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      A must see, must hear experience either with his full electric band or with his acoustic act.
      Guitarist, singer and songwriter Ken Valdez grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the son of a working class Latino family. He taught himself to play after picking up a guitar at age 19. Singing and writing songs soon followed. Valdez’s debut album - 2000’s Approach - caught the attention of Muscle... read more
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      Guitarist, singer and songwriter Ken Valdez grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the son of a working class Latino family. He taught himself to play after picking up a guitar at age 19. Singing and writing songs soon followed.

      Valdez’s debut album - 2000’s Approach - caught the attention of Muscle Shoals legend Wayne Perkins and Jon Langseth, Jonny Lang’s father. The pair convinced Valdez to move to Minneapolis, where they created his second album, Every Little Lie. It was Valdez’s first major effort at working with some of the big names in the industry including Jonny Lang, David Grissom, Jaime Kyle, Michael Bland, Sonny Thompson, Bruce McCabe, Estaire Godinez, Ricky Peterson and the legendary Peterson family.

      When Valdez returned to Santa Fe in 2004, the success and sounds of Every Little Lie swayed the members of the Mick Fleetwood Band to approach Valdez. He spent a short stint playing with them. But Valdez needed to return to his own music. He formed his own band in 2004 and started touring. Ken and his band are a working band, playing at least 250 dates a year. Recently they played the 1st Annual Rockin’ The Rally festival during the legendary Sturgis Bike Week, The Taos Solar Music Festival where Valdez was named the best rock band. They also played the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in Telluride, Colorado , where they are fan favorites.

      Ken Valdez’s popular acoustic performances led to the creation of Thoughts & Time in 2005, his most ambitious and personal album. Many of the songs, all written by Valdez are reflections on living which most anyone can relate. Topics of love, life, death and loss stir many emotions. Valdez has a rare blend of raw talent, sensitivity, and down-to-earth grittiness that gives his music a wide appeal.

      Valdez is currently working on new songs and projects. Ken has taken the reins with his musical vision. His collaborations with the likes of successful, multi-platinum selling, even Grammy winning songwriters, musicians and producers have brought about a truly unique sound yet is unmistakably and undeniably Ken Valdez. Searching his soul and influences, Valdez’s new work is raw, fresh and sharp. It’s not like his previous CD’s, but it’s not like anything else either. Valdez’s vision, talent and drive have pushed the envelope on creativity and has truly developed another side to his already unique sound. The songs are real, the show is riveting and like a runaway freight train, there’s no stopping this new musical force.





      ***** Ken Valdez has shared the stage with:

      Gov’t Mule, The Black Crowes, Cheap Trick, Live, Gin Blossoms, Steve Miller Band, Wolfmother, Nickelback, Greg Rolie (Journey & Santana), Big & Rich, Patty Griffin, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men, Greg Brown, Marc Broussard, Jonny Lang, Junior Brown, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Al Green, Joan Osborne, Maceo Parker, Robert Cray, Michelle Shocked, Sonny Landreth, The Neville Brothers, Corey Harris, Edgar Winter, Marshall Crenshaw, The Samples, Rick Springfield, Little River Band, Dr. John, Shemekia Copeland, BB King, Spin Doctors, Jeff Healey Band, Double Trouble, Shannon Curfman, Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Nazareth, Chris Duarte Group, Corey Stevens, Indigenous, & Ian Moore.


      ***** Ken Valdez is endorsed by:

      Bonepicker Amplifiers and Effects (Featuring the Ken Valdez signature amplifier) Curtis Novak Guitars & Pickups (Featuring the Ken Valdez signature guitar), Maxon Guitar Effects, Jacques Guitar Effects, Keeley Electronics & Banzai Guitar Effects.

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