Hungrytown duo to bring its grit and ballads to Starksboro
STARKSBORO — The Vermont-based roots music duo Hungrytown will play a free concert at the Starksboro Public Library on Friday, May 20, from 7-9 p.m.
Together, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting.
The husband-and-wife team met in New York City, where they had been performing regularly — Hall as a jazz singer, and Anderson as a drummer for a variety of garage bands. Their introduction to folk music came later, when a close friend, who died tragically young, entrusted to them her collection of 1960s folk albums and her guitar (which has since been featured on all of their albums).
Inspired by the grit and true-to-life experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Anderson’s flair for musical arrangement. After Hall released two solo albums (both produced by Anderson), the duo quit their boring desk jobs, moved to Vermont in 2003 and decided to pursue full-time careers as touring musicians.
The Starksboro performance will be in support of their third album, “Further West,” which made the top 10 on the American Folk DJ charts for two months last summer, and at least 14 “Best of 2015” lists. Hungrytown’s music has been featured in several television programs, including “The Daily Show” and “Portlandia.”
For more information on the Starksboro show, call 453-3732.
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