|Member since||August 02, 2007|
|ROY HURD is a dynamic performer and a world class singer songwriter. In the years he has been performing Roy has played his brand of mountain music for enthusiastic audiences nationally, and has developed a following unparalleled in the Adirondack Mountains. Roy's song, "Adirondack Blue," has become a modern-day Adirondack anthem, and his recordings are regional best sellers. Roy's newest CDs, "No Sad Stories Tonight," his 7th,|
"Random Thoughts On Life And Love," his 8th, and Adirondack Rain his 9th shine bright with Roy's soul and craft.
From 1990 to 2001 Roy held a staff songwriter position in Nashville, writing for two of the largest publishing companies in the world, Sony Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music. Roy has had songs recorded by Paul Brandt, on his gold Warner/Reprise Records release, "Calm Before The Storm," David Kersh, Curb Records, Sonya Isaacs, Lyric Street Records, The Oak Ridge Boys, Spring Hill Records, Duane Steele, Mercury Records, The Gibson Brothers, Sugar Hill Records, and Jo Dee Messina has recorded one of Roy's songs, "Nothing I Can Do," on her Platinum Curb Records release, "Burn."
Roy has two Arts in Education programs he has developed for elementary schools. His "Walk on the Mountain" storytelling, music, woodland skills program, has delighted children and presented them with the concept of "Earth Morals" for the past 20 years. His "Rhyme Without Reason" songwriting program has given young people a first hand experience in the songwriting process.
*"Roy Hurd is the best known singer and songwriter in the Adirondacks. His appeal lies as much in his storytelling as it does in his smooth vocal delivery and clear guitar work. The force of his belief is in the gentleness of his delivery."
Adirondack Life Magazine
*"He is the Adirondacks' favorite singer songwriter. His dynamic style is addicting and the energy he shares powerful."
Friends of Folk Music/Java Jive Coffeehouse
*"Engaging, Exciting, Entertaining, Extraordinary... Just a few words I use to describe a performance by singer songwriter, Roy Hurd. "
Kim Andersen, PR Director, Lake Placid Center for the Arts
*"Like all good things up here in the North Country, Roy's music is a winning mix of beauty and good times. He makes everyone around him proud to be part of the musical and cultural traditions of the Adirondacks. He will forever be one of the good folk that Caffe Lena is most honored to call its own.
Sarah Craig, Manager, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs NY
*"You can feel the journey through Roy's music and lyrics. That is a rare gift. He is someone with a true identity, and one of my favorite songwriters."
Michael Knox, Vice President, Production/Artist-Writer Development. A&R, Warner Chappell Music, Nashville
Roy Hurd's music is a breath of fresh mountain air. His listeners leave with the feeling they have just experienced an evening in the mountains listening to a real back-woods, but well-traveled storytelling song man.