Like the wandering
route of a twisted
back road soul stirred
seldom heard, so goes
the lyrical life of local
singer/songwriter Guthrie Kennard.
Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1951,
Guthrie heard the call of the road early on.
Departing his birth state at the age
of fourteen, he set out on a path that
would ultimately bring him to Texas—
the place he’s called home since 1971.
Never one to contain himself to one
place for too long, Kennard has toured
the world with some of the best in the
music industry and has returned to his
Texas home with something unique from
each of his travels.
Guthrie Kennard is refreshingly real.
The authenticity he brings to his music
can only be achieved by having lived that
experience and he invites listeners into
his world of poetic introspection by way
of his lyrics.
In a world filled with clichéd music and
fast breaks, Guthrie Kennard’s style
remains undiluted. An afternoon or
evening spent in his company is much
like a ride down the red dirt roads of east
Texas—bumpy and wild; unadulterated
and serene. His music is a roadmap to
the soul. His stories are dusky and raw; paved in
gravel and grit. ~ Linda Shelar / journalist for The Senior Voice