Kenny Roby Discovers A Different Approach To A “New Day”

[Cover photo credit to Amy Laber]

Kenny Roby has shared the single New Day“, the second from his forthcoming self-titled album due out August 5th, 2022, on Royal Potato Family. Founding member and principle songwriter/frontman of Alt-Country band 6 String Drag, Roby “celebrates second chances” on this Folk Rock, Gospel-tinged collection. “New Day” features Roby’s band including guitarist Dan Littleton, bassist Jeff Hill, and drummer Tony Leone, with special guests Amy Helm on vocals and John Sebastian on harmonica. It’s a substantially re-cut version of a 2006 song that has taken on new meaning for Roby.

Roby says about “New Day”:

This song was originally written in 2004 and released on my 2006 record The Mercy Filter. I decided to cut it again on this record with a different feel, arrangement and with some changes in the melody. Amy Helm came in and added gospel flavored vocals which lifts up the choruses beautifully. This song still resonates with me after all these years. New beginnings. Rebirth of mind and spirit. It’s never too late start over and try things a different way.

Kenny Roby Tour Dates

7/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Grape Room
7/30 – Duluth, GA – Red Clay Music Foundry
8/3 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House Music Hall
8/4 – Knoxville, TN – Barley’s
8/5 – Winston Salem, NC – Gas Hill Lounge (at The Ramkat)
8/6 – Charlotte, NC – The Evening Muse
8/8 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
8/11 – Story City, IA – Private
8/12 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall
8/13 – Chicago, IL – Montrose Saloon
8/17 – New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall
8/19 – Woodstock, NY – The Colony
8/20 – Syracuse, NY– Funk n Waffles

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