Phil Kennelty
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Phil Kennelty

Long Beach, New York, United States | SELF

Long Beach, New York, United States | SELF
Band Americana Singer/Songwriter


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"Who Played What"

In the Big Easy (Phil Kennelty) "very natural...authentic"
Best Jazz Experience: “Special Knack” (Kennelty/Kennelty);
Write-on-Demand Special Achievement Award: Song For Susan (Phil Kennelty)
Justice": "very powerful...moving" - Island Songwriter's Showcase

"Live At The Bitter End"

"It was a pleasure to hear such well crafted songs...." - Larry Oakes

"Dylan Song Singing Contest"

Dylan Contest
Phil Kennelty won
second prize in the
recent Ourtimes
Coffeehouse Bob
Dylan Song Contest.

Ending the first half of the show was Phil Kennelty who wowed the crowed with high-energy bluesy version of Don't Think Twice, followed by an exquisitely slowed down version of "I Want You" from Blonde on Blonde which captured the full attention of the entire audience.....

- Island Songwriter's Showcase

"PHIL KENNELTY - Thirteen Songs"

"... Inside are 13 finely polished gems of songs...."
- Good Times Magazine


Phil's full length CD, Thirteen Songs was released in November 2009. From that album "A Matter Of Pride" has received airplay on Catskill Radio's The Road show. "Loves Goes On" was also recorded by Greg Wilson on Take It Slow (Animal Tracks Records) was voted favorite song on the ITS website in October, 2000.
"Sing the Same Song" was covered by Cody Lyons on his America album in 2005.
Phil's own "Live At The Bitter End" EP includes "The Mayor of MacDougal Street", "Love Goes On", "Inside Your Latest Dream" and "Sing The Same Song"



Phil was born and raised on the outskirts of The City: New York City!! He has played coffee houses and bars throughout the metropolitan area both as a solo act and as a member of numerous Rock, Country and Americana bands. His songs and his interpretations of other artists material are constantly evolving as he changes rhythms and mood, incorporating African, Carribean, Reggae, Delta and Peidmont Blues, Cajun and Zydeco, Native American, Immigrated American and European folk Styles and pure 50's Rock'n'Roll. Phil's Phriends are a collection of Long Island musicians who share his eclectic and diverse tastes and his insistance of making the music phun!!!