Greetings and welcome. I appreciate you stopping by to get to know me and my work a bit more.
I am a singer/songwriter and enjoy creating music in multiple genres, though mostly call my style alt rock, alt country, alt Americana. I have been described as a little bit Johnny, a little bit Roy, and whole lot of the King. I welcome the comparison and also appreciate inspiration from many different styles of music and musical artists.
I grew up listening to country music in the car and at home with my mom. I was also listening to pop music I was introduced to by my sisters and the media including Madonna, Melissa Etheridge, and Toni Braxton.
I started to write songs at an early age and learned songwriting was a cathartic process that often helped me feel better about any particular issue I may have been struggling with or wanting to find a way to express.
I view songs as stories set to music, and yet they are also unique in their own format as a writing genre. Songs can be told with or without music, with or without words, and with or without sound. My latest music project, Mvto, is an album of my favorite songs I have written throughout my life. The album contains four new tracks and six tracks that have appeared on previous releases.
In addition to being a musician, I am also a writer, public speaker, educator, and psychotherapist. To learn more about my academic and therapeutic work, please visit: rogerjkuhn.com
I grew up in North Dakota where I began my performing life in musical theater in local high school and community theater productions. After high school I moved to New York City to pursue a career in music. In 2008 my video, What's Your Name, was named a top ten video of the year by the Logo Channel's Click List, and the song would win Song of the Year by the Stonewall Foundation for the Arts. My music has been heard on radio stations in the US and Canada and I have had the pleasure to perform on stages across the US.
I have released four independent albums of original music; Proof, Every Year Around Xmas Time, Live for the Light, and Mvto. My music can be heard on all streaming platforms.
In 2022 I was featured in the Levis Pride campaign for my work and activism with Two-Spirit people and decolonizing sexuality.
I now call the redwoods of California home.
ND born. NY reborn. CA all grown up.