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Ken Risling

Ken Risling

Folk / Country / Throwback Pop Santa Rosa, CA  US
I Surrender
I Surrender
Down To Jonestown
Down To Jonestown
Ruby
Ruby
Gentle Rain
Gentle Rain
The Devil's In My Cup
The Devil's In My Cup

Videos

The Devil's In My Cup

Shows

  • Sun

    Mar 22

    Santa Rosa, CA, US | 6:00pm

    March 22, The Bard and the Balladeer play Gaia’s Garden in Santa Rosa. Internationally renowned spoken-word artist Gary Turchin and award winning singer-songwriter Ken Risling reprise last year's remarkable concert series, this time to benefit Parkinson's Support Group of Sonoma County, a local Parkinson's Disease support organization. When these two old friends finally took the stage together for the first time, it was like closing the clasp on a dazzling necklace that had been hung from each end, over almost 40 years, with jewels and charms of beautiful art...just waiting to be worn. Come experience it for yourself! Declared by one theater manager to be "one of the bests shows I've seen here in ten years", many of their shows have sold out, so reserve your seats early. Gaia’s Garden is a Sonoma County’s most popular vegetarian restaurant, and is fast becoming one of its most popular music venues as well. Come early and get a delicious dinner, or sip your favorite beverage during the show. Full selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to PSGSC, a self-help support group comprised of Parkinson’s Disease sufferers and their loved ones, dedicated to helping manage their life for the better. We suggest a sliding-scale donation of $5 to $20, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. (The venue asks for a minimum purchase of $5.00 during the show.) Space, however, is limited for this event, so please make reservations by emailing: rise@sonic.net or calling: (707) 799-4349.

  • 2014

    Nov 8

    Berkeley, CA, US | 7:00pm

    November 8, The Bard and the Balladeer play The Monkey House. Internationally renowned spoken-word artist Gary Turchin and award winning singer-songwriter Ken Risling reprise last year's remarkable concert series, this time to benefit PD Active, a local Parkinson's Disease support organization. When these two old friends finally took the stage together for the first time, it was like closing the clasp on a dazzling necklace that had been hung from each end, over almost 40 years, with jewels and charms of beautiful art...just waiting to be worn. Come experience it for yourself! Declared by one theater manager to be "one of the bests shows I've seen here in ten years", both shows in Berkeley sold out last year, so reserve your seats early. The Monkey House is one of Berkeley's most prestigious private "listening rooms", catering to audiences that seek great sound in an intimate, close-up setting. Contact the venue directly to reserve seats and get directions, http://www.monkeyhousetheater.com/MONKEY_HOUSE/HOME.html. Located at 1638 University Ave, Doors open at 7:00 PM.

  • 2014

    Oct 7

    Inverness, CA, US | 6:30pm

    Music To Launch an Angel Come hear an evening of great musicians, and help us launch an angel. Rolino Joseph, Haitian student, is a visionary with a plan and a will that could help reverse the enormous forces depleting the resources of his nation’s people and land. Proceeds from this concert will be used by Rolino to complete his training in sustainable farming techniques, which he will take with him to share in Haiti.

  • 2014

    Oct 5

    Santa Rosa, CA, US | 2:00pm

    They're at it again! Award-winning singer/songwriter Ken Risling, and renowned traditional vocalist/fiddler Avery Risling Sholl, united again to perform an intimate concert on a beautiful, newly-constructed private outdoor stage. After a long hiatus, father and son once again serve Sonoma County their brand of music stew, with its spicy blend of old and new, traditional and original, solo and duet. Come enjoy the show, and add something of your own. That's right, this one is potluck. Bring a dish, large or small, and/or a beverage to share at the break. Seating is limited, paid in advance, so please make reservations early by contacting Cornelia van Aken at fiddlenharp@gmail.com. All proceeds go directly to the performers.

  • 2014

    Jul 20

    Berkeley, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Songwriter Celia Ramsay, will be joined by special guest Ken Risling to offer a sample plate of heartfelt, funny, and rare originals from their song kitchen. Their first performance together, there could be some magic moments! Live from Celia's office in Berkeley, CA, home of the day-glo '60s and Top Dog.

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  • Michael "Pops" McGee (Artist)
    Michael "Pops" McGee
    Listening to I surrender. Very nice! Keep it coming Ken! Pops opted in :-)
  • Sick Bird (Artist)
    Sick Bird
    Great music u have here!! Check me out when u have time: http://sickbirdmusic.com
  • Justin Brown (Artist)
    Justin Brown
    Hey. I saw you guys over at A'Roma Roasters on Friday night and you guys sounded awesome. Great harmonies. Keep up the good work.
  • monica dupont (Artist)
    monica dupont
    Very cool ! I am particularly impressed with the "surprise" chord changes instead of what you'd expect ! A++++ Ken !!!

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About

Sounds Like: Don McLean, Bruce Cockburn, James Taylor

Bio: A musician since birth, Ken has played many instruments in many genres. His first songs were written while in high school, but he began writing in earnest at the tender age of 45. He writes for himself and also with an ear to other performers. His songs have won numerous awards and airplay. Whene...See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Ken Risling has a show on 03/22/2015 at 06:00 PM @ Gaia's Garden Restaurant in Santa Rosa, CA http://t.co/5hzgWMRDSQ #concert

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