Thursday, October 15, 2020

Byrds Tribute streaming concert by The Kennedys

Pete and Maura (née Boudreau) Kennedy streamed a full Special Tribute To The Byrds concert on September 13, 2020

Watch it here:

"This week, we paid special tribute to The Byrds! When we first got together, we were coming from two different musical backgrounds -- Maura from a power-pop and Americana background and Pete from the world of rock 'n roll, folk and blues. We did share some common ground in our musical tastes, including a few critical bands like The Beatles, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris and Patsy Cline. But the band we both loved above all others was The Byrds. Imagine our joy when Roger McGuinn agreed to play his signature chiming Rickenbacker 12 on our Life Is Large album back in 1995! This week, Pete gave his own 12-string Ricky a good workout and we let those modal harmonies fly as we played our favorite songs by this influential band. Scroll down to see a list of the songs we played along with songwriter credits. 

Here's a list of the songs we played during this stream:

1) Mr. Tambourine Man - (Bob Dylan) 

2) Chimes of Freedom - (Bob Dylan) (Kennedys version on "Half A Million Miles" CD) 

3) I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better - (Gene Clark) 

4) My Back Pages - (Bob Dylan) 

5) Here Without You - (Gene Clark) (Kennedys version on "Evolver" CD) 

6) Turn! Turn! Turn! - (Pete Seeger) 

7) It Won’t Be Wrong - (Jim McGuinn & Harvey Gerst) 

8) Ballad of Easy Rider - (Roger McGuinn, assist from Bob Dylan) 

9) Lay Down Your Weary Tune - (Bob Dylan) 

10) You Ain’t Going Nowhere - (Bob Dylan) 

11) Bells of Rhymney - (music by Pete Seeger; lyrics by Welsh poet Idris Davies) 

12) Mr. Spaceman - (Roger McGuinn) 

13) She Don’t Care About Time - (Gene Clark) 

14) Eight Miles High - (Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby) (Kennedys version on "Songs of the Open Road" CD)"

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