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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's sound is like his performance - thoughtful, provocative, and embracing in a uniquely comfortable, almost familiar way. His non-traditional vocals and storytelling-like lyrics lend a distinctive and notable flavour to the familiar folk genre in a way that is both enticing and exciting"
- Arwen MacDonald, ROGUE ARTS FESTIVAL, Wilson Creek, BC
"Soulful and poignant, thought-provoking and just plain fun, Ken Dunn had the audience singing along and loving him and his music. A magical part of our season-ending showcase event, thank you, Ken Dunn! "
- Martha Renaud, WINDSOR FOLK, Windsor, Ontario
"Thank you Ken and Anna for remembering us in The Blue Mountains! The house concert was enjoyed by everyone. The empathy and compassion in your lyrics are soul soothing and Anna's harmonies are the icing on the cake!"
- MaryJane McCrae, HOUSE CONCERT HOST, Thornbury, Ontario
"I have been blessed with hosting Ken Dunn with Anna Green twice in Owen Sound, Ontario. These wonderful people bring joy and warmth in their performances. The story telling and messages of how precious life is draws people in to listen intently, leaving them wanting to hear more."
- David Moss-Cornett, MOSSY GATHERINGS, Owen Sound, Ontario
"Ken Dunn's show at Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood exhibited folk artistry in its purest form. Ken's music and lyrics are heartfelt, and his performance rang true with his passion. And his support of LA Family Housing was the icing on the cake! "
-Hilary Mandel, LA FAMILY HOUSING, Los Angeles
“his music is beautifully crafted, with a dash of old country flair”
- Sandy Jacobson, Backstage: Los Angeles, LA TALK RADIO
"We were very lucky to have Ken and his partner Anna Green join us in Whitevale, Ontario for our 2018 Porchfest event. Not only was it a joy to meet these two talented folks, but the grass roots approach to their music was also a joy to listen to, especially the original songs off Ken's recent Wondrous Beauty CD, with the audience obviously enjoying themselves as they sat in the sun and listened to some traditional styled folk songs. Hopefully they will be able to join us again next year at Whitevale Porchfest for an encore performance, they will surely be a draw! "
-Mark Lowe, WHITEVALE PORCHFEST, Whitevale, Ontario
"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
LIVE IN L.A. (2019)
"Ken Dunn has a big heart for peace and justice and he writes his songs with a firm belief that love and understanding can save the world. Completely solo and peeled off, these songs shine even more and leave such impact that there is absolute silence in the room. This record is made for those who understand really honest music, played with a true nerve and pure quality".
-Tom Arvidsson, Thirsty Boots, Sweden
WONDROUS BEAUTY (2018)
"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
"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
THE GREAT UNKNOWN (2016)
"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
TIME AND SPACE (2000)
"Highly evocative and intriguing" - fROOTS, UK
PRECIOUS LIFE (1996)
"The folk tradition with integrity and sincerity"
- CHART, Toronto, Canada