Upbeat, uplifting folk-rock. The Kennedys will take you on “a journey around a number of styles, all of which are performed with magnificent harmonies and effortless grace.” – New Country, UK

“I arrived at The Kennedys show in the foulest of moods….Two hours later, I didn’t want to be anywhere else….I could not have found a better antidote.” -Jim Daniels, Elmore Magazine

The Kennedys


For over two decades, husband and wife Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed the highways and byways of the US and the UK, as a folk/pop duo and as members of Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra. As The Kennedys, they have released over a dozen CDs, have enjoyed long-time airplay on WNCW, and were named Artists-in-Residence at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Their original music is uplifting, encouraging and empowering, with an always-positive vibe, and their choice of covers is emblematic of their love for the classic songwriting of Buddy Holly, The Beatles and Bob Dylan. They are regulars on the Northeast folk festival circuit, and have played legendary venues including Carnegie Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, and Boston Symphony Hall.

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