Citing David Gilmour, Albert King, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Freddie King as his inspirations, Kennedy formed his first band, Depot Street, at age 17. In addition to performing as a sideman to others, Kennedy leads the Connor Kennedy Band (which features drummer Lee Falco, bassist Brandon Morrison, and keyboardist Zach Tenorio-Miller) and fronts Rethink Pink, a Pink Floyd tribute act that co-stars guitarist Scott Sharrard of the Gregg Allman Band. Nothing Lasts: Nothing’s Over features six originals and a version of Bob Dylan’s “Goin’ to Acapulco.”
Take a listen to this track from the album:
The Connor Kennedy Band will play at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock on June 29 Also performing are students of the Paul Green Rock Academy. Tickets are $20 (standing room only) and $50 (seating; includes CD and signed poster). For set times and more information, visit www.levonhelm.com.