Songs About Life

St.Louis born, Florida based singer songwriter Ken Apperson writes music about the travels of life, real people and places, as well as all of our trials, tribulations, and joy found along the way.


” Within five minutes of watching his set, you can tell that he’s not just playing music, but that he is music. It’s rare that you find someone who has a voice that is just as much of an instrument as the guitar strapped to his chest. He slips seamlessly between a velvety tenor and a falsetto that will subtly strip your clothes off.

Ken plays some covers. Anyone can play covers, right? Not the way he does. Ken plays some hip-hop. On guitar. It’s fascinating to watch, really. It takes a special kind of talent to take a hard-hitting song that is notorious for being over-produced and synthetic, and translate it into a Maroon 5-ish type track that is something else entirely. You should see what he does with “Lollipop.” Weezy F would choke on his phase vocoder. More so than covers, however, Ken’s heart lies within his original tracks like “Keep Dreaming.”

Ken is a true artist. Starting at the age of 16, on his mom’s “no-name acoustic,” as he says, Ken taught himself the basics. He played that guitar until his fingers bled. Hailing from St. Louis, music was the thing that brought Ken to Florida when he was 21.”

Courtney Bishop - Creative Loafing