A rootsy blend of folk, country and rock--sometimes a little more country, some a little more folk & some a bit more rock in a style developed over years of experimentation w/ stringed instruments, my own peculiar voice & harmonica. The music is close to home--stories as well as observations, a diverse mix that somehow all fits & comes alive in performance. Original songs & video recipients of growing lists of awards--radio airplay 20+ stations US & Europe, Cable TV artist showcase, indep cable network featured performer. A member of popular regional bands in Ohio (Eli Radish, Buckeye Buckeroos), Colorado (Airborn, Emerson Biggins) & for the David Alan Coe band, Kennedy has toured and traveled, sometimes with band and sometimes on a personal journey, capturing all in his compositions. Most recently performing at music festivals & smaller intimate venues, the music he plays is his own, whether originals or unique covers.
Cape May Singer/Songwriter Festival performance 3/27
Music Video selected for American Music Channel
Broadjam Bad Luck song of the month
PETA 100th Monkey Records CD selects When You Wanna Go Home
All Havin'Fun on DelMarVa in the feature video, The Speaking Sand
20+radio stations worldwide/video airplay cable
Cable/radio/festivalEmerging music showcase.
Cape May 2009 Comp CD : It'll Be All Right
Fightin' Over Nothing
It'll Be All Right:
Waitin to Hear from
ICountry/Folk/Roots. Uniquely personal sound reminiscent of the college coffee houses that were his beginning. Moving quickly to a lead guitarist for popular regional bands OH (Eli Radish,Buckeye Buckeroos), CO (Airborne, Emersom Biggins), David Alan Coe, Kennedy has toured and traveled, sometimes with band sometime on a personal journey, capturing all in his compositions. Most recently performing at music festivals & smaller, intimate venues, the music he plays is his own, whether originals (30+) or unique cover interpretations. Playing "anything with strings" a lead guitarist accompanied by harmonica & distinctive voice, as comfortable on mandolin & banjo, not shying from keyboard. Solo retrospective CD 2007, studio-based CD 2008, music videos 2007-2008. New recordings & videos in progress.
Festivals: PCVOLK (VA), MEANY (NYC), Berlin Town Fair (MD), Steamtown Showcase (PA), Marva Original Music (MD), Les Vignes D'Or, Musician's Picnic (LA) Strawberry Days (Carbondale CO), Frank Brown International Songwriter's Festival--Florabama Jam.
Radio Airplay: Outbound Radio, Underworld Mix Radio, WJFN Radio, Pongid, Desert Highway Radio, VeTunes, Mvyradio. Dr. Lou Radio, Show Europe:Midnight Special Blues Radio,Radio Goldenflash, Altcountry
Kennedy, solo & bands, has opened for many, including: Bob Seger, Hot Tuna, Canned Heat, Alice Cooper, Pure Prairie League, Dr. Hook, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Mayall, Steve Goodman, David Crosby, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Rick Danko, Dr. John and Shanana.
Large Venues: Cleveland's Agora Theater, Cincinnati's Taft Auditorium, Ludlow's Garage, Lakefront Park, the Indianapolis Arena, Nashville's Broadway Barn, Studio in the Rockies, The Ford Amphitheater and the Blossom Music Amphitheater.
In addition to gigs, recently played for a number of audio/visual projects combining music, art and the spoken word. In 2008 Kennedy is featured performer on hour-long 3rd Season New Music Showcase (Springfield, MA). Airplay on numerous satellite & web-base radio.