AUG 18 • 6:30 PM, Allied Park, Madison. Ken performs with percussionist Tony Castañeda for this Allied / Dunn's Marsh Neighborhood event.
AUG 19 • 12-3 pm, Gandy Dancer Festival, Mazomanie, WI. Ken performs in the Children's Tent with Esperé Eckard-Lee (accordion) and Chris Wagoner (mandolin, fiddle, resonator).
AUG 26 • 6:30 pm, Free Thinkers Hall, Prairie Du Sac. Private Concert event.
AUG 30 • 7 pm, Capital Lakes, Madison. Ken performs "Songs Of The Full Moon" concert with Esperé Eckard-Lee (accordion).
SEP 16 • 6-7:15 pm, Willy St. Fair, Folk Stage, Madison. Ken shares the stage with Stuart Stotts and Kaia Fowler performing songs that live on beyond the lifetimes of those who wrote them.
SEP 17 • 4 - 7 pm, Harmony Bar, Madison. Ken and his O'DARBY Irish Pub Bandmates begins a monthly "3rd Sunday" series of shows. This month's opening act is The Zimbobs, who cover the classic songs of Bob Dylan!
SEP 30 • 6 - 7 pm, Private Party!
OCT 10 • 6:30 pm, Oakwood Village-Prairie Ridge. Ken and his accordion-playing pal Esperé sing original songs with an autumnal theme.
OCT 15 • 4-7 pm, Harmony Bar, Madison. Ken's and his O'DARBY Irish Pub Bandmates continue their "3rd Sunday" series. This month's opening act is The Sandhill Strangerss, who combine traditional Irish tunes with bluegrass!
OCT 17 • 7 pm, Oakwood Village-University Woods Madison. Ken and his accordion-playing pal Esperé sing original autumnal and Halloween songs.
OCT 19 • 6:30-7:30 pm, Madison Children's Museum. Ken and The Lost Band (Doug Brown, Sam Taylor, Esperé Eckard-Lee) bring "Pumpkenland" to life at MCM! Dance to the "Zombie Mambo"! Overcome the "Vampire Blues"! Come to the "Halloween Jamboree"!
OCT 25 • 4 and 5 pm, Kids In The Rotunda (Overture Center), Madison. Ken and The Lost Band (Doug Brown, Chris Wagoner, Esperé Eckard-Lee) bring "Pumpkenland" to life at KITR Dance to the "Cannibal Can Can"! Fall in love to the song "Bat"! Let yourself rattle "HDem Bones"! We'll turn up the "Sci Fi Hi Fi"!
OCT 26 • 7 pm, Capital Lakes, Madison. Ken and Esperé Eckard-Lee (accordion) sing songs of Halloween, changing seasons, apple picking, and falling leaves.
OCT 28 • 1:30 pm, UFO Days, Belleville, WI. Ken and Esperé Eckard-Lee) return to this delightful annual event - performing Halloween and flying saucer songs amongst the craft booths, artists, food and drink tables, and revelers - right after the big parade!
OCT 29 • 4-7 pm, Harmony Bar, Madison. Ken and The Lost Band (Doug Brown, Chris Wagoner, Esperé Eckard-Lee, Sam Taylor, Dane Richeson) invite dancers of ALL AGES to The Haunted Disco! Come in costume! Bring the kids! Come to listen! Come to dance! Come to laugh!
Nov 6 - 9 • ALL DAY, Hales Corners Elementary, Hales Corners, WI. Ken conducts a tour-day Songwriting Residency around this year's school-wide theme "Hales Corners ROCKS!"
The songs will be inspired by curriculum areas of study - with a flourish of imaginative creative writing! Who knows where we'll end up?
A final concert will follow the residency.
Nov 12 • 4-7pm, Harmony Bar, Madison, WI. Ken joins lead guitarist DOUG BROWN and bassist PETE OLIG in another tribute-concert to the late, great Canadian troubadour GORDON LIGHTFOOT. Their June 3rd concert, just a month after Lightfoot's passing, won rave reviews. The Harmony Bar scheduled this follow-up to coincide with the anniversary weekend of the sinking of the ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald, on Nov 10, 1975.
Nov 13 • 6-7pm, WORT Radio (89.9 FM), Madison, WI. Ken joins singer-songwriter and music teacher Twila Jean Bergeron on "The Access Hour" to discuss the proliferation of guns in our society - and specifically the alarming frequency of mass-shootings in public schools.
Nov 16-17 • ALL DAY, "Young Author's Conference", Staples, MN. Ken leads three sessions each day for young writers, showing them how songs make use of mood, rhythm, pacing, a "unique perspective", metaphor and a focused theme to affect listeners... just the way ALL good writing does!