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BASA to host concert by Ken Sizemore, Nov. 14

Thursday, November 05, 2009

            JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 5, 2009) - The Buccaneer Athletic Scholarship Association will cap off Homecoming Weekend 2009 with a special concert by "The Old Folkie" Ken Sizemore on Saturday night, Nov. 14 inside the Carnegie Hotel's Grand Soldiers' Ballroom.

 

Sizemore, a former ETSU student, will play some of the best classic pop and folk music from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. The cost of the event is $25 per person, with drinks and food to be served. The fun will begin at 6:30 p.m., following the conclusion of the ETSU men's basketball team's season opener against Appalachian State.

 

            To make reservations or purchase tickets, contact the BASA office at 423-439-8398.

 

            Below is a biography on Sizemore:

 

Ken Sizemore has been performing folk and early pop music all over the country for more than 40 years. As a folk singer and guitarist, Ken Plays the "classic" folk music of the 50's, 60's and 70's—songs by such artists as Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Paxton, Simon and Garfunkel, Don McLean and many others. Some of the pop artists that Ken includes in his repertoire are The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Neil Diamond, Jim Croce, Harry Belafonte, James Taylor, Roberta Flack, Ricky Nelson, Jimmy Rogers, and even Elvis Presley, and he also pays tribute to country greats by including songs by Johnny Cash, Kris Kristopherson, John Prine, Johnny Horton and Roger Miller.

 

While based in Nashville for almost 30 years, Ken performed as a solo artist, as part of the folk duo "Judith and Ken", and with the folk trio "The Folk Revival". He has done thousands of concerts, clubs, listening rooms, coffee houses, banquets, and festivals over the years and has played for audiences throughout the United States. He returns to Nashville several times a year to perform folk music programs.

 

Ken moved to Panama City in 1999, and has continued to perform all over the southeastern US since then.