bio: kenburtonguitar.com

Ken started playing guitar at 14 and immediately began performing in his own rock band. He started playing professionally on weekends through high school and toured full time upon graduating. At 21, having been self taught for seven years, he decided to pursue classical guitar and continued studying until he achieved his Gr. X through the Royal Conservatory of Music. During this period, Ken received two Fredrick Harris scholarships, for twice having attained the highest marks for performance in Saskatchewan.

After working with a number of bands, studying at the University of Regina (Bus.Admin./Computer Science), and teaching at a local music store, Ken moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. He moved back to Regina to teach at the Professional Musician's College where he designed the curriculum for the guitar department, and began playing and singing with the country rock band Black Jack. Since then he has been a side man for Lindsay Ell, Small Town Pistols, Steve Ferrone, Bernard Purdie, Stephanie Thomson, Lynn Anderson, Roy Clayborn, Ronnie Profit, Gordie Tapp, Bo Diddley, The Jordanaires, Ritch Little, Petula Clark, Steve Fox, Rick Tippe, Jerry Douglas, Sheila Deck, Thomas Wade, The Poverty Plainsmen, Tracey James, Rory Allen, Craig Moritz, Amy Nelson, and J.J.Voss to name a few, and has played in the CTV produced Kinsmen Telemiracle pit band for Gowan, Valdy, Tom Jackson, Bobby Curtola, Colin James, Joan Kennedy, Gloria Loring, and Bob McGrath. Ken has also played in the pit bands for Applause Dinner Theater, CKRM vocal contest, Sask. Country Music Awards, Sask. Motion Picture Awards, and the CBC-produced Francothon, Gala Fransaskois de La Chanson and Chant' Ouest.

Ken has 30 years of experience teaching private and group lessons and has done numerous clinics for music stores and schools. He has taught for the University of Regina Music Ed. program and currently operates his own teaching business out of his home with an enrolment of 50 students.

To add to his live, television, radio and teaching experience, some of the recording projects Ken has credit playing on are: "Bare Bones", "You Pull Away", "Whiskey The Tree and Me" J.J. Voss, "Alive At 25" Mandy Ringdall, "If She Only Knew" Rory Allen, "Hurry Up And Wait" Conrad Bigknife, "Too Many Melodies Ago" Sheila Deck, "For You" Kent Krienke, "Via le Net" Alain Pomerleau, Matt Rapley's Christmas, "Preoccupied" Paul Chesters, "Sweet Revenge", "Cold Wet Rain" FoxxWorthee, "Cowboys R Cool" Terri Anne Strongarm, "The Thing About That" Jessica Moskaluke, "Re Ride" Sisters.