The Kennedys – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – June 9th, 2018

The Kennedys

The Kennedys

Saturday June 09, 2018

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

GA $20 | Premier $20 | Premier Plus $20

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

The Kennedys
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 sees a Maura solo CD entitled "Villanelle: The Songs Of Maura Kennedy And B.D. Love," a Pete solo CD called "Heart of Gotham," a rock song cycle about New York City, and the release of the duo's “West,” an instant classic Kennedys 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.

Ultimately, Pete and Maura knit these disparate threads into a coat of many colors that sounds like a “best of The Kennedys,” but is in reality an all-new collection of songs. The road west is central to the American mythos; it’s the search for musical roots and the fulfillment of a personal American dream that takes shape in songs. Two decades on, The Kennedys are hitting a songwriting high point, and from that point they follow the well-worn American path West.

Tonight's Jammin' Java concert is a triple CD-release show, celebrating all three albums of new material.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180