attended and studied at the University of Evansville Music
After that Roy went on the road playing with various R & B bands
in Las Vegas and San Francisco.
with keyboardist John Carswell (formerly of Rare Earth)
in a jazz group performing in various clubs in New York City.
After returning to Evansville Roy continued to work with area
including Blues 4 U, Michael Gough Group, as well as other
He has also performed with the Drifters, the Coasters, the
and Chuck Berry.
In 2015 he was
named Evansville's "JAZZ Musician of the Year" at the 8th Annual
Kenny Kent Lexus Jazz & Wine Festival in September.
The award was
presented by WUEV's Paul Mattingly and is awarded by the
Evansville Philharmonic Guild. Roy, the awards 3rd recipient,
joins previous winners Jeff Harmon and Pat Moore.
2015 was a big
year for Roy as he was also awarded
the River Basin Blues Society's
"Blues Heritage Award" at the
5th Annual River Basin Blues Blast in November.
Blues Society President Paul Mattingly and Vice President
shared their congratulations as Roy received the