Houston area singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer, and teacher Ken Gaines has the goal of writing great songs in just about every genre and style you can come up with. “For all the great songs that have been written I belong to a wonderful tribe who believe there are a least as many great ones still to be written.” His voice has the range to cover all styles and his supple guitar work lays down arrangements instead of just chords. His lyrics are both powerful and poetic and highlight the skills of a story teller and observer of life. 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.
“A singer/songwriter with a beautifully clear voice and articulate guitar accompaniment, Ken has played and studied a lot of music, but it’s obvious that he’s also studied himself and his craft and is committed to finding what’s original and at the same time, universal in his experiences.” N—Max Biedenharn, Mississippi Coast Magazine
“He’s incredible. I don’t mean, ‘gosh he’s pretty good’…I mean he’s INCREDIBLE! When you hear his buttery voice slide through song after song of the most original stuff you’ve laid ears on, you’ll thank us for the turn on.” —Jinelle Boyd, Founder MyTexasMusic.com
“I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, and I’ll keep saying it until someone who can do something hears me. Ken Gaines is the best ballad writer in Texas today! And, when you hear him perform with Wayne Wilkerson on guitar it hits you right in the heart…You’ll see…you’ll see.” —Darrell Harkins, Dateline Texas for the Roots Music Report