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The Kennedys

Rank #1 US New York, NY Folk / Rock / Pop


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Label: The Kennedys/Burnside in US; The Kennedys/Proper in UK

Bio: In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Maura and Pete Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: The Kennedys has a show on 09/08/2014 at 08:00 PM @ Hifi Back Room in New York, NY http://t.co/9mx7FyRr5B #concert


“Just in from one of the best gigs I have seen this year. The Kennedys were superb at The Loft tonight. Wonderful music and a great U2 cover in Wild Honey. Anyone who missed it missed a treat of a gig. Hope they come back again soon.”
—  John O'Regan, Freelance Music Journalist/Broadcaster/Lecturer
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  • Sat

    Sep 6

    Rochester, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Rochester, NY, US
    Sat Sep 06 8:00pm


    www.cafeveritas.org $18 gen/$10 Students/free for 12 and under

  • Sun

    Sep 7

    Norwich, NY, US | 11:00pm
    Sun Sep 07 11:00pm


    11:00AM http://www.colorscape.org/ The 20th Annual Colorscape will feature a line-up of acoustic music arranged by the Night Eagle Productions - a feature for which Colorscape has become known. Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival's NBT Main Stage in East Park of downtown Norwich, New York, will be the musical center of the 20th Annual Colorscape Chenango September 6th & 7th, 2014, drawing an estimated 12,000 people from throughout the Northeast each year. Admission and all activities are entirely FREE of charge, thanks to our many generous sponsors and members.

  • Mon

    Sep 8

    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm
    Hifi Back Room
    New York, NY, US
    Mon Sep 08 8:00pm


    Here we go with another Monday Monday always on the 2nd Monday of the month at HiFi, located at 169 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009. Tickets are $10 at the door. 8PM showtime. This time around we have a guitar lovers night in store for you. Dave Schramm, James Mastro and The Kennedys. Come in and have a listen. It starts at 8pm and is only $10. Dave Schramm and I met while playing guitars for Syd Straw years ago. He has his own band called The Schramms who apparently finished mixing their latest album recently. Dave also did some time in Yo La Tengo as a guitarist. He has a bunch of great songs that we will get to hear in this stripped down setting. He can be heard more commonly as the band leader of Radio Free Song Club which you can find the shows posted on the interweb. You can find out more about Dave's musical world here : http://www.theschramms.com/ James Mastro, the rock and roll mayor of Hoboken will make a rare appearance as himself. James and I have been playing guitar together with Edward Rogers for a few years now. He plays guitar with a slew of artists including Ian Hunter, John Cale and Freedy Johnston. James was an early member of The Bongos and led The Health and Happiness Show. He also owns The Guitar Bar with two locations in Hoboken. Http://www.guitarbar.com/ The Kennedys are Pete and Maura Kennedy. An amazing pop folk duo that have toured the US and Europe many times as themselves or as part of Nanci Griffiths band. Pete Kennedy is a tour de force on the guitar and Maura has an amazing way with melody and hooks. I'm really psyched to have them join us. You can enter their online world here : http://www.kennedysmusic.com/ The Kennedys will be debuting all new songs at this show! https://www.facebook.com/events/766154633423550/

  • Fri

    Sep 12

    Auburn, NY, US | 8:00pm
    The Kennedys pay tribute to...
    Auburn, NY, US
    Fri Sep 12 8:00pm


    "Rave On!" A Tribute to the Songs of Buddy Holly, with Pete and Maura Kennedy Friday, September 12, 2014, 8pm http://www.auburnpublictheater.org/events.php?eventID=549 Tickets: $20 Sponsored by: *The Citzien * NYSCA TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 1ST “Byrdsy jangle, boy-girl harmonies…irresistible” -Rolling Stone “Unabashed, hook-laden pop” -Village Voice “More hooks than Marilyn Monroe’s closet” -Chicago Sun-Times In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci's latest CD. On their own recent release, "Closer Than You Know," the songs have a quality, inherent in Maura’s voice, that is both soothing and urgent. As writers and producers, the Kennedys continue to mature, from their early style-conscious pop to today’s burnished sheen. Always tuned to their own muse, Pete and Maura have once again come up with a unique sound that is as uplifting as it is unclassifiable.

  • Fri

    Sep 19

    Altadena, CA, US | 8:00pm
    Coffee Gallery Backstage
    Altadena, CA, US
    Fri Sep 19 8:00pm


    www.coffeegallery.com $18 8:00pm

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  • Sills & Smith (Artist) Sills & Smith
    I'll Come Over is lovely. A beautiful song and astonishing vocals. Frank Smith
  • Bill Wright (Artist) Bill Wright
    Cool tunes, Kennedys!! Keep rocking at the "Speed of Soul."
  • Jerry's Bones (Artist) Jerry's Bones
    LOVE the guitar sound and the vocals sound awesome! Diggin it! Jerry's Bones
  • Judi Austin (Artist) Judi Austin
    Powerful sound you have there! Wish I could hear you live!
  • Blue Mountain Mule (Artist) Blue Mountain Mule
    What an amazing collection of tunes. Love your vocals, arrangements and powerful delivery. There is a place for you here in San Diego. Wow. Love your work.
  • Rory Kenna (Artist) Rory Kenna
    Great Music | Respect
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