Today, Kenny Roby shares "New Day" (listen/share), the second single from his forthcoming self-titled album due August 5 on Royal Potato Family. Founding member and principle songwriter/frontman of legendary alt-country band 6 String Drag, Roby celebrates second chances on this folk rock, gospel-tinged rave-up. He's come through the other side, playing the cards he was dealt—content with being more content and at peace with finding peace. He sings of a concept that may have eluded him in his younger years, and he is refreshingly unapologetic about it. "Ain't gonna feel bad about my healin' Let it roll if it rolls," he rejoices.
"New Day" features Roby's band comprised by guitarist Dan Littleton, bassist Jeff Hill and drummer Tony Leone with special guests Amy Helm on vocals and harmonica by John Sebastian on harmonica.
"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," says Roby. "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."
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
Tickets Available HERE