Watch List: You Will Want To 'Stay Together' With The Kennedy Administration
Always on the lookout for the kind of real, authentic talent that makes us stop and listen - no matter how brief the introduction - it only took one minute and twenty seconds for us be convinced of the effortless, instinctive vocal ability of Michigan native Kennedy; soulful and richly textured, Kennedy's distinctively arresting voice is infused with the kind of emotive power, honeyed grit and intuitively heartfelt passion that you instantly associate as being reminiscent of the classic soulstresses. Brief as it may have been, her rendition of Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together' was all that was needed for us to 'want more' from this 'smalltown girl with big city dreams'.
Having grown up being influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, gospel, jazz and R&B, Kennedy was open to all music, drawing vocal inspiration from a range of genres, and after spending time in Chicago - where she performed at legendary venues such as The Joynt, The Blue Note and the House of Blues - she followed her musical dreams to New York. Performing regularly around the city, in recent times she teamed up with Dmitry Gorodetsky, Ondrej Pivec and Nat Townsley under the moniker 'Kennedy Administration', their jazzy, soulful sophistication earning them their current residency at The Groove in NYC.