“Five Minutes With” Calgary songwriter, singer, producer Troy Kokol

Troy Kokol is an award-winning Canadian songwriter, singer, producer and artist manager with over 200 cuts to his name in a variety of music genres. Troy is a recipient of the SOCAN Award for Country Music and a 2-time CCMA Songwriter of the Year nominee. He’s toured across North America as a professional musician/road manager and established Reluctant Cowboy Music in Calgary, AB as his home base where he continues to song write, produce and grow both his publishing and artist management business.

As a songwriter Kokol has 200+ cuts with artists in both Canada and the US, including Warner Music’s Brett Kissel, Tenille Townes, Leaving Thomas, Chris Henderson, Ryan Laird and Shane Yellowbird, whose single, “Pick Up Truck” (written w/ Joni Delaurier) was recently listed #6 all-time on Canadian country radio by Billboard!

As an artist, Troy recently recorded, mixed and mastered his 2nd studio album “Lonely Ghost” which was nominated for the 2018 CBC Indigenous Music Awards – Best Folk Album and won the Songwriter of the Year award at the 2018 YYC Music Awards.

As a producer, Troy’s worked with many artists at his Calgary studio including Jerry Sereda, Project Wild winner Brad Saunders, James Daniel Burke and Invictus/Universal music artist Beamer Wigley.

Troy Kokol

Name:  Troy Kokol

Genre:   Roots/Folk

Founded:   2009

# of Albums:   2

Latest Release:   Lonely Ghost

Latest Video:   Jim Cuddy

Latest Single:  Jim Cuddy

Favourite Local Restaurant:

Boogie’s Burgers

Favourite band as a teenager:


Favourite band now:

Ingrid Michaelson/Kacey Musgraves

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

Live Show Ritual:

Don’t sweat it….

Favourite local artist:

Thomas Thomas, Leaving Thomas, Thomas Phillips and the Men of Constant Sorrow

Nose Hill or Fish Creek?

Fish Creek

EP or LP?  LP

Early bird or night owl?   BOTH

Road or studio?   BOTH

Where can we follow you?

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Any shows or albums coming up?

Next single/video in the works for the song “Lightbulb”