Ron Kemp
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Ron Kemp

Olney, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1989

Olney, Maryland, United States
Established on Jan, 1989
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Excerpt fro news article"

"He's a very good song writer. All his lyrics are wonderfully written. He puts out so much of himself, it's so different and so him. He shows his all."
- Susan Singer-Bart (quote by Randy Anderson), The Gazette (Jan 06, 2010)

- The Gazette

"CD Review"

"Better Late than Never" is the newest release from the talented Folk/Rock musician Ron Kemp. The songs on this album for the most part just contain Kemp's warm and inviting voice and his sweet acoustic guitar, which gives the production a nice clean and crisp clarity..."
- Sean B. and the Reviewer Team , (Oct 22, 2009)

- Radioindy

"Fan Comment"

"“ I liked the guitar and I liked the vocals. The lyrics were good too! Here is a Real Musician folks. ” "
- poofba, (Dec 14, 2009) -


"Better Late Than Never" - CD - released August 2009



From street to career started as a busker in San Francisco, at one point earning "local legend" status in Berkeley, on and off the campus. A persistent and destuctive substance abuse problem kept my career from moving from street to stage for many years. Finally forced into rehab, I started writing. "Too Far Gone" is a reflective lyric about where drug addiction had taken me. The upside is that I'm now working on my third year of sobriety, and that's finally led me from the streets to the stage.

Probably a carryover from being a busker, which I still do in between shows, I tend to play long sets. Typically, I'll play a two-hour show straight through; three-hour shows get only a 20 minute break in between. I love to play, entertain, and connect with my audience.

When you're 52 years old and release your first CD, you name it "Better Late Than Never". When you lose too much time to substance abuse, you name your first CD "Better Late Than Never". My lyrics tend to read like an autobiography. My shows are high intensity, high energy, and deeply personal. I love entertaining. I love making people smile. I love seeing people sing along with songs I created. And, when the evening is done, I love being able to see that everyone got what they came for.

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