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Ken Slauf

Acoustic Guitarist from Lombard, IL Will travel up to 150 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 14 Reviews
  • 19 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2012
  • 5 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $200 per event

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I perform through-out the midwest as an acoustic guitarist/vocalist. My extremely extensive & eclectic repertoire ranges from folk music (from days as at the Old Town School of Folk Music), jazz/blues standards from the 20s & 30s (George Gershwin, Cole Porter), oldies from the 50s (Buddy Holly, Elvis, Everly's), and singer-song writers from the 60s and 70s (Beatles, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, etc) and more contemporary artists (Springsteen, Sting, Mellencamp & Petty)… songs that all age groups will enjoy. I have perform regularly for SENIOR PROGRAMS, private parties, house concert, , gallery openings, wine tastings or any other event where solo acoustic guitar and voice would add that special touch. I can also be booked as part of an ACOUSTIC TRIO. Collectively we play acoustic guitars, mandolin, slide guitar, , harmonica and have 3 part harmonies. Our extensive repertoire covers the deep roots of country, blues and bluegrass, known as “Americana". It reflects the authentic voices and music of our country and ranges from the early jug band tunes of Gus Cannon, the country blues of Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Taj Mahal and Keb Mo’, the bluegrass of Doc Watson, Jerry Garcia & David Grisman, the country of Hank Williams, Buck Owens and Johnny Cash to new arrangements of from contemporary composers like Bob Dylan, CSN, Bruce Springsteen, Jayhawks, Grateful Dead and The Band, we take our audiences on a musical adventure that spans nearly 100 years of American music.

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Review by Dana S.

CelebrationReviewed on July 28, 2022From Lake Geneva, WI

Ken performed at a welcome party for our guests as they arrived in town for my daughter's wedding weekend in Lake Geneva, WI. I had explained to him that I was looking for a solo guitarist to play background music at our outside beer garden "Meet & Greet" event. He sent me his playlist which had a variety of contemporary music, classics and old favorites. I knew the vibe that I was looking for but did not know exactly how to convey that. I selected many songs for him to perform throughout the evening. It was perfect and all enjoyed the evening! He was very professional and I would recommend him. Thank you Ken!

Review by Connor S.

Nursing Home EventReviewed on June 19, 2022From Chicago, IL

Ken was punctual, easy going, incredibly talented, and interacted phenomenally with the residents at my Senior Living Community. He understood the needs of the event and really elevated the experience for all guests. We had multiple requests to bring him back for future bookings which we will absolutely be doing.

Review by Lynne H.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on September 12, 2020From Homer Glen, IL

We had a wonderful evening with Ken entertaining us at a 70th birthday gathering. His music brought back memories. Ken puts his heart and soul into his music.

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Song List

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  • Windows Are Rolled Down | Amos Lee
  • The Weight | Band
  • Hard Day's Might | Beatles
  • No Reply | Beatles
  • Hard Days Night | Beatles
  • Yes It Is | Beatles
  • She Loves You | Beatles
  • Can't Do That | Beatles
  • Here Comes The Sun | Beatles
  • Hide Your Love Away | Beatles
  • Honey Don't | Beatles
  • I Need You | Beatles
  • I'll Cry Instead | Beatles
  • Norwegian Wood | Beatles
  • You Won't See Me | Beatles
  • Love Somebody | BeeGees
  • Stand By Me | Ben E. King
  • Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You | Bob Dylan
  • Lay Lady Lay | Bob Dylan
  • One Love | Bob Marley
  • Three Little Birds | Bob Marley
  • Mac The knife | Bobby Darren
  • I Fought The Law | Bobby Fuller Four
  • Hey Baby | Bruce Channel
  • Everyday | Buddy Holly
  • Not Fade Away | Buddy Holly
  • Ballad of Easy Rider | Byrds
  • Wild World | Cat Stevens
  • Here Comes My Baby | Cat Stevens
  • Smile | Charlie Chaplin
  • Love Potion #9 | Clovers
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You | Cole Porter
  • Night & Day | Cole Porter
  • Marrakesh Express | Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Please Come To Boston | Dave Loggins
  • Under The Boardwalk | Drifters
  • Don't Get Around Much | Duke Ellington
  • Take It Easy | Eagles
  • Peaceful, Easy Feeling | Eagles
  • Little Sister | Elvis
  • All I Have To Do is Dream | Everly Bros.
  • My Blue Heaven | Fats Domino
  • Blueberry Hill | Fats Domino
  • Ain't Misbehavin' | Fats Waller
  • Fly Me To The Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • It Was A Very Good Year | Frank Sinatra
  • Sea Cruise | Frankie Ford
  • My Blue Heaven | Gene Austin
  • Don't Let The Sun | Gerry and the Pacemakers
  • If You Could Read My Mind | Gordon Lightfoot
  • Beautiful | Gordon Lightfoot
  • Early Morning Rain | Gordon Lightfoot
  • Softly | Gordon Lightfoot
  • Since I Fell | Harold Arlen
  • Paper Moon | Harold Arlen
  • I'm Into Something Good | Herman's Hermits
  • Georgia On My Mind | Hoagey Carmichael
  • Take It Easy | Jackson Browne
  • Doctor My Eyes | Jackson Browne
  • Fire & Rain | James Taylor
  • Country Roads | James Taylor
  • Carolina In My Mind | James Taylor
  • Something In The Way She Moves | James Taylor
  • Come A Little Bit Closer | Jay & the Americans
  • Come Monday | Jimmy Buffett
  • Havana Daydreamin' | Jimmy Buffett
  • Margaritaville | Jimmy Buffett
  • Pencil Thin Mustache | Jimmy Buffett
  • Pirate Looks At 40 | Jimmy Buffett
  • Wichita Lineman | Jimmy Web
  • Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home | Joe South
  • Down In The Boondocks | Joe South
  • Games People Play | Joe South
  • Angel From Montgomery | John Prine
  • Folsum Prison Blues | Johnny Cash
  • Secret Agent | Johnny Rivers
  • Sunshine | Jonathan Edwards
  • Midnite Special | Ledbelly
  • Danny's Song | Loggins & Messina
  • House At Pooh Corner | Loggins & Messina
  • What A Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • California Dreamin' | Mamas & Papas
  • Walking In Mamphis | Marc Cohen
  • Billie Jean | Michael Jackson
  • Got My Mojo Workin' | Muddy Waters
  • Tobacco Road | Nashville Teens
  • Autumn Leaves | Nat King Cole
  • Rte 66 | Nat King Cole
  • Kentucky Woman | Neil Diamond
  • Solitary Man | Neil Diamond
  • Losing My Religion | R.E.M.
  • Groovin' | Rascals
  • Satisfaction | Rolling Stones
  • Waitin' On A Friend | Rolling Stones
  • Last Time | Rolling Stones
  • Wild Horses | Rolling Stones
  • Cupid | Sam Cooke
  • Bring It On Home | Sam Cooke
  • Twisting The Nite Away | Sam Cooke
  • You Send Me | Sam Cooke
  • Summer Breeze | Seals & Crofts
  • The Dutchman | Steve Goodman
  • City Of New Orleans | Steve Goodman
  • Somebody Ele's Troubles | Steve Goodman
  • Door Number Three | Steve Goodman
  • Roxanne | Sting
  • Fields Of Gold | Sting
  • Every Breath You Take | Sting
  • Fragile | Sting
  • 16 Tons | Tennesee Ernie Ford
  • Waltzing Matilda | Traditional
  • Happy Together | Turtles
  • Bright Side Of The Road | Van Morrison
  • Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Crazy Love | Van Morrison
  • Into The Mystic | Van Morrison
  • Moondance | Van Morrison
  • Wild Nites | Van Morrison

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Past Events

July 28, 2022 • Celebration
Thu7:30 PM - 11:00 PM Lake Geneva, WI
July 16, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Lake Geneva, WI
June 19, 2022 • Nursing Home Event
Sun11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Chicago, IL
January 21, 2022 • Club Event
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Geneva, IL
September 12, 2020 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Homer Glen, IL
September 28, 2017 • Corporate Function
Thu6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Dundee, IL
January 10, 2015 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Saint Charles, IL
July 13, 2014 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun12:00 PM - 6:30 PM Wheaton, IL
June 21, 2014 • Solstice Festival
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Schaumburg, IL
May 25, 2014 • Private Party
Sun5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Deerfield, IL
May 9, 2014 • DuPage Bar Association
Fri7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Naperville, IL
April 25, 2014 • Eddie Merlot's
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Warrenville, IL

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