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Kenny Roby

Kenny Roby

Kenny Roby


In the mid to late 90’s, as a founding member of the band Six String Drag, Kenny Roby established himself as one of the main songwriting forces behind the Americana/Roots Rock movement. Six String Drag played a major role in the early success of Steve Earle and Jack Emerson’s E Squared label. Roby and his band toured nationally with Earle and other acts and also gained a strong following on the east coast and the midwest. The band was featured Read more on Last.fm
In the mid to late 90’s, as a founding member of the band Six String Drag, Kenny Roby established himself as one of the main songwriting forces behind the Americana/Roots Rock movement. Six String Drag played a major role in the early success of Steve Earle and Jack Emerson’s E Squared label. Roby and his band toured nationally with Earle and other acts and also gained a strong following on the east coast and the midwest. The band was featured on the soundtrack to the Grammy nominated film You Can Count On Me and garnered much critical acclaim for their E Squared release High Hat.

In 1998 the band broke up and Roby continued with a solo career releasing two more critically acclaimed albums Mercury’s Blues and Rather Not Know. Roby’s writing and singing have been praised by Billboard, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Phoenix, The Washington Post, Option, No Depression, Performing Songwriter and many other publications. Kenny has also been featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered and Acoustic Cafe and has received extensive national airplay on NPR, Americana and AAA radio stations. Ryan Adams has claimed Roby as as an influential writer on his and his former band Whiskeytown’s music.

Adams featured Roby’s song Rather Not Know on NPR’s All Songs Considered in 2004. (in a segment called You Play the Dj: Artist’s Picks) As well, Adams recently mentioned Roby in Rolling Stone as the best songwriter that not many people have heard of. Roby's new album "The Mercy Filter" leans much less on Americana than previous efforts but dips and turns more into straight up rock, experimentation, Beatle-esque grooves, and soulful ballads. His new band features Scott McCall (Two Dollar Pistols, New Electric Combo), Mark O'Brien (Two Dollar Pistols, Barn Burning), David Kim (Les Dirt Clods, Houston Brothers) and Ray Duffey (Six String Drag, Countdown Quartet, New Electric Combo) To hear more songs, go to www.myspace.com/themercyfilter.

And be sure to visit www.kennyroby.com. Press and radio folks can send an e mail to pulpinfo@earthlink.net for promo. (taken from kenny roby's myspace page) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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