Friday, December 6, 2013

Johannesburg - For Nelson Mandela

Today we invite you all to help us honor Nelson Mandela - a great human being whose light will continue to shine around the world. Please visit our site and download a free copy of the song from our CD "Blind World" which was written for him.

Monday, November 25, 2013

End of November

Hard to believe it's the end of November already!  To prove the point, "mother nature" graced us with just a little snow this morning... we thank her that it was just enough to be pretty and that it melted quickly from the roads.
This week is all about gratitude. We are thankful for our families, our friends, our neighbors, and for each and every person that's come to our shows or bought some of music this year, even if we don't know you....
So for this week's song, we've chosen one that's been so popular at our shows for a number of years that we did a brand new version of it on "Old School"....
Here's "General Store" 
Enjoy, and have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Monday, November 11, 2013


Monday, 11/11/13
This week  our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of Typhoon " Haiyan ".  
We hope that this week's song, "Eclipse", will lift up a light in your heart. 
Here is a link to the song on Soundcloud.
Give a listen to the song and then please visit our page to download the song for 99¢.  We will donate all proceeds to typhoon relief efforts.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Week!

Good Afternoon!  Happy Halloween Week!  
Do you have your pumpkin yet?  
We're all set here, ready for the spooks and witches - - 
but this week's funky song says it all "No Cats Allowed"  
not even black cats!  
here's a link to the song on Soundcloud

And here are some "buy" links.....
Thanks and have a great week!   

Monday, October 14, 2013

October 14

Good Monday Afternoon to All!  
Happy Columbus Day, Canadian Thanksgiving Day, and National Dessert Day! 
So let's celebrate with a song from our new CD  "Old School"

Here's a link to "Photogenic"

and here are links to buy the tune or the album

Thanks and have a great week!  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

WestFest Benefit Tonight!

Tonight 9/28/13 join us at the benefit for Winfred Davis @ 6 Hillcrest Heights Lane, Mt. Vernon, IA
from 6-10pm
James Kennedy & Friends and Tony Brown will be playing, potluck, byob, plus auctions, and fun fun fun.... All for a great cause!
Also the public "debut" of the song "For Winfred" which JKF wrote for Winfred Davis. Copies of the song available for free-will donation!
We have "rain contingency" plans, so don't let a few "sprinkles" scare you away.....

Monday, September 23, 2013

Radio Interview

Counting down to release date 9/26/13  weee!
in the meantime, tune in to KCCK-FM Tuesday 9/24 at 11:20 am central time for an interview about the CD, the benefit we're doing this weekend, and the song "For Winfred"....
and for those not in the immediate area, you can listen here:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Old School CD cover

Happy Tuesday to you all! 
We are honored, delighted, and totally proud to "unveil" the cover for the next CD "Old School" which will be released on 9/26/13. The artwork was created by Russell Block. Huge thank you goes to Russ for a wonderful job.
More news on the CD in coming days..... 
in the meantime, you can visit 
to hear the first "teaser" cut "Ida Y Vuelta" in the audio player

Friday, September 13, 2013

Celebrating 27 Years!

Heart Consort Music was founded 27 years ago today! To celebrate, we've just posted a "teaser" from the upcoming CD "Old School"   visit our website   - go to the audio player - the tune is "Ida y Vuelta"  have a listen and let us know what ya think.  Thanks! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

MP3 Offer

On Thursday, 9/26/13 we will be releasing our 2013 CD "Old School" 
In the meantime, we are prepping and polishing (grin) and hoping to have some nice preview clips for you all next week.
So, this week we invite you to visit our Youtube channel, subscribe if you haven't already, and choose your favorite song. 
Drop us a note with the name of that song and we'll send you a free preview MP3 from the new CD. 
Here's a link to the video channel
and here's a link to our website  
where you can sign up for our newsletter to get all the latest info on the release, concerts, and more!
Thanks and have a great week! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Dog Days!

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer! 
Wow, it's hot around here! 
This week's song/video is a "preview" cut of sorts from our upcoming LIVE CD, which is due out in September. 
The tune is called "Dog Days" and here's the link:
Be sure to visit our site
often for details on the release date, more preview clips, 
and to hear some more great tunes from our other CDs. 
Thanks, and stay cool this week! 

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19

Hello Monday! 
After a hectic weekend, this week's song/video fits the mood today.
The tune is "Lazy Day" and is a favorite at "live" shows though it has not yet appeared on a CD.  Here's a link to the video:
and you can find plenty of other great tunes here
Thanks and have a great week! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12, 2013

Hope all of you are having a lovely Monday!  
This week's song/video is "The Price We Pay" from the CD "Unknown",
 chosen to add a little spice to our week as the summer is winding down. 
Hope you enjoy it. 
Here's the video link
and here's a link to buy the song on iTunes:
Thanks, and have a great week!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August 6

Welcome to August! and where did the summer go? Wow!
This week calls for a little "chill time", so this week's song/video
is "Sarah's Lullaby" from the CD "Roulette"
Here's a link to the video
and you can buy the song on our homepage:
or of course at iTunes etc.
Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Help Us Win!

Only 3 Days left and we need plays! Please help by playing our song once a day and tell your friends! Thanks!!!
Please play our song once a day now through July 31 and help us "rise to the top" 

Monday, July 15, 2013

One Play Per Day

This week instead of a video, we have a link to one of our songs that's been selected for a "contest" - -
The song is "Mis Amigos" from the CD "Q.E.D."
Here's a link to the song within the contest
and here's a short explanation
The Best way to show your support - -    One Play a Day!
So please play our song once a day now through July 31 and help us "rise to the top" 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013 - Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!
This coming weekend is Mt. Vernon's annual "Heritage Days" festival.
James Kennedy & Friends will be playing on Saturday afternoon starting at 1:30 pm on the lawn in front of Heart Consort Music.   The scene will closely resemble the picture in this week's song/video  "The Blues According To E" from the CD "Q.E.D."
Here's the video link
and you can buy the song here:
And be sure to come by on Saturday for some great music...
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, and a friend or two!

Monday, June 24, 2013

June 24, 2013

As we wind down the last week of June, we hope everyone of you is safe and well!
This week's song/video is "Ala Salamanca" the opening cut from "Roulette".  We're busy working in the studio on this year's project.  For news about the project, gigs, and a host of other things, sign up for our newsletter. The sign up form is on the front page of our website. 
Here's a link to the video
and here's a link to our website   Heart Consort Music
where you can buy the song, sign up for the newsletter, leave us a note, or just see what we're up to.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Howlin' Wolf

Happy Monday to All! 
Born on this day: one of the blues Greats, Howlin' Wolf
So, in honor of the occasion, here's a song that was inspired by him
"Flirtatious Dancers"  from the CD "Off The Record
Here's a link to the video

Monday, June 3, 2013

Newsletter Freebie!

Happy First Monday of June!  We're all glad to see June and some nicer weather! We have lots going on this summer and we want to make sure you're "in the loop"...
So, we're putting out a newsletter with all the info.    And we're giving everyone who signs up a free MP3 download of this week's song/video! 
Here's a link to "In The Pocket" from the CD "Project 19"
And here's a link to our homepage where you can sign up for the newsletter.  
Thanks!   (and tell your friends)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Chocolate This Saturday!

Good Mond, er, Tuesday Morning!  (feels like a monday, doesn't it?)
We're coming up on one of our favorite events -  Mt. Vernon's annual Chocolate Stroll - Saturday, June 1st.  Chocolate of all shapes, sizes, and varieties throughout Mt. Vernon!  Add live music to that and, well, no wonder we love it!  We'll be playing from 12:30 - 2:00 at the First Street Community Center and hope you will drop by! 
If you do, you'll hear lots of new things we're working on and some "favorites" from past CDs including this week's song/video  "Beyond Shadows"  from the CD "Roulette"
here's a link to the video:
and you can find the tune on our newly renovated homepage:

While you're there, be sure to sign up for our newsletter too!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Street Talk

Monday, May 20, 2013. Hope it's a good day where you are! 
We have some excitement to Talk about this week. 
Our website got a major renovation over the weekend with some New features and a New look!  
So, our song/video this week is "Street Talk" from the CD "Q.E.D." 
here's a link to the video:
and here's a link to the tune on iTunes: 

Please visit our website    - - 
Look around and leave a comment to tell us what you think! 
There's also a place to sign up for our newsletter.  Thanks! 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Raiders Of The Silk Road

Well, maybe we're having Spring at last! 
This week's song/video is sure to bring a little Spice to your mid-May week.
Here's "Raiders of the Silk Road"  from the CD "Q.E.D."
and here's a link to it on iTunes!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Hold Me Close

Happy May to All! 
What a lovely, warm start to the week here!  
Thank you to everyone who came out to Mt. Vernon's annual Chalk The Walk festival!  It was a fun weekend in spite of a few rain drops. 
This week's video features some artwork from the 2012 event by our friend Russ who also joined us this weekend and won an award with his "Marty" piece. Cool!
"Hold Me Close" from the CD "JK's Jukebox" is here

and here's a link to the album.


Monday, April 29, 2013

Isla Aves

Here it is, the last Monday of April already!
 Looks like Spring has finally decided to make an appearance in our neighborhood!   Sure hope it stays sunny and warm for a while.  
This weekend we have two events coming...
Saturday James Kennedy & Friends will be performing at the 
Quatros De Mayo festival in Iowa City @ 8pm.
On Sunday, (Cinco De Mayo) the group will be performing for Mt. Vernon's annual
Chalk the Walk festival @3pm.
So, with that in mind, here's a lovely, sunny tune called "Isla Aves" from the CD "Q.E.D." 
Here's a link to the video
and here's a link to the song on iTunes:
Hope to see you at one or both of these fun events!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Groovy, Daddy!

Happy Earth Day to Everyone!   
Back on the first Earth Day, people were fond of saying - "Love Your Mother" (meaning mother earth)
 and they also loved to say "Groovy" 
So, this week's song/video  is "Groovy, Daddy" from JK's Jukebox.  
Here's the video
and here's the song at iTunes.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hickory Hollow

Happy Tax Day! (oh yeah, right!)  
This week's song/video features a friend of ours who celebrates a birthday this week...
Here's "Hickory Hollow" from the CD "Off The Record"   Featuring Steve on harmonica!
Video link:
itunes link:

Monday, April 8, 2013


Happy second Monday of April!  How 'bout a sultry little piece to kick off the week?
Here's "Coronado"   from "Project 19"

and here's a link to the tune on iTunes


Monday, April 1, 2013

Angelo Y Frida

It's Monday and it's April Fool's Day!  Happy and Funny all in one!
A friend of ours had a birthday over the weekend and so this week's song/video is dedicated to her... because it's named for her...  
So, here's  "Angelo y Frida" from the CD "Roulette"
video link:
album  link:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Where Is Spring?

Hello Monday!  And, Where *Is* Spring??
We're all waiting........
Well, at least we can have some warm sunny music...
So, this week's song/video is
"La Playa Chicita" 
Here's a link to the video

and here's a link to the song on the "Best Of" Album

For those of you in our area... Be sure to catch our show at the Lincoln Wine Bar in Mt. Vernon,IA Thursday 3/28 starting at 7pm... 
We'll warm you up with plenty of great music!  See you there!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Did You Hear Me?

Half way through March -  and only 3 days until the "official" beginning of Spring!
And here in Iowa, it's snowing! Again!  We've all been saying "Enough with the snow, already!" but the weather obviously isn't listening! So, to that we say, 
"No More Snow, Did You Hear Me?"
Here's this week's song/video "Did You Hear Me?"  from the CD "Off The Record".
Here's a link to the video:

and here's a link to the song at iTunes:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Top o' the mornin' to ya!  
This week we're (naturally) thinking about St. Patrick's Day! 
 So, the song/video of the week is a tune that's been described as "Jimi Hendrix in Ireland"   -  Gypsy Moth from the CD Too Many Pictures....
Here's the video link:
and here's the song @ iTunes:
And for those in the Mt. Vernon area, you can catch some live fiddle music @ Big Creek Market on St. Pat's Day (Sunday) starting at Noon!  Our fiddle player Catherine will be playing and there will be plenty of Lamb Stew and other Irish goodies too!

Monday, March 4, 2013

March 3, '13

Hello on the first March Monday! 
Here in the Midwest, we're all getting ready for a "big" winter storm that's supposed to be heading our way, before it heads to all of you "out east".... 
So, what we need this week is something warm and sunny!
This week's song/video has just that - "Isla Aves" from the CD "Q.E.D."

Here's a link to the video:

Here's a link to the tune on iTunes:

and here's a link to the CD:

and stay warm!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday, 2/25/13

Hello, on the last Monday of February. Thinking we could all use a little "attitude" to get us through 'til March so,
this week's song/video is "Dollface" from the CD "Roulette"
Here's a link to the video
and here's a link to the CD
Hope this makes you smile!