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Hello March! Doesn't it feel great to know spring is less than 3 weeks away? And it's a nice sunny day too.... So to help us all enjoy the day and the week, here's a cut from "Old School" called "Photogenic" https://soundcloud.com/heartconsortmusic/photogenic http://bit.ly/12LVR2i Thanks and have a great week!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Good Monday! This week is all about romance, right? This week's song is our "spiced up" version of a romantic classic - - "Have I Told You Lately" by Van Morrison. Here's a link to the song https://soundcloud.com/heartconsortmusic/have-i-told-you-lately http://bit.ly/12LVR2i Thanks!

Review of "25

James Kennedy – 25:  It’s been a good while since I listened to & reviewed James high-energy  guitar work (issue # 53, to be precise), & this superb new release brings back nice memories of his well-qualified playing.  Tunes like the jumpin’ opener, “Bye Bye Blues“, will have you boppin’ right along with his changes.  The 5:10 “Persuasive” will make you slink around the room – you won’t be able to just toe-tap on this one – you’ll have a NEED to get up & dance.  My personal favorite was the near-rocker “So Much For Justice” that closes the ten-song aural adventure… brings reality right into your headphones (& yes, I’d recommend that you do your first listen with them on); believe it or not, there are shades of Zappa on this one.  I give James a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.97.  Get more information at his Heart Consort Music site.       Rotcod Zzaj get it here: http://bit.ly/12LVR2i

Hand In Hand

Happy MLK day! In honor of the day, we're sharing a cut from "25" that seems all about the spirit of the day and the man. Here's "Hand In Hand" http://www.soundcloud.com/heartconsortmusic/hand-in-hand http://bit.ly/12LVR2i Thanks and have a great week!


Part way through January and it's a tiny bit warmer here.... This week's song has been an audience favorite for years although last fall was the first recording of it.... Here's "Persuasive" from "25" http://www.soundcloud.com/heartconsortmusic/persuasive http://bit.ly/12LVR2i

Warm up with "Sultans"

Happy First Week of the New Year! It's cold here, and about to get a whole lot colder... So this week's song will warm us all up - - https://soundcloud.com/heartconsortmusic/sultans-of-sand Enjoy and stay warm! Thanks! http://bit.ly/12LVR2i


Here we are in mid-December and the holidays are coming quickly. Whichever holiday you celebrate, remember everybody loves getting music for special occasions. Here are some links to our music - - http://www.cdbaby.com/all/jkennedy http://www.amazon.com/James-Kennedy/e/B000APTU5Q https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?artistId=210630&forceArtistPage=1 http://bit.ly/12LVR2i Thanks, and have a great week!

Music Gifts!

So, after Thanksgiving on Thursday, "Black" Friday, "Small Biz" Saturday, "Cyber" Monday, "Giving" Tuesday here we are on Wednesday.... just plain old Wednesday - - Some of us (not to mention any names, we know who we are) haven't even started our holiday shopping yet... and others are still looking for a few more things.... So whichever fits you, remember that music is a great gift for folks of all sizes, shapes, and ages! Here are some links to our music. http://www.cdbaby.com/all/jkennedy http://www.amazon.com/James-Kennedy/e/B000APTU5Q https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?artistId=210630&forceArtistPage=1 And for a really special touch, might we suggest a "signed" copy of one of our CDs.... you can order directly from us and request a signed copy at no extra charge. http://bit.ly/12LVR2i Thanks, and have a great week!


Yikes! The last day of September? It's okay, there's always time to listen to #NewMusic Check out our brand new CD "25" here: http://bit.ly/12LVR2i and here: http://www.cdbaby.com/jameskennedy6 or stream it at: https://soundcloud.com/heartconsortmusic Thanks and have a great week!


Heart Consort Music is proud to announce the release of "25" by James Kennedy today, 9/25/14. This is the 25th release in our catalog and it was recorded "Live" in the studio. The music is a blend of jazz, blues, world music and more performed by James Kennedy on guitars, Catherine Lawson on violin, Matt Alles on bass and Eric Madison on drum set. It is currently available here: http://bit.ly/12LVR2i and here: http://www.cdbaby.com/jameskennedy6. It will soon be available at a variety of other online and ground vendors. Thanks to everyone whose continued support has made this possible!