Kray Van Kirk

Kray Van Kirk

"what every singer-songwriter should aspire to"
-Borderline Folk Club, New York

"Every time I play cuts off The Midnight Commander, listeners ask ‘Who’s that?’ It’s Kray Van Kirk and there’s none like him."
-Auntmama 'Sunday Folks' DJ, KBCS Seattle, WA

The Walls of Jerusalem


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May, 2024 - "I can't say enough about how great our concert with Kray was. He's a talented songwriter, musician and singer, a fantastic story-teller, and just an all around good and kind person. Our audience LOVED him, and I am getting notes daily from people who ...

Kray Van Kirk

Kray Van Kirk

Member since: 2009-10-17
Home: Arcata, CA, US
Frequently Tours: Coast to Coast
# of Members: 1
Sound Equipment: Available if needed
Main Instrument: Vocals, 6 and 12 string guitar
Other Instruments:
Genre: Singer-songwriter
Style: Varied Acoustic Folk
Rating: G - PG


Folk singers often try to one-up each other with obscure details and pastimes. No slouch in that regard, Kray Van Kirk has not one but two obscure distinctions. First, he holds a Ph.D. in fisheries population dynamics modeling. If that’s not obscure enough, he does a spot-on impression of Japan's nineteenth century blind swordsman, Zatoichi.

A fine finger-style guitarist with a precise baritone, Van Kirk obtained his doctorate from the University of Alaska. After five years of living in his...

Trying to fill these important dates

SD,NE,KS/US: May, 2024 (dates: 14th - 17th) - Headed north from Texas to SD (show on May 18th). Have the 14th through the 17th open on that leg.

CO,KS,OK/US: May, 2024 (dates: 1st, 2nd, 5th) - Shows in Manhattan and Lawrence (KS) May 3rd and 4th. Coming over from Grand Junction, CO and headed for Dallas. May 1, 2, 5 open.
Lost Lover's Waltz

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