Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Here we are in mid-December and the holidays are coming quickly.  Whichever holiday you celebrate, remember everybody loves getting music for special occasions.  Here are some links to our music - - 

Thanks, and have a great week! 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Music Gifts!

So, after Thanksgiving on Thursday, "Black" Friday, "Small Biz" Saturday, "Cyber" Monday, "Giving" Tuesday here we are on Wednesday.... just plain old Wednesday  - - Some of us (not to mention any names, we know who we are) haven't even started our holiday shopping yet... and others are still looking for a few more things....
So whichever fits you, remember that music is a great gift for folks of all sizes, shapes, and ages!   
Here are some links to our music.  

And for a really special touch, might we suggest a "signed" copy of one of our CDs....
you can order directly from us and request a signed copy at no extra charge.
Thanks, and have a great week! 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014

Give Thanks - - for family, friends, health, warmth, food, life...
Pray - - for peace, harmony, healing and the betterment of each other....


Monday, November 17, 2014

This Thursday 11/20/14!

Yes, it's getting colder. No, we can't change the weather. But we CAN invite you to join us this coming Thursday (11/20/14) at the Lincoln Wine Bar in Mt. Vernon (ia) for an evening of music, wood-fire pizza, beverages and friends that will warm you up and make you forget all about the weather. 
The music starts at 7pm. Hope you can join us! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

October 20

So Much to say - - so little time.....
Please check out our brand new CD "25" at any of the following:






And *do* join us on Sunday at Sutliff Cider in Lisbon, IA starting at 3:30 pm for a pre-halloween party which will include cuts from "25" and copies of the CD too! It's sure to be a great time.
Thanks and have a great week!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Happy Tuesday!  We invite you to check out the new CD "25" http://bit.ly/12LVR2i and here: http://www.cdbaby.com/jameskennedy6
And to our friends in the area, be sure to save Sunday, Oct 26th for a pre-halloween party with us at Sutliff Cider Co. starting at 3pm...
It promises to be a great afternoon.
Thanks and have a great week! 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Yikes! The last day of September? It's okay, there's always time to listen to#NewMusic Check out our brand new CD "25" here:
http://bit.ly/12LVR2i and here: http://www.cdbaby.com/jameskennedy6
or stream it at: https://soundcloud.com/heartconsortmusic
Thanks and have a great week!

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Heart Consort Music is proud to announce the release of "25" by James Kennedy today, 9/25/14. This is the 25th release in our catalog and it was recorded "Live" in the studio. The music is a blend of jazz, blues, world music and more performed by James Kennedy on guitars, Catherine Lawson on violin, Matt Alles on bass and Eric Madison on drum set.  It is currently available here: http://bit.ly/12LVR2i
It will soon be available at a variety of other online and ground vendors.
Thanks to everyone whose continued support has made this possible! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"25" Coming soon!

"25" coming out on 9/25/14... a live CD featuring jazz, blues, world and a few surprises...   Watch this space for more details 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day! We've put more videos up on our new YouTube channel. We also want to invite you to a fun event on Saturday September 13. We will be playing at "Saturday Night Again" at 1016 Gilbert Court in Iowa City. The fun starts at 4pm, we start playing at 6pm and there will be an "open jam" from 8-10... #LiveMusic
Hope you can join us. Thanks and have a great week!


Monday, August 25, 2014

New YouTube Channel

You mean to say that you haven't visited our new YouTube channel yet? It's got videos that were shot while we were in the studio recording "Old School" and will soon have more....
So get on over there today and "subscribe" so you see the new stuff as it's posted. Thanks and have a great week!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New YouTube Channel

Today, we're excited to announce a new "channel" that we've added where we'll be placing some "Live" videos of our music. Here's the first video. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

For Winfred

Today, many of us are crying about the death of a man who spent his life making us laugh. So, it seems appropriate that this week's song be "For Winfred" which was written one year ago as a humble attempt to comfort a family who'd just lost their beloved son/brother/father in an accident.  Here's a link to the song:
Thanks, and remember to tell those close to you what they mean to you today! 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tonight! 8/7/14

tonight 7pm in Mt. Vernon, IA James Kennedy & Friends - - music+wine+pizza = please join us!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Live Music Thursday

#LiveMusic Thursday 8/7/14 at @Lincoln Winebar in Mt. Vernon. Starts at 7pm.
Hear cuts from "Old School" https://soundcloud.com/heartconsortmusic/
and be the first to hear what we're working on for this year's release! 
Hope you can join us. http://bit.ly/12LVR2i
Thanks, and have a great week! 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

One Week From Tonight!

James Kennedy & Friends @ Lincoln Wine Bar, 125 First St. W, Mt. Vernon, IA
Thursday August 7 at 7pm
Enjoy jazz, blues, world and much more while sipping your favorite beverage and savoring a wood-fire pizza.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Said That You Loved Me

Here's a classic rock tune that has a special significance to us this week.  
We hope you enjoy "Said That You Loved Me" from "Old School"
here's a link to the tune:
and here's a link to our website:
Thanks, and have a great week! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

3rd Annual Lawn Party!

Saturday 7/12/14  12:15pm James Kennedy & Friends "Live On The Lawn"  3rd Annual Lawn Party at Heart Consort Music in Mt. Vernon
bring a lawn chair, some friends, some food, whatever else, and enjoy an afternoon of free live music  (410 First ST. SW/MV)
Thanks, and have a great week! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What a week!

It's been a crazy week already and it's only Wednesday!  Our thoughts are with all of you who are cleaning up from the storms of the last few days.
We invite you all to visit our site and listen to the streaming player there as you go about your work. We hope that our music will lighten your day a bit! 
Here's the link:
Thanks!  oh, and have a safe holiday weekend! 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Favorite Song Drawing! Enter Now!

Good Tuesday to you all!  
This week, we're having a "drawing"..... What is your favorite of all our songs?
Drop us a line or leave a comment here.  At the end of the week, we'll draw a winner who will receive a free MP3 download of his/her favorite! 
Here's a link to our Soundcloud page:
and here's a link to our website:
 So, go listen and let us hear from you!
Thanks, and have a great week! 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Happy Tuesday! warm summer weather is spreading across our area... 
So this week's song seems appropriate, it's our version of "Summertime" 
Of course you can get that and all of our CDs/songs here;
Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Happy Father's Day week!

Thank you to all who made this weekend's Chocolate Stroll a fun event! 
We enjoyed playing for you!  
With Father's Day approaching, we invite you to visit our Soundcloud page or our website and get some great music for that special guy!
Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Music + Chocolate This Saturday!

James Kennedy & Friends at Mt. Vernon's annual "Chocolate Stroll" Saturday, 6/7/14 12:30-1:30 pm in front of the FSCC (Old School) 1st St E, Mt. Vernon...... music and chocolate, what else do you need? 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Live Music this week! 5/22 + 5/23

Please join 
James Kennedy & Friends Thursday, May 22 at the Lincoln Winebar in Mt. Vernon 7pm, then "unplugged" trio Friday May 23 5:30-6:30pm as part of Mt. Vernon's "Zip Code Day" celebrations in downtown Mt. Vernon.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Spin That Wheel

Here's a song that will add some "pep" to your week...
"Spin That Wheel" from "Roulette" 
you can get all of our CDs/songs here;
Thanks and have a great week!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Tuesday and Happy Mother's Day week! 
This week we're all thinking of moms, right?  
So, this week's song/video is a song that was written
for a little mom and her babies - - -
here's "Sarah's Lullaby" from our CD "Roulette"  
you can get all of our CDs/songs here;
Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Ida Y Vuelta +

Good Monday to you all! We have just put some videos up at a new site - - www.patreon.com - and are hoping you will all check them out.
So, our song/video this week is "Ida Y Vuelta" from "Old School".  
Here's a link to the song on soundcloud:
and here's a link to the page where you can see a video of us
recording this song:
We also hope that if you're in the area, you'll join us at Mt. Vernon's Chalk The Walk Festival on Sunday, May 4th when we'll be playing in downtown Mt. Vernon.
Thanks and have a great week. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In The Pocket

Hello Tuesday! and Happy Earth Day too! 
This week's song will put a little bounce in your step. 
"In The Pocket" is a song that originally appeared on 
"Project 19" and has been so popular that we re-recorded it
when we did our "Live" album "Old School". So
here are those two versions: 
Drop us a note or leave a comment telling us which is your favorite version.
At the end of the week, we'll draw a name from all the comments we get and that lucky person will get a free MP3 copy of their favorite version. 
Thanks and have a great week!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Happy Tuesday!  This week's song is sure to add a little "spunk" to your week...
"Dollface" from our CD "Roulette"
here's a link to the song/video
and you can get all of our CDs/songs here;
Thanks and have a great week!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Old School Copies Arrive!

Yay! Got more copies of "Old School" today! So come on down to the Lincoln Winebar in Mt. Vernon, IA and get one, still $3 off!  James Kennedy & Friends playing tonight starting at 7pm.
Blues, Jazz, World and much more all to go with excellent Wood-Fire Pizza and your favorite beverage.
So bring a friend and we'll have a blast!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Special 1 more week!

Happy Monday! Exciting week this week! We're told that our re-ordered CDs are on their way and we've got a gig later this week.
So, there is one more week of the "Re-order Pre-order" special - $3 off the price of "Old School" while we're waiting for our copies to arrive.
here's a link to preview and order: http://bit.ly/12LVR2i
And if you're in the area, be sure to drop in on Thursday 3/27 at the Lincoln Wine Bar in Mt. Vernon starting at 7pm for some music, wood-fire pizza and your favorite beverage.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Good Monday Morning and Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
Our song of the week is "Gypsy Moth" from "Too Many Pictures".
Our favorite description of the song is " Hendrix in Ireland"
And don't forget our "Old School" Re-order Pre-order Special! 
If you pre-order a copy of "Old School" before our re-order arrives, 
we'll knock $3 off the regular price!    http://bit.ly/12LVR2i

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Re-Order Pre-Order Special!

Good Tuesday to all! Well, there will be no "song of the week" this week...
instead, we're having a special! 
We have just re-ordered more copies of "Old School" and, due to some "complications", the copies are not here yet. But, that's okay, it gives us 
a chance to offer you all a special deal. 
It's our Re-order Pre-order deal!  
If you pre-order a copy of "Old School" before our re-order arrives, 
we'll knock $3 off the regular price!  
So click the link below and order today! 

Monday, March 3, 2014

No Cats

Happy Monday and welcome to March! 
Spring and warmer weather have to be closer now, right?
Let's kick off March with some funky grooves!
here's "No Cats Allowed" from "Old School"
oh yeah, and Happy Mardi Gras! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

In The Pocket

Happy President's Day! and welcome to yet another snowy day! 
What better way to spend a snow day than listening to music? 
So here's "In the Pocket" from "Old School" to help melt those winter blues!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day

Good Morning! This is a very special week for us here at HCM. Full of thoughts of Love, with Valentine's Day and all....
So, for all of you who are in love, have ever been in love, or are waiting cupid's arrow,  our song of the week is "Since I Fell For You" from "Old School".
It's been a favorite with our "gig" audiences for years and we hope you'll enjoy it.

Monday, February 3, 2014


Happy February!  The sun is shining here, which is a nice change! 
Hope your day is picture perfect too!
So, here's "Photogenic" from "Old School" to start off the week.
and here are some "buy" links

Monday, January 27, 2014

Said That You Loved Me

Last week of January and that old Polar "thang" is back with us again!
We're gonna do our best to chase that cold air away....
So, this week's featured song is "Said That You Loved Me" from "Old School"
here's the soundcloud link:
and here are some "buy" links

Thanks, have a great week, & feed-back welcome, as always! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Let's Warm Up!

Wow it's  cold!!!  (unless you're in Alaska -- wink) (Alaska is warmer than any of the "lower 48" right now)
So it seems like just the right moment for 
"Dog Days" from our CD "Old School"  to warm things up a bit...
here's a link to the song on Soundcloud
and here are some "buy" links:

So Stay Warm and Have a Great Weekend!