New Country: Pete Kennedy’s “Nashville Sessions’

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Pete Kennedy – The Nashville Sessions, Volume 1
*** (out of 4 stars)

Pete Kennedy may have arrived in Nashville by way of Ireland, but the music he makes comes directly from a place of American country rock. Clearly influenced by classics such as The Eagles and Garth Brooks, Kennedy brings a fresh voice to a familiar sound. His easygoing vocal approach, supported by a blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation, makes Pete Kennedy into a listening experience that will have you reaching for the “repeat” button on your CD player.

There is a natural connection between Irish ballads and American country music and Kennedy’s vocals only point out the stylistic and emotional parallels between the two even further. Kennedy adds his own soulful delivery to songs in such a way that make it seem as if he’s singing directly to you. Kennedy is currently nominated for the 2013 British Country Music Award’s Male Vocalist of the Year. Whether he wins the award or not, the songs he writes are definitely winners.

For more information on Pete Kennedy, visit his website by clicking here.

Essential Downloads: “I Am The One,” “You See Me.”

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STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR IRELAND’S PETE KENNEDY

Gonne Yeats Literary Cabaret A St. Patrick’s Day Success

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 21, 2013) – A SRO crowd gathered at the Main Library in Franklin, Tenn. on St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy the music and theatrical presence of Irish
singer/songwriter, Pete Kennedy.  Kennedy’s appearance marked his dramatic debut as he assumed the role of iconic Irish poet/politician, William Butler Yeats in the literary cabaret, “Gonne Yeats” (GUN YATES).  “Gonne Yeats” is based on the author’s poetry and the autobiographical writings of Maud Gonne, Yeats’ great romantic obsession and muse.  Directed by Ann Street-Kavanagh and produced and co-written by Jaz Dorsey, the dramatic presentation was designed as a memory play with two actors portraying Yeats at two points in his life. The older Yeats opens the piece with a monologue by St. Louis playwright Dennis Corcoran.  Encore “Gonne Yeats” performances in Nashville and New York are currently being considered.
 
“What great good fortune it was to have Pete Kennedy perform as our William Butler
Yeats.  His strong voice, beautiful Irish accent, and great wit and humor made for a most convincing and entertaining ‘Willie’.  Add to that, Pete was and is so easy to work with.  I, for one, would gladly tap Pete's shoulder again and yet again to grace the stage in another Irish play,” offered playwright, Dennis Corcoran.

“Pete Kennedy packed the house - and charmed everyone - with his portrayal of Irish
poet William Butler Yeats,” added co-writer/producer, Dorsey.

Kennedy, the 2012 British Country Music Awards, Album of the Year recipient continues to keep his calendar full.  In addition to his “Gonne Yeats” appearance, the multi-tasking, multi-talented troubadour has been performing live around Nashville and is assembling material for an upcoming studio album.  Kennedy has been in Music City since January establishing a base to help manage his burgeoning career.

For more information on Pete Kennedy, visit www.petekennedy.net.

For general inquiries or to schedule interviews contact Kyle Frederick at PLA Media by
phone at 615-327-0100 or by email at kyle.frederick@plamedia.com
 
 
Pete Kennedy Scores 7 Star Rating with Country Entertainment USA