Richard Garvey is a roots and folk musician from Kitchener, Ontario


Richard Garvey is a roots and folk musician from Kitchener, Ontario
Richard Garvey is a roots and folk musician from Kitchener,
Ontario. Richard performs with a genuine voice that echoes a
generation of youth that longs for environmental justice and social
change. Richard began sharing his music with great encouragement
from close friends to share his talents and gifts.
The first album ‘to become’ has captured the hearts and ears of his
community in KW. Richard hand made and distributed about 500 copies
of this DIY record. Each cover is made from recycled materials with its
own personal artistic touch. The cd has received support from KW’s
100.3 sound FM, and Owen Sound’s 560 CFOS. The sounds and ideas
have caught on and Richard now performs these songs with a four piece
band ‘Far From Rich’.
The summer of 2010, Richard recorded more with song writer Polly
Edwards. The duo toured from Kitchener to Tobermory and back on
their bicycles. They promoted ‘A bicycle built for you’ on the 600km,
month long journey. They cycled, camped, performed and blogged.
The music ranges from folk to blues to pop melodies with guitar and voice stylings
often compared to artists James Taylor, Jason Mraz, Paul McCartney, and John
Mayer. The style fluxes to fit the intention, content and emotion of each song.
Richard’s desire for community, justice and well-being is the constant.
“Someone that I enjoy listening to!” - Enio Mascherin,
100 Mile Music Show 560 CFOS
“The Pete Seeger of 2010" - Bryn Ossington, CEO
Wilfrid Laurier Student Publications
“ has been such a long time since I listened to such
an honest work of soul searching the questions
on life and love. I’ve played it for friends and
the same feelings resonate with them as well.
Thank you for this...” - Kristy Lee Palma of Sound
FM CKMX, DJ Juxtapose commenting on ‘to
“Great writing style, very interesting” - David Francey, 3
time Juno award winner
Maxwells Music House 01.13.11 with Zachary Lucky
Princess Cinema 12.02.10 with Old Man Leudecke
Spark in the Park 09.25.10 with Zeus and more
Mountain Top Jamboree 08.21.10 Bluegrass Festival
The Little Bean 10.01.10 with Mary Fyvie
The Branches 11.08.09 with Allison Lickley and
Sheena Grobb
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