The Kennedys (Pete and Maura) have been playing together since 1994. Usually, when they play live it’s just the two of them. Even so, with their two guitars, they still get a rather full sound. I’ve always described the full band Kennedys as sounding like The Byrds but with female lead vocals.
Having just passed their 20th anniversary as a band, Pete and Maura have not lifted their feet off the pedal. Separately and together, Pete and Maura are planning three new records for 2015. They’ve already released West, the latest Kennedys album, and Villanelle: The Songs of Maura Kennedy and B.D. Love. The final installment of this three-part release, Pete Kennedy’s Heart Of Gotham, will come out officially in September. But you’ll hear that record previewed tonight and there will very likely be advance copies of it available for purchase as well. Heart of Gotham is a song cycle set in New York City.