Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016


Happy #MusicMonday ! our violinist has been getting into the Holiday spirit lately and has made a collection of carol videos.
We hope you enjoy this one.... It's a traditional English carol called "The Snow Lay On The Ground"

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


#TunefulTuesday Here's one from our cd "25" to help you through your day.... "Persuasive"
and remember.... music makes a great gift!
this and more available at http://www.jameskennedyguitar.com
or iTunes or Amazon, or many more.....
Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, December 5, 2016


Happy Monday! #MusicMonday here's a tune to kick off December...
"Charlie" from our live CD "25" 
Of course, this CD and all of the others are available for your "seasonal" gift giving at our website, iTunes, Amazaon etc.
Thanks and have  a great week!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Beyond Shadows

Happy Monday! #MusicMonday Here's a little guitar rock to say goodbye to November and welcome December.
"Beyond Shadows" from the CD "Roulette"
and remember, music is a great fits-all gift!
visit our site for downloads, hard-copy CDs, we even have some great HCM "gear" .....
Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, November 14, 2016

November 14, 2016

Good Monday to you all! Don't know about you, but we could use some relaxing music to start the week. #MusicMonday
Here's "Still Life" from our most recent release "Portraits"
Enjoy and have a great week!

Monday, November 7, 2016

November 7

Happy Monday! Welcome back to "non-daylight savings" time.
Here's a little guitar rock to start your week and take your mind off of whatever's bothering you today 
Beyond Shadows from the CD "Roulette" 
enjoy and have a great week! 
ps. and here's a picture sure to make you smile 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Sunday, October 30th

Happy Monday! Just six days from today - James Kennedy & Friends at the "pre-halloween" party at Sutliff Cider fun starts at 3pm
Here's one to get you in the mood for some fun:
Hope you can make it!
(382 Sutliff Road, Lisbon, IA)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Join Us 10/30/16

Happy Tuesday! Gig reminder today:
Sunday, October 30 3 pm 
James Kennedy & Friends will provide the music for the
Sutliff Cider Co. "end of season" "pre-Halloween" partay
382 Sutliff Road, Lisbon, IA 
There will be plenty of Cider (hard & soft) other beverages and great food. Hope you can make it. It's gonna be a blast!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016


Welcome October!
“Portraits” by James Kennedy came out on 9/23/16 here
http://0bc.xyz/1F0 and here: http://0bc.xyz/14Y    Here’s what James has to say about the CD:
If you’ve shuffled through even one of my other releases, you’ll know that I love the “mix-it-up” approach. A bit of jazz, a bit of rock, some world music, all blended into one album.
“Portraits” is a bit different in that the whole album is softer and impressionistic.  There are plenty of good fusion tunes in the works for the next release, but this CD is all about gentle.
I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks and have a great week! 
 #MusicMonday  #NewMusic

Monday, September 26, 2016


If you watch this page regularly, you will know that last week we released a new CD called "Portraits". Normally, our post today would be all about the new project, clips, where to buy and so forth.
However - - 
Our friends and neighbors in a few eastern Iowa towns are dealing with the second "once-in-a-lifetime" historic flooding of the Cedar River (and other rivers too) in 8 years.
So, our thoughts are with them today.
Eight years ago, we "learned" the old-timey favorite "Down To The River" and began playing it at our gigs as a way of "praying" for our friends involved in the flooding back then. 
It's hard to believe it's all happening again.... 
Please join us in sending up "prayers" or "thoughts" or whatever you want to call them for those dealing with this flooding. 
On a more concrete level, the Red Cross and United Way are both accepting donations to help. 
Thanks and stay safe!

Monday, September 19, 2016


#MusicMonday #NewMusic Coming Thursday, 9/22/16 a brand new CD Release called "Portraits" (Art for your Ears) stay tuned for details! http://www.jameskennedyguitar.com

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


On this day, started with a dream, a spark, and look where we are today! 
Thank you to all who've helped along the way!

Monday, September 5, 2016


Happy Labor Day! 
#MusicMonday #NewMusic
A sample track from upcoming CD release "Portraits" by James Kennedy.https://soundcloud.com/heartconsortm…/portraits-sample-track Jim shows us a quieter side on his 27th CD release due out on 9/22/16 watch the website for more details 

Monday, August 29, 2016


Happy Birthday to the #KingofPop
In honor of his birthday this #MusicMonday  we invite you to listen to Motown

Enjoy and have a great week! 

Monday, August 22, 2016


Happy #MusicMonday Here’s a little tune to spice up your week. "Ala Salamanca" from the CD "Roulette" Enjoy!
If you like it, buy it here: http://0bc.xyz/1qA

Monday, August 15, 2016

"Bare Bones"

‪#‎MusicMonday‬ How 'bout some blues? Enjoy "Bare Bones" 
Thanks and have a great week! 


Monday, August 8, 2016

Brazil Bound

Good Monday to you! This week's tune is from our 2003 release "Vagabond" and seems very fitting as we start this week. Here is "Brazil Bound" https://soundcloud.com/heartconsortmusic/brazil-bound
Enjoy and have a great week!
‪#‎brazil2016‬ ‪#‎musicmonday‬

Monday, July 25, 2016


Happy Monday! Hope the weather where you are is as gorgeous as it is here today! You could say it's "Picture Perfect" or
Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Vacation Time!

This week, many of our friends are going on vacation, and others are returning home. So whether you're going or returning, this week's song is for you "Ida Y Vuelta"
The clip is a video that was shot during the recording of the song and has a bit of humor as well.....
Enjoy, safe journeys
and have a great week!

Monday, July 11, 2016

July 11,2016

It's not quite the official "Dog Days" of summer yet, but it's hot enough to feature our tune of the same name....
Enjoy and have a great week!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Happy 5th of July! Let's get swingin' with this week's tune...
"Photogenic" from "Old School" #TunesforTuesday
Thanks & have a great week!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday, June 27

#MusicMonday  For so many reasons.... this week's tune is a "cover" of a great Van Morrison tune.... skip ahead in the tune to around 2:20 and hear some cool guitar work from JK.....
Thanks and have a great week! (posted by Catherine)

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Solstice

‪#‎MusicMonday‬ ‪#‎FullMoon‬ ‪#‎SummerSolstice‬
Happy Monday! With this week's tune, we celebrate the full moon and solstice. Enjoy and have a great week!

Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13,2016

This week's tune was written in memory of a man who would have turned 32 late last week. He was taken from this world 3 years ago and we wrote the tune as a way to try to help bring healing to those who loved him. We share it today in his memory, yes, but also ask you to listen to it, share it, and maybe get a bit of healing from it too. 
For Winfred 


Monday, June 6, 2016

Yay Summer!

A big thank you to everyone who came by to hear us on Saturday! Beautiful day and loads of chocolatey fun 

If you were there, you heard this tune....

‪#‎Musicmonday Yay Summer!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Chocolate Saturday!

Chocolate and Music. Music & Chcolate. Any way you put it, it's the perfect combination! That's what's in store for you all at 2pm this coming Saturday, 6/4/16 at Mt. Vernon, Iowa's annual Chocolate Stroll 2016 We'll be playing in front of the First Street Community Center in MV and there will be chocolates galore all over MV.
Hope you can join us! 
Here's this week's tune, which you very well might hear on Saturday! 

ps: the banner is from a prior year..... the real date for 2016 is June 4th!

Monday, May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016

Happy Monday! Who's feeling like some funk today?
Well, here ya go....
"No Cats Allowed" from "Old School"
And mark you calendars now for Saturday, June 4, 2pm
when we'll be playing for Mt. Vernon's "Chocolate Stroll"
more details soon.
Thanks and have a great week! don't let the photo fool ya, that's a different year......

Monday, May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016

Happy May Monday! We are so glad to finally say the words, "Welcome May"! We have a big week coming up....Catherine & James will be playing at The Market CafĂ© , 4035 Mt Vernon Rd SE, Cedar Rapids on Friday, 5/6, for a "pre-Mother's Day" evening of dinner with music... 5-8pm, bring your mom and come on out. Then, Mt. Vernon's annual Chalk the Walk 2016 takes place on Saturday and Sunday (May 7&8) and we will be playing on Sunday afternoon at 2pm. This is a fantastic event full of art, music and fun for the whole family.
When you come out on Sunday afternoon, you'll probably hear this week's tune.... "Ida Y Vuelta" which also ties in to Cinco De Mayo, which is Thursday.... so here's the tune

Hope to see you later this week!

Monday, April 25, 2016


Happy Birthday Ella Fitzgerald! In honor of the occasion, please enjoy our version of a tune she used to do...
and to make this even more fun....
a free mp3 version of this song to the first person to correctly guess which of the players in our version is also celebrating a birthday this week.
message or email with your guess....
Thanks and have a great week!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


It's less than a month until one of our favorite Mt. Vernon events.... Chalk the Walk 2016 We'll be playing on Sunday afternoon 5/8/16 but come out any time that whole weekend for a fun, family event featuring art, music, food, fun for the entire family....
What does that have to do with our song for this week?

If you come out on Sunday afternoon, you'll probably hear us play it "Live"..... anyway- - enjoy the song smile emoticon
Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, April 4, 2016


Happy First Monday of April! We had a good rehearsal yesterday, working on some new tunes and re-visiting some of our "old favorites" like this one: 
It was originally released on the "Patchwork" CD and the link will take you to a "Live" version of it recorded in 2014. Hope you enjoy it! Speaking of‪#‎LiveMusic‬, we're currently accepting dates for the 2016 "season" so drop us a line for booking info...
Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Thank you for all of your support!

A big thank you to all who've supported us over the years and made it possible for us to post this "photo"!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Early St. Patrick's treat!

Happy "pi" day, 3/14... we love pie, but we also love the fact that this mean's St. Patrick's Day is just 3 days from now!
So, to help you all get in the mood.... here's a little tune from our CD "Too Many Pictures"..... that someone once described as Jimmi Hendrix in Ireland..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AuS4fumXyM
Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Bye Bye Blues

Happy Monday! This week's weather looks like it's time to say goodbye to the colder temps.... so here's a song that seems appropriate: 
And as you're thinking of warmer weather, remember we are accepting bookings for the upcoming "season".....
Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Day!

Happy Leap Day! We're celebrating by having a little "give-away".

We will give a free MP3 of your choosing to anyone who sends us a message with info on a favorite venue where you'd like to see us play in 2016. (preferrably one we haven't played yet....)
And here's one example of what you might hear....
"Ida Y Vuelta" from "Old School"

Thanks and have a great week!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday! Here's a little something from "25" called "Persuasive" https://soundcloud.com/heartconsortmusic/persuasive
We recorded it "live" in the studio because it's always been an audience favorite at our shows.....
Speaking of which, we are accepting bookings for the 2016 season, so drop us a line to bring James Kennedy & Friends to your favorite venue! 
Thanks and have a great week!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Have We Told You?

Happy Belated Valentines Day to all! Happy Birthday to George Washington (2/15) and a big congrats to all of our friends for their nominations and wins at last night's Grammy awards.
So, to kick off the week, here's our version of a wonderful Van Morrison ditty..... enjoy! (hint, you'll miss the "twist" if you tune out before 2:21) 


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! 
With the turning of the New Year we are officially celebrating 30 Years of Heart Consort Music! weeeeeee!
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Watch this space for some fun throwbacks, music, specials, maybe even a contest/giveaway or two.....
Thanks to you all for making this happen!