The Kennedy Wood Band is our Artist of the Week

The Kennedy Wood Band is a brand new collaboration between Dave Kennedy and Andy Wood. I got to attend their very first hour long concert which took place at The Open Chord All Things Music Venue on Thursday March 22, 2018 in Knoxville Tennessee. It was honored to do so and to get the very first photos of this new band.
Dave Kennedy is an East Tennessee native. As a singer and songwriter Hes played all around Knoxville , and Nashville . Dave has that big voice that just grabs you and makes you take notice. The songs will keep your attention. He has played in the local band called Kelsey’s Woods.
Andy Wood is a Knoxville Tennessee Local you have probably seen before. He has been the lead guitarist and played with many bands before including Rascal Flatts, LoCash, Scott Stapp of Creed band. Billy Dean and Christian metal band Disciple.

He’s a Multi-instramentalist starting out at the young age of 5 on the Mandolin. he comes from a musical family and his first love was bluegrass. He was in and won several bluegrass competitions . Andy decided to pickup the electric guitar.

At 20 years old he became aware of rock guitarists like Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and quickly developed his own style . At age 22 he entered guitarmegeggadon national competition and won. Andy still resides in Knoxville Tennessee and now has his own signature series Suhr guitars.
Dave and Andy Joined forces along with Ben Ellar and Andy Campbell to form the Kennedy Wood Band. Their first concert was outstanding and they sounded amazing and very tight for their first show. The crowd loved them and wanted more. Andy and Dave and the guys got up onstage at the end of the night to do a Jam Session with Boston Native blues singer/ guiarist Seth Rosenbloom . The crowd loved it and they ended the night playing the ever popular Allman Brothers Band song “Whipping Post” to which recieved a standing ovation. These Guys are fantastic! and a definate ” Must See” if they play your area.

Photos and article credit of:
Angela Richardson-Newman

 

 

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