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

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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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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  • Kevin
    Kevin Luckys San leandro
    Ron I was having a real crappy day and you lifted my spirits just listening to you sing..thank you I'm looking forward to hearing you again

    Ron I was having a real crappy day and you lifted my spirits just listening to you sing..thank you I'm looking forward to hearing you again

  • Kobey
    Kobey San Leandro
    We're looking forward to sunny days and Ron playing outside Lucky's.

    We're looking forward to sunny days and Ron playing outside Lucky's.

  • Lori B.
    Lori B. San Leandro
    The talent you have is undeniable. The level of tranquility you exude and allow people to feel at ease is so cool. I was going to buy groceries and heard you singing from my car, so I sat in 10 mins before going in just to enjoy a little bit of the concert. Please continue to bless us with your wonderful gifts. I pray many blessings for you 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

    The talent you have is undeniable. The level of tranquility you exude and allow people to feel at ease is so cool. I was going to buy groceries and heard you singing from my car, so I sat in 10 mins before going in just to enjoy a little bit of the concert. Please continue to bless us with your wonderful gifts. I pray many blessings for you 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • Terri
    Terri San Leandro
    Thank you again, from the dancing girl at Lucky’s in SL! Thank you for making me dance and sing again! Hope to see you again this next week…. You are a superstar and damn cute too 😉 peace ☮️ 🖤🤍.

    Thank you again, from the dancing girl at Lucky’s in SL! Thank you for making me dance and sing again! Hope to see you again this next week…. You are a superstar and damn cute too 😉 peace ☮️ 🖤🤍.

  • Terri
    Terri San Leandro Ca
    So happy I found such great talent ! You’re amazing

    So happy I found such great talent ! You’re amazing

  • Todd
    Todd Washington DC
    It’s your one and only old friend Todd. Known you since 1996. Your heart is pure as pure can get. Miss you more than you know. Love your music as always. You are a blessing to have as a friend. Last I heard your music was Frederick 2015. Keep your head up and know you have a friend always only 2400 miles away. Be strong and continue to attribute your experiences earlier in life. This will tell many life is not always Rosie. Love you my friend. Todd.

    It’s your one and only old friend Todd. Known you since 1996. Your heart is pure as pure can get. Miss you more than you know. Love your music as always. You are a blessing to have as a friend. Last I heard your music was Frederick 2015. Keep your head up and know you have a friend always only 2400 miles away. Be strong and continue to attribute your experiences earlier in life. This will tell many life is not always Rosie. Love you my friend. Todd.

  • Brian D.
    Brian D. New Jersey
    I used to be a resident in San Francisco/bay area. I used to pass through the civic center/Powell station multiple times a day. I can truly say that I was going through a hard time. Hearing your music along with covers of songs that I was listening to growing up put to your voice helped me realize that there was hope. That there was a way out to what I was going through. The tranquility you generated through your music helped me through each and every day of the painful situation I was in. I really thank you for this and hope you carry the gift of song to other human beings. Thank you Ron, you are gifted.

    I used to be a resident in San Francisco/bay area. I used to pass through the civic center/Powell station multiple times a day.
    I can truly say that I was going through a hard time. Hearing your music along with covers of songs that I was listening to growing up put to your voice helped me realize that there was hope. That there was a way out to what I was going through.
    The tranquility you generated through your music helped me through each and every day of the painful situation I was in. I really thank you for this and hope you carry the gift of song to other human beings.
    Thank you Ron, you are gifted.

  • Ron
    Ron Hayward, CA
    Hey guys! I hope everyone is keeping safe during these unprecedented times. I've taken myself off the busking scene, temporarily, until the shelter-in-place order has been lifted. It just seems to make sense to me. I miss being out there!!! And, I miss seeing many of you. But, we must take this seriously since there is still so much we don't know and understand about it. Take good care of yourselves! I'll be seeing you again at a station near you real soon!! ❤️❤️ Ron

    Hey guys! I hope everyone is keeping safe during these unprecedented times. I've taken myself off the busking scene, temporarily, until the shelter-in-place order has been lifted. It just seems to make sense to me. I miss being out there!!! And, I miss seeing many of you. But, we must take this seriously since there is still so much we don't know and understand about it. Take good care of yourselves! I'll be seeing you again at a station near you real soon!! ❤️❤️

    Ron

  • richard
    richard san francisco
    Richard 5:12 PM (0 minutes ago) to boardofdirectors@bart.gov Still at it, I see, Board: Letting people of color sing and dance on board with amplifiers. Not to mention the tone deaf idiot , Ron Kemp, who "serenades" us as we come out of the station on the concourse level at Embarcadero Station at 6 AM. with horrible sounds. NOT EVERYONE wants to hear cacophony while on trains and in stations, as if we don't have enough stress in our lives Pathetic. Deport him back to MD.

    Richard
    5:12 PM (0 minutes ago)
    to boardofdirectors@bart.gov

    Still at it, I see, Board:
    Letting people of color sing and dance on board with amplifiers.
    Not to mention the tone deaf idiot , Ron Kemp, who "serenades" us as we come out of the station on the concourse level at Embarcadero Station at 6 AM. with horrible sounds. NOT EVERYONE wants to hear cacophony while on trains and in stations, as if we don't have enough stress in our lives Pathetic. Deport him back to MD.

  • Debbie
    Debbie Concord
    I always enjoy listening to the resonance of your voice when I get off the Embarcadero BART. Do you do private gigs?

    I always enjoy listening to the resonance of your voice when I get off the Embarcadero BART. Do you do private gigs?