Kevin Roth dulcimer; Ken Lehnig’s Medicine Show

Jan 13 2018 - 7:30 PM

Kevin Roth dulcimer; Ken Lehnig's Medicine Show

Kevin Roth is a Renaissance man. His music, art, and books have delighted audiences worldwide. His music spans the world with contributions to traditional, original, contemporary and jazz influences. He’s been playing mountain dulcimer since age thirteen and his impressive career has spanned over three decades. He’s recorded a dozen albums for Folkways/Smithsonian Records, recorded album collaborations with Paul Stookey, and has won over a dozen awards, including “The American Library Association Notable Recordings”. Kevin’s voice has been heard by millions singing the theme song to the hit PBS TV show; “Shining Time Station” (Thomas The Tank Engine).

Throughout his career, Kevin’s concert appearances for both adult and family audiences have taken him from festivals to intimate concerts to major concert halls. Kevin has performed twice at The White House and has had made many radio & television appearances throughout the world. He’s recently made San Diego his home, and we’re looking forward to his first SDFH concert!

“He sings like a bird and plays the most luscious dulcimer you’ll ever hear”
– Mary Travers

Veteran songwriter and recording artist Ken Lehnig will present an engaging, eclectic, and entertaining evening of Americana song styles, stories of life’s difficulties, foolishness, sadness and joy, loves won and lost, revelations and redemption, joined by some of his musical partners in crime. Ken has an extensive creative career, including pop idol contender, country rocker, author, poet, and artist. Lately he’s been sharing his songs and lessons learned in the songwriter community and getting a lot of online notice from places like ReverbNation.

In addition to tunes from his most recent albums “The American Music Show” and “Holding a Rose,” Ken will be presenting songs from “Dr. Daniels Miracle Cure and Medicine Show” (due out Christmas 2017). Ken wrote this western musical set in a mining town in 1876 in the early eighties. It is a story of false assumptions, regrets, and redemption, themes that Ken has explored and written about in poetry and music for over fifty years. The play never made it to the stage, although the music was recorded by his bands, ‘Razin Jack’ and later ‘Ken Lehnig and the Burning Sage Band.’ He recently revisited the script and the reel to reel musical demos. With some lyric and musical tweaking to an acoustic centered production, he sang and performed – along with the talent and energy of some musical friends from the San Diego area – the songs from the original musical. Ken arranged and co-produced the new album with John Hildebrand on the American Windsong Music label.