Roy E. McKee
Born July 7, 1955
Employed by the Union Pacific Railroad
I was raised on a dry farm near Inkom, Idaho. I was number 4
in a family of six boys and four girls. Music was a key piece
of my upbringing. My father, Bob, played the guitar and banjo.
We all did our share of hard work and learned the value
of working together. We didn't have much, but we had enough.
Saturday nights my dad would play a little music when he could
find the time. The family became very musical. It was part of
who we were. Each family member played some type of instrument.
I chose the drums in my early years and as time went by I
learned some chords on the guitar and tenor banjo. In high school
I started playing the bass as well. I played in a 70's rock band
as well as a few other bands around Pocatello.
In 2007 my mother passed away and it sparked something in
me to write a song about losing her. I wrote
"Mother's Don't Die"
After composing this piece I started writing more and more
songs and eventually, it became a passion of mine. I write songs
from the heart. Some are funny. Some are serious. But all of them are about life. Most importantly, the songs all speak to truth. My songs are meant to touch people in their souls; to move them and make them feel what they already know.