Guitarist & composer Ken Verheecke has released several albums since his debut album in 2002. To date he has had over 180,000 album downloads through various digital sites. In 2017 Ken signed with Heart Dance Records and has released 3 instrumental electronic based albums… Consider the Moon & Stars which reached the number 5 spot in ZMR Top 100. It was also featured in 180 Radio Stations around the world. His next release was Between Earth & Sky which reached the number 9 spot on the ZMR Top 100 Chart. Both albums were on the Ballot Box for the 2019 Grammy Awards. His latest release with Heart Dance Records is Tripping the Light Fantastic… inspired by his recent move to Northern Michigan and running along Mullet Lake.
Ken has been a long-time admirer and fan of Will Ackerman. “I’ll never forget when I first heard Will’s album Passage. It was fall of 1982 – the moment I placed the needle on the grooves of this record, I was immediately drawn into its simplicity and beauty. I started to dream of one day recording an album as beautiful as Passage. I am still in pursuit of that dream!” ~ Ken Verheecke
Ken has been a resident of South Dakota since 1978 and has recently relocated to Northern Michigan where he lived during his teen years. As a child Ken’s father was in the Air Force, which required the family to move every 2 years, which heavily influenced Ken by the change of surroundings and culture. Not having any other musicians in his family, Ken tried out his first instrument – a ukulele – which didn’t last long. Later on Ken started playing the guitar at the age of 19. He found that he picked up learning the instrument quickly and it soon became his passion, still to this day playing the guitar from the moment he rises until the days ends.
As a musician, Ken’s focus is acoustic guitar, and has been featured on several sampler releases – Winter Gifts, and Winter Gifts II (Many Miles Music), The Gathering (2012) which includes songs from 22 artists produced by GRAMMY winning guitarist and founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman at his Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont. The Gathering won the Zone Music Reporter Album of the Year in 2012, it features Ken’s song… Forever, which also is heard on XM Radio’s Spa Channel. Recently both Ken’s music and photography was featured on the sampler CD Best New Age Reviews – The Guitar, which contains some of the world’s best guitarists. In addition, Ken’s music has been featured on Heart Dance Records Samplers, Music for Dogs, Music from the Heart : Emotional & Relaxing Acoustic, Music from the Heart : Emotional & Relaxing Ambient Samplers. Lastly, Ken was recently featured on Mindful Music Association : A Better Life Sampler.