'Ballad of Faye'
By Kevin MorbyUpdated Apr 2020
Kevin Robert Morby (born April 2, 1988) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has released four albums including Harlem River (2013), Still Life (2014), Singing Saw (2016) and City Music…
Kevin Robert Morby (born April 2, 1988) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has released four albums including Harlem River (2013), Still Life (2014), Singing Saw (2016) and City Music (2017), all of which achieved critical acclaim by indie critics. During live performances, Morby is accompanied by his backing band consisting of Meg Duffy on guitar, Cyrus Gengras on bass, and Nick Kinsey on drums.
Kevin Morby was born in Lubbock, Texas on April 2, 1988; his family relocated around the U.S. due to his father's employment with General Motors before settling in Kansas City, Missouri. Morby learned to play guitar when he was 10. In his teens he formed the band Creepy Aliens.
17-year-old Morby dropped out of Blue Valley Northwest High School, got his GED, and moved from his native Kansas City to Brooklyn in the mid-2000s, supporting himself by working bike delivery and café jobs. Morby has stated he had "loved New York from the movies" he'd seen, "I just wanted to experience it". He later joined the noise-folk group Woods on bass. While living in Brooklyn, he became close friends and roommates with Cassie Ramone of the punk trio Vivian Girls, and the two formed a side project together called The Babies, who released albums in 2011 and 2012.