Hope Newman Kemp | Hoping for Real

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Hoping for Real

by Hope Newman Kemp

A thematic song gallery elegantly contrasting songwriter Hope Newman Kemp's earthy stage vocal and piano delivery with producer Ben Hardesty's folkestral design style. 8 tracks of acoustic no sampling + 1 bonus powerhouse pop.
Genre: Easy Listening: Musicals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Find Me
4:45 $0.99
2. Cowboy
3:14 $0.99
3. Goodnight
2:57 $0.99
4. Hoping for Real
3:08 $0.99
5. Long June Evenings
2:55 $0.99
6. This Is Why
3:59 $0.99
7. Something New
4:08 $0.99
8. Something Real
5:11 $0.99
9. Something Familiar
2:54 $0.99
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Album Notes
An independent artist in her sage-season, Hope Newman Kemp is an piano-driven songwriter, stage singer, and music maker.

Hope is releasing her first concept album, "Hoping For Real: Songs Inspired by The Velveteen Rabbit" (August 2018) to debut theatrical and thematic songwriting. The project is produced by Ben Hardesty (The Last Bison), and invitingly imprints his folkchestral design style in elegant complement to Hope's accessible vocal and piano delivery

Hope Newman Kemp performs a live version of the project called: Hoping for Real: a songwriter’s retelling of “The Velveteen Rabbit” as a theatrical showcase featuring Kemp on piano and vocals, her 6 piece band as backup, and 2 actors reading the book by Margery Williams. The script was developed and directed by Matthew Davidson.

Recorded at:
Music Mania, Burlington, NC
Dark Pines Studios, Graham NC
COLLECTORNorfolk, Norfolk VA

Sick Island Studios, Nashville TN

Bluefield Mastering, Raleigh NC

Audio recording produced by Benjamin Hardesty
Art work by Barbora Mickle

Vocals/Piano/Juno/Organ: Hope Newman Kemp
Percussion: Benjamin Hardesty
Guitar: David Kemp
Cello: Amos Housworth
Violin: Matthew Davidson
Double Bass: John Fraser



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