The Ken Valdez Approach has a little bit of this, a little bit of that and a whole lotta music from artists spanning multiple genres, well known to obscure, you’re bound to love. We will learn about these fascinating people behind the music and their journeys as they navigate their way through this interesting time in the music business. We also feature live, intimate performances you won’t find anywhere else! Come hang with us!
EP 13 - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
From being a viral internet sensation to the leader of the new generation of blues players, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram is the real deal. Listen to this young man speak truth, tell it like it is and show us how he is linking the past with the present and bringing the blues into the future and to places it's never gone before!
EP 12 - Hamilton Loomis
Hamilton Loomis's sound consists of R&B, funk, soul, blues and rock all mixed together to create something so honest, uplifting and groovin' enough to make your body move a whole lot! Hear about his humble beginnings and how his views on the music biz have changed within the last few years as he's gone from a signed artist to indie innovator. Throw in some great tunes and you have the makings for a fun show!
EP 11 - Ronnie Baker Brooks
This week's guest is none other than Ronnie Baker Brooks. Son of blues icon Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie has been carrying the Brooks torch while blazing his own trail in the blues and music business. Hear what it was like growing up around blues royalty, his take on modern day blues artists and even a crazy encounter in Nashville that was quite eye opening! The conversation is excellent and of course, there's plenty of music to go around!
EP - 10 Amanda B. Perry
Amanda B. Perry is a new comer to the Minneapolis music scene. With a rich, sultry voice and beautiful piano driven songs she is gaining new fans every time she plays. Enjoy the music and fun conversation on this episode of The Approach!
EP 9 - Joanna Connor
Joanna Connor has been called "The Queen Of Blues Rock" by many in and out of the biz. Listen how a viral YouTube video lead to notoriety and tales about her brand new record 4801 South Indiana Avenue produced by guitar hero Joe Bonamassa.
EP 8 - Sarah Grace
Sarah Grace is one of the kindest, most thoughtful, fun and intelligent young women I have ever encountered. She has a youthful enthusiasm that is infectious and a passion that resonates throughout everyone she encounters...then there's the music. She is a multi instrumentalist, an incredible songwriter and her voice ushered her to NBC's "The Voice" where she won the hearts of millions of viewers as well as her coach Kelly Clarkson. Take a listen and hear why I have so much hope in our younger generation. Sarah Grace is the real deal!