Kevin Connolly has been writing and performing for almost twenty years, carving out his own way of writing American songs and earned a reputation as a passionate performer. Connolly has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe while maintaining strong ties to his New England roots. Working the college and coffeehouse circuit solo, Kevin has also played major festivals including Newport Folk, SXSW, Kerrville Folk and Bumbershoot. He has opened for a long list of notable artists including the Indigo Girls, Huey Lewis, Todd Rundgren and Joan Osborne. Kevin’s songs have also been featured on network television in episodes of NBC’s “First Watch” and in films like Danny Aiello’s “Mojave Moon.”
Raised on Boston’s South Shore, Kevin comes from a musical family with composer/brother Jim Connolly a fixture of the West Coast “New Music” scene. Early influences like John Prine, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan remain inspirations and guiding forces. Writing descriptive songs that capture something about regular life in America today has been a running theme and preoccupation.