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You just saw him in Black Nativity, Las Vegas Culture Fest, Now see Ken Gober's Sneak Preview of his long awaited CD which will go public immediately after this event. There is "No Cover Charge" but limited seating. For additional information call Brenda Gober at (702) 287-9575
KEN GOBER SOUL OF A MAN THE JOURNEY

THE CD RELEASE CONCERT DATE

"Saturday January 19, 2008 5pm"

First African Methodist Episcopal Church 2450 Revere Street Las Vegas, NV 89030 Map it

CD's also available on kengober.com For more information and booking call Brenda Gober at 287-9575.





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"Gary singer inspired by parents' strengths as he produces, releases new CD recording."

Gary singer inspired by parents' strengths as he produces, releases new CD recording March 23, 2007 By Lisa DeNeal Post-Tribune correspondent GARY -- Music has always been in Ken Gober's life. His vocals were inherited from his father, Cliff Gober, and he said he gets his inspiration from his mother, Bessie Gober. Ken is returning to his gospel roots with a new CD. He has a maxi-single featuring the singles, "When You Praise," "Called" and "You Did It for Me." Ken produced the project under his label, 4 Life Musick Entertainment, with Ken McCrae for Madd Chedda Muzic. Gober said the songs are a rebirth. "I was called to God in 2003 after going through so much," Gober said. "My goal is to bring God's message through song, dancing, theatre and the spoken word." Gober graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1985, then attended the University of Montana in Missoula on a football scholarship, but did not get a degree. "I returned to Gary after three years there … and I was depressed and got caught up in a vicious cycle," he said. Gober admits to being wild in high school and college; drinking and smoking marijuana. But reuniting with the wrong crowd led Gober to using crack cocaine. "I was strung out on crack at 23 years old, no longer caring about anything," he said. Gober's life turned around in 1991 when he entered rehabilitation and, in December of that year, won a competition at the Royal Theatre Showcase in Chicago. In 1993, Gober moved to Atlanta and met a touring band, Exotique, which he joined a year later. "We performed on cruise ships, traveling to Europe, Asia, Africa," he said. "It was a great run, and I met my wife, Brenda, when the group toured in Bermuda." Ken and Brenda now live in Las Vegas. "There is no temptation for me because I am a man of God," Gober said. "He was the one who lifted me from the sins and torment; I am extremely blessed." Learn more Ken Gober's gospel video, "When You Praise," can be viewed on YouTube. Go to his Web site, www.kengober.com, for more information
Story posted: 3/23/2007
- Gary - Post Tribune


"THE SOULFUL JOURNEY OF KEN GOBER"

THE SOULFUL JOURNEY OF KEN GOBER
By Sheila Banks
Special to the Crusader


“To get through the hardest journey, we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” Ken Gober may or may not have been familiar with that old Chinese proverb, but his life has taken its meaning to heart.

Bessie Gober (laughingly now) calls Ken “our problem child.” The third of four boys born to a tight-knit Gary, Indiana family, Ken – according to this loving Mom – was “mischievous, but never bad.” Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. at 1st AME Church, 2045 Massachusetts Street, that bad-boy-turned-singer/songwriter will ignite and inspire the audience with his unique style of gospel that he calls “Rhythm & Praise.”

Ken Gober and his brothers were instilled with Christian values growing up. And, the powerful threads of music were consistently woven throughout the fabric of the Gober family’s lives. Dad, Clifford was a gospel artist, performing in the Gary/Chicago area. Ken remembers accompanying his father to the studio and even playing the drums during one recording session. Music was important; but, family was even more important. In the 70’s, the senior Gober passed up an offer to replace the legendary Sam Cooke in the group, The Soul Stirrers. Instead, he often worked three jobs in Gary to be with and support his family. And, as the boys grew up, Dad and Mom always managed to make it to football practices and every game. Bessie Gober stopped working shortly after Ken was born, so that she could care for her boys full-time.
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But even in the strongest of families with dedicated parents and solid foundations, children stray. Ken calls it that “manhood” thing. He found himself caught up in the web of drugs and alcohol. “We prayed hard,” remembers his mother. “We put our boy in the hands of the Lord and he came through it.” Ken entered rehab at age 23 and was “set free through God’s grace and mercy.”

With a second chance, Ken re-focused on his passion – music. He recorded studio vocals for LaFace recording artist MacArthur and was the lead male vocalist for the Atlanta-based touring show band, Exotique. For 12 years, Ken toured the world with the group. During that time, God bestowed upon him another blessing. While playing in Bermuda,
the singer met the love of his life, the beautiful Brenda Simmons. The two have been married 11 years.

In 2003, Ken experienced another epiphany and decided to use his gifts and talents to serve the Lord and His people. Though Ken’s message of “hope” in his music reaches out to everyone, the ministering is magnificently directed to the hearts and souls of men.
“I’ve been there. I know. I’m just the average brother, a regular brother. You go to work. Try to do the right thing. Sometimes you stray. That manhood thing again,” he explains. “I reach out to three types of brothers: The ones who are ‘saved’ – and trying to go to another level. There’s the one I used to be – always knew about God, but would
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temporarily pull away anyway. Then, the last category is the ‘heathen’ – the brother who didn’t grow up in church – but is still curious. The music allows me to be the vehicle for God’s message. It defines me. It is the closest I get to God.”

Mom and Dad couldn’t be more proud. “Ken tells his story. The whole truth. It’s how he helps others, telling what the Lord did for him. We love him so much; and all our children. Even now, we’re all over the place to see them,” Bessie shares.

Bessie and Clifford Gober’s multi-talented artist son is also working on a one-man stage show, “Soul of A Man – the Journey.” He describes it as a “gumbo of a production.” But, though music and writing are Ken Gober’s passion, his vision doesn’t stop there. He and Brenda own a broadcast production company in Las Vegas, where they reside. “Eventually, I want a broadcast conglomerate.” With his talent and drive – and God’s grace – stay tuned. And, check him out Saturday night!





- By Sheila Banks


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"And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins." - Matthew 9:17

The multi-talented Ken Gober is bursting on to the gospel music scene with his new style of gospel, "Rhythm & Praise". With the release of his new single, "When You Praise," Ken is carving his own niche in the gospel music industry.

The singer/songwriter was born in Gary, IN, a city not necessarily heralded for the numerous talented recording artists that began their music careers in the steel city.

While growing up in Gary was a challenge, music served as a constant and an inspiration throughout Ken's life. Ken's musical ability and talent was evident at an early age and helped to keep him away from some of the negative distractions of the streets.

While Christian values were definitely taught and instilled in Ken throughout his young life, like the prodigal son, he strayed away and became hooked on drugs and alcohol and at a young age, found himself in drug rehabilitation and at the bottom of his life but through God's grace and mercy, Ken was able to turn his life around and pursue his music career.

During the early 90's Ken moved to Atlanta, GA and joined a touring show band, "Exotique" as lead male vocalist. The band performed throughout the United States and internationally including China, Japan, France, Spain, Italy, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

Ken was called by God in 2003 and he made the life changing decision to firmly anchor his soul in faith and turn his gifts and talents to the Lord and go back to where it all started - in the church! Because of the awesome anointing put on his life he has dedicated the rest of his life to serving and ministering to God's people.

Along with live performances, Ken has appeared in three gospel stage plays and wrote and produced all music for Mack Productions stage play, "Rachel's Blues".

Studio credits include background vocals for LaFace recording artist McArthur. He also recently produced an album for Philadelphia native and playwright, Donald Welch.

With a fresh anointing and new wine for the soul, God has truly birthed a special talent that will touch the hearts of God's people and proclaim his truth to the world.