Kevin is part of the "then and now" Maple Hill story. Back in the 1980's it was already clear that Kevin was going to be a hard core, solid player. Starting out as "band boy", it wasn't long before he got the bluegrass bug - for which there is no cure. Who would have known he'd be pulling a "green room" in 2012!
He began by playing banjo in the early 1980s before finally finding his home on the mandolin. He joined Maple Hill under band leader Garry Greenland, where he came to respect the rhythmic foundation of bluegrass music. He then joined The Northern Sons in the early 1990s and played with them for several years as their original mandolin player.
Kevin gave up music for five years to concentrate on his career, and fortunately for all of us, came out of retirement to help found Concession 23 - an award winning band he continues to be part of. Kevin has been nominated for mandolin player of the year at the Central Canada Bluegrass Awards.
A passionate singer and tremendous rhythm player, Kevin has a deep love and understanding of the genre. The play between Kevin's bluesy mandolin chops and Garry's "Dayton style" blues guitar lay the foundation for strong drive and a whole lot of fun.
A great player, and a great friend, we're so happy he's back in the band!