Ken Totushek

Ken Totushek is an internationally known singer/songwriter, acoustic instrumentalist and worship leader, with six acclaimed CDs of inspirational work since 1994.  He has been playing guitar since his teen years, and has performed in Japan, Europe, the Middle East, throughout the U.S., and of course in the Ocean State.  Ken defines himself as a musician living and sharing “freedom Songs”.  His music is down to earth, inviting, and tends to capture the heart of the listener as he leads one through a calming and hope filled musical journey.  Ken plays venues worldwide, in which he shares and performs aspects of his own life and spiritual journey.  Venues have ranged from concerts and special music, house concerts, hospitals, restaurants and pubs to leading worship at international church services and conferences.

Ken has been playing guitar since the age of 12, and along with music continually studies the impact of guitar construction, woods used, age, playing style, etc. on tone, inspiration, mood, and spiritual connection.  Ken writes and plays his own compositions, as well as those of others. He engineers his own work and occasionally records for others at Graceworks Recording, his digital recording studio. “I believe whatever I do musically is a gift from God, and so whenever I play, I feel I am offering back to Him and to others a gift generously given which graciously transcends the physical.”

Ken's musical theme has to do with hard but real stuff of life—those life experiences which mold and shape who we really are.  A message of unfettered hope in the midst of life’s pain and joys is woven throughout all of Ken’s music.  He values highly his faith, his family, and his friends.  

In September of 2013 Ken was awarded Japan’s Kansai Music Conference “Building Bridges Through Music” Award.  Ken’s latest CD “Real Life Stuff-Hope’s Alive,” is a 2 CD volume of original and cover arrangements--released in 2013.  The CD contains a variety of primarily acoustic music, both instrumental and vocal selections.  Ken resides with his wife Kathy in Barrington, RI.

 

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 Some recent comments from others about Ken’s music…

“Ken’s music comes straight from his heart into yours.” (Tim Farrell, PA, acoustic guitar instrumentalist)

“Ken travels around the world and shares the love of God through his lovely music. The ‘2013 Building Bridges with Music’ award he received in Japan is a tribute to his ability to connect with people.” (P. Nethercott, Tokyo)

“I love the variety in Ken’s music and singing in ‘Real Life Stuff—Hope’s Alive!’” (R. Peterson, Dallas, TX)

“I just love Ken’s music on his ’For the Rest of Your Life…and Beyond!’ CD“ (E. Wright, Barrington, RI)

“Releasing a double CD is always heroic act for musician. Especially in self-financed business. Ken has got something to say and I'm happy he made the effort pushing it all the way through to share it with us. The result is remarkable - two CDs full of positive, original music. I'm proud to be part of it with my violin. I wish Ken all the best and many happy listeners all around the globe.  Keep going, Ken.” (T. Mach, Czech Republic)

“Thanks for an enjoyable musical experience, and for sharing your heart through music.” (R. Luce, Chicago, IL)

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Instrumentation--various acoustic guitars, Hawaiian lap steel, resophonic guitar, ukelele, vocal. Sets can be instrumental only, songs primarily, or mixed between both.

Discography

6 albums to date--For the Rest of Your Life, ©1994; Pilgrim Song, ©2001; Sweet Devotion, ©2004, Sweet Devotion--heart, ©2005; For the Rest of Your Life and Beyond, ©2010; "Real Life Stuff--Hope's Alive!"  ©2013

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