Thu Apr 30 2020

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Funk 'n Waffles

307-313 Clinton Street Syracuse, NY 13202

$15.00

Ages 18+

Share With Friends

Share
Tweet
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of River of Fallen Stars, the album that launched the career of The Kennedys. Pete and Maura wrote the songs while touring Ireland and England as members of Nanci Griffith's Blue Moon Orchestra, and the misty sonic quality of 12-string guitars combined with lyrics that were poetically and mystically uplifting gave the record a unique and evocative sound that touched listeners across the US and Europe.

For this show, the duo will be playing the entire album in sequence, with the original arrangements and guitar sounds. These few 25th anniversary shows will be the first time many of the songs have ever been heard live on stage. Their hope is that this reboot of River of Fallen Stars will not only evoke happy memories for those who took the album to heart two and a half decades ago, but it might also spark a new cycle of creative inspiration and optimism for kindred jangle poets around the world.

THE KENNEDYS [Folk-Rock]

  • Event Cancelled.
  • The Kennedys

    The Kennedys

    Folk Rock

    In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Maura and Pete Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci’s latest CD, and are currently touring the US and the British Isles with the Texas songstress. Alan Harrison of Made in Newcastle said "Opening act, the Kennedys, had a nice line in Country-folk with a quaintly English edge to it and songs like When I go and The Midnight Ghost, won them plenty of new fans, as was witnessed by the long queue buying up their CD’s at the intermission."

    On their new release, Closer Than You Know, out on August 21, 2012 via Burnside Distribution, The Kennedys strike out into new territory, this time inspired by a sojourn in Paris, where they immersed themselves in the turn of another century, the time when Debussy and Ravel were inventing the sonic palette of modern music. No strangers to reinvention, Pete and Maura came up with a cappuccino-fueled concept at a small café in Montmartre: music inspired by the Impressionist composers, married to the rock and pop sounds for which the duo have long been known. In the spirit of Paris-trained composer Burt Bacharach and his lyricist partner Hal David, Pete took on the task of creating musical landscapes that would cushion Maura’s lyrics and bell-like harmonies. The songs have a quality, inherent in Maura’s voice, that is both soothing and urgent. As writers and producers, the Kennedys continue to mature, from their early style-conscious pop to today’s burnished sheen. Always tuned to their own muse, Pete and Maura have once again come up with a unique sound that is as uplifting as it is unclassifiable.

THE KENNEDYS [Folk-Rock]

Thu Apr 30 2020 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Funk 'n Waffles Syracuse NY
THE KENNEDYS [Folk-Rock]
  • Event Cancelled.

$15.00 Ages 18+

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of River of Fallen Stars, the album that launched the career of The Kennedys. Pete and Maura wrote the songs while touring Ireland and England as members of Nanci Griffith's Blue Moon Orchestra, and the misty sonic quality of 12-string guitars combined with lyrics that were poetically and mystically uplifting gave the record a unique and evocative sound that touched listeners across the US and Europe.

For this show, the duo will be playing the entire album in sequence, with the original arrangements and guitar sounds. These few 25th anniversary shows will be the first time many of the songs have ever been heard live on stage. Their hope is that this reboot of River of Fallen Stars will not only evoke happy memories for those who took the album to heart two and a half decades ago, but it might also spark a new cycle of creative inspiration and optimism for kindred jangle poets around the world.
The Kennedys

The Kennedys

Folk Rock

In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Maura and Pete Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci’s latest CD, and are currently touring the US and the British Isles with the Texas songstress. Alan Harrison of Made in Newcastle said "Opening act, the Kennedys, had a nice line in Country-folk with a quaintly English edge to it and songs like When I go and The Midnight Ghost, won them plenty of new fans, as was witnessed by the long queue buying up their CD’s at the intermission."

On their new release, Closer Than You Know, out on August 21, 2012 via Burnside Distribution, The Kennedys strike out into new territory, this time inspired by a sojourn in Paris, where they immersed themselves in the turn of another century, the time when Debussy and Ravel were inventing the sonic palette of modern music. No strangers to reinvention, Pete and Maura came up with a cappuccino-fueled concept at a small café in Montmartre: music inspired by the Impressionist composers, married to the rock and pop sounds for which the duo have long been known. In the spirit of Paris-trained composer Burt Bacharach and his lyricist partner Hal David, Pete took on the task of creating musical landscapes that would cushion Maura’s lyrics and bell-like harmonies. The songs have a quality, inherent in Maura’s voice, that is both soothing and urgent. As writers and producers, the Kennedys continue to mature, from their early style-conscious pop to today’s burnished sheen. Always tuned to their own muse, Pete and Maura have once again come up with a unique sound that is as uplifting as it is unclassifiable.