Prepared for anything, multifaceted musician Ryan Kennedy, 32, plays jazz, rock and classical guitar. The diversity keeps him steadily employed, open to any gig that comes along. A regular with the Mountain Stage Band and the Bob Thompson Unit, he chose solid hometown opportunities over chasing the brass ring in the big city.
"Whatever is going on in your life ...
... is what happens with the music, inevitably, ...
... even if you don't think so."
Future musician Ryan Kennedy (left) was all smiles in this photo with his younger brother, Justin.
As a teenager, Ryan Kennedy (right) played often with his musician friend Jon Cavendish at Common Grounds, a teen hangout in downtown Charleston.
As a student at South Charleston High School, Ryan Kennedy performed often in school assemblies.
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