Digital Original: Music at the end of the tunnel

Digital Original

Ron Kemp, the soul of Shady Grove

Commuters arriving at the Shady Grove Metro station in the Washington, D.C. suburbs are greeted with harmony at the end of a busy workday.

Ron Kemp has been playing his guitar and singing as a street performer for over 20 years.  While living in San Francisco, he decided to quit his job as a restaurant manager and play his guitar for a living as a busker.

His voice and playing takes on a magical sound with the acoustics of the tunnel. Ron puts a smile on the face of commuters rushing home from a hard day at work. The special moments between musician and rushing audience happen throughout his set. And sometimes people just stop to listen or sing along.

Music at the end of the tunnel

Commuters arriving at the Shady Grove Metro station in the Washington, D.C. suburbs are greeted with harmony at the end of a busy workday. Ron Kemp has been playing his guitar and singing as a street performer for over 20 years. While living in San Francisco, he decided to quit his job as a restaurant manager and play his guitar for a living as a busker.

Natalie Dodson found herself being drawn to the music during her daily commute. Now she frequently stops to contribute some harmony.

You can find Ron playing at the end of the Red Line in the Maryland suburbs, at the Shady Grove Metro stop most evenings from 7-8pm.

To learn more about Ron, his music and new album go to ronkempmusic.com

Find Ron on Facebook at theronkempproject