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"Ken Totushek's album, Sweet Devotion, is a collection of acoustic guitar arrangements of hymns and spirituals as well as two originals by the artist. However, before you think this is "religious" music, please take the word of an agnostic music reviewer (a lapsed Catholic if you want to know the truth). These really are sublime and soul-warming instrumentals (there is no singing on this CD, although I think there is a vocal version of this album available). You'd have to have a heart of stone to not be comforted by Totushek's
gentle and soothing way with these songs, as they gently unfurl with
patience and unabashed open-hearted love..."
By Bill Binkelman
Wind and Wire,
"...Ken Totushek's CD,
Pilgrim Song, is a most pleasant and enjoyable way to spend
seventy minutes. The songs on this album unwind at a
leisurely pace, yet are also varied in emotional impact,
musical approach and tempo; the "leisurely pace" is more
indicative of a mellow vibe that seems to run through the
By Bill Binkelman
Wind and Wire,
"Thanks for sending
me "Pilgrim Song." I received it yesterday and listened to
it all the way through. It's on as I write. Your music is
beautifully performed and has a lot of depth. It's
definitely an album to take the "ic" out of "Hect-ic"
during these busy holidays. Encore!..."
NorthSound Music Group
"...Let me tell you
folks, this CD is a must have for any collection. I found
myself soaring with eagles and sitting at the bank of the
pond in Maine listening to the loons. The many guitars are
well produced and well Played. I fell in love with track 5
and track 13 but you must listen to the Entire CD to find
your favorites." --Steve Foust, Sonic Shores Studio,
" Ken has done a
great job of songwriting, tasteful guitar playing and
capturing the fine tones of some very nice guitars on this
recording. Super easy listening and background music."
--Stu Bowen, RimRidge Music, Laurel Springs, NC
"Man, this is a well
recorded cd! It is acoustic guitar heaven. This is a cd
full of rich acoustic guitar tone. There's almost nothing
but picked and fingerpicked fine wood guitars on the cd. In
the insert, Ken lists what guitar was used on each track.
Very cool!...It worked it's magic on me..." --Doug
Czajkowski, Clayton, CA
"I love the beautiful
music from Ken's acoustic recordings! As a guitar player
myself, I hope to listen and learn." --Ken Jones,
"I just ordered 5
CD's from your website - pretty slick. The CD is Great!!
The music is very addicting - can't tell you how many times
I've already listened to it from start to finish."
--Pete T. Buffalo, MN
"...Ken's music is
melodic and uplifting, but never boring. That, is not an
easy task. He has a unique style and presentation
that is warm and cozy....Very tasteful ideas and execution.
Twilight Serenade is a very, very pretty tune. This
track alone is worth buying the CD." --Larry Rott,
For The Rest of
"In 'For The Rest Of
Your Life' Ken displays his love for his Creator with an
inspirational style of Christian music. The light sounds
and soft rock will have you singing and dancing...you'll
love it." (Robin F.)
"Ken's intimate, many sided collection of songs rises
from a mind and heart tuned to the indelible melody of the
spirit. Here music is praise, and praise is music.
Listening, you will find ideas stoked, emotions revealed,
and faithpersisting through the everyday. Not to
mention a dance or two along the way." (Karen D.)
"Ken's music has blessed our whole family. My kids
enjoyed it so much that they had to take turns listening to
it each night so they wouldn't argue over it. I can tell
that by listening to Ken's music that Ken puts his whole
heart and soul into it" (John R.)
"Ken's eclectic mix of tunes alternatively soothes and
challenges; his lyrics speak hope in the love and
faithfulness of God." (Duenna K.)