Voices Cafes presents The Kennedy’s.
You just don’t listen to The Kennedys once. Their music is as varied and innovative as it is infectious and begs being experienced over and over again.
In a career that now spans two decades duo Maura and Pete Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, and organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, Texas.
Pete is a one-person band playing electric and acoustic guitar, Fender bass, electric sitar, Rickenbacker 12-string jangler, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo. He also performs both lead and background vocals and writes much of their music.
While Pete twangs away Maura paints musical landscapes with her crystal bell voice sometimes sweet and soulful, sometimes urgent, but always soothing. Primarily the lead vocalist, she’s also ready to mix it up with Pete on acoustic and electric guitars, and uke.
Pete does the music and Maura is the self-expressive lyrics.
Michael Devlin of Music Matters Review writes, “If you are still wondering who the Kennedys are, it's not all that complicated. They are musicians and spouses—keepers of the keys to their own happiness and that of any who care to give them a good listen.”