Ken Gaines in concert.
Ken is a Houston area singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer, and teacher. He writes songs in about every genre and style you can come up with.
His lyrics are powerful and poetic. They highlight the skills of a story teller and observer of life.
The Academy of Texas Music awarded him Singer Songwriter of the Year. And his 2007 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.”
Ken is a regular at the Kerrville Folk Festival. In 2009, he opened the Festival.
Ken has produced and hosted the songwriter series at Houston’s legendary Anderson Fair since 1998.
Thursday night productions are a must for traveling artists from all over the world. “Talk about a great way to keep your edge as a performer. I love these shows!” says Ken.
In 2010 he was featured in the documentary film “For the Sake of the Song, The Story of Anderson Fair.” The film includes Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams, Guy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, and Nancy Griffith.