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Ken Wenzel is a study in contradictions: A guitarist who plays saxophone and a singer who writes instrumentals. As a performer now based on the East Coast, Ken has been gaining attention locally and regionally with his Midwestern-accented musings, telling stories spun from a life spent moving from town to town. Fittingly, he plays 200+ shows a year - travelling up and down the coast for concerts and festivals. A phenomenal performer at heart, Wenzel is just as comfortable performing at a small winery as he is performing for the largest festivals in the country. His shows are tailored for each event, ranging from singer/songwriter for college coffee houses to acoustic party music for private events and beyond.

His first solo acoustic EP, "...this is cross Kentucky", released April 9, 2010, is a stripped-down, 7-song examination of desires and dreams both past and present. Tinged in Americana and country jazz, and featuring Ken's dusty, wheat-cracked voice, "...this is cross Kentucky" showcases the perspective and passions of a newly-arrived, yet seasoned singer/songwriter - one with a somewhat different story and background than most.

Born and raised in Champaign, Illinois, Ken studied classical saxophone at the University of Illinois before graduating from UNLV in Las Vegas, NV with a degree in jazz studies. Since then, he's played all over the world: in Las Vegas casinos, on cruise ships in Northern Europe, Africa, and Asia, at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan, on national tours of Broadway musicals, and at festivals including the 2004 Montreux Jazz Festival. As a saxophonist, Ken is an in-demand freelancer, having played with artists both locally and nationally- including, among others, Frankie Avalon, Ben Vereen, Bobby Parker, and Carlos Santana.








1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
6th Avenue Heartache - The Wallflowers
Against The Wind - Bob Seger
All The Way - Eric Clapton
Amie - Pure Prarie League
Amsterdam - Guster
And It Stoned Me - Van Morrison
Babylon - David Gray
Back In The High Life - Steve Winwood
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Beautiful Day - Jesse Malin
Beg, Steal, Borrow - Ray LaMontagne
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Blackbird- Beatles
Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain - Willie Nelson
Blue Suede Shoes- Elvis Presley
Bob - Drive-By Truckers
Boys Of Summer - Don Henley
Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Cab - Train
Can't Buy Me Love- Beatles
Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band
Car Wheels On A Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams
Careful - Guster
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Colder Weather - Zac Brown Band
Come Around - Rhett Miller
Come Monday - Jimmy Buffett
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Country Roads - James Taylor
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Daydream Believer - Monkees
Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones
Dear Chicago - Ryan Adams
Desperado - Eagles
Diamonds On The Inside - Ben Harper
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright - Bob Dylan
Don't You Think Someone Should Take You Home - Butch Walker
Drift Away - Dobie Gray
Drive - The Cars
Dweller On The Threshold - Van Morrison
Edge Of Glory - Lady Gaga
Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Fire and Rain - James Taylor
First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes
Fix It - Ryan Adams
Flip, Flop & Fly - Blues Brothers
Flying High Again - Ozzy Osbourne
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Give A Little Bit - Supertramp
Hard Day's Night- Beatles
Heard It In A Love Song - Marshall Tucker Band
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Heartbreak Hotel- Elvis Presley
Heartbreak Warfare - John Mayer
Heavy Metal Drummer - Wilco
Help! - Beatles
Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics
Here Comes The Sun- Beatles
Hey Jude- Beatles
Hold On - Tom Waits
Hotel California - Eagles
Hound Dog- Elvis Presley
I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
I Saw Her Standing There
I Used To Love Her - Guns N' Roses
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
I Want To Hold Your Hand- Beatles
I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
If I Had A Boat - Lyle Lovett
I'm Winning - Santana
In My Life- Beatles- Beatles
In The Still Of The Night - Five Satins
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
Is It Any Wonder - Keane
Joker - Steve Miller Band
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Knocking Over Whiskeys - Hayes Carll
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Let My Love Open The Door/Firecracker - Pete Townshend/Ryan Adams
Let's Go - The Cars
Life Of Illusion - Joe Walsh
Lookin' Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lucky Now - Ryan Adams
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Man On The Moon - R.E.M.
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Marry Me - Train
Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Simon & Garfunkel
Mean - Taylor Swift
Melissa - Allman Brothers Band
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Monday Morning - Fleetwood Mac
My Girl - The Temptations
My Hometown - Bruce Springsteen
Mystery Train- Elvis Presley
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
Night Moves - Bob Seger
Night Shift - The Commodores
No Rain - Blind Melon
Nowhere Man- Beatles
Old Man - Neil Young
One - U2
One Headlight - The Wallflowers
One Step Up - Bruce Springsteen
Ooh La La - The Faces
Outfit - Drive-By Truckers
Paperback Writer- Beatles
Patience - Guns N' Roses
Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles
Pictures Of You - The Cure
Pink Houses - John Cougar Mellencamp
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Rain King - Counting Crows
Ramblin' Man - Allman Brothers
Rider - Grateful Dead
Rock n' Roll & Radio - Ray LaMontagne
Rocket Man - Elton John
Running On Empty - Jackson Browne
Scientist, The - Coldplay
Secrets - One Republic
Self-Destructive Zones - Drive-By Truckers
Shattered - O.A.R.
Simple Song - The Shins
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Sixteen Days - Whiskeytown
Something So Strong - Crowded House
Sometimes It Snows In April - Prince
Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
Stop! - Erasure
Stuck On You - Lionel Ritchie
Such Great Heights - Postal Service
Sullivan Street - Counting Crows
Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts
Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrd Skynrd
Take It Easy - Eagles
Take It On The Run - R.E.O. Speedwagon
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Three Marlenas - The Wallflowers
Ticket To Ride- Beatles
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Time Of Your Life - Green Day
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Touch Of Grey - Grateful Dead
Try - Pink
Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
Two - Ryan Adams
Unknown Legend - Neil Young
Up On Cripple Creek - The Band
Ventura Highway - America
Via Chicago - Wilco
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Wagon Wheel - Whiskeytown
Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley
Waiting On A Friend - Rolling Stones
Wanderer, The - Dion
We Can Work It Out- Beatles
We Just Disagree - Dave Mason
Weight, The - The Band
What's Been Going On? - Amos Lee
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
Winding Wheel - Ryan Adams
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Without You - Keith Urban
Wonderwall - Oasis
Wrapped Around Your Finger - The Police
Yer So Bad - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie


All My Friends Are Here
Aurora Borealis
Betting On A Brand New Star
Brave New World
Broken Heart Surgery
Capitol Hill
Caving In
Come Read My Heart
Diamond In The Rough
Everything Is Falling Into Place
Float With No Parade
High Water Mark
Home For The Weekend
Landing Lights
Leave The Light On
Morning Dove
Mountain Girl
New October
Our Own Empire
Potomac Skies
Red Letter Days
Running The Tides
Sad To See You Go
Screaming In Stereo
Slow Burn
Snapshirt Love Affair
Sunsets & Glass
This Disaster Zone
What Happens On The Highway
Wisdom Of Flowers
Wither On The Vine