Ken Tizzard

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Ken Tizzard

A Pedal Steel Rock and Roll Experience

Ken Tizzard – pedal steel / vocals, Ken Grant – bass, Dave Fischer – drums

One person working multiple roles creates a myriad of characters and personalities that define and make up Ken Tizzard and his music.  While reinventing himself as a solo personality Ken Tizzard still performs with Canadian music staples Thornley and the Watchmen.

(Born – St.John’s, Newfoundland – 07/05/69) Musician – Father – Husband – Tall – Teacher – Traveler – Student – Addict – Writer – Singer – Bassist – Friend – Storyteller – Believer – Lover – Listener – Owner – Sinner – Aging – Performer – Liar – Thinker – Fighter – Driver – Optimist + more

With more than a decade and a half in the Canadian music scene b, through his work with the Watchmen, Thornley and now his solo material, has received numerous Juno nominations, Much Music Awards, six gold and platinum records and has had music licensed to major television shows including CSI , Fashion Television and more. As well, Ken’s television appearances run the gamut from Breakfast Television to Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing, through to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. From dark cabarets in northern Russia through to the Air Canada Center, Ken has performed in front of vast audiences in many variations sharing the stage with performers as diverse as Randy Bachman, Michael Burgess and the Toronto/Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.

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Ken Tizzard Live At The Acoustic Grill Album
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A Note from Steve....

Thanks to Brent "Switch" Bodrug for recording this show. For all the advise and for being such a good friend.

To Jenny Leigh P. for being so supportive and for keeping me organized at The Grill.

To Drexel and Georgia for being the two best kids any dad could have.

To Martin for taking great photos.

To all fans of The Acoustic Grill for loving what I am doing and supporting Independant Music.

To Arthur Guiness

Special thanks to Ken Tizzard, Dave Mowat and Ken Layton

© 2009 Audio Playground

Made In Canada

All songs written by Ken Tizzard except Needed Time (Trad) John Henry (Trad) Johnny Cash is Dead (Ken Leyton) Leyland Hotel (Dave Mowat) and Garbage Man (Ken Leyton)

Ken Tizzard uses Sit Strings and Traynor Amps

The Variety Show Players:

Ken Tizzard - Vocals, Guitar

Ken Layton - Drums, Vocals

Dave Mowat - Harmonica, Vocals


The Variety Show Players would like to thank their family, friends and fans. Special Thanks to Brent (The B-Group Music). Steve and Jenny (The Acoustic Grill) for all their hard work putting this series together.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Brent "Switch" Bodrug at Sly Fi Chapel Studio, Trenton, Ont.

Photography by Martin Sundland

Recorded Live at The Acoustic Grill, Main St, Picton, Ont

Playing Live at The Acoustic Grill on: