Ken Saydak brings piano and blues to Shumei this Friday Sept. 5th at 7pm
$10 suggested donation at the door.
With nearly forty-years as a musician, writer, vocalist, and producer Delmark Records recording artist Ken Saydak is sure to impress with his music, which he has dubbed Urban Americana. Firmly rooted in the blues, he employs an amalgam of American roots musical styles in his repertoire.
His work as a pianist and organist on over fifty albums is well known in the national and international blues scene. His 2005 release It’s My Soul, on Evidence Records follows his two previous CDs on the Delmark label, Love Without Trust and his solo debut Foolish Man. All of his recordings showcase his instantly recognizable vocal and piano styles as well as his insightful and engaging songwriting. A co-producer of the two Rounder Records CDs with his 1990′s American roots band, Big Shoulders, Big Shoulders and Nickel History, he continued his growth as a producer on both of his own Delmark CDs as well as the label’s critically embraced 2000 release, Learned My Lesson, for Chicago blues singer Zora Young.
Ken’s career as a performer has taken him to concert and festival stages on four continents, including tours and appearances in Israel, South Africa, France, and Switzerland. The list of artists who have enlisted his talents include Johnny Winter, Otis Rush, Willie Kent, Lonnie Brooks, Koko Taylor, John Primer, Mighty Joe Young, Billy Boy Arnold, Sam Lay, Dave Specter, James Wheeler, Tad Robinson, Lurrie Bell, Johnny B. Moore, and Karen Carroll.
Ken joins us at Shumei for a solo performance. Comfortable weather permitting we will be outside, so come prepared for a beautiful night of music. Contact Shumei at www.shumeiCrestone.org or call 719-256-5284 for more information. You can also hear tracks and learn more at www.kensaydak.com.