Kennedys Concert At Burren For Somerville Homeless Coalition

April 30 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm


The Burren, Davis Square Somerville
The Kennedys are an exceptional American folk-rock band, consisting of husband and wife, Pete and Maura Kennedy. For twenty years, they have been entertaining audiences with their music drawn from blues, roots rock, Celtic, ukulele, show tunes, bluegrass, rock’n’roll, folk-rock, blues, Appalachian style folk, gospel, country, rockabilly and jazz. Their interpretations are unique and totally engaging due to Maura’s melodic voice, enthusiasm and soul spirit as well as the expressive, creative sounds that Pete extracts from all the many instruments he plays. For some years, they played with and were the opening act for Nanci Griffith. They performed for Bill Clinton’s inauguration as well as at a long list of well-known venues. 

Kennedys Vocal and Instrumental Performance Workshop
April 30 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm


The Burren, Davis Square Somerville
Pete and Maura Kennedy have performed as an acoustic duo throughout the US and UK. Last year they celebrated twenty years on the road, appearing at venues ranging from Royal Albert Hall to Texas roadhouses. At each venue, they have faced the challenges of overcoming nerves, connecting with the audience, and giving the best performance of their songs. They are enthusiastic workshop leaders who love to pass along the insight and experience they have gathered on their endless tour. Specific topics will include:
– moving past stage fright and into the joy of self expression
– vocal and instrumental warm-up exercises 
– developing an engaging onstage persona
– how to move on stage
– choosing songs and keys and designing the order for a playlist

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