Landfall - Release date: April 24, 2018
Mike Kennedy’s Landfall is an anthology of instrumental songs inspired by the beauty and vastness of the American western and southwestern landscape. Painted with broad strokes of Americana, Folk and Jazz, Landfall is a tribute to the American frontier. Featuring plenty of Telecaster twang, pedal steel and captivating ensemble playing, Landfall is a sonic field trip to a land locked in time. Landfall will be released on April, 24 2018; available at iTunes, CDBaby and many online music streaming services.
Mike Kennedy is a Philadelphia based guitarist, composer, recording artist and music educator. Over the last 20 years, Mike's performance schedule has covered much of the East Coast and parts of California,Texas, Florida and Ohio.He has performed with commercially known international pop artists, such as Lou Rawls, Michael Feinstein, Bernadette Peters, Peter Nero and The Philly Pops and The Midtown Men as well as a long list of Philadelphia artists.
Mike’s current project has been described as a marriage between Ennio Morricone, Henry Mancini and Danny Gatton, conjuring images of “Old West” terrain. There will be a release of this music in the coming months.
Originally from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Mike moved to Philadelphia in 1987 to study Jazz guitar at the University of The Arts. Mike is currently the Guitar Department Chairperson at UARTS.