Ken_Lehnig

Ken Lehnig is based in San Diego. He has been a songwriter, musician, singer, performer since his first band The Something Nu in 1964. Since then he performed on stages all over California as a solo act, duet with brother Rick and others, and the frontman for bands: Lehnig and Friends, Razin Jack, Lehnig, and twenty years with the Burning Sage Band. That band released three rock CDs; Singerman (produced by Ken Lehnig) , Four Directions (produced by Rick Lehnig) and Keep the Sun From Going Down (produced by Eric DeLand, Cory Wilkens and Jeff Ser). His acclaimed solo Americana album The American Music Show was released in 2014 (produced by Ken Lehnig and John Hildebrand) All CDs are available for download in the usual places.

Ken, a veteran and prolific songwriter, signed with Desert Windsong Publishing in 1970 and resigned again in 2014. He was offered a development contract in 1973 with MGM but choose not to take it. He has written the music and book for an unproduced Western Musical Silver Creek. He is currently a partner in the label American Windsong Music and a partner, with David Dodds, in publishing the music business website SongwritersMarketplace.com and is the host of Songwriter Insights Podcast broadcasted from iTunes, Miro, Slacker Radio, and Blubrry.

He has also written and published three books of weird, wonderful, and dark poetry and short stories, as well as two horror/scifi/fantasy novels available most anywhere e-books are sold.

Ken Lehnig’s anticipated new Americana Project ‘Holding a Rose’ was released in the spring of 2016.


“Holding A Rose” (Released 2016)


“The American Music Show” (Released 2015)

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Comments & Reviews (The American Music Show)

Waiting On A Train

This is the first song on the new Ken Lehnig album “The American Music Show” It pays homage to the Americana style ala Bob Dylan. Enjoy, and if you would like to hear more than please visit our catalog.

Waiting on A Train


Willy’s Got An Old Gibson

I love to open air sound of the recording, brings the song blues cred. Nice guitar accompaniment. Very good vocal and a great harmonica solo cap off this gem.

Dave Haddad (CenterPeace)

Classic, driving acoustic blues about a roving street singer. Cleanly sung, with some good strong blues harp behind it.
— Ian Graham


Stronger Anyway

I was instantly captivated by the subtle guitar, and the voice only further drew me in. The lyrics and music are emotionally consistent. I love the carefree delivery of the vocalist. Harmonica playing was ok, i thought the lead guitar work could have been better, only because of how could everything else is! the background harmonies gave me chills. reminds me of Dink’s Song by Bob Dylan, also performed in the movie Inside Llewyn Davis, but its not derivative, both songs just give me the same feeling of solidarity and hope, along with a sense of being content with your lot in life. i apologize for the length of this review, but the song was excellent.
— Chris Haise


Angel I have lost

Nice arrangement. I like the way you mixed up all the different instruments. You place stops at just the right places. Good dynamics. Good job, keep it up.
— Signal 30

Dark melody, good harmonies.
— Mitch Siegal


Miss Pauline

This song had a nice feel. The instruments blended well with the main theme. I thought the different sections blended nicely and the transitions worked well also. I liked the soft quality in the singer’s voice, it worked well with the lyrics and added to the overall mood. I liked the variety of instruments used here as well the little counter themes they added were nice
— Andy Blackwood

A very “honest” interpretation of the lyrics. I would defiantly “Take Your Hand” ! Lovely song!
— Dale Jean Covington


Ken Lehnig and The Burning Sage Band “Singerman” (Released 2014)

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The Burning Sage Band “Keep The Sun From Going Down” (Released 2014)

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Ken Lehnig and The Burning Sage Band “Four Directions” (Released 2014)

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