When:
November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2017-11-18T20:00:00-05:00
2017-11-18T22:00:00-05:00
Where:
The Vanilla Bean Café
450 Deerfield Rd
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
USA
Cost:
15

The Kennedys

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. This year, they celebrate their twentieth anniversary both as a band and a married couple. Rather than indulge in a nostalgic look backward, they’ve taken Dylan’s dictum “don’t look back” to heart; writing and recording forty new songs. 2015 saw a Maura solo CD, a Pete solo CD, and the release of “West,” an instant classic Kennedys duo set that seamlessly weaves 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, interspersed with darker moments that recall British folk rock a la Fairport Convention. Two decades on, The Kennedys are hitting a songwriting high point, and from that point they follow the well-worn American path West.