Main Topic: The Birth of the Science Communicator
Main Speaker: Dave Farina
Music: Ken Gaines
Main talk Summary:
Musician Bio :
Singer/songwriter, producer, teacher, and master of ceremonies Ken Gaines was a staple in the music scene on his previous home in Houston as well as throughout Texas. As of October, 2022 Ken now makes his home in Oregon City, South of Portland. He is the 2005 TMA Singer Songwriter of the Year and, for the past 24years produced the Thursday night, in the round series at Houston’s legendary Anderson Fair. He’s been featured numerous times at the Kerrville Festival and festivals and concert series across the country.
As a teacher of song craft & performance Ken has developed a number of theme-specific seminars for adults as well as teens and children. For the past 11 years he has been a teacher for the Kerrville Summer Music Camp for Teens and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas. Ken has written and produced numerous performance lectures, 2 live-theater children’s shows, and several movie/video scores. As an MC Ken is known as the “voice” of both the Texas Music Awards and the Songwriter Serenade. He’s been active with FAI and SWRFA for 17 years, booking and hosting sponsored showcase rooms first for the Houston Association of Acoustic Musicians and then for Anderson Fair. He’s also a member of the health team for both conferences, mentoring traveling musicians on eating healthy while touring. In 2016 Ken became one of the primary developers and Vice President of Song Circle Houston, a 501c3 organization in Houston featuring regular gatherings as well as concert and performance arts seminars. There Ken hosted a monthly Gatherin’ song circle, co-produced a series of Master Classes, and is also a regular featured performer of his own original music. With bachelor’s degrees in Theatre Arts and Visual Arts Ken is celebrating his 54th year as a professional performer.
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