So Close

Ron Kemp

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Recorded as part of my next, upcoming CD, "So Close" was co-written with Mike Conway, who is featured prominently on keyboard. Many thanks to Natalie Dodson, Jeff Feit, and Mike Conway for their tireless production work on this track.

And, hats off to "the boys in the band"!! That would be Bret Patton on drums, the incomparable Frank Celentano on bass, Mike Conway on keyboards. Thanks guys! You made this happen.

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Simple Life

Ron Kemp

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Better Late Than Never

Ron Kemp

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My debut CD. Barebones. Just me and my guitar. Well, on most of the tracks, anyway. Influences? Several.

Silly me! I never knew how easy it was to make my music available here on my website.

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Ever hear me during your travels but don't have cash? It happens. I like to call this the "electronic tips" feature! :)

"Better Late Than Never", available on CD

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  • Chris

    Chris Powell Station

    I heard you playing Your Song today, your rendition was beautiful. You have a great voice and the guitar sounded like an extension of you. Thank you!

    I heard you playing Your Song today, your rendition was beautiful. You have a great voice and the guitar sounded like an extension of you. Thank you!

  • Peter Bradt

    Peter Bradt

    Hey Ron, I'm listening to your music. I hear a lot of compatibility but I'm really a rock and roller and I like a band approach. A lot of you more recent songs I can TOTALLY hear a *band* arrangement behind it. Are you interested in being in a BAND? If so, let's you and I and another guitarist (Aaron Madsen) have lunch. I know a WONDERFUL bass player (he's on the R&TD songs) and a shit-hot drummer. I also know Scott Porter. an excellent player and the ONLY keys person in the bay area who knows who Kevin McKendree is; Kevin will play on any song we send as long as I've some pre-editing (fixing egregious vocal clams...light clams, adding the guitar effects and getting the tone correct before he gets the stems so he doesn't have to do any of that. Being an Ungrateful Bastardâ„¢ has its rewards. By the way, you are a fucking EXCELLENT singer. Your acoustic guitar playing is also EXCELLENT. I play some acoustic but I'm really more of an electric guitar player. Have Tele (and Strat) and SG Special and Les Paul Junior, will travel. The Gibsons are P90 guitars with Ron Ellis P90s. The pickups in the Fenders are also Ron Ellis. You will hear the Fenders on the record. Amps are all clones of '59 (narrow panel tweed) amps, a Champ, a Deluxe and a Super (nothing like a blackface). I use two effects, a Bad Bob clean boost, and a Rogue analog delay. Both are stompers, both are set and forget. When I'm on stage, I like to control the sound from the guitar. BTW, ALL guitars on R&TD record are me. I learned slide from Lee Roy Parnell. I sing some, too. I sing passable rock and roll. Please get in touch, pbradtmusic@gmail.com Please send me something so I have your email address. Pete Bradt Guitar dork Ungrateful Bastardâ„¢

    Hey Ron, I'm listening to your music. I hear a lot of compatibility but I'm really a rock and roller and I like a band approach. A lot of you more recent songs I can TOTALLY hear a *band* arrangement behind it.

    Are you interested in being in a BAND? If so, let's you and I and another guitarist (Aaron Madsen) have lunch. I know a WONDERFUL bass player (he's on the R&TD songs) and a shit-hot drummer. I also know Scott Porter. an excellent player and the ONLY keys person in the bay area who knows who Kevin McKendree is; Kevin will play on any song we send as long as I've some pre-editing (fixing egregious vocal clams...light clams, adding the guitar effects and getting the tone correct before he gets the stems so he doesn't have to do any of that. Being an Ungrateful Bastardâ„¢ has its rewards.

    By the way, you are a fucking EXCELLENT singer. Your acoustic guitar playing is also EXCELLENT. I play some acoustic but I'm really more of an electric guitar player. Have Tele (and Strat) and SG Special and Les Paul Junior, will travel. The Gibsons are P90 guitars with Ron Ellis P90s. The pickups in the Fenders are also Ron Ellis. You will hear the Fenders on the record. Amps are all clones of '59 (narrow panel tweed) amps, a Champ, a Deluxe and a Super (nothing like a blackface). I use two effects, a Bad Bob clean boost, and a Rogue analog delay. Both are stompers, both are set and forget. When I'm on stage, I like to control the sound from the guitar.

    BTW, ALL guitars on R&TD record are me. I learned slide from Lee Roy Parnell.
    I sing some, too. I sing passable rock and roll.

    Please get in touch, pbradtmusic@gmail.com Please send me something so I have your email address.

    Pete Bradt
    Guitar dork
    Ungrateful Bastardâ„¢

  • Chris

    Chris Market & Grant

    Your rendition of "Runaway Train" stopped me in my tracks. Amazing.

    Your rendition of "Runaway Train" stopped me in my tracks. Amazing.

  • Elvira

    Elvira Montgomery station

    It was the second time I heard you play & sing! Really like your voice! Thank you!

    It was the second time I heard you play & sing! Really like your voice! Thank you!

  • Sara

    Sara Embarcadero Station

    You played a beautiful rendition of a Snow Patrol song one morning that made my day. THANK YOU!

    You played a beautiful rendition of a Snow Patrol song one morning that made my day. THANK YOU!

  • Rodrigo

    Rodrigo Castro valley

    Played a song by the fray beautifully

    Played a song by the fray beautifully

  • Scott & Rose

    Scott & Rose Castro Valley BART 8/1/2018

    We talked about your new Epiphone hollow body that you received for for birthday last month---she is pretty. And you played "Horse with no Namre" by America while my wife exited the train. Special evening. Thank you.

    We talked about your new Epiphone hollow body that you received for for birthday last month---she is pretty. And you played "Horse with no Namre" by America while my wife exited the train. Special evening. Thank you.

  • Maria

    Maria Powell Bart St.

    I heard you today. I needed something to bring me up and your voice got my attention. You are a gift for those who nee a little lift me up.

    I heard you today. I needed something to bring me up and your voice got my attention. You are a gift for those who nee a little lift me up.

  • Madeline

    Madeline Massachusetts

    Saw you while waiting for a cable car. Great work! Will definitely look for you again!

    Saw you while waiting for a cable car. Great work! Will definitely look for you again!

  • agnes

    agnes powell street

    you are amazing!

    you are amazing!