https://www.hancockchurch.org/coffeehouse/ Hancock United Church of Christ
1912 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
$20 per person/$10 kids 18 and under/$50 max per family
Accessible Spots, Kid Friendly, Music, Shows
Kemp Harris is a composer, musician, author, actor, and teacher. Born in North Carolina, he taught himself piano and was writing songs at age 14. His album, entitled Edenton, looks back to his roots and features The Holmes Brothers. Kemp has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, and Koko Taylor. He has written and performed original compositions for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and WGBH public television.
Adam Osgood is a harp player and spoken word artist who draws his influences from Blues tradition and Beat Poetry. He is comfortable in genres ranging from Folk to Funk and has been playing blues harp since he was 14 years old.
Kemp and Adam met on Star Island, NH in 1985 and have been making music together ever since. Their unique blend of piano, vocals and harmonica is a captivating mixture of seasoned blues, folk and roots influences. It never gets old with these two. They’ve been at it for 38 years and it keeps getting better and better.
Lydia Harrell will open the show. One of Boston’s musical treasures, her sultry, soulful voice and evocative songwriting have garnered her the attention and respect of the nation’s finest musicians and venues. Jazz and soul is where her heart is; however, Harrell has shown an unbreakable ability to mold herself into any musical situation. Be it performing with the Boston Pops, serenading NBA fans with America’s national anthem, or lending her vocal talents to chart-topping deep house singles by British record label Reel People Music, Harrell’s dedication to extracting the pure essence of song is unmatched.