Kenneth Allen Crutchfield, Sr. was born on the south side of Chicago into a family of musicians.
During his formative years he worked as a professional drummer in Chicago then traveled globally after finishing high school. He received a Bachelors degree from the University of Southern California and a Masters degree from Queens College (CUNY) in New York City, both in music. He has written several plays, The Great Kickin'dog, Balloon on a String and Lorna's L'Elegant Lounge; two musicals, All God's Saints Go To Heaven-Not and Bones Brothers Brothel. All were produced in New York City as well as nationally.
Ken is also a writer of prose and pens poetry as well. The 'Great' Kickin'dog' is his first novel, loosely based on his family.