Gig Schedule

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  • Sat

    Neon Grandma

    7:00 - 11:00 PM

    Johnny D's. Somerville, MA

    Johnny D's, that institution of live music in Davis Sq. is closing it's doors.  We are honored to have been asked to play the final evening show.  Come out and join us for what promises to be a truly momentous gathering. More info at:

  • Sat

    Homegrown Coffeehouse

    7:30 PM

    First Parish UU in Needham, MA

    Join Kemp and talented friends Jim Lucchese, Brian Verocchi and a few more surprise guests.  There's nothing like a big grand piano to play and a room full of music lovers.  Hope to see you there.  Admission is $15.00.....$12.00 for students and seniors.

    The coffeehouse is in it's 33rd season, bringing a variety of music genres.  There is nothing I enjoy more than a beautiful grand piano and my incredible friends to make music.  Hope to see you there.  Peace, Kemp


  • Sat

    Roll Over Baby

    Time TBA

    PA's Lounge. Union Sq. Somerville, MA

    Okay kids, that maverick band, Roll Over Baby, rides again after a few years of hiatus.  Josh Stoltzfus, Jim Lucchese, Adam O, Brian Verrochi and I will be throwing down some crazy blues,rock, spoken word and all around gritty, hot vibes for you.  We don't know when we'll be doing it again, so come out for this one.  It's going to be a gas. More info at:


  • Sat

    "Stories On The Wind" with Kemp Harris

    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    The Gallery at Villageworks - 525 Massachusetts Ave, Acton, MA 01720


    Tickets: $10 online, $12 at the door
    Purchase three tickets, get one free.
    Purchase tickets at: 
    “Stories on the Wind,” presented by Kemp Harris, keeps the oral tradition of "telling" alive. Kemp is a composer, musician, children’s author, and actor who has been performing in the region for decades. Most important, for nearly 40 years, Kemp has been “performing” as a kindergarten teacher in Newton. The man knows how to tell a story and how to keep children, and their parents engaged.
         Kemp has performed as a storyteller and musician at festivals, schools, and libraries across the country. Kemp’s program includes developmentally appropriate stories that incorporate music and audience participation. This event, designed for pre-schoolers on up, brings a mix of familiar stories, African folktales, and Kemp Harris originals to life in an informal and energetic setting. The program is designed to be an engaging, interactive experience for the whole family.
         As a musician and composer, Kemp has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, and Koko Taylor. He has written and performed original compositions for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, WGBH public television, and the soundtrack for the documentary, “An Unreasonable Man,” about the life and career of Ralph Nader.
         While perhaps best known as a singer and piano player, Harris is one of those rare artists who demonstrates a gift for any expressive form he touches. “Kemp Harris is a thief, a tease and a heartbreaker. Plus, knows too much. And it’s all right there when he sings. Beautifully there.”  (Tom Ashbrook (host of On Point, NPR)
    Beverages and snacks are available at Acton Coffee House, directly downstairs from our performance space.



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