Open Ears Concerts presents live music performances that explore the intersection of Art, Spirituality, and Activism. We also strive to present diverse genres and styles of music in a family friendly listening room environment, and to provide a fair and reasonable payment to the artists for their work. The concerts are held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, a fully inclusive and progressive Christian community. We are located on Wells Branch Parkway, just west of IH-35, at the corner of Wells Port Drive. We have a potluck meal before the show, so feel free to bring a dish to share. Unless otherwise stated, shows are the first Saturday of each month, September through May, with potluck starting at 6 PM, music at 7 PM, and $15 suggested donation.
Saturday April 5, 2014
Houston area singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer Ken Gaines writes great songs in just about every genre and style, from sweet lyrical ballads, to double entendre blues, to swingin’ jazz, and redneck rock. His voice has the range to cover all of these styles and his supple guitar work lays down arrangements instead of just chords. His lyrics are both powerful and poetic and highlight his skills as 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 was nominated Song of the Year and the Texas Music Awards.
“Live performance for me is the culmination of all my thinking and practice. It’s like a religious experience. I want you to laugh and cry on the same night and I hope you go home feeling like you’ve fallen in love all over again with someone or something you hold dear.”
Doors and potluck at 6 PM, show at 7 PM. $15 suggested donation, but none turned away.