" I believe that songs are small moments of magic, a gift from God to the songwriter and from the songwriters’ heart to yours"
Hi ,My name is Ken Shelton. I really appreciate you visiting my web site! Let me begin by saying that I'm not famous nor am I in this to make money. I simply hope that you will hear or read something that will touch you in a positive way. Some of my songs like Tomcat Love and the Sign came from my imagination ...others like Gypsy Stars and Me had to be lived first before they could be written. Whatever talent I may possess as a songwriter, I believe to be a gift from God. I am and always will be grateful !
I would be terribly amiss if I failed to include my influences. There are so many artist from so many genres that I really don't know where to begin !Not surprisingly ,my list is comprised of singer/songwriters.Jimmy Webb,Carol King,Paul Williams and Burt Bacharach/Hal David would most definitely head the list...followed by Jim Weatherly,Dan Fogelberg ,Harry Chapin ,Tom Waits, Kris Kirstofferson and Leonard Cohen and on and on..
Ragamuffin Music ?
My voice is a "raspy mess" caused by too many smokes and nights of being where I shouldn’t have been ! When you couple it with a pretty melody the results are like something you've probably never heard....consider this a "heads up" ! lol Since my music doesn’t easily fit into traditional genres, I decided to create my own, which I call Ragamuffin Music. Since I created the genre, I guess I can define it like I want, right?...so here goes ! Ragamuffin Songs are born in a place somewhere between fairy tales and faded dreams. They very rarely fit in just one genre. Ragamuffin songs are never clearly or easily defined. These songs are often written in either first person or story style about broken or ragged characters. The melody is often bluesy or melancholic, with an occasional country or sometime folksy feel. The majority of my songs most definitely belong in this genre. I am a "Ragamuffin Christian" so it makes sense that I write songs that other Ragamuffin Christians can relate to....maybe someone like you.
I believe that songs are small moments of magic, a gift from God to the songwriter and from the songwriters’ heart to yours. They have a way of touching us in a way that few things can. I hope one of my songs somehow touches you in a special way. While you're at my site I hope you'll visit the other pages,and where possible participate in the projects.