Ken Theriot is a singer/songwriter whose acoustic folk-pop/celtic renaissance-tinged music is popular in medieval period re-enactment groups like The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), where he is "an SCA Bard," renaissance and medieval faire enthusiasts, and all fans of good music. He has released five albums with Raven Boy Music, the most recent being the long-awaited "Outlaws and Bystanders" in March of 2014. Ken's previous album, "Human History," consisted mainly of songs that view famous historical (usually medieval or older) events from the point of view of a single character who was there. The result is a series of songs that make make you think, laugh, and cry while enjoying the music that brings the songs to life. "Outlaws and Bystanders" takes a slightly different approach. It includes stories from the other guys, the guys who served as a backdrop to the main story, or ran far enough afoul of the guy in charge that their life and freedom was in jeopardy. This doesn’t always make them bad guys—when the law is unjust, the just man is outlaw—but it usually makes them interesting.
Ken's "hit" songs are: Agincourt, Band of Brothers, The Feast Song, Maldon, and Son of The Sea. And though it is still only a few months since the release of "Outlaws and Bystanders," early indications are that William Tell, Robin Hood and the Beggar Knight, The Ride of El Cid, and Soldier of God are looking like the new hits (according to the "most popular" column in iTunes. Other popular tunes from earlier albums include his version of the Archie Fisher tune Witch of the Westmereland, The Minstrel Boy; Red, Red Rose; and the Ken Theriot songs, Adelaide, and Everything that Matters. Discography: Outside of Time, Home From the Sea, Everything That Matters, Human History, and Outlaws and Bystanders.