Ken Valdez has been called “The Best Kept Secret” by well known/respected names in the industry. This guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer is grateful for the title, however, it is one he wishes to break free from. Born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, now a resident of St. Paul, MN, his love for music was apparent early on and it became his calling. After 3 albums, thousands of shows and hundreds of thousands of miles on the road, Ken took some time off from touring and focused on producing and writing. This time off also allowed him to explore other musical ventures which helped increase his already impressive versatility. Alas, the time has come. Like the proverbial phoenix, he has returned and has taken the reins of his musical vision. His collaborations with successful, multi-platinum selling, even Grammy winning songwriters, musicians and producers have refined his skills. Ken Valdez has gone back to his roots and is set to release his latest and indeed his greatest work to date in 2013. It is raw, fresh and sharp. There is no doubt Ken’s rare blend of raw talent, sensitivity, and down-to-earth grittiness give his music a wide appeal. His voice and a guitar sound/style is unmistakable. His vision, talent and drive have pushed the envelope on creativity and has only added on to his already unique sound. The songs are real, the shows are riveting and Ken Valdez remains to be a must see, must hear experience. This “Best Kept Secret” won’t be a secret for long.