Short Reviews for Billy Kemp and Another Life
Alan Cackett Facebook review, former editor of Maverick Magazine
The songs from Another Life are mainly centred around Billy’s growing up years in the Paradise neighbourhood of Baltimore, yet despite this they are very much universal. His stories are both humorous and enthralling.
Ron Dukelow presenter and owner of The Live Room, Saltaire, England
He mixed great stories with very well-crafted songs, many from his new album, Another Life, all delivered in a very clear distinct voice with great musicianship on both guitar and banjo.
This is the most heartbreaking breakup song you’ve ever heard, honestly.
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.
There is the path of dipping back into a childhood spent in a place teeming with character, humor and heart. So much of the music calls to mind the most classic of American country: Carter Family, Delmore Brothers and the Blue Sky Boys. There is sweet melancholy tucked inside the songs on this album, Another Life. Billy paints clearly with poetry, winsome memory and reflection.