Ken Farmer’s musical journey began at the age of 10 with a Silvertone arch top guitar and then a Teisco del Ray bass.  Ken says, “I was attracted to the Stones and rhythm and blues while most of my contemporaries were into popular songs on the radio.” Another big influence was the work of Doc Watson which led to Ken playing bluegrass professionally for 4 years in his 20’s.  Later he began playing and singing roots rock, rockabilly, blues, folk, old country and a mix of American music that takes in all of the 20th century and some originals and contemporary songwriters.  He has merged his love of traditional music with his occupation as an antiques and fine arts appraiser and broker, appearing on the popular PBS series Antique Roadshow as a regular contributor since 1993. Moving to Charlottesville, Virginia in 2012, Ken began meeting other like-minded musicians in the Central Virginia Blues Society. After playing with Rob Martin of Nelson County, VA and hearing Rob’s red hot Telecaster, a musical brotherhood was established.  Their two guitar partnership, song selection and harmony singing has established the foundation of Ken Farmer & The Authenticators. Other members include Frank Cain on drums and Preston Wallech on bass. A live event with this band is a guaranteed good time. You can rock in your seat or dance the night away. If you feel good and want feel better or if you need to chase away your blues, Ken Farmer & The Authenticators is the only prescription. Only real, Authenticator music for the heart & soul will be played.

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"Farmer is a damn good guitarist and singer and his band, which consists of Rob Martin, Frank Cain and Preston Wallech backed him up well. I loved the fact that they mixed in some Johnny Cash to show that the blues and country are so close musically and the audience reacted enthusiastically. -- And when these guys record, I’m waiting to grab the first album off the assembly line."

John Porter --  http://professorjohnnyp.blogspot.com/search/label/Ken%20Farmer

Current Bookings

APRIL 5, 2020 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- CANCELLED
APRIL 10, 2020 --- Prince Michel Winery and Vineyard -- Leon VA -- CANCELLED
APRIL 18, 2020 --- Knights Gambit Vineyard - Charlottesville VA --- CANCELLED
MAY 3, 2020 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4:30 - 7:30 PM
MAY 16, 2020 --- Knights Gambit Vineyard - Charlottesville VA --- 5 - 8 PM
MAY 23, 2020 --- Blue Quartz Winery - Etland VA --- 5 - 8 PM
MAY 31, 2020 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4:30 - 7:30 PM
JUNE 5, 2020 --- Fridays After 5, Sprint Pavilion Charlottesville -- opening for Skip Castro -- 5:30 - 6:15 PM
JUNE 20, 2020 --- Knights Gambit Vineyard - Charlottesville VA --- 5 - 8 PM
JUNE 25, 2020 --- Live event w/ Richmond Public Radio hosted by the Tin Pan -- 8 - 9:30 PM
JUNE 27, 2020 --- Blue Quartz Winery - Etland VA --- 5 - 8 PM
JULY 4, 2020 --- Prince Michel Winery and Vineyard -- Leon VA -- 5 - 8 PM
JULY 19, 2020 -- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4:30 - 7:30 PM
AUG 16, 2020 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4:30 - 7:30 PM
SEPT 13, 2020 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4:30 - 7:30 PM
SEPT 18 - 20, 2020 --- Misty Mountain Festival, Greenwood VA --- Time TBD
STAY TUNED FOR MORE DATES COMING SOON!!

Previous Bookings

FEB 9, 2020 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4:30 - 7:30 PM
MAR 8, 2020 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4:30 - 7:30 PM
JAN 12, 2020 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4 - 7 PM
DEC 7 --- Blue Quartz Winery - Etland Va --- 5:30 - 8:30 PM
DEC 6 --- WTJU 91.1 FM Offbeat Roadhouse LIVE Radio Broadcast -- Charlottesville VA - 8 - 9 PM
NOV 10 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4 - 7 PM
OCT 13 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4 - 7 PM
SEPT 29 --- Woodridge Farm Brewery -- Lovingston VA --- HOUSE BAND SPCA FUNDRAISER --- 2 - 5 PM
SEPT 15 --- Durty Nelly's Pub - Wayside Deli -- Charlottesville VA --- 4 - 7 PM
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Watch our LIVE performance on Offbeat Roadhouse. Many Thanks to WTJU 91.1 FM for the video.
Check the station HERE --> https://www.wtju.net/

This LIVE video was captured by our good friends Dee Claudio Zarpelon. THANK YOU!!!

BOOKING INFORMATION

Booking: Ken Farmer

KenFarmerBand@gmail.com

540-731-1604

Booking Alternative: Rob Martin

KenFarmerBand@gmail.com

Many thanks to Pattama Wallech for the additional photos.

 

We are grateful for the support of our family and friends.

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