Ain't about the money...

   As I write this I'm 73 years old and my " songwriting career" has spanned over the last 6 years. Why I'm such a "late bloomer " as a song writer is a mystery to me. I feel like what talent I may have was given to me by God. This includes the songs I have written. I have chosen to offer the download of my music for free; however I'm sure that a donation made directly to either of these two charities of any size will be more than welcome. All donations will go directly to Jude Children Hospital ...just highlight then right click this link will take you to the exact spot where you need to be to make a donation directly to St Jude. It’s just that quick and easy. if you prefer you may choose the American Cancer Societyjust highlight then right Click this link  and you're there .It goes without saying that donations are optional ; however whether you donate or not I hope you will leave a leave me a note on my guest book page, so I'll know you were here . I  know times are tight, but these are really worthwhile causes.  Thanks, Ken

My Ragamuffin Music...

Ragamuffins & Orphans... on the road to Redemption

Release date August 17.2020

This album consist of songs which I wrote except where noted**. They are what I call my orphans because they've for the most part have never found a home.I had a whole lot of help dressing these orphans up and making them more presentable for the public from these Ragamuffin friends .Thanks so very much guys! Keyboards Jim Gear, Dennis Palitang ,Carolyn Colquitt, Lillian Penner ,Ken Shelton Strings  Jim Gear  Lillian Penner , Flute Lillian Penner Guitar  Frank Michels , Toby Wilson ,Vincent Zaalberg ,Ruskin Clay, Bass  Robert Young, Jim Gear , Frank Michaels Horns  Jim Gear   Frank Michels Saxophone Dennis Palitang ,Lap Steele Frank Michels Mandolin, Frank Michels  Drums   Jim Gear, Frank Michels   Vocals  Lillian Penner, Gina Pope, Smooth Ivory Two Jim Gear,  Claire Virginia,Wanda Waterman,Amber Crouch, Debra Gordon, Gemma Adams ,Sam Parker Mix and Mastering Ruskin Clay .Most of all I want to thank Jesus my hero.

   The songs on this album were written by a Ragamuffin Christian for other Ragamuffin Christians. Listen closely and you might just hear your story.     Ken

Songs from an old Ragamuffin

Songs from an old Ragamuffin

 This album marks the birth of Ragamuffin Music.( My music did not fit comfortably in the standard I created my own.LOL) Over these past four years on my road to redemption ,God has blessed me by surrounding me with some really awesome talent. The talent of these people in my opinion has helped turn my songs into something really special. I want to thank Keyboards Dennis Palitang ,Lillian Penner, Ken Shelton and Bob Radio   Strings  Lillian Penner ,Bob Radio   Fiddle  Jessie Morgan  Flute  Lillian Penner   Guitar Nicky V, Toby Wilson ,Vincent Zaalberg ,Ruskin Clay   Banjo Vincent Zaalberg   Saxophone Dennis Palitang   Harmonica  Liam Ward  Backup vocals  Wanda Waterman on Closing time Sweethearts Vocals Ken Shelton , Jim Gear did the vocals on the  Cities Burn   Mix and Mastering Ruskin Clay . All songs were written by me except Fool in Mississippi which was cowritten with Sam Parker. I want to say a special thanks to Steven Banasick for his encouragement to do this CD and for making an old guy feel really special .  Last and most definitely not least, I want to thank Jesus. I wish I could be as good a friend to You as You are to me.

Odds n' Ends 

 This is my third album .It was written for Ragamuffin Christians and for those who have yet found their way Home. As with the first two albums God provided me with excellent talent to make the project what I consider an enormous success. I would like to thank the following talented people for their contributions. Keyboards Ken Shelton, Jim Gear Carolyn Colquitt, Bob Radio, Lillian Penner Guitars Nicky V, Vincent Zaalberg, Jack Haigh ,Jeff Trish, Ruskin Clay , Jim Gear Banjo Jeff Trish, Vincent Zaalberg Accordian Dmitry Karev Drums Jeff Trish,Jim Gear Harmonica Jeff Trish ,MaesterJohnny Bass Martin Motnik, Jeff Trish, Jim Gear Vocals Ken Shelton, Jim Gear, Megan Paullet Fiddle Lillian Penner Jesse Morgan Saxaphone Carolyn Colquitt Cello Ruskin Clay Mixing & mastering Jeff Trish, Jim Gear and Ruskin Clay  Most of all I want to thank Jesus who without a doubt is good all of the time.

I co-wrote Hole in the Dam and Run Rabbit Run with Jeff Trish .

When the New Wears Off the Pain was co-written with Jim Gear .Hope to see you on the other side.              Ken

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