Genre: Alt-Country, Songwriter
Everyone loves a good story. Winnipeg alt-country troubadour, Kevin Roy, shares his songs as if telling a story for the first time over morning coffee. He sings earnest tales and comedic balladry with heartfelt melodies and hook-driven choruses. His tall-grass poetry paints images of Canada and experiences of the roads he has travelled.
As the tamaracks shed their needles in the fall of 2013, Kevin Roy wandered from the beaten path. He left a life of certainty, a professional career, in search of purpose through his love of songs, stories, and the open road. With producer/engineer Lloyd Peterson (The Weakerthans, The Wailin’ Jennys) Kevin Roy recorded his debut EP, Taller than the Trees. He is backed by a five piece acoustic ensemble that features former Wailin’ Jennys fiddler, Jeremy Penner. Whether pining for lost love or protesting the government’s removal of funding for the Experimental Lakes Area, Taller than the Trees is about living for your desires regardless of life’s uncertainties.
Since the album’s release, Kevin Roy has logged thousands of kilometers sharing his music and stories in landscapes both familiar and foreign. Over mountain passes to the edges of the Continent, Kevin Roy has had the privilege of performing festivals and concerts with many acclaimed artists, including: The Deep Dark Woods, Daniel Romano, Kathleen Edwards, Lynn Miles, and many more.
With a new set of tires, Kevin Roy is taking back to the road this fall with dates across Canada. He is bringing with him a collection of new songs, of which, only a select few will make his sophomore album. Stay tuned for more information on a full-length recording to commence in the winter of 2014.