Nicholas Penn

Young Kentucky musician reflects on Kentucky local art, music, events and changes.  This site contains original music, gig updates, and booking information.  Blending easy listening west coast rock with Appalachian folk themes, Nicholas Penn has created a sound of his own.  

Every paid song download or purchased item = 1 tree planted in Africa

Around Thanksgiving of 2017 I finally committed to something I had been dreaming about for several years.  I have always wanted to find a way to make my music work as a social enterprise, meaning that built into my business is a line of direct impact into solving social problems such as poverty, hunger, education, and the list goes on.  I have made what I hope to be a life long partnership with Trees for the Future, to support their work through the sale of my music and merch.  Trees for the Future is changing people's lives, literally from the ground up.  By planting food trees, they are helping to 1)  Totally reverse environmental destruction and renew the soil and ecosystem 2)  Eradicate hunger and supply surpluses of food, not just for families, but for whole communities 3)  Increase their Farmers income by 400%, allowing farmers to provide for their families and send their children to school!  4)  Reducing unnecessary and dangerous immigration due to a lack of opportunities.  I'm totally blown away by this concept and I want to help them provide opportunities to people who literally have been born into one of the least opportune places in the world.   

As a fan, you can enjoy my music as well as help raise people out of poverty, hunger, and hopelessness.

Please watch these videos!  You'll see why I am so inspired by this organization!

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Another incredible video showing their work on the ground! :)