surrey, British Columbia. You might know her not only as the warm-hearted girl who won CBC's 2016 Searchlight Competition but also as your local singing Yin Yoga teacher. Desirée’s debut album, Wild Heart, came out February 2017 and has been playing on CBC radio 2 since its release. She has recently hit 1million streams on her song Hide on Spotify! Desirée makes a point of having every song be honest and emotionally charged. She is very passionate about healing as a community and connection, using the power of melodies and lyrics to impact listeners. Through this, her music has managed to travel the world over.


"With forays into the stylings of folk-legends like John Prine, Tom Rush and Tom Paxton, Ken Dunn's music sneaks into your feet, heart, and soul" (No Depression, USA). "His thought provoking, heartfelt lyrics, and partner ANNA GREEN's beautiful harmony vocals add an ethereal vibe" (The Bank Theatre, Canada) while "Ken's superb musicianship, sensitive lyrics, and gentle demeanor always create a memorable performance" (Harry Chapin Food Bank, USA).

Ken has performed at hundreds of venues over the past 30 years, across Canada, the U.S., and Central America, sharing the bill with folk and roots icons as diverse as Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie P. Bennett, Valdy, and Garnet Rogers. His passion for social and environmental justice is also evident in the many benefit concerts he performs.

Ken has released 7 albums featuring some of Canada's finest studio musicians. His most recent offering, "Wondrous Beauty" was released to radio worldwide by Trespass Music on September 1, 2017 and charted in the Top 10 Canadian Folk Albums on Folk DJ-L.

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