Nationally recognized singer/songwriter Kevin Connolly performs on Saturday, March 2 as a fundraiser for the non-profit Zullo Gallery.
Writing and performing for 20 years, Connolly has carved out his own way of writing American songs and earned a reputation as a passionate performer guided by many early influences, including John Prine, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. He has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe while maintaining a strong presence and tie to his New England roots.
In addition to working the college and coffeehouse circuit, Connolly has played major festivals including the Newport Folk Festival, SXSW (“South by Southwest”), Kerrville Folk Festival and Bumbershoot, a major Seattle event. He has opened up for a long list of notable artists including Indigo Girls, Huey Lewis, Todd Rundgren and Joan Osborne. Connolly’s songs have also appeared on network television in episodes of NBC’s “First Watch” and in films like Danny Aiello’s “Mojave Moon.”
For the Zullo show, Connolly will be joined by Michael Dinallo, on electric guitar. Dinallo has studied with Ronnie Earl, and in addition to Connolly, he has played with an array of artists, including Eddie Floyd, Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, and his acclaimed Boston band The Radio Kings.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and a suggested donation/admission price is $8 per person paid at the gallery. Beer and wine available for purchase.
For more information about the Zullo Gallery: www.zullogallery.org.