Ken Valdez returns with a fire breathing rock record entitled Saints And Sinners, named after a former rough and tumble roadhouse in northern New Mexico where Valdez was born and raised. While this guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer fuses elements of blues, rock, funk and Latin music to create a sound all his own, he kicked things up a notch this time out. Valdez has stated the record is “…deep and personal but a fun and wild ride”. While Saints And Sinners covers new territory across an already broad but expanding musical landscape, the sound is unmistakably, undeniably Ken Valdez. Being no stranger to the road, Valdez is back on tour including dates with the iconic ZZ Top and prestigious festivals like the Bayfront Blues Festival to name a few. There is no question, Ken Valdez is back! The outlaw rides again!

 


 

"Valdez is a rocker from Santa Fe, NM who is recognized for his phenemenal voice as well as his ferocious yet tasty guitar."
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The Hawkeye  Newspaper

 


 

KEN VALDEZ PROUDLY USES:

Quilter Labs Amplifiers, Ted Vig Pickups, K-Line Guitars, GA Nelson Guitars, Godin Guitars, Delaney Guitars, Jim Dunlop Guitar Products, Ernie Ball Strings and Accessories, Roland/Boss, LPD Pedals, Diamond Pedals, Truetone Guitar Effects, Keeley Electronics Guitar Effects, Mojo Hand FX, In Tune Guitar Picks

 



 

Worked/Played With

ZZ Top, Buddy Guy, Billy F. Gibbons, Doyle Bramhall II (Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow), Jonny Lang, Aaron Neville, Black Crowes, BB King, Paul Pesco (Madonna, Hall & Oates, Live From Daryl's House), Melissa Etheridge, Jimmie Vaughan, Rival Sons, The Wallflowers, Serena Ryder, Jerry Wonda (Fugees, Shakira, Santana, Melissa Etheridge), The Wallflowers, Alana Davis, Wayne Perkins (The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley), Al Green, St. Paul Peterson (Peter Frampton, The Family, fDeluxe, The Time, Steve Miller Band), Junior Brown, Jeff Healey Band, Keith Urban, Big & Rich, CinderellaRicky Peterson (Fleetwood Mac, Prince, John Mayer, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Sammy Hagar, Robin Trower, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Gov't Mule, Joan Osborne, Steve Miller Band, Mick Fleetwood, Nickelback, Maceo Parker (James Brown, Prince), Cheap Trick, Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughan), Gregg Rolie (Journey, Santana), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Spin Doctors, Rickie Lee Jones, Marshall Crenshaw

 

 "One word...HOT!  If you see his name on the marquee, get ready to boogie!  If you're on the same bill with him look out; he'll be a tough act to follow."
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HearItLocal.com

 

 

VENUES/FESTIVALS

Here are some venues and festivals Ken Valdez has performed within the last couple years that are very notable.  Please note, Ken does tour extensively.

FULL THROTTLE SALOON - Sturgis, SD
ANTONE'S - Austin, TX
REDDING CIVIC AUDITORIUM - Redding, CA
FIRST AVENUE - Minneapolis, MN
CENTRE IN THE SQUARE - Kitchener, Ontario, CAN
HOUSE OF BLUES - Orlando, FL
HOUSE OF BLUES - Las Vegas, NV
TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL - Telluride, CO
THE RAVE - Milwaukee, WI
CAPITOL THEATRE - Clearwater, FL
BELLEVUE RED, WHITE and BLUES FESTIVAL - Bellevue, NE
ZOO BAR - Lincoln, NE
THE DAKOTA - Minneapolis, MN
BUDDY GUY'S LEGENDS - Chicago, IL
SUNSHINE THEATRE - Albuquerque, NM
HOUSE OF BLUES - New Orleans, LA
ABBEY THEATRE - Durango, CO
EMPIRE ROCK FEST - Sioux Falls, SD
FITZGERALD THEATRE - St. Paul, MN
THIRSTY EAR FESTIVAL - Santa Fe, NM
PLAYING WITH FIRE FESTIVAL - Omaha, NE
PONTE VEDRA MUSIC HALL - Ponte Vedra, FL
FITZGERALDS - Houston, TX
TAOS SOLAR FESTIVAL - Taos, NM
BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL - Duluth, MN
THUNDER BAY BLUES FESTIVAL - Thunder Bay, Ontario, CAN

 


 

CONTACT

For all inquiries, please contact:
Jessie Monville 
jessie@musicbusinessnerd.com
(615) 339-5007