Pete and Maura Kennedy are celebrating over two decades of upbeat, idealist and passionate acoustic overdrive, with a heavy reliance on early rock, catchy arrangements, powerful anthems and seamless harmonies. Maura holds down the rhythm and most vocals, while Pete propels the arrangements with outstanding lead work on the six-string acoustic guitar, a 12-string Rickenbacker electric guitar, and some profound work on the ukulele.
Their music radiates influences from Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Aaron Copeland, Roger McGuinn and Pete Seeger. Pete cut his musical teeth backing up Mary Chapin Carpenter, and they met in Nancy Griffith’s backup band. The Kennedys have headlined every major folk festival across our continent, and more smaller venues than one can possibly count – and they are perennial Folk Project and Acoustic Getaway favorites.
When Pete and Maura Kennedy bring their winning ways and joyful exuberance to the Acoustic Getaway, we’re all in for a musical feast – reuniting two special artists with a Folk Project audience that truly loves them and their music.