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Ken Arconti

Ken Arconti - Samsara Blues - 2003 - Jungle Beach Records

A real classy all instrumental album from the prominent and very talented Bay Area guitarist, Ken Arconti. Here he covers ballads, smooth jazz, rock, funk, and bossa nova. The blues are always beneath the surface. A great eclectic track selection, with all the tracks composed by Ken. The album also includes musicians like bassist, Dewayne Pate, who has played with the mighty axeman, Robben Ford. John R. Burr, on keyboards has also played with Robben Ford. Saxophonist, Tom Politzer has played with the great Tower Of Power, and the fabulous drummer, David Rokeach has played for artists of the calibre of Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles. Great album with great songs, a brilliant lead guitarist, and a top notch backing band. If you want a more blues rock sound from Ken Arconti, listen to his "As The Years Go Passing By" album @ KENARCON/ATYGPB


In the Loop
Rise and Shine
Turn the Page
There Once Was an Angel
At Your Beck and Call
Detour on Green Street
Dreamin' About You
For Those Who Cry Inside
Samsara Blues
Until We Meet Again

All songs composed by Ken Arconti


Ken Arconti - guitar
Dewayne Pate - bass (Robben Ford, Chris Cain)
John R. Burr - keyboards (Alison Brown, Robben Ford)
David Rokeach - drums (Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles)
David "Pacha" Alvarez S. - congas & percussion (Sista Monica, Con Corazon)
Tom Politzer - tenor & alto saxophone (Tower of Power, Spang-A-Lang)


Guitarist/vocalist Ken Arconti is a native Californian who has performed in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. At home in almost any musical environment, his playing is filled with passion, sensitivity and soulful lyricism. .Ken began playing guitar at the age of 11. He was soon performing in bands and absorbing the sounds of the '60s. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, the soul sounds of Stax & Motown, the blues of B.B. and Albert King, and jazz artists Miles Davis and Wes Montgomery were all influences.In 1978, Ken moved from his home of Los Angeles to Santa Cruz and began playing in clubs around the Bay Area. He has performed everything from country to jazz, to top-40 rock, to rhythm & blues. Well known for his blues playing, Ken has performed repeatedly at the Monterey Bay Blues Festival. The list of artists he has opened for reads like a "Who's Who" of the Blues: Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Junior Wells, Johnny Copeland, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, John Mayall, Charlie Musselwhite, Robben Ford, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl, and Roomful of Blues, to name a few. He has also recorded/performed with the Broadway Blues Band, Terry Hanck & the Soul Rockers, the Chris Cobb Band, The Mighty Penguins, and legendary New Orleans funk drummer Zigaboo Modeliste (the Meters).As well as performing, Ken carries a steady clientele of devoted guitar students. He taught in the California Arts In Corrections Program from 1992 to 2003, teaching guitar, music theory and improvisation at Soledad Prison. He was the recipient of a prestigious Artist in Residence Grant from the California Arts Council from 1999 to 2002, establishing a multi-cultural music/band program at Salinas Valley State Prison, which was featured in the 2002 VH1 documentary "Music Behind Bars." © 1996 - 2009 CD Universe; Portions copyright 1948 - 2009 Muze Inc


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Valar said...

thank you very much :)

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi, Valar. many thanks to you also for your continued interest.

Valar said...

sure, I'll stick around because you post great music :)

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks a million, Valar. This blog needs more people like you. I'll talk to you soon....Cheers!