Creativity Connects Danbury
What fuels a vibrant, connected and creative community? What makes people feel good about living in Danbury?
When locals share the creativity that they uncover in the nooks and crannies of their community it brings about connectivity and makes us all feel good.
Believe it or not, you discover creativity every day as you walk, shop, work, and play in Danbury.
Creativity connects us.
Meet Danbury resident Ken Bascue, singer and songwriter.
Is there a person or organization using creativity to provoke change in Danbury?
For me, it is my dear friend Kimberley Locke who helps people develop themselves and find their way doing what they love, in the entertainment field and with life in general. Kimberley is a recording artist who I met through my husband Richard when I moved from Manhattan to Danbury. She was on American Idol, has parlayed her success on the show into having a number one hit, a lasting recording and performing career, she’s a TV personality as well as helping many friends and people to reach their goals. To me this is inspirational and certainly has provoked change in my life. She gifted me with recording studio time so I could finally approach my goal of recording an album of original songs, my lifelong dream.
Any place in town where you go for inspiration and creativity?
I love taking walks with my dog, a little pug named Beau, in the area where we live called Rivington, here in Danbury. The serenity and beauty I see while walking here helps me clear my mind and become more creative. I remember when I first moved here how I’d marvel at the deer in the surrounding wooded areas and would refer to them as reindeer. Nature is very stimulating to me, almost magical.
Is there an organization in town that makes you feel good?
Ann’s Place is a wonderful non for profit organization where people who have cancer and their families can go for classes, guidance and rehabilitation. Although I only participated by volunteering a couple of times, I realize if anyone we know is struggling and in need of help, we are all affected. It’s places like this in our community that make sure no one feels alone. When you are a sensitive human being and aware of others it makes you feel good to take part.
How does creativity connect you to Danbury?
Danbury for me is where I came to terms with my talent. I had dabbled with making a record for many years while living in NYC and it wasn’t until I came to Danbury that I began to thrive, with the help of JC Santalis (Raw Recording Studio) and my record producer Jon Cobert. I believe it’s the atmosphere here, the subtle creative and nurturing atmosphere that allowed me to dig deep into my soul to come out with a project to behold, a collection of diverse and inspired songs. My album “Make A Difference” has launched, is causing a bit of a stir (so exciting)… and it all happened here in Danbury. The friends that I have made, the support from all of the people here at my Rivington community, the people and their kindness all helped spur me on and at almost 63 years of age, it’s been quite a feat.
I’d like to thank my friend Dawn Grabover for thinking of me, supporting my talent. It takes a lot to put yourself out there, but when you do, it can be most rewarding. You can hear excerpts from the album on my website as well as purchasing it at KenBascue.com. It can also be streamed on Spotify, Amazon and most all streaming sites. At home I just say, Alexa… play Ken Bascue and with tears in my eyes, I get to listen to my hard work with so much joy and pride. God Bless and like so many have said to me, FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS!
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