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Kemp Harris

”Sometimes...I feel like I want to go back...Sometimes.”

This plaintive haunting lyric sets the tone and establishes the theme of singer songwriter Kemp Harris’ sophomore release, Edenton. This album is both a literal and figurative journey back to Harris’ roots in Edenton, North Carolina, the town where he was born.

For Harris, an African-American who left the small-town south for the Northeast decades ago, this is a trip home -- home as a musical foundation steeped in southern gospel and the simple truth of the blues, and as a place where we reflect on our place in the world. In the tradition of such intensely personal albums as Sam Cooke’s Night Beat, the album bears a soul of its own.

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Albums

Edenton
Edenton
Self Produced
2006
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