Bio

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 CD, Journey On, his 18th recording, shines bright with his soul and craft.

 

From 1990 to 2001 Roy held a staff songwriting 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, Jo Dee Messina on her platinum Curb Records release, Burn. David Kersh, Curb Records, Sonya Isaacs, Lyric Street Records, The Oak Ridge Boys, Spring Hill Records, Duane Steele, Mercury Records The Gibson Brothers, (The top bluegrass band in the country), recorded two of Roy’s songs, Callie’s Reel on their Long Way Home CD, and I Will Always Cross Your Mind on their They Called It Music CD.

 

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 his smooth vocal delivery and clear guitar work. The force of his belief is in the gentleness of his delivery".

Adirondack Life Magazine

 

"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'll forever be one of the good

folk that Caffe Lena is most honored to call it's own".

Sarah Craig, Manager, Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs NY

 

"You can feel the journey through Roy's music and lyrics. That's 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.

 

Roy Hurd 36 Priest Road Redford NY 12978 (518) 570-5153

e-mail: hurdsongsmusic@gmail.com website: www.royhurd.com