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Cletus Kennelly (The Kennedy Center)

Cletus Kennelly

Washington, D.C.-based Cletus Kennelly is an award-winning songwriter whose music blends contemporary urban folk with elements of melodic pop and alternative rock. He accompanies his clear, passionate vocals with both the power and the delicacy of his 12-string guitar. His songs create vivid character portraits as they explore the gamut of human emotions, while using phonetic phrasing and word-play to accompany his rhythmic and percussive style of guitar playing.

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Lori Kelley & Cletus Kennelly 1/4/06: Lori Kelley & Cletus Kennelly

These D.C.-area songwriters blend contemporary urban folk with elements of melodic pop and alternative rock.

Lori Kelley & Cletus Kennelly

These D.C.-area songwriters blend contemporary urban folk with elements of melodic pop and alternative rock.
Cletus Kennelly and Morgan Rowe 9/1/99: Cletus Kennelly and Morgan Rowe

Cletus Kennelly and Morgan Rowe perform creative songs showcasing their individual talents.

Cletus Kennelly and Morgan Rowe

Cletus Kennelly and Morgan Rowe perform creative songs showcasing their individual talents.

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