I'm Ken Osheim of Texas Nightlife and I am a 40 year veteran of the music business. I have played all across the country and in Canada and Mexico. I am a singer and a song writer as awell as a promoter of other artists and writers. I am a proud member of ASCAP and strongly support the rights of other artists and songwriters.
Currently I am a single since my partner Jim Brown passed away in September of 2006. Before Texas Nightlife, I was lead singer for New Beginnings for many years. This band also included my ex-wife as well as other long time friends. My history before that was varied to include 60's-70's garage bands so I've been around the block a bit.
I still perform at the age of 55 and probably will perform for many years to come. I love entertaining, not for the rush, but the enjoyment of making folks happy and helping them to forget about their problems for a few hours.
I would say George Strait and Vern Gosdin are the 2 biggest influences as well as Sammy Kershaw. I also had the luck of having an uncle who was personal friends with Johnny Cash while growing up as a kid.
Standard PA, 12 string guitar, and we use primarily midi backup files for live performances.
I am the co-host of a live music room on weekends, at PalTalk in the Country music section called, TexasNightlife. we are open every weekend, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm central time. Everyone is welcome.