Singer-Songwriter Roy Hurd Loses Home to Fire

Roy HurdSinger-songwriter Roy “Poncho” Hurd and his wife Amy Kohanski were left homeless after a fire raged through their Adirondack home on Wednesday evening.

The historic two-story home in Lake Clear in Franklin County was more than 125 years old and also housed Hurd’s studio. The house has been reported as a complete loss, and Hurd also lost musical instruments, recordings and artworks.

Read Kim Smith Dedam’s story in The Press Republican.

Hurd is a popular Adirondack singer-songwriter, who has been playing on the regional folk circuit for many years. He performed at one of his regular haunts, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, just last month. His songs have been recorded by numerous country music stars including Jo Dee Messina and the Oak Ridge Boys.

Nori’s Village Market in Saranac Lake has established a relief bank account for any donations. Friends and fans can help out with any financial aid to Hurd and Kohanski in their time of need by making a check out to Nori’s Village Market c/o Amy Kohanski and Roy Hurd. The checks can be deposited at any Adirondack Bank branch, or they can be dropped off at Nori’s.

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