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ONE SENTENCE HEADLINE
“Original folk-inspired acoustic music to quench the thirsty soul”
SELECTED PRESS: SYNOPSIS
"A troubadour who understands the art of presenting unique and contemporary folk music based on traditional and Celtic influences" (Keys & Chords, Belgium), "Ken Dunn is one of the great undiscovered folk artists of our time, writing songs that people both want to hear and remember" (Morovino, USA).
"With forays into the stylings of folk-legends like John Prine, Tom Rush and Tom Paxton, his 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).
"His guitar playing is beautiful, his original songs inspiring, and the man himself is a most positive person dedicated to peace and understanding. The audience always leaves with a fresh outlook on life and a belief in the possibility of a better, more peaceful world." (Field of Dreams Folk Fest, Canada).
SELECTED PRESS: LIVE PERFORMANCE
"Ken Dunn and Anna Green were a perfect act to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Their well blended harmonies on both the requested Canadiana covers and their original material bespoke a familiar and comfortable alliance forged over time. We liked them so much we’re having them back later in the series this summer!"
- Ross Powell, SECHELT SUMMER MUSIC SERIES, Arcadian Productions Inc., Sechelt, British Columbia
"When I first came across Ken Dunn’s music, I realized immediately it was something rather special. Great songs, thoughtfully delivered! Experiencing the quality of his live performance, accompanied by his partner, Anna Green, was icing on the cake."
- Jan Hall host of SUN PARLOUR COFFEE HOUSE SESSIONS, Leamington, Ontario (link - http://sunparloursessions.com/ )
"Ken Dunn's music provides refreshing insight into human complexities"
- (The Late) Bill Powell, FESTIVAL OF FRIENDS, Hamilton, Ontario
"For the past four years Ken Dunn and Anna Green have performed an annual house concert to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. The event typically sells out shortly after it is announced. Ken and Anna’s superb musicianship, sensitive lyrics, and gentle demeanor create a memorable evening. Those attending invariably leave as fans looking forward to next year’s concert."
- Keith Scoggins, Chairman, HARRY CHAPIN FOOD BANK, Ft. Myers, Florida
"In my 10 years of experience booking musicians for my winery, I have discovered how very rare it is to have musicians with exceptional talent that are also the epitome of professionalism. Ken Dunn is one of the great undiscovered folk artists of our time. Folk music is so easy to get wrong. But both Ken's musicianship and songwriting skills are spot on. He writes songs that people want to hear. He writes songs that people remember. Backed by the tight vocal harmonies of Anna Green, the music is alternately haunting, uplifting and always deeply touching. Ken is always completely prepared and professional from the original booking through set up, the show and break down. Both I and my customers enjoy shows by Ken Dunn and we look forward to booking him as frequently as possible."
- Andrea Bradford, MOROVINO WINERY, Avila Beach, California
"The Bank Theatre was thrilled to have Ken Dunn and partner Anna Green come all the way from British Columbia to perform at a benefit concert for two area organizations; Southwestern Ontario Gleaners and Sun Parlour Coffee House Sessions. Ken's passion for helping others is evident in his performance and his thought provoking, heartfelt lyrics. Anna's beautiful harmony vocals and accompaniment on keyboard added an ethereal vibe to the afternoon. We'll watch for them to tour this way again!"
- John Moran – THE BANK THEATRE, Leamington, Ontario
"Ken's guitar playing is beautiful, his original songs inspiring, and the man himself is a most positive person dedicated to peace and understanding. He was a performer at our inaugural Field of Dreams Folk Fest and played for us several more times over the years. Whether performing solo or with his partner Anna Green, the audience always enjoyed a wonderful show by a true professional, and left with a fresh outlook on life and a belief in the possibility of a better, more peaceful world"
- Patricia Carriere, FIELD OF DREAMS FOLK FEST, Big Bay, Ontario
SELECTED PRESS: RECORDINGS
"Ken Dunn must have that song catcher soul to have such tradition in his musical mind. His very John Prine-influenced performance also forays into the stylings of folk-legends like Tom Rush and Tom Paxton, sneaking into your feet, heart, and soul"
- John Apice, NO DEPRESSION, USA
"Ken Dunn is a troubadour who understands the art of presenting unique and contemporary folk music based on traditional influences. And with partner Anna Green, their two formidable voices create sublime harmonies"
- Lambert Smits, KEYS & CHORDS, Belgium
"The folk tradition with integrity and sincerity"
- CHART, Toronto, Canada
"Strong Canadiana with vision and conviction, Ken Dunn's lyrics spread hope and a stubborn belief in humanity, despite the darkness around"
- Tom Arvidsson, THIRSTY BOOTS, Stockholm, Sweden
"Highly evocative and intriguing" - fROOTS, UK
"Ken Dunn is a great asset to the folk music world...he has released an intriguing CD ("The Great Unknown") which presents a unique conceptualization of folk... pleasantly quirky and mature, with great songs and arrangements"
- Fred Schmale, REAL ROOTS CAFE, Netherlands
"Breezy, easy going Americana folk rock"
- David Hintz, FOLK WORLD, Munich, Germany
"Folk Americana music that's both unconventional and classic at the same time"
- AKADEMIA MUSIC AWARDS, Los Angeles
SHORT BIOGRAPHY - 50 WORDS
After decades of performing and the release of 7 albums, including 2017's "Wondrous Beauty," (which debuted in the Top 10 on Folk DJ-L), Ken Dunn continues to spread his musical message of hope, leaving audiences with a fresh outlook on life and belief in the possibility of a better world.
SHORT BIOGRAPHY - 200 WORDS
When performing with partner Anna Green, their beautiful vocal harmonies enhance the emotional depth and character of live performances. In addition, Ken's sound takes on a distinctive folk and country rock vibe when performing with members of his band, Gypsy Starfish.
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.
LONG BIOGRAPHY - 400 WORDS
Combining an adept finger style acoustic guitar technique with "strong, distinctive vocals” (R2, Dublin), and "brilliant songwriting" (Hemifran, Sweden), Ken delivers his positive message directly to the soul of the listener with a style compared to that of Neil Young (Roots Time, Germany). Known for his engaging stage presence, sense of humour, and delightful story telling, Ken performs either solo, with partner Anna Green, or his "mighty Gypsy Starfish band" (FATEA Magazine, UK).
Ken often performs with his wife Anna Green, whose beautiful harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, and keyboard work provide added musical dimension and emotional depth to further engage audiences. In addition, his sound takes on a distinctive folk and country rock vibe when performing with Gypsy Starfish band members Tyler Beckett on fiddle, Randy Martin on bass, and Mark Mariash on drums.
A veteran Canadian folk singer-songwriter, now in his mid-60's, Ken has performed at hundreds of venues over the past 30 years, across Canada, the U.S., and Central America from concert halls to festivals and cafes, sharing the bill with folk and roots icons as diverse as Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie P. Bennett, Valdy, Mike Beck, Roy Schneider, Pi Jacobs, and Garnet Rogers.
Ken’s passion for social and environmental justice is evident in the many benefit concerts he performs, supporting charities as diverse as the Harry Chapin Food Bank, Amnesty International, and PlayingForChange.
Ken has released 7 albums featuring some of Canada's finest studio musicians, including Dennis Pendrith (Tom Paxton), Dean Drouillard (Jill Barber), Mark Mariash (Buffy Sainte Marie), Randall Hill, and Roly Platt. Ken's previous recordings have received critical acclaim, extensive airplay, and placement in film scores. His latest album, "Wondrous Beauty" was released to radio worldwide by Trespass Music September 1, 2017. He lives and performs mainly in British Columbia, but also tours far and wide, when the road inevitably calls.
(With audio links)
Wondrous Beauty - Top Ten Canadian Folk Albums- Folk DJ-L Charts, September, 2017
The Great Unknown - Top 25 Albums of 2016- Jan Hall's Folk Roots Radio, Canada
The Great Unknown - Best Of 2016- Tom Arvidsson, Thirsty Boots, Sweden
The Great Unknown - Best Americana Album, February 2016 - Akademia Music Awards, Los Angeles