Meet Kevin Zarnett

Kevin Zarnett writes uncool songs for the uncool - soulful snapshots of love, loss and longing. With an inviting and accessible approach to songwriting, Kevin's introspective ballads and smart acoustic pop deliver a laid-back, soothing vibe that keeps listeners hooked, wondering what will happen next. Hailing from Richmond Hill, Ontario, Kevin is an artist who engages audiences with intimate detail, intricate guitar playing, and an authentic voice. 

Don't take our word for it. Music critics agree that Kevin Zarnett is the real deal. Now Magazine praises his "strong writing," and raves about his autumn 2022 single "Hey Elisa!" as "a great song" that will leave you wanting more. “Recommended.” Adds Being There Magazine, "… originals that are definite gems, whether you base your criteria on songwriting or performing." 

Other artists recognize Kevin's talent too. Juno-nominated and CCMA-nominated artist Kirsten Jones, folk-rock duo The Complements, Saskatoon band Longshot, and CCMA award-winner Lisa Hewitt have all recorded Kevin's songs, showcasing his gift for songwriting. Collaborations with the Paper Chain Gang have led to placements on TV shows like "Better Call Saul" and "The Man in the High Castle." 

But Kevin's talent extends beyond his own music. He's worked with Juno-nominated artist Gregg Lawless, Grammy-winning artist Jennifer Gasoi, Jayhawks and alt-country legend Gary Louris, and up-and-coming artists Jenn Hisko and Laurelle Augustyn, lending his sympathetic accompaniment in the studio and on stage. 

Kevin's contributions to Kirsten Jones' "The Mad Mile" album didn't go unnoticed. He co-wrote the song "There's A Right Way (To Break My Heart)" with Kirsten, which received medium rotation on CBC Radio 2. And with glimpses of a young Dylan in his work, Soul Shine Magazine praises Kevin's "catchy choruses and thoughtful insight." 

One of Zarnett's greatest strengths is his ability to connect with audiences on a personal level. His songs often explore universal themes, drawing on his own experiences and emotions to create a deeply authentic and relatable sound. In addition to his music, Zarnett is also known for his engaging stage presence, often incorporating humorous anecdotes and stories into his live performances. 

With Kevin Zarnett, you'll find an artist who stays true to himself while captivating audiences with his poetic and soulful sound. So, if you're looking for an uncool, yet irresistible sound, look no further than Kevin Zarnett.

Kevin Zarnett (Live at C'est What 2017)