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Ken Workman and the Union

by Ken Workman

The rootsy, alt-country music for the working class.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. This Train Goes Home
2:08 $0.99
2. Walk You Home
2:10 $0.99
3. Centennial Girl
2:04 $0.99
4. 'til It Comes Around
2:04 $0.99
5. Highway One
2:04 $0.99
6. Here We Go Again
1:57 $0.99
7. Loving Dead
2:25 $0.99
8. The Healing
2:03 $0.99
9. Come Back to Me
1:46 $0.99
10. Lonelytown
1:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
A native of Ottawa, Canada, Ken Workman was raised on the vinyl sounds of roots, from Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle to Blue Rodeo and Bruce Springsteen. No stranger to the road, Workman got started singing in the small pubs and bars of Eastern Ontario, sometimes driving for hours to a show only to make a return trip the same night. His repertoire consisted of mainly cover material until he was encouraged to share some of his little-known originals.

Workman shows great flexibility in music styles, having been asked to perform early original material at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards in 2003. His attention to detail in lyrics and ability to create emotion through melody caught the attention of musicians and promoters alike, who promptly contracted him to perform various fairs and festivals the following year. In 2009, his songs gained the attention of legendary Rush producer Terry Brown who quickly took him under his wing to mix his debut CD.

While Workman enjoyed the challenge of writing in different genres, he comfortably settled back into roots and alt-country music, going back to the pubs and bars while working fulltime as a public servant. He would however, continue to explore his craft and occasionally put out an original song where covers were normally the requirement of the venue. When repeated requests came, he began to fill out his shows with more and more original material which lead to a recording session at Little Bullhorn Studios - the same facility that got Kathleen Edwards started.

Tones of blue collar struggle and working-poor values line songs that breathe to life tastefully crafted melodies. A true roots-rock experience with a hint of pop, his live show demonstrates dynamics that can reduce a room to silence or fill a dance floor by exploding with a driving beat. His songs unite a heart full of emotion and a memory full of experiences of a working class childhood.



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