KEN VALDEZ HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN RANKED THE #1 BLUES ARTIST IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA ON THE REVERBNATION BLUES CHARTS!
"Valdez is a rocker from Santa Fe, NM who is recognized for his phenemenal voice as well as his ferocious yet tasty guitar."
-The Hawkeye Newspaper
KEN VALDEZ PROUDLY USES:
Quilter Labs Amplifiers, Delaney Guitars, Ernie Ball Strings and Accessories, Godin/Seagull/Simon & Patrick/ La Patrie Guitars, Roland/Boss, Drybell Guitar Pedals, A Little Thunder Guitar Pickups, Diamond Pedals, Truetone Guitar Effects, Keeley Electronics Guitar Effects, Bonepicker Guitar Amplifiers And Effects (Featuring the Ken Valdez Signature KV30 Amplifierand the Ken Valdez Crazy Horse Dual Pedal), Vig Guitars and Pickups, Mojo Hand FX, Spiral Effects, Music Man Guitars, Digitech, DOD, In Tune Guitar Picks, Live Once Clothing
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, Serene 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, Cinderella, Ricky 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."
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 secion. 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, Valdez is touring while working on a new record! This world class guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer is a fresh, new voice in the blues/rock landscape. Whether he is playing with his full band or performing solo/acoustic, you will find his music is moving, can burn like a wildfire and shake your very soul!
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