Ken Gaines @ The Bugle Boy
January 28 @ 8:00 pm
LIMITED SEATING + LIVE WEBCAST
Texas singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer, and teacher Ken Gaines played his first professional gig at 15 years old, and five and a half decades on, his passion for performing and writing music in every style and genre imaginable hasn’t diminished a bit. “For all the great songs that have been written,” he says, “I belong to a wonderful tribe who believe there are at least as many great ones still to be written.” And as the producer and host of the Thursday night Songwriters’ Series at Houston’s legendary Anderson Fair since 1998 — not to mention a diehard Kerrville Folk Festival attendee (as fan, camper, and performer) for 30-plus years — Gaines certainly knows a great song when he hears one. He’s written more than a few of them himself, too, and not without due recognition: 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. But his goal has never been fame or industry accolades so much as the satisfaction of applying his versatile voice, supple guitar work, and keen observational and storytelling skills to the noble goal of connecting with his audiences on a deeply emotional level. “I want you to laugh and cry on the same night,” Gaines says, “and go home feeling like you’ve fallen in love all over again with someone or something you hold dear.”
The Bugle Boy hosts limited seating shows along with live webcasts most Fridays & Saturdays. Check out their full lineup here.