February 8th, 2016

Wow, we got some great airplay on David Layton’s Sound Chaser podcast last week! To be one of the two Canadian keyboard players on this show is a great honour–the other is none other than Jim Gilmour of Saga—a band that I’ve enjoyed for years (just saw them perform the other night, actually). Please see…


January 12th, 2016

Wow, just reading back to my last post from July 1st last year when we had just lost Chris Squire, and now six months later, David Bowie gone??? Still can’t believe it, especially since the new album is so strong *I planned to buy it when I heard the single a few months ago and…


July 1st, 2015

Happy summer everyone, although it’s had a very sad start. On June 27th, the world lost Chris Squire. I can barely put into words how much his music and playing/singing meant (and will continue to mean) to me, and it’s incredibly sad that he died so young at 67. The only good thing is that…


April 24th, 2015

Oh no, the Ken Baird site was hacked! So, we lost the old look to the site, but fortunately everything else remains intact. This is a temporary look to the site for now until we pick a new one, so some photos and colour will be back up. News with Monarch Trail stuff continues to…


February 20th, 2015

Lots of great news over at http://www.monarchtrail.com/news/ ! We’ve made some important top 10 lists for 2014 and had some great radio play lately, so all is well in that camp. Even better news is that we’ll be recording in March! As I’ve said in other news items here, the Ken Baird “career” is on the…


January 2nd, 2014

I did update the Monarch Trail site a few times over December, but the poor Ken Baird site has sadly been neglected again. I will try to get here more often–there’s a New Year’s resolution for me! But there isn’t too much news for the “Ken Baird” releases lately in any case. Further Out was…


November 22nd 2014

Sale at CDbaby! Basically, it’s 1 cent shipping anywhere in the world when you order a CD from December 1st to 3rd. So, it’s a great time to pick up a Ken Baird or Monarch Trail CD. Other friends use that site too, such as Steve Cochrane, John Mamone, Wilton Said, Druckfarben and more. Great…


October 10th, 2014

As the Ken Baird focus is kind of on hold these days due to focusing on Monarch Trail, I may as well talk about some other bands and artists that I like. For example, I’m looking forward to the re-release of Steve Cochrane’s album “With or Without” on his Bandcamp site. He’s done some remastering…


Sept 28th 2014 update

Hi everyone, Not a lot of new news this month, although I have noticed we have some new sales of “Martin Road” in Europe which I’m obviously pretty happy about! Also I’m doing lots of writing for the second Monarch Trail album and generally enjoying nice warmer-than-usual weather here in Ontario–fall colours are getting started!…


August 2014 update

OK, I’m a little late, writing this on August 28th but at least I’m here! Things have been so busy with the promo of the Monarch Trail album “Skye” and working on new material for the band that a lot of the “Ken Baird” stuff has been put on hold, but it’s certainly been on…