Music that is Celtic, Medieval, intelligent and sacred.
KEMPER CRABB is
a singer/songwriter who draws his inspiration from medieval folk music.
Much of the music that he writes and performs is beautiful, haunting
and melody driven. It is dark, yet full of light. Kemper has a
very calming and warm singing voice that can transport the listener
to another place and time. He also plays many instruments, lutes,
recorders, mandolin, dulcimers, guitar, hurdy gurdy, and other assorted
early acoustic instruments.
Kemper was born in San Antonio, TX and grew up with his younger sister
as the son of a college English professor Mom and a high school football
coach, and later College professor Dad. When he was six he read J. R.
R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings"
Trilogy and began his lifelong interest in science fiction, art, and
spiritual knowledge. In the 70's Kemper formed the art rock band ArkAngel
and in the 80's he released his first solo album of Medieval music called
"The Vigil." It sold over one hundred thousand copies on vinyl,
but went out of print by 1986. The album was re-released on its
20th anniversary by FeverDream Records.
In the late 90's Kemper was a member of the Folk/Rock group Caedman's
Call and also recorded his "Medieval Christmas Album" which
is unlike any Christmas music you have ever heard. In 1997 he became
a member of the progressive rock band Atomic Opera. Kemper is also an
Episcopal Priest, Father, Grandfather, Writer, Teacher, and all-around
There are not very
many people who are equally talented as singers, musicians, songwriters,
theologians and teachers. You owe it to yourself to get to know this