Release Date – September 1, 2017
DJ Mailout – 08-16-24 2017
Album: Wondrous Beauty
Ken Dunn is from Sunshine Coast, BC
Original Folk-Inspired Acoustic Music To Quench The Thirsty Soul
"Wondrous Beauty" Ken Dunn's 7th offering, is a collection of 10 well crafted, reflective and beautifully arranged songs revealing the passion of a modern day troubadour. Ken's desire for social and environmental justice and his personal experiences with faith, love and all that life offers is at the forefront of this album in all of its myriad colour, and texture. Contemporary, with hints of traditional folk and dashes of Celtic flare, Ken Dunn weaves magic with this pure Canadiana collection, capturing the spirit and positive messages within each song.
"Highly evocative and intriguing" (fRoots, UK), the music of Ken Dunn offers "refreshing insight into human complexities" (Festival of Friends, Hamilton) with a style characterized as "the folk tradition, with integrity and sincerity" (Chart, Toronto). Whether mining the depths of human emotion, or pleading the case for social and environmental justice, Ken's songs are "filled with the human spirit" (CFMU Radio, Hamilton).
Ken previously released 6 albums featuring some of Canada's finest studio musicians, including Dennis Pendrith (Tom Paxton), Dean Drouillard (Jill Barber), Mark Mariash (Buffy Sainte Marie), Randall Hill, and Roly Platt. Ken's previous recordings have received critical acclaim, extensive airplay, and placement in film scores. His last album, "The Great Unknown" (2015), recorded with Gypsy Starfish won Best Americana Album for February 2016 at the Akademia Music Awards in Los Angeles, and was welcomed by numerous positive reviews, and airplay on folk and roots radio around the world.
"Folk Americana music that's both unconventional and classic at the same time" Akademia Music Awards, Los Angeles
"The folk tradition with integrity and sincerity" Chart, Toronto, Canada
"When I first came across Ken Dunn’s music, I realized immediately it was something rather special. Great songs, thoughtfully delivered!"
Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall, Canada
KEN DUNN Words and music by Ken Dunn (SOCAN, ASCAP) Recorded on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia @ The Beach House by Ken Dunn, Coast Enclave Studio by Sacha Fasseart, and in Grey County, Ontario by Randy Martin @ Track6, and Ron Chilton @ StarBird Studio. Hurdy Gurdy recorded by Ben Grossman, and Bodhran recorded by JacobMcAuley, both in Toronto. Photography © Libby Hunter, Foolmeoncephotography (IG). Radio promotion by Trespass Music. Manufactured and distributed by Indie Pool, Toronto.
Ken Dunn– vocals and acoustic guitar
Anna Green - vocals, keyboards
Tyler Beckett - fiddle
Randy Martin - bass Mark Mariash - drums and percussion
Ben Grossman - hurdy gurdy
Jacob McCauley - bodhran Mixed, mastered, and produced by Ken Dunn © 2017 Ken Dunn. All Rights Reserved. www.kendunnmusic.com Made in Canada