Kevin Roach, originally from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada began playing guitar in his teens. Since then he has taken on any number of string-instruments, becoming an accomplished fiddler, mandolin and Irish-style tenor banjo player. He plays regularly in the best Irish pubs in Maritime Canada - a hotbed for Celtic music of all stripes - and is always ready for a ceilidh, kitchen party or bluegrass jam.
Kevin has played concerts and folk festivals in Canada and the US with a number of acts, including Irish traditional bands Barley Bree and Tailor's Twist, Irish fiddler PV O'Donnell, noted Cape Breton fiddler Dwayne Cote, harmonica player James Thurgood, and singer Jimmy Sweeney. Kevin's recently released solo CD, The Downpour, features both traditional Celtic and newly composed tunes on guitar, tenor banjo, mandolin and bouzouki. In 2007, The Downpour was nominated for an East Coast Music Award in the Instrumental Recording category.