To Be Announced


Sudbury, ON


Country, Rock, Singer-Songwriter


Kevin Closs

Kevin Closs is a singer-songwriter from Sudbury, Canada. Since 1990 he has worked as a recording and performing artist releasing ten independent albums and played concerts, festivals and clubs across the country. Kevin’s third album, Surrender, featured two hit singles, “Erica” and “Home”, which made the Canadian Adult Contemporary and Country Music charts respectively. He has also toured with multiple Juno Award winner and country music legend Charlie Major. Many of Kevin’s songs have become part of northern Ontario’s cultural landscape. “The Camp Song”, “All For A Song”, his solo guitar arrangement of “O Canada” and many others are as familiar to northerners as jack pines and loons. Kevin has also honed his skills as a producer and engineer recording his music and the music of other northern musicians in his own digital recording studio. His music productions have been featured on the television programs Hard Rock Medical, Survivorman, The Jane Show and in the films Niagara Motel and Snowshoes & Solitudes. An accomplished educator he is a sought-after arts presenter and workshop facilitator. His contributions to the northern Ontario arts community won him the Jackie Washington Award in 2002 and the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Exceptional Achievement Award in 2016. He has garnered support from the Ontario Arts Council from which he received grants in 1996, 2002, 2016 and 2018. Since 2014 Kevin has worked as a presenter and guide with expedition cruise companies in the polar regions. In 2018-19 he continues to explore the world visiting Antarctica and Svalbard with G Adventures.

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