Southborough – The Steeple Coffeehouse at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Southborough welcomes back The Kennedys Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. The coffeehouses generally occur on the second Saturday of the month, and all proceeds go to local charities.
In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura 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 Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci's latest CD. On their own recent release, “Closer Than You Know,” 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.
Tickets are available in advance ($15 general or $12 students and seniors) and at the door ($18 general or $15 students and seniors). To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.steeplecoffeehouse.org. Pilgrim Congregational Church is located at 15 Common St., Southborough.