Ken Medema, a nationally-known contemporary Christian musician, recording artist and storyteller, will give a free concert of religious and secular music at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Wake Forest University’s Brendle Recital Hall.
Blind from birth, Medema has been writing and performing his own songs since 1970, when he began composing original material for his work as a music therapist in a psychiatric hospital.
Using musical styles from classical to rock, ballads to blues, Medema is known for his earthy and direct music. His words and music, often composed spontaneously before the audience, address national and world issues. On stage, he plays a grand piano, two synthesizers and an electronic percussion machine.
In 1985, Medema launched Brier Patch Music, a small independent recording, publishing and performance-booking company. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area and performs throughout North America. He has also made appearances in Europe, Australia and Africa.
A reception will follow. For information, call 336-758-5210.
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