Ken Gaines will be my songwriter guest.
If you are outside the Fredericksburg Texas area: Join us online at www.TABCRADIO.com from 1:00 - 2:00pm for "The Outsider Songwriter Radio Hour".
Then Join us at The Auslander on Main Street in Fredericksburg from 4:00 - 7:00pm for "The Outsider Songwriter Spotlight Series". www.theAuslander.com
From his Site: www.kengaines.com
"There are a lot of things I've never gotten over, especially my love of the song and its performance. I can't remember when I didn't sing and, from a very early age, was fascinated with writing songs even as I learned and sang classic rock, folk, jazz, theatre, and choral works. I've come to the point where I have nothing better to do than write and perform on my own or with the people I love."
Houston area singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer, and teacher Ken Gaines has the goal of writing great songs in just about every genre and style you can come up with. "For all the great songs that have been written I belong to a wonderful tribe who believe there are a least as many great ones still to be written." His voice has the range to cover all styles and his supple guitar work lays down arrangements instead of just chords. His lyrics are both powerful and poetic and highlight the skills of a story teller and observer of life. In 2005 he was voted Singer Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Texas Music and in 2007 his song "Einstein's Violin" was nominated Song of the Year at the Texas Music Awards.
Onstage, Ken is both into the song and the moment never quite knowing what will happen next. "Live performance is the culmination of all my thinking and practice. It's like a religious experience. I want you to laugh and cry on the same night and go home feeling like you've fallen in love all over again with someone or something you hold dear." Ken is a regular at the Kerrville Folk Festival both on stage and around the song circles and, in 2009, was chosen as the festival opener.