Ken Lelen

Ken Lelen
Ken Lelen sings ragtime, jazz & swing and plays vintage acoustic guitars.

Friday, November 28, 2014

2015  Concerts  Schedule

Feb   12      Pine Run Community, Doylestown PA   —   Legendary Love Songs
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Apr   22      Greendale Retired Mens Club   —   In The Mood
                 9:00 am @ Worcester Senior Center, 508-799-1232
                 128 Providence Street, Worcester MA 01604
                 Co-sponsor: Worcester Elder Affairs, www.worcesterma.gov
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Apr   24      Whipple Senior Center   —   Concert Theme TBD
                 1:00 pm @ McCullogh Building/Whipple Senior Center
                 182 Green Street, North Weymouth MA 02191, 781-682-6140
                 Sponsors: Weymouth Elder Services and TBDwww.weymouth.ma.us
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July  16       Shannondell - Ashcroft, Audubon PA  —  Radio Ramblers
Sept   2       Heath Village, Hackettstown NJ
Sept  25      OceanView, Falmouth ME  —  Folk Song Boomers
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Sept  28      Holden Senior Center   —   Concert Theme TBD
                 1:00 pm @ Holden Senior Center, 508-210-5570
                 1130 Main Street, Holden MA 01520
                 Sponsors: Holden Council on Aging and TBDwww.holdenma.gov
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Oct   13      Village @ St Barnabas, Gibsonia PA
Nov   2       Shannondell - Bradford, Audubon PA  —  When Love Was Nifty
Nov   9       Lakewood Manor, Richmond VA
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                    ©  2015 — Kenneth Lelen — All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vintage Guitar Photos
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These are vintage acoustic guitars I've played at concerts in the last
15 years at a variety of venues & settings in Solo & Combo formats.
© 2015 by Kenneth Lelen — All Rights Reserved
                                                                          Photo: Janet Redyke
Ken Lelen + B & J Serenader @ Vernon Public
Library's Ragtime Rascals Concert in Vernon NJ

This c. 1932 Serenader was made by Regal of Chicago for B & J,
a NY City musical merchandise wholesaler. It is a grand concert
acoustic guitar with mahogany wood back & sides, ladder-braced
spruce top in a rare teaburst finish, 14 frets to the body, slotted
headstock and 25
1/4-inch scale. Zowie !!
                                                         Photo: Dan Castro
Ken Lelen + 1938 B & D Groton 1
@ Holden Senior Center in Holden MA
                                                                                                     Photo: Vivian Carey
Ken Lelen + 1938 B & D Groton 1 with Matt Koch on bass
@ Bound Brook Public Library in Bound Brook NJ
                                                                          Photo: Bill Henderson
Ken Lelen + 1912 Grauso auditorium with Matt Koch on
bass @ Florham Park Public Library in Florham Park, NJ
                                                                           Photo: Ralph Shirak
Ken Lelen + 1952 Kay Lonesome Cowboy
@ Huntington Common in Kennebunk ME
Ken Lelen + 1948 Martin 00-17 @
Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton SC
In the background (l. to r.) are five other vintage Martin guitars:
1923 2-17, 1920 0-18, 1936 00-18G, 1943 000-18 and 1939 D-18.
                                                                           Photo: Nancy Cavallo
Ken Lelen + 1939 Gibson L-0 @ Washington Crossing NJ
                                                                             Photo: Mike Nixon
Ken Lelen + 1938 B & D Groton 1 @ Washington Crossing NJ
                                            Photo: Ralph Shirak
Ken Lelen + 1937 Martin 00-18H @
Huntington Common in Kennebunk ME
                                                                                                         Photo: Mike Nixon
Ken Lelen + 1937 Gibson HG-00 @ Washington Crossing NJ
Ken Lelen + 1930 Gibson L-4 @
John & Peter's Place in New Hope PA
                                                                       Photo: Ralph Shirak
Ken Lelen + 1932 B & J Serenader @
Huntington Common in Kennebunk ME
                                                                                                                                  Photo: Tim Lelen
Ken Lelen + c. 1920 Galiano @ Washington Crossing NJ
This standard-sized guitar with mahogany back & sides and spruce top
was likely made by luthier Antonio Cerrito in New York City's Little Italy.
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© 2015 Kenneth Lelen - All Rights Reserved