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SPRING HAS SPRUNG !! 

Hi Folks!  It's great to be back home on B.C.'s beautiful Sunshine Coast after a wonderful 'Spring Into Summer' Tour in Ontario!  Time to charge the creative batteries, write, record, and rest!  

Many thanks to everyone who helped make this tour such an inspiring success, including my intrepid partner Anna Green, my publicist, Michelle Fortier, Jan Hall from Folk Roots Radio, Dale Butler in Leamington, Jim Marino at CFMU Hamilton, Martha Renaud at Windsor Folk, David Moss-Cornett of Mossy Gatherings, Owen Sound, MaryJane McCrae in Thornbury, and Gillian Nicola at the Painted Lady in Toronto. Many thanks to the  wonderful performers I had the chance to share the stage with including Anna Green, Francine Honey, Cyril Robson, Keats Conlon, Moonfruits, Piper and Carson, Gathering Sparks, Jo Wallfisch, Mike Kerr, Same Latitude As Rome, David McEathron, John Prince, and so many others! Sorry if I missed anyone! 

Finally, I would thank all the volunteers, the venue owners and staff, and of course, the audience members who continue to support live music.  Love, peace, and music forever !! 

TREADING WATER ON THE CHARTS 

I love it when all that hard work pays off and the music actually gets out to the people to do its healing work! Thank you Folk DJs everywhere who keep music alive. Makes up for all those long, dark, lonely times singing to your dog. Although he seems to appreciate it.

 

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE? 

Well, the Vancouver Island Tour is just a cherished memory now. Anna, Louie, and I had a wonderful time touring the island in our new camper van and playing shows in Courtenay, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Tofino, Duncan, and Victoria ! 

Upon our return to the Sunshine Coast, I had a chance to play a couple of shows, including a tribute to Pete Seeger, in honour of the 100th anniversary of his birth! I was thrilled to perform one of my very favourite tunes of his- "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" with a chorus of about 50 voices from the Beachcombers Ukulele Group Singers!

After a few days rest, and some serious paddling lakes in the Pender Harbour area, we are packing our things for an upcoming Ontario tour which kicks off in Windsor on May 17. Looking forward to returning to the city where I was born and raised…and seeing family and friends! Maybe even see some of you there!

VANCOUVER ISLAND TOUR !! 

I am looking forward to my upcoming Vancouver Island Tour from April 17 to 27. As a prelude to the tour, I'll be playing in Roberts Creek, on the Sunshine Coast  of B.C. with Madeleine Roger and Logan McKillop from Winnipeg, along with my partner Anna Green. Anna will also join me for a few of the Vancouver Island shows, which includes dates in Courtney, Nanaimo, Tofino, Port Alberni, Duncan, and Victoria. And, for the first time, we will be touring in the new camper van with our pooch Louie !! Looking forward to the adventure !!

 

THANK YOU FOLK RADIO !! 

Sending out a big thank you to all of the Folk Radio DJs who played "Live in LA" which charted #33 on the FOLKDJ-L playlists for February 2019. Compiled and reviewed by Folk Alliance International and based on 13656 plays from 570 playlists from 132 Folk DJs across the globe.

I am truly honoured and grateful!

NEW SINGLE RELEASE! PRECIOUS LIFE - LIVE IN L.A. 

I am thrilled to announce the January 14, 2019 release of my new single, Precious Life to radio worldwide by Trespass Music. The single is from my new album Live in L.A. which will also be released by Trespass Music on February 1.

Many thanks to Paul Kulak, Aggie Nichols, Louissin Burns, and Dylan Gershon at Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood, California. Thanks also to Anna Green and Libby Hunter for photography, to Sandy Jacobson at Backstage: Los Angeles on LA Talk Radio and Hilary Mandel at LA Family Housing for their support, to Nick Austin at Indie Pool, Toronto, and of course to Michelle Fortier and Larry Ahearn at Trespass Music.  

LIVE IN L.A. 

One of the highlights on my 2018 U.S. West Coast Tour thus far has been the opportunity to play a benefit concert for LA Family Housing at Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood on November 21. LA Family Housing assists individuals experiencing homelessness. Please visit their website for more information and opportunities to help. 

I would like to thank Paul Kulak, Aggie Nichols, Louissin Burns, and Dylan Gerson for their assistance. 

Thanks also to Sandy Jacobson and Backstage: Los Angeles on LA Talk Radio for promoting the show. Check out my interview with Sandy here

DAVID AMRAM AT 88 

It was a great honour to celebrate David Amram's upcoming 88th birthday at NERFA 2018 (North Eastern Regional Folk Alliance) in Stamford, Connecticut.

David Amram has been described as "the Renaissance man of American music." He has composed over 100 orchestral and chamber works, written two operas, and many scores for theatre and films. He has collaborated with such notables as Leonard Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie, Dustin Hoffman, Charlie Mingus, Elia Kazan, Odetta, Jack Kerouac, Betty Carter and Tito Puente.

Not everyday someone refers to me as a young man, Cheers, David!

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Previous events

Gibsons, BC

Persephone Brewing Company, Gibsons, BC

The Persephone Brewing Company is a Gibsons landmark in more ways than one - quality, sustainability, and community involvement to name a few.

I am honoured to be returning to 'the farm' to present an afternoon of original, folk-inspired songs for your enjoyment!

Gibsons, BC

Music In The landing, Gibsons Wharf, Gibsons, BC

Ken and Anna are thrilled to be returning to the Music in the Landing series again this year. We will be performing a one hour concert of original acoustic music designed to "quench your thirsty souls" ! Come join us for an evening of inspiring tunes in one of the most inspiring locations... the Gazebo at the end of the Gibsons Landing Wharf !

Thornbury, Ontario

Thornbury, Ontario

We are so excited to be returning to our old home town of Thornbury, Ontario on the banks of beautiful Georgian Bay for a spring House Concert in early June. Stay tuned for more details and ticket information #ThornburyOntario #HouseConcert #KenDunnMusic

Owen Sound, Ontario

St. George's Hall, Owen Sound, Ontario

A great line-up of musicians are featured in this concert to benefit the Canadian Mental Health Assocation in Owen Sound featuring three Canadian folk duos - Moonfruits, Piper & Carson, Ken Dunn & Anna Green. Stay tuned for details and ticket information.

Roberts Creek, BC

Gumboot Cafe, 1053 Roberts Creek Road, Roberts Creek, Bc

Pete Seeger would have been 100 years old on May 3. In his honour, the BUGS (Beachcomber Ukulele Group Singers) monthly fun filled Ukulele Groove will host a special evening of 'Pete Seeger and Friends'. Anna Green and I are looking forward to joining BUGS for this performance of songs that will include those of Pete and other musicians influenced by him.

Duncan, BC

Duncan Showroom, 131 Station Street , Duncan, BC

Ken Dunn is a modern day travelling troubadour, giving social and environmental issues a voice in song, while reminding us to keep our loved ones and peace at the forefront of this precious life.

The heart of the Duncan Showroom lies in the attentive audience experience and we are revered for creating and maintaining one of the finest intimate showcase venues in the local / provincial / national and international Canadian music scene for over 13 years.

Tofino, BC

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Wikaninnish Inn, Tofino, BC

This Easter Sunday, Ken Dunn weaves magic with his original compositions for acoustic guitar. His fingerstyle approach to the instrument is one of calculated minimalism, effectively utilizing the space between notes to create emotionally evocative melodies. With Celtic and New Age influences, Ken’s style has been compared with that of Al Petteway and John Hartford.

Courtenay, BC

Courtenay, BC

Ken Dunn kicks off his spring tour of Vancouver Island with partner Anna Green with this intimate house concert in beautiful Courtenay, BC.

PM for details and reservations!

Roberts Creek, BC

Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, BC

From Winnipeg, Madeleine Roger & Logan McKillop, just back from their tour of the Yukon will headline this show. Gibsons duo Ken Dunn & Anna Green will open.

The Gumboot Cafe is a unique and intimate listening room and licensed restaurant in the heart of the Bohemian village of Roberts Creek, BC.

Doors open @ 7pm. Advance tickets $10 will be available online soon!

Niagara Falls, Ontario

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

Note: Time is 4pm EST. 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.