Kevin Milner


I'm the only performing singer-songwriter I know of on Earth who only has one vocal cord because my left cord was paralyzed in a tumor removal surgery. My voice is a lot rougher than it was before the surgery but a lot of people like it better now. I'm just thrilled to still be able to perform. It means the world to me.




What is music to you? What does it give you?

Writing music is my therapy. Nothing makes me feel better than writing that i like. Performing creations feom my brain that other people enjoy kind of blows me away. Thats the coolest thing.

What is your music dream?

I would be thrilled to play big summer festivals and tour Europe.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would remove the insane wealth inequality in the world.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

My favorite song as a kid and what inspired me to be a folk singer was Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car"

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Joh Moreland, Avett Brothers, American Aquarium, Ian Noe, Morgan Wade, Tori Amos, Tracy Chapman, Bright Eyes, Dawes, Ani Difranco

What inspires you to make music?

Pain and mental illness

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I mostly want people to think I'm clever

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I used to get really nervous bit that's gone. I feel completely comfortable on stage. Probably more so than I do in my normal life.