Charlotte, North Carolina
Solomon's Temple Stage on Friday at 7:45PM
Ken Gober is a contemporary Christian singer-songwriter making music that is soulful, warm, and powerful. He is an artist with a true gift for expressing God’s love through his music.
For some, discovering God's plan only comes when they've been through the deepest, darkest moments of their life. Those moments often come at a time when you feel like you're at the end of your rope and have nothing left to lose. At the age of only twenty-three, Ken was addicted to drugs and had hit his rock bottom. “If anyone could have understood the life of the prodigal son, it would have been me. I know what it is like to feel lost.”
Ken was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, as the son of a prominent local gospel singer. He was given a close-up view of the gospel music scene during these times, as Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area has long been a center for gospel, soul, and blues musicians.
Rediscovering what he had lost when faced with adversity and at his low point, Ken found his passion in music that had been with him since childhood. He gradually recovered his life through writing and performing his own songs using music as a means of overcoming.
In the years that followed, Ken focused on slowly rebuilding his life. This led him to Atlanta, Georgia in pursuit of a career in music and later to countries across the globe, as he toured with the international show band Exotique.
Together, these experiences would form the basis of his debut solo album, Soul of a Man: The Journey (2008), which captures the grit and emotional power of his trials, tribulations, and triumphs.
Despite all of the difficulties, Ken is grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to encourage and uplift others through the success of his music. Currently, Ken is set to release his latest single Either Way in April 2022. “Music has inspired me to live, affected my life the most, and has helped me when I was in distress. I don't just write and sing because of His love for me - it now has a greater purpose.”