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…


July 1st 2014 update

Hello everyone, and to locals, Happy Canada Day! I’ve been busy with initial promotion of the Monarch Trail band project www.monarchtrail.com and working on writing for the next Monarch Trail album, but I said I’m still going to update this site and I meant it, even if I missed doing a June update (sorry about…


May 1st update

It’s been a busy few weeks since we took the CD’s home from the factory and started getting things moving. Yes, I can now announce the band is called “Monarch Trail”! Our first album is called “Skye”, and the website, although still a work in progress, is getting better and more complete all the time….


April 2014 update

One might notice that I missed doing a March update entirely! We were busy with yet more final decisions but I can now say that the record is at the factory and it sounds really good! So, it won’t be too long now although much has to be set in place in the next few…