Kemper Crabb

Worship. Art. World.

The Musician's Musician

The musical journey of Kemper Crabb has been groundbreaking in more than one genre.  As a forerunner of Christian Contemporary Rock, he championed this culture changing expression.  He founded or participated in the bands ArkAngel, RadioHalo, Atomic Opera and Caedmon¹s Call.  Also known for his 1982 iconic solo album, The Vigil, which explored ancient Christian melodies and symbols, he's gathered a following of the faithful in the USA, Asia and Europe.   Favorite musicians such as Kerry Livgren (Kansas), Rick Wakeman (Yes) and Stevie Ray Vaughn have all counted themselves fans of this and other varied albums.  Kemper recorded A Medieval Christmas in 1995, a collection of medieval Christmas songs and hymns, and has played these beautifully crafted songs for two decades to audiences of all backgrounds.  
Recent success has been with his PBS special, Downe in Yon Forrest, a broadcast experience around the album.  The success of this highly viewed production has created a demand for another concert experience focusing on treasured hymns with Kemper's own unique viewpoint.  With a guitar or a collected period instrument in-hand, he continues to create musical offerings for his audience around the world.

For touring information:  joantankersley@gmail.com

 "The Shape of Things to Come" (1983). Possibly the first music video shot in Texas.

"The Shape of Things to Come" (1983). Possibly the first music video shot in Texas.

Three Decades of Genre-defining Music

 Reliquarium: Future Hymns from the Ancient World (2010)

Reliquarium: Future Hymns from the Ancient World (2010)

Available on Amazon.

 Done in Yon Forrest: Christmas from the Middle Ages (2008)

Done in Yon Forrest: Christmas from the Middle Ages (2008)

Available on Amazon.

 Gospel Cola [Atomic Opera] (2000)

Gospel Cola [Atomic Opera] (2000)

Available on Amazon.

 Flotsam and Jetsam (Demos from the Nether Years) (2000)

Flotsam and Jetsam (Demos from the Nether Years) (2000)

 Live at Cornerstone 2000 (2000)

Live at Cornerstone 2000 (2000)

 Live at Rivendell Cafe (1996)

Live at Rivendell Cafe (1996)

Available on Amazon.

 A Medieval Christmas (1996)

A Medieval Christmas (1996)

Available on Amazon.

 Illumination [Radiohalo] (1992)

Illumination [Radiohalo] (1992)

Available on Amazon.

 The Vigil (1982)

The Vigil (1982)

 Warrior [Arkangel] (1980)

Warrior [Arkangel] (1980)