If you enjoy going out to local clubs to listen to live music, you may have seen Kennedy Fitzsimmons perform a time or two. Before her recent move to Nashville, TN, Kennedy could be seen – and heard – around town at festivals such as the annual Millstock Music & Arts Fair, the taprooms of Deep River and Double Barley brewing companies, and other area venues.
This Saturday, March 12, Kennedy will make her professional debut on The Clayton Center stage as the opening act for slide guitarist Lee Roy Parnell. Kennedy, and guitarist Walter Garland, will take the stage at 8 PM.
Born in upstate New York and raised in Clayton, Kennedy grew up with a variety of musical influences. She learned to sing at an early age thanks to her parents who are both performing singers. The musical tradition in her family also extends to her grandfather – who taught her to play guitar – and a number of other relatives who are professional musicians.
Over the years, Kennedy learned to love many genres of music including country, bluegrass, rock, and blues. She began incorporating these influences into her own original music when she started writing songs at the age of 10.
Over the years Kennedy has built up an impressive performance resume including bars, clubs, festivals, and even guest performances with major country acts. She has significant experience performing as both a singer-songwriter and as lead singer with the backing of a full band.
Kennedy recently moved to Tennessee where she performs in the heart of Nashville six to seven times a week with her band. She is currently working on her first record to be released later this year.
Tickets to see the March 12 show are $25 (plus sales tax and fees). Click here to purchase tickets.