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

RETURN TO THE BIG TOMATO! 

I love The Big Tomato, that is - Leamington, Ontario. As a teen, growing up in the nearby city of Windsor, I got a job picking those ruby red fruits destined to become Heinz ketchup ...but, alas, I digress.

Fast forward, and this old folksinger is returning to perform at the grand opening of the newly renovated Bank Theatre for the 98th iteration of Dale's Friday Coffee House.

Hope this tune from that show brightens your day, just a wee bit 💕🎶

 

GEORGIAN BAY ROOTS 

I'm thrilled to announce that "King High Tide" will be featured on the Georgian Bay Folk Society's Georgian Bay Roots radio show with host Kailey Jane Hawkins on both CFOS 560 Owen Sound and Blues and Roots Radio. Tune in and hear some great local music from Ontario's Georgian Bay area!

Friday, November 19, 2021  11:00-11:15pm - Blues and Roots Radio  

Sunday, November 21, 2021 4:00-5:00pm - CFOS Radio 560, Owen Sound, ON   

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 7:00-7:15pm - Blues and Roots Radio 

The show will also be archived as a podcast here!  Enjoy! 

 

 

 

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UPCOMING SHOWS

RYMAN AUDITORIUM

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RYMAN AUDITORIUM, 116 REP. JOHN LEWIS WAY N., Nashville, Tennessee

I'm so looking forward to being onstage at this fabled venue... (pause). Thought that might grab your attention! Well, of course, I won't be performing (not for lack of trying) but rather will be having my picture taken, like every good tourist visiting the home of the Grand Ole Opry!

EXTREME TOUR SHOWCASE

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Zelma Wagonner Performance Hall, Jackson Center For Music, 335 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, Tennessee

I am looking forward to performing a showcase for The Extreme Tour, along with fellow musicians Cara-Mel, Aaron Bell, Robert Anthony Band, Angelo Gonzales, The Sun Bodies, Mercedes Nodarse, Prince Lit, Beyond Chaotic, and Sibus. Performances start at 2:55pm and run to 6:15pm. I'll be taking to the stage at 4:15pm. All showcases are open to the public, so if you are in the Nashville area, come cheer us on!