Ken & Julia, acoustic vocal /guitar duo, Ken Forrest and Julia Muench together, combine their individual talents and extensive musical backgrounds from many years in the field, (country, classical, blues, rock, are some in a wide range of styles.) K&J continue playing together and performing around the country. Their "Songs of an Inspired Era" set lists include some originals and many favorites from the 60's and related eras, including those of: The Everly Brothers, Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Shirelles and more. They have their own website: and can be found on Facebook under Ken & Julia songs of an inspired era.
NYC, Red Bank, Somerville, Middletown, New Jersey/Seattle,WA/ Miami,FL/Girard, Pennsylvania/ Washington DC/ Asheville, NC/ St. Louis, MO/ are a few places they have performed.
Instruments: Guitar, piano, snare drum, tambourine, various percussion instruments
Their show "Songs of an Inspired Era" and song list includes many favorites from those of the: Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers, Shirelles, Chuck Berry, Lennon & McCartney and is appropriate for all age groups.
Renee P., audience member writes: "Julia! You and Ken put on a wonderful performance.( at the Middletown Library) I loved your diverse music choices and use of many instruments. You are both so talented. I also loved that you threw in some original work. You guys are a class act."
Janet F. writes: Ken and Julia presented a very enjoyable concert at the library of Middletown NJ. The program included songs by the Beatles and the Everley Brothers. There was a little blues, a show tune, some original piano pieces by Julia and a song by Ken,
"Standing Over There".
It was nice to hear the Beatles' songs with harmony, the simple accompaniment of guitar and tambourine and an interesting instrument, the bowed Psaltery, played by Julia.
Julia commented that almost all the songs were love songs. Having a female and male singer who happened to be married to each other added to the intimacy of the performance.
Ken's song was a nice surprise. It is a song not easily categorized in terms of genre. It had an eerie quality which was enhanced by the bowed Psaltery.
All and all it was a nicely balanced program and we would hope to see more of Ken and Julia in the future.