Young musicians often find themselves enamored with the music of legendary artists; in some cases, they learn to play that music; on even rarer occasions they get to share a stage with those legends! CONNOR KENNEDY, a guitarist and vocalist from upstate NY who is impressing the old pros as well as his own generation, is one of those young musicians who's talent & dedication has led him to do all three. Those who saw Kennedy here in January with his Pink Floyd-inspired band, RETHINK PINK, know the level of talent we're talking about and why we're so excited. Citing influences spanning from classic electric blues guitarists of the '50s and '60s like Freddie King and Hubert Sumlin; deep-cut soul singers of the '70s (Teddy Pendergrass and Donny Hathaway); and songwriters Lowell George, Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter -- Connor Kennedy has been enthusing audiences throughout the Northeast region with his hard hitting, heavy jamming, bone fide blend of soul-injected down-home roots music. He's sharing stages with the likes of Larry Campbell (Levon Helm Band, Phil Lesh & Friends), Garth Hudson (of The Band), world-renowned jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, and most frequently, Bruce Katz, Scott Sharrard, and Jay Collins of the Gregg Allman Band. This year, at age 17, Kennedy was featured in the January 2012 issue of Hudson Valley Magazine as one of their "People to Watch," praising his steady progress in becoming one of the area's most respected musicians while he's still in his teenage years.
Imagine, for a moment, who the musical love child between Pat Benatar and Freddie Mercury would be ...she could be VICTORIA HERRMANN; beautiful, and she rocks!
Victoria is a talented, young singer songwriter who began listening to rock at a young age. From Aerosmith to Zeppelin, Victoria listened wholeheartedly, absorbing it all.
Her first introduction to music, however, was through opera. Her grandfather, an opera singer, was a huge influence on Victoria. She studied opera and sang arias while attending the Syracuse University School of Music. She soon felt that something was missing. As her school restricted her ability to work outside the boundaries of classical music, Victoria discussed the problem with her dean.
After the meeting, she focused on pure rock, left Syracuse University and joined a band. In a band, she felt that her own music was being stifled so she decided to create her own music, style and brand and within a few months, Victoria's band had guitars, bass, drums and occasionally a guest performance on keyboards. Her project "Dirty Work" features rock, pop and pure energy songs that are guaranteed to make you move, groove and even sing along.
Victoria is planning a great acoustic set for this Towne Crier appearance.
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