Hungrytown folk concert on Pequot Library’s Great Lawn

Folk duo Hungrytown will perform in concert on Pequot Library’s Great Lawn on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. This concert is the final event in the Pequot Library 2017 Summer Music Series; it is free and open to the public.

After more than a decade of worldwide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown, have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: “It’s great to hear an act eschew sentimentality in favor of honesty and to prove that you don’t have to go raiding the memory of others to find the stuff that really good songs are made of,” writes Jedd Beaudoin of Popmatters.

Hall, a lyricist, is credited with compositions “that sound as timeless as any traditional songs” (Northern Sky Magazine, UK) while producer/multi-instrumentalist/husband Anderson is lauded for his “remarkable affinity for instrumental embellishment” (No Depression) and for crafting Hungrytown’s “gorgeous vocal harmonies” (Folk and Roots, UK).

Hungrytown’s introduction to folk music came when a close friend, who died young due to a tragic misdiagnosis, entrusted her collection of 1960s folk albums and her guitar (which has since been featured on all of their albums) to them. Inspired by the grit and true-to-life experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, and aided by Anderson’s flair for musical arrangement, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs.  Soon afterwards, Hall released two solo albums, Rebecca Hall Sings! (2000) and Sunday Afternoon (2002), both produced by Anderson. In the winter of 2003, the duo quit their boring desk jobs, moved to the green hills of Vermont, and decided to pursue a full-time career as touring musicians.

They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008; Any Forgotten Thing in 2011; and Further West in 2015. The couple continues to spend more than half of each year on the road, primarily in North America, Europe, and New Zealand. Hungrytown’s music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, IFC’s Portlandia and Netflix’s Lady Dynamite.

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Folk duo Hungrytown

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