Today’s guest is a multi-talented musician who has been active in a number of bands. There is ArkAngel, Radio Halo, and Atomic Opera. He also worked with Caedmon’s Call for a season in addition to having several albums of his own. I’m not sure how to classify Kemper’s music. Is it Old English, Celtic, Medieval, or Art/Progressive Rock? Probably a little of all each of those styles. But Kemper is much more than just a musician. He is an author, teacher, and an Episcopal priest, currently working at a Lutheran church.
Kemper Crabb is listed in the credits for the following albums:
|1979||Wendell Burton||Shinin' Thru the Rain||Songwriter|
|1980||ArkAngel||Warrior||Producer, Songwriter, Guitar, Lute, Recorder, Drums, Percussion, Kalimba, Dulcimer, Bass, Vocals|
|1981||Giantkiller||Valley of Decision||Mixed, Percussion, Hand Claps|
|1981||Gary Rand||Break That Ground||Background Vocals|
|1982||Kemper Crabb||The Vigil||Songwriter, Mixed, Guitars, Recorders, Tin Whistle, Dulcimer, Bells, Psaltry, Vocals|
|1990||Various Artists||Cool Tunes|
|1991||Steve Camp||Consider the Cost||Songwriter|
|1992||Lust Control||We Are Not Ashamed||Producer, Background Vocals|
|1996||Various Artists||Never Say Dinosaur||Recorder, Background Vocals|
|2001||Caedmon's Call||In the Company of Angels||Songwriter, Mandolin|
|2014||Chris Whittington||Bright Portal||Producer|
Kemper Crabb is a contemporary scholar, a dedicated Episcopal priest, a prolific songwriter, recording artist and a quiet revolutionary. His media impact varies from his PBS special, Downe in Yon Forest, with a viewing audience in the millions, to a series of worship recordings and rock albums shared on early CCM radio. He is now most active in churches and concert halls in Texas. Considered by many a pioneer of Christian music, he has always garnered a following from the faithful. Known for his bands ArkAngel and RadioHalo, he also joined the radio-popular Caedmon’s Call for six months and is now known to many for his popular Medieval Christmas Concerts. Through all his creative transformations, Kemper has been devoted to Christ and His church. He has studied, served and become a well-respected priest known for his exceptional teaching. His ardor for Christ leads his learning audience to pursue an uncompromising Gospel. He is a sought after teacher in and out of his ordained CEEC community. Deeply committed as an educator in the Classical Charter School community he is helping reform how students view their world. A bold Texan, he has a heritage of evangelism through his father, who has been engaged in foreign missions for over forty years, with two Nobel prize nominations. His passion for Jesus and His church has led Kemper to write the book Liberation Front.
Kemper Crabb. (n.d.). Retrieved February 1, 2016, from Simon and Schuster website: http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Kemper-Crabb/564285059