KEVIN CLOSS- Arctic Songs NLFB 2019 - Live Podcast
Kevin Closs Kevin Closs is a singer-songwriter from Manitoulin Island. Since 1990 he has worked as a recording and performing artist releasing twelve independent albums, playing concerts, festivals and clubs across the country. Kevin's third album, Surrender, featured two hit singles, "Erica" and "Home".
He has also toured with multiple Juno Award winner Charlie Major. 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.
In 2015, Kevin was given the opportunity to travel through the Northwest Passage with Adventure Canada, as a resident musician and songwriter. The following year he joined G Adventures for ten weeks exploring Svalbard, a small group of islands in the Arctic Ocean midway between Norway and the North Pole. He was trained as an Arctic guide which included Zodiac driving and firearms handling. In 2017-18 he continued with G Adventures playing music and guiding in Antarctica and South Georgia. He has spent over twelve months in the polar regions.
Kevin’s music, including In Deep, can be streamed on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, etc. while his CDs can be purchased at his website, kevinclossmusic.com, or at BandCamp.
In Deep, The record chronicles his five years working as a musician and guide in the Arctic and Antarctic. From Nunavut to Greenland, Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic, to Antarctica and South Georgia, Closs has been travelling to the most remote parts of our planet. The history and natural beauty of the polar regions inspired Kevin to begin a song-writing project initially supported by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council.
In Deep In the winter of 2019, Closs created a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of the new songs. The campaign exceeded its goal and the recording was completed in June. Kevin debuted the new album with a mainstage appearance at Northern Lights Festival Boreal in Sudbury.
Kevin also appeared on the CBC Workshop Stage at the 2019 Northern Lights Festival Boreal. The concert was recorded / podcasted live by Rob Fera ( pointsnorthmedia.com) in July 2019. Click the player below the picture to listen.