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Ken LaVoie: Solo Acoustic Musician



Ken LaVoie is a solo acoustic/electric guitarist & vocalist from the Waterville Maine area, available as a singer / guitarist (aka solo acoustic musician). Ken can also be booked as an opening act or studio work on a limited basis. Ken's offers covers of songs from the genres of classic rock, southern rock, & new & traditional country. See complete songlist here

Ken is the former Lead Guitar player for the country / southern rock band Rick West & Cherokee from 1997 to 2004. During that time, he won several state level awards, including Pine Tree State Country Music Association's instrumentalist of the year in 2000 & 2001, and was awarded the same prize internationally, through the Country Music Organizations of America at their American Eagle Awards in October 2000.

From 2004 to 2019 he stepped back from the music scene to start and manage several business ventures, with his wife Deb, and to be more available for their young daughter Elissa. Now, in 2019, Ken has decided to fulfill a life-long goal of performing solo.

For more information, visit Ken's bio page, & recordings of his music, which are updated regularly. Ken can also be reached directly at ken@kenlavoie.com


Listen to some of Ken LaVoie's guitar playing & singing here

Vision:


From Ken: I remember playing for Cherokee years ago. From time to time, we'd give our lead vocalist a break and do a couple of songs without him. I remember how hard that was to fill his shoes and make the band still sound full and have that "energy and magic" without him out front. I thought to myself that I'd like to learn how to entertain people with just my guitar and voice. So I've decided to try. I played my first solo gig at The Pointe Afta, in Winslow Maine, October 8th 2019, and am currently scheduled there every other Tuesday. My genre is classic rock, southern rock, & new & traditional country. See my song list here. I'm semi-retired and don't have any desire to get too busy, but I am available for solo acoustic / electric shows, including fundraising events.

My Challenge as a semi-retired performer on his "second act" is that I want to play frequently, but I don't want to be overbooked. I'm in that stage of life where I want to be available for travel, family, even quiet evenings at home, etc. And although my wife is my biggest fan, I don't want her to spend her best years sitting at a table alone with a margarita watching me belt out tunes. So I'd like to find lots of "one time" or "occasional" gigs vs. being booked at a place every Thursday or Saturday. This way if I get too busy, I know I just have to work through my current commitments and take a break. I'm open to ideas if you have any! See you soon.

For booking, please send an email with details or call (207) 873-9321, and I'll reply in a timely manner.

Book Updates:


Ken's latest book, Real Estate Rebel, is available in paperback, ePub, Kindle, etc. here. His first book, How to Start a Lawn Care Business a Whole New Way! is self-published by Lulu.com and is available at (Barnes and Noble (bn.com) as well as Amazon.com. Hold Daddy's Hand is in the process of a complete rewrite and is unavailable for the moment.


Food For Thought:


"Without liberty, individual freedom, property rights–the ability to say, "I created this ... this is mine," our spirits shrink and anything more than mediocrity must be coaxed out by the point of a gun (literally and figuratively). We must preserve individual liberty and the right to keep the fruits of our labor, AND we must solve the problem of poverty and hunger; but we cannot do the latter at the sacrifice of the former, because we will have neither.--Ken LaVoie"
EGO(ee-go)
  1. The self, especially as distinct from the world and other selves.
  2. In psychoanalysis, the division of the psyche that is conscious, most immediately controls thought and behavior, and is most in touch with external reality.
  3. That which says we are separate / Our "story"
SPIRIT(spi-rit/spi-ret)
  1. the vital principle or animating force within living things
  2. That which says we are one / Our "being"
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