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Hopefire

by Keith Hampton

Debut album by Boston-based songwriter features acoustic guitar, quiet passion, sweet restraint, & lyrical motion. Features guest vocalists Anna Huckabee Tull, Abbie Gardner (of Red Molly), and Mary Gerbi (of Cut Circle).
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1. Love Comes Around
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2. Never Disappear
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3. Brave
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4. Closer
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5. Shining Through
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6. The Secret
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7. My Hometown
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8. Silver & Gold
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
With a voice that is deep and rich, yet somehow simultaneously light and pure, Keith Hampton's warm style and easygoing presence have a lulling, pleasing effect on his audiences. In contrast to the current stream of teen dance-pop and hard rock bands hitting the radio scene, Hampton's solid musical foundation and more mellow approach to contemporary pop and folk make his music more than listenable. HOPEfire is the kind of CD you can leave in your player for days.

A Wisconsin native who now makes his home in the Boston area, Keith's music is full of gently pulsing melodies and acoustic-guitar based arrangements. The album expands on his classical training while reflecting his love for many contemporary folk and world music styles. Throughout the ten tracks on HOPEfire, his passionate, straightforward lyrics draw the listener in to compelling and intimate stories. The production is well-suited to the songs, layered with tracks of pedal harp, violin, mandolin and even Cuban-influenced percussion with his own fingerstyle guitar work.

Hampton counts Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Indigo Girls among his biggest influences.

More info such as lyrics and tour dates can be found on Keith's website at www.keith-hampton.com.


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by Kim Foley MacKinnon

Roslindale Bulletin, December 2002
Jamaica Plain resident Keith Hampton's CD HOPEfire is mellow, with lyrics you can understand and listen to again and again. His songs tell stories that you want to pay attention to. It's not mindless pop that is easily forgotten...

Sarah

Myspace review
This man's voice is the aural equivalent of a full-body hug.

K.D., Arlington, MA

Very impressive!
Very impressive, Keith. Velvet voice, gorgeous guitar work and luscious love songs. Give it to the lovelorn or the in-love.

Kelli Eagan, singer-songwriter/performer

"...an inspiring listen!"
July 14, 2002: This is a message to all who HAVEN'T heard Keith's new album yet....You are in for a an inspiring listen! In my opinion, it's one of the most incredible group of songs I have listened to in a WHILE (this includes all the major and indie releases). If you know his music, then you
know what a great songwriter Keith is. This entire album is captivating....trust me....I get bored easily with a song if it's not holding my attention in some way!!! I wanted to listen to and take in every second of this album. Next to his lyrics, his voice and guitar playing are nothing except exceptional....and I think you'll appreciate his unique, honest, heart-felt style. Truly a muscian in the Boston music scene that stands out just based on his captivating and beautiful compositions........just wait until you hear them !!

Bruce

Great contemporary folk album
This album is wonderful. Great songwriting, great guitar playing, great singing. This is a definite winner. Seeing as I live in New England (NH) I plan on going to see him in concert if he plays in my area.