Chris Kemp White

What is music?


Music is: universal communication, a backdrop to our lives, my personal escape room. 


What is music for you?


Newsletter September 19, 2016


Welcome to the first of many newsletters to come. Let's start with a recap of the year-to-date: I've been busy since releasing my 4-song E.P. in June. Thanks for all who purchased it and for the kind words and encouragement. If you have yet to hear it, it can be found at chriskempwhite.comCDbabyAmazoniTunes, and you can stream it for free on YouTube and Spotify.

Major kudos to all who came out to hear me play Make Music Portland, the Back Cove Neighborhood Association Block Party, and to hear my musings on 21st Century Creativity at PechaKucha Portland

I was honored to get spun by Sherry Thomas at Fallen Rock Zone, and will be on rotation with Dan Herman at Radio Crystal Blue this month. Phew--that was a lot of links!

Upcoming: I returned to the WBLM studios (for the first time since 2008!) to tape forGreetings from Area Code 207 with Charlie Gaylord. It will air in October, and I will be plugging. . . wait for it. . . 


It's Never the Right Time


Wait, wait for the right time

You’ve been waiting all your life

The right time never comes


These opening words to a song I wrote earlier this year, “It’s Never the Right Time,” illustrate a theme in a lot of lives, including my own. What are we waiting for; the right job, the right relationship, the right opportunity? There is truthfully nothing stopping us from grabbing hold of our lives . . . except fear.