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Ken Graydon trio, Three Faces West, in Fallbrook

FALLBROOK – Ken Graydon is a fixture in three worlds. In Fallbrook, he’s always present, shovel in hand, at Land Conservancy and Save Our Forest events, or he’s lugging lighting and sound equipment for Fallbrook Americana Music Series concerts.

Graydon’s car buddies rely on him to tinker with the electrical systems on their pet vintage cars.

In the music world, Graydon cuts a wider swath. Even here, Graydon wears three hats specializing in songs of the cowboy, sea and railroad. A novice would wonder why his interest in music wanders so, but Graydon will explain that there isn’t that much difference in the three kinds of music. They were all created by or about working men who make their livings by the strength of their wits and their back and two arms.

In a fluke at a western event in Descanso last fall, a performer failed to appear. The stage manager grabbed Rodger Maxwell from Los Angeles and Ken Wilcox from La Mesa plus Ken Graydon and asked them to fill the time. Maxwell and Wilcox are both fine guitarists with excellent voices and seasoned musical veterans with years of experience.

With no rehearsal, the three struck a blend on choruses they all knew. When the hour was over, a woman in the audience asked to buy a CD. Well, when a group has only been together an hour, they don’t have a CD yet. On the spot they became Three Faces West and now have a year of practice and experience behind them.

Three Faces West will appear at the Fallbrook Woman’s Club, 238 West Mission Road, on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door and at Major Market. Call (760) 723-7255 for more information.


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