Past Live Shows
A Baltimore native and Nashville resident, 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. He performs passionate home made songs and compositions, mostly roots music. For the past ten years, Kemp wrote, recorded and performed with the critically acclaimed, Appalachian Folk duo, Jeni & Billy. Over the past forty years, Kemp has recorded five solo albums and written over two hundred songs. He’s performed on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and played loud electric guitar on international rock tours. He has worn the hat of producer, facilitator, teacher and composer. He established and ran a successful studio in the mid-Atlantic area for fifteen years and composed music for Maryland Public Television. Kemp is currently promoting his latest project, Another Life.
"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.
Jerry Boonstra is an Americana/Alt-Country singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee.
He's performed everywhere from house concerts to honky-tonks. From live radio appearances to the main stage at Bean Blossom. From the Bluebird cafe to the Exit-Inn. From busking for change in subways to the offices of major record labels.
He's signed deals with and been recorded by Grammy winning Americana/Country producer Tony Brown (Steve Earle, The Mavericks, George Strait, Todd Snider).
As a writer he's had cuts by other artists including Highway 101, Americana artist Darrell Scott and Scottish rock superstars Big Country. His songs have been used on NPR as well as European television.
“Soldier of the Lord” is his latest effort. The first single from a forthcoming album, the song is a modern Appalachian folktale as grim and honest as an empty bottle of Rebel Yell. One astute reviewer remarked that, “ if Joel and Ethan Coen ever started a band, “Soldier of the Lord” would be the first single.”