Pete Kennedy

Pete Kennedy is best known as the guitar-intensive half of folk-rock duo The Kennedys, but his experience spans a wide cross-section of American music. He toured the US and Europe extensively with Nanci Griffith, and he played an important role in the making of her Grammy-winning CD, “Other Voices, Other Rooms,” sharing lead guitar duties with Chet Atkins and Leo Kottke. He also toured for a year with Mary Chapin Carpenter; has played with the National Symphony and numerous Broadway road companies including “Cats” and “Evita”; and was a house musician at legendary roots music club the Birchmere. He studied with classical guitarist Larry Snitzler and Jazz legends Johnny Smith, Joe Pass and Charlie Byrd – so Pete is uniquely able to answer just about any question you might have about making the most of your love and enthusiasm for the guitar.