One of Canada’s Brightest Singer-Songwriters
Since planting roots within the North American music scene in 2011, Ken Yates has steadily grown a reputation as one of the Canada’s brightest singer-songwriters. His sound offers the complete package—unforgettable melodies, emotionally charged storytelling, and top-notch guitar chops.
A native of London, Ontario, Yates studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. While at college, his work was recognized with an opportunity to showcase for fellow Berklee alum John Mayer, who responded with a lengthy blog post that highlighted Yates’ potential – and the moving quality of his songwriting.
Some of Yates’ accolades since then include winning the Ontario Arts Council’s Colleen Peterson Award, the Berklee School of Music Award in Songwriting, as well as the Songs for Social Change Songwriting Competition.
As Heard on CBC, Sirius XM and AAA Radio
Now with two full-length albums under his belt, Yates’ music can be heard on CBC Radio, Sirius XM (the Coffee House), Canadian campus radio stations as well as AAA radio stations throughout the United States.
His second full-length album, Huntsville, was produced by Jim Bryson (Weakerthans, Kathleen Edwards, Oh Susanna). Released in the fall of 2016, Huntsville debuted on the iTunes Top 10 charts and continues to gain critical acclaim.
An Artist with Proven International Appeal
A relentless road-warrior, Yates regularly plays over 150 shows each year, covering dozens of states and provinces – making it no surprise that he has developed a devote following across North America.
Some of his many tours include sharing the stage with notable acts such as Peter Katz, Liz Longley, Livingston Taylor, Sister Hazel and Craig Cardiff.