From the Land of Pleasant Living, Baltimore native Billy Kemp is a musician, songwriter, singer, composer and producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his tasteful and inventive guitar playing.
On Billy's new record, Another Life.
“richly evocative, teeming with character, humor and heart” Folk Works, April 2018
“heartbreaking, honest, minimal” Ear To The Ground, January 2018
“amiable, humorous and enthralling” Alan Cackett, former editor Maverick Magazine UK, October 2017
"Another Life takes a walk with folk music as it travels on a rhythm of plucked banjo notes, shakes, guitar rambles and finger picked reveries. Billy Kemp is a story teller." The Alternate Root, March 2018
"Literate songs in a country blues manner. Down-to-earth tales punctuated by vivid lyrics and crisp guitar work." Dirty Linen
"About Billy Kemp... he reminds me of some Austin-type songwriters; also a cross between Leroy Preston and Loudon Wainwright. He's better than 90% of the music I receive." Rosanne Cash
"Billy Kemp, a gifted multi-instrumentalist with an impressive list of studio and road credentials, frames songs with austere and subtle acoustic arrangements built on various combinations of guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin and harmonica." Bluegrass Unlimited
"Billy Kemp plays originals with roots in rock and country. What puts it over is the conviction and passion of Kemp's delivery." Washington Post