Ken is a 17 year old singer/songwriter with a Folk Americana sound. She has a unique vocal quality that blends smoothly with her heartfelt lyrics. She began singing, writing songs, and playing the Baritone ukulele at age 9, and at age 10 began playing guitar.
In 2016, Ken received the Rising Star award from the Songwriters Association of Norman. Ken released her debut EP “Minutes to Hours” in 2017 and completed her 2nd album “HALLWAYS” near the end of 2018. Ken opened for the legendary Wanda Jackson at the Oklahoma Rodeo Centennial Opry. Also in 2018 she won the 1st Annual Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Willie’s Saloon. Ken was also featured on The Oklahoma Room 2018 compilation CD and attended Folk Alliance International in February of the same year. She shared the stage with Stoney LaRue and Bo Phillips at the Bob Childers Gypsy Cafe Event benefiting the Red Dirt Relief Fund in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Every year she is a regular at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival playing Lou’s Rocky Road Tavern stage, and The Hen House at the festival. She has performed at both the 2019 Winfield International Bluegrass Festival and the 2019 International Bluegrass Festival in Guthrie, OK. Ken has also performed Internationally in Eindhoven, Netherlands and Birkenfeld, Germany. In January of 2018 she played the first Mile 0 Fest music festival in Key West, Florida and returned to the Fest for the third year in a row January 2020. Ken‘s musical influences include such local talent as Kyle Reid, Carter Sampson and John Calvin Abney. She is also influenced by the music of John Moreland, The Milk Carton Kids, and also by classic artists like John Denver, James Taylor, and Gillian Welch.