Rachael Yamagata with Opener Connor Kennedy - 2/6/19Wednesday, February 06 2019 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start / Ends 10:30pm (Estimated End Time)
Rachael Yamagata with Opener Connor Kennedy - 2/6/19
at City Winery Nashville
- 10:30pm (Estimated End Time)
Nickname = Yams
Her ‘troubadour of heartbreak’ songs are tonic for anyone who’s been run over by love.
She named her indie label after a walking fish.
Home is a cabin in the woods. She’s very good at yard work.
Favorite college course – Sociology of the Criminal Mind
Rufus Wainwright. Tom Waits. Rickie Lee Jones. Roberta Flack. Bonnie Raitt. Led Zeppelin. Cat Stevens. Stevie Wonder. Carole King. Feist. Kanye West.
Jaws vs. The Way We Were = tie.
Good with cats. Getting better with plants.
Japanese. German. Italian.
NY, Philly, D.C., Chicago and Venice Beach have all been home.
Early riser between 4 and 6am
Home Depot over shoe shopping
Hates the phone, but enjoys spreadsheets.
Stage fraught, but you’d never know it.
Once wore plastic bath mat flowers in her hair for a show at Madison Square Garden.
Celebrity crush = Bill Nighy and Bill Pullman
Favorite New Years – solo trip to the Dominican Republic (on an animal farm)…(the whole trip was not on an animal farm – just that night)
Once run down by a bull.
Videos – trapped in a glass box/ wandering a burned down hotel/ hanging out on a wasp infested boat/ being a bunny (in full bunny attire)/ being splashed by paint/ trying to dance/ Dance Goddess = Allison Janney
Dream video – in shark tank or on Shark Tank
Believes in love, loyalty and the lingering magic of music.
Connor Kennedy might not know who he is, much more than you will by the end of this, but he knows what he likes – and he knows when a song of his own is finished. A self-learned guitarist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, Kennedy hails from Woodstock, New York, where as a young man, found himself swimming in the lore of yore at the turn of every local street.
He lives not far from famous pink houses, famous basements, famous defunct (and operational) recording studios, and famous farms where famous festivals happened with famous people, and is often reminded of such facts. Armed with respect and admiration for artists of the past, he aims to present an honest voice of his own; perhaps landing in the tributaries.
His most recent release ‘Somewhere’, was released with virtually no fanfare, beyond one celebratory performance in a historic church, wherein the fire department was called during the last number. He likes most of it.
He's currently assembling a new corral of songs for a forthcoming recording; and has been making guest appearances with Steely Dan in the meantime.