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The Kennedys

The Kennedys

Folk / Rock / Pop New York, NY  US
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Shows

  • Sat

    Sep 12

    Norwich, NY, US | 10:00am

    Colorscape Chenango! The Kennedys' 20th anniversary triple-CD release Tour Pete & Maura Kennedy celebrate their 20th anniversary with the release of three albums of all new material. The Anniversary Tour began in the UK in April and May of 2015 and continues throughout the United States for the rest of the year. You can pick up a copy of the the duo's new album, "West," online, or get a signed copy at this show. The second release of the trilogy is Maura's solo album, "Villanelle: The Songs of Maura Kennedy and B.D. Love" where Maura composed all the music to the lyrics of widely published California poet, B.D. Love. The last installment in the 20th anniversary trilogy is Pete Kennedy's "Heart Of Gotham," which will be released officially in September. We'll have copies of all three albums at the show. On the CD, "West": “West” is a gem of an album; thirteen varied and beautifully-crafted songs played and sung with taste and sensitivity by two very gifted people...I haven’t heard a better album in a long time.” 5 out of 5 stars. - Allan McKay, MusicRiot.co.uk On "Villanelle...": “At fifteen songs long, there isn’t a bad, or even an average one...There’s no argument here about whether song lyrics are poetry or not because that’s how these lyrics started. Maura Kennedy has risen to an incredibly difficult technical challenge by crafting arrangements across a wide variety of styles which enhance the poetry and, as always, her lead and harmony vocals are perfect...The result is an album that’s technically flawless and packed with feeling and emotion. You can’t ask for much more than that.” - Allan McKay, Musicriot.co.uk 10:00am-6:00pm Free of charge! http://colorscape.org/ The Kennedys mainstage set is at 12:30pm

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  • Sun

    Sep 13

    East Setauket, NY, US | 11:00am

    Fiddle & Folk Festival Gates Open at 11:00 Backporch Stage with headliners from 12:30 till 6:00 Performers Stage, from 11:30 till 4:30 Jam Junction Stage from 11:30 till 5:00 Kids Corner, from 12 till 5:00 CD Kiosk , from 12:30 till 5:30 Contra Dance after the Backporch Stage Concerts Prices: Reduced advance ticket sales is open , click here! Day of Admission: Adults $15, Seniors/Kids $11 this is a Rain or Shine event, all areas will have cover in case of rain. Benner's Farm, a real working farm, is a great place for Kids and Adults, animals, gardens, the big swing and more to see and enjoy! http://www.fiddleandfolk.com/ Tickets: $11/$15 adults; $8/$11 kids & seniors

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  • Sat

    Sep 19

    Middleborough, MA, US | 3:00pm

    The Joe Davies Folk Festival's featured performer is The Kennedys, on their 20th anniversary triple-CD release tour. Pete & Maura Kennedy celebrate their 20th anniversary with the release of three albums of all new material. The Anniversary Tour began in the UK in April and May of 2015 and continues throughout the United States for the rest of the year. You can pick up a copy of the the duo's new album, "West," online, or get a signed copy at this show. The second release of the trilogy is Maura's solo album, "Villanelle: The Songs of Maura Kennedy and B.D. Love" where Maura composed all the music to the lyrics of widely published California poet, B.D. Love. The last installment in the 20th anniversary trilogy is Pete Kennedy's "Heart Of Gotham," which will be released officially in September. We'll have copies of all three albums at the show. On the CD, "West": “West” is a gem of an album; thirteen varied and beautifully-crafted songs played and sung with taste and sensitivity by two very gifted people...I haven’t heard a better album in a long time.” 5 out of 5 stars. - Allan McKay, MusicRiot.co.uk On "Villanelle...": “At fifteen songs long, there isn’t a bad, or even an average one...There’s no argument here about whether song lyrics are poetry or not because that’s how these lyrics started. Maura Kennedy has risen to an incredibly difficult technical challenge by crafting arrangements across a wide variety of styles which enhance the poetry and, as always, her lead and harmony vocals are perfect...The result is an album that’s technically flawless and packed with feeling and emotion. You can’t ask for much more than that.” - Allan McKay, Musicriot.co.uk Festival starts at 10:30 AM. The Kennedys go on at 3:30pm. Tickets are $7.00. Kids 6 and under are free. http://www.soulehomestead.org/jdff.html

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  • Sat

    Sep 19

    Hingham, MA, US | 8:00pm

    The Kennedys: 20th anniversary triple-CD release Pete & Maura Kennedy celebrate their 20th anniversary with the release of three albums of all new material. The Anniversary Tour began in the UK in April and May of 2015 and continues throughout the United States for the rest of the year. You can pick up a copy of the the duo's new album, "West," online, or get a signed copy at this show. The second release of the trilogy is Maura's solo album, "Villanelle: The Songs of Maura Kennedy and B.D. Love" where Maura composed all the music to the lyrics of widely published California poet, B.D. Love. The last installment in the 20th anniversary trilogy is Pete Kennedy's "Heart Of Gotham," which will be released officially in September. We'll have copies of all three albums at the show. On the CD, "West": “West” is a gem of an album; thirteen varied and beautifully-crafted songs played and sung with taste and sensitivity by two very gifted people...I haven’t heard a better album in a long time.” 5 out of 5 stars. - Allan McKay, MusicRiot.co.uk On "Villanelle...": “At fifteen songs long, there isn’t a bad, or even an average one...There’s no argument here about whether song lyrics are poetry or not because that’s how these lyrics started. Maura Kennedy has risen to an incredibly difficult technical challenge by crafting arrangements across a wide variety of styles which enhance the poetry and, as always, her lead and harmony vocals are perfect...The result is an album that’s technically flawless and packed with feeling and emotion. You can’t ask for much more than that.” - Allan McKay, Musicriot.co.uk 8:00pm $15.00 http://oldshipchurch.org/coffeehouse-off-the-square.html

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  • Sun

    Sep 20

    Southbury, CT, US | 1:00pm

    The Kennedys: 20th anniversary triple-CD release, with special guest, Cadence Carroll. Pete & Maura Kennedy celebrate their 20th anniversary with the release of three albums of all new material. The Anniversary Tour began in the UK in April and May of 2015 and continues throughout the United States for the rest of the year. You can pick up a copy of the the duo's new album, "West," online, or get a signed copy at this show. The second release of the trilogy is Maura's solo album, "Villanelle: The Songs of Maura Kennedy and B.D. Love" where Maura composed all the music to the lyrics of widely published California poet, B.D. Love. The last installment in the 20th anniversary trilogy is Pete Kennedy's "Heart Of Gotham," which will be released officially in September. We'll have copies of all three albums at the show. On the CD, "West": “West” is a gem of an album; thirteen varied and beautifully-crafted songs played and sung with taste and sensitivity by two very gifted people...I haven’t heard a better album in a long time.” 5 out of 5 stars. - Allan McKay, MusicRiot.co.uk On "Villanelle...": “At fifteen songs long, there isn’t a bad, or even an average one...There’s no argument here about whether song lyrics are poetry or not because that’s how these lyrics started. Maura Kennedy has risen to an incredibly difficult technical challenge by crafting arrangements across a wide variety of styles which enhance the poetry and, as always, her lead and harmony vocals are perfect...The result is an album that’s technically flawless and packed with feeling and emotion. You can’t ask for much more than that.” - Allan McKay, Musicriot.co.uk doors: 01:00pm $20 suggested donation http://www.ctbluescafe.com/

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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

Photos

  • Photo by Jeremy Lebled, 2012
  • Photo by Jeremy Lebled, 2012
  • Photo by Jeremy Lebled, 2012

About

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

Bio: The Kennedys Mark 20th Anniversary with "West" (2015)

Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US ...See Full Bio

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“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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Q: When are you coming to Florida? We lived in NJ, and have attended your concerts in NY, NJ, PA and VA...but now we have retired in Florida ...and we miss your concerts. Rocky & Maggie Lynn

A: Hi there. We didn't get as far south as Florida this year for our "South For The Winter Tour," but we're already booking up shows for Florida next January 2016.

Asked by anonymous. Answered on Fri Apr 24 2015

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