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The Kennedys

August 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm


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 and the UK many times.

Now celebrating their twentieth anniversary both as a band and a married couple, Pete and Maura have released a new album, “West,” an instant Kennedy’s classic seamlessly weaving together their influences over the last two decades: Buddy Holly-style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, all interspersed with darker moments that recall British folk rock a la Fairport Convention.

“The Kennedys are worthy of the title First Couple of American Folk and Americana.”

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