Ken Bevis is a "Nature Troubador"; a singer-songwriter who lives surrounded by nature in the beautiful Methow Valley of far north central Washington. His songs are inspired by passion and insight for the natural world. He holds a deep sense of wonder.
Songs emerge. He watches, remembers things felt, smelled, and lived, and music flows. It is mysterious how this happens, but also simply fun. His words and tunes come from an original place deep inside, and remind us about life, experience and the joy of living. Teaching people about nature is his passion, and encouraging others to protect and cherish the natural world is his cause.
He partnered with 9 other remarkable musical friends on his 2016 album, "Wanderer's Moon", with unique arrangements developed by each artist. It was recorded in a remote cabin in the mountains of the Methow Valley. Wanderer's Moon is unique, pleasant, and sometimes... unforgettable.
His second album is well underway, tentatively entitled, "I'm Still Here" in tribute to endangered species of the Northwest, and full of songs about animals, such as bears and woodpeckers. This one is gonna be a lot of fun!
He likes songs that tell stories; Songs about Salmon, "Billy Chinook", his beautiful valley, "Methow my Home", a story about his house almost burning down in 2014, "Firestorm", how much he loves his wife, "Every Woman in the World", the incredible night sky, "Spinnin' Around", or the autobiographical "Wanderer's Moon". All songs are original and full of heart.
Ken has written and performed for many groups including: The Methow Conservancy, The Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board, the Okanogan Highlands Alliance, Olympia Audubon Society, the Estuarium in Olympia, WA, songs to accompany a book tour for Lost Homeland, and for special occasions. He has written jingles and is available for commissions. He regularly plays at local venues and looks forward to gigs elsewhere.
Ken is an accomplished natural history educator and wildlife biologist, who gives entertaining lectures on topics of environmental conservation, particularly those related to birds and forests of the Pacific Northwest. He has spoken many, many times over the past 30 years to meetings, banquets, classrooms and clubs, always by request (Audubon, Environmental education, etc).
Ken’s performances are fun and informative. He loves to sing and meet new people. His experience and wisdom shine through, and he hopes you like his music.