When Kevin’s father, Keith Newcomb purchased Sioux Falls Music in the early ‘70s, he asked his sons to help at the store (so their friends would visit—and spend). Kevin had an outstanding singing voice, first attending Northwestern College in Evanston, Illinois, and graduating with a Music Education degree from USD. After teaching in Wyoming, he and his wife, Barb, returned to purchase his Dad’s store in the late ‘80s. Kevin played bass and sang with the Spectrum Show Band. He loved meeting musicians and talking shop with them. . Kevin’s life was cut short in 1996, leaving a wife and two sons.


2020Spirit of the Music Award