“I see my guitar and voice as a type of time-traveling machine, music has the power to transcend circumstance”
Kenny Muzia's musical journey is deeply rooted in the unique backdrop of his upbringing in a government integration housing project on Stradford St. in Winnipeg. Raised by a resilient and hardworking mother alongside a larger-than-life Mohawk/Cayuga Stepfather, a survivor of residential schools, Kenny's childhood was extraordinary and filled with vibrant colors.
The very nature of Stradford St. exposed him to a world that demanded a maturity and understanding well beyond his years. Surrounded by the profound realities of struggle—poverty, racial dynamics, and the challenges of addiction and recovery—Kenny became intimately familiar with these aspects on a daily basis. The streets of Stradford became a canvas on which he painted his experiences, emotions, and observations.
The tapestry of Kenny's music is woven with the threads of his upbringing, reflecting the resilience, wisdom, and raw authenticity that shaped him. His compositions echo the stories of Stradford, bearing witness to a life rich with complexities and overcoming adversity. Through his music, Kenny Muzia offers a glimpse into a world where hardship and triumph coexist, creating a sound that is not only a reflection of his personal journey but also a testament to the transformative power of art born from the crucible of life's challenges.
Kenny's musical journey is deeply rooted in the rich tapestry of the local country music scene in Winnipeg. The sounds of the Henry Brothers, Clint Dutiaume, Darren Lavallee, Al Desjarlais, and Lionel Desjarlais have left an indelible mark on his evolving craft. Delving into the archives, Kenny immerses himself in the recordings of his father's band, Cahoots, absorbing the essence of their musical legacy.
Kenny's artistic style comes from a mosaic of influences, drawing inspiration from a diverse array of musicians. The echoes of Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, and Ricky Skaggs resonate in his work, infusing it with a timeless quality. The soulful tunes of Glen Campbell, the harmonies of the Statler Brothers, and the energy of Garth Brooks contribute to shaping Kenny's distinctive musical style. Beyond the realms of country, his soundscape is further enriched by the cross-genre impact of artists like Enrique Iglesias, Bon Jovi, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Sam Cooke, and Marty Stuart, among many others. As Kenny continues to navigate the musical landscape, his evolving artistry reflects a fusion of diverse influences, creating a unique and compelling sonic identity.