Posted on Aug 13, 2016

Phil Kennelty & Phriends: The Band

As the summer nears its end I am very excited to announce that the band “Phil Kennelty & Phriends” is taking shape as we approach our first show on September 13, 2016.

The band to date include the following phriends:

Lead Guitar:  Billy Langon

Bass:    Vinnie III

Drums:  Ken  Rodriguez

Keyboards: Roger Silverberg

Percussion: Joanne “J-Bird” Phillips



Looking forward to announcing additional members and guests in the near future.


Right now, making plans for my annual pilgrimage to the Philadelphia Folk Festival where I have volunteered for the past 32 years.  Over the years I have communed with friends for one week a year.  Friends who had babies when we had babies.  Those “children” have been best friends for 25 to 30 years.  The friendships my wife, myself and my children have made dwarf the amazing concerts I have seen including everything from Muddy Waters and Wille Dixon, to Bonnie Rait, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Taj Mahal (numerous times), Janis Ian, Los Lobos, The Band (version 2), Bruce Cockburn, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson and so many more.

This year, looking forward to Buffy Sainte-Marie, Del McCoury & David Grisman, Marty Stuart, Los Lobos, CJ Chenier, and many more.

Be back in September with more news about the Band.