"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,  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

 

 

Biography

Ken Valdez fuses elements of blues, rock, funk and Latin music to create a sound all his own. His latest release “Soul Renegade” was met with critical acclaim and featured appearances/collaborations with a few well known special guests ranging from guitar phenoms like Eric Gales and Doyle Bramhall II to members of Fleetwood Mac and even Prince's rhythm section. It also caught the attention of the legendary Billy Gibbons who asked Ken to open his recent solo tour and then go on the road with the iconic ZZ Top. Currently, like the majority of his peers, Valdez took some time off from touring due to the global pandemic. While sheltering in place he finished a new record which should be released in the very near future. This world class guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer brings something fresh to the musical landscape with his unique  melodiic, rhythmic sounds. Whether he is playing with his full band or performing solo/acoustic, you will find his music is moving, heartfelt and genuine with no denying that he can burn like a wildfire and shake your very soul! The time is coming for new Ken Valdez music and for live events to make their return! Get ready!

 


 

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