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Tondrae Kemp in Elmore Magazine

Tondrae Kemp
Sun Money
(Kwality)

Elmore's mission is saving American music, and Tondrae Kemp should feel right at home in our pages. Calling two great American music cities home (New Orleans and New York), he offers up ten tracks of modern soul that draw sounds and styles from a variety of eclectic sources, including blues and reggae.

Kemp can sing like Sam Cooke, but with Sun Money, he is far from simply offering up the old school. "Can We Pretend" recalls mellower tracks from Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life, only to be followed up by the smoldering blues of "Happiness."