Ken Dunn Releases Wondrous Beauty to Radio September 1
"Wondrous Beauty" Ken Dunn's 7th offering, is a collection of 10 well crafted, reflective and beautifully arranged songs revealing the passion of a modern day troubadour. Ken's desire for social and environmental justice and his personal experiences with faith, love and all that life offers is at the forefront of this album in all of its myriad colour, and texture. Contemporary, with hints of traditional folk and dashes of Celtic flare, Ken Dunn weaves magic with this pure Canadiana collection, capturing the spirit and positive messages within each song.
"I fell in love with Ken Dunn’s lovely languid singing voice and thoughtful songwriting on his fabulous 2015 album “The Great Unknown.” His wonderful new album “Wondrous Beauty” (his seventh) is the start of a whole new relationship with his music. 10 new well-crafted Ken Dunn songs - with some really nice harmonies from partner and keyboard player Anna Green, some great fiddle from Tyler Beckett, and a lovely understated production from Ken himself. I’m loving it! Can’t wait to hear these new songs played live." Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
"Strong Canadiana with Vision!" - Tom Arvidsson - Thirsty Boots Sweden
Recorded on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia @ The Beach House by Ken Dunn, Coast Enclave Studio by Sacha Fasseart, and in Grey County, Ontario by Randy Martin @ Track6, and Ron Chilton @ StarBird Studio.
Hurdy Gurdy recorded by Ben Grossman, and Bodhran recorded by Jacob McAuley, both in Toronto. Photography © Libby Hunter, Foolmeoncephotography (IG). Radio promotion by Trespass Music. Manufactured and distributed by Indie Pool, Toronto.
Ken Dunn– vocals and acoustic guitar
Anna Green - vocals, keyboards
Tyler Beckett - fiddle
Randy Martin - bass
Mark Mariash - drums and percussion
Ben Grossman - hurdy gurdy
Jacob McCauley - bodhran
Mixed, mastered, and produced by Ken Dunn © 2017 Ken Dunn.
KEN DUNN Words and music by Ken Dunn (SOCAN, ASCAP)
Ken's CD Release Concerts - Trevor & Ray's Place, Gibsons BC, September 16, and Merlis' Coffee House Kingsville, ON September 28 - Visit Ken's website for full details.
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MORE ABOUT KEN DUNN
"Highly evocative and intriguing" (fRoots, UK), the music of Ken Dunn offers "refreshing insight into human complexities" (Festival of Friends, Hamilton) with a style characterized as "the folk tradition, with integrity and sincerity" (Chart, Toronto). Whether mining the depths of human emotion, or pleading the case for social and environmental justice, Ken's songs are "filled with the human spirit" (CFMU Radio, Hamilton).
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 previously released 6 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 last album, "The Great Unknown" (2015), recorded with Gypsy Starfish won Best Americana Album for February 2016 at the Akademia Music Awards in Los Angeles, and was welcomed by numerous positive reviews, and airplay on folk and roots radio around the world. He lives and performs mainly in British Columbia, but also tours far and wide, when the road inevitably calls.
"Folk Americana music that's both unconventional and classic at the same time" Akademia Music Awards, Los Angeles
"The folk tradition with integrity and sincerity" Chart, Toronto, Canada
"When I first came across Ken Dunn’s music, I realized immediately it was something rather special. Great songs, thoughtfully delivered!"
Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall, Canada
For more information please visit Ken Dunn's WEBSITE HERE