Enjoy folk tunes rearranged into a refreshing new style with Hungrytown at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 26, at the Allen Public Library. Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, known as the duo Hungrytown, have a reputation of performing music with gorgeous vocal harmonies and compositions that sound as timeless as any traditional song.
Although based in Vermont, this popular folk duo have a trans-Atlantic following with tours in the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand. Hungrytown’s music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and the pair have appeared on several television shows, including the Independent Film Channel’s hit series, Portlandia.
The New York Music Daily declares their most recent CD Further West as one of the 50 Best Albums of 2015. This publication noted: “The most elegantly arranged and arguably best album by poignant Americana songstress Rebecca Hall and multi-instrumentalist Ken Anderson’s plaintive folk noir band. Hungrytown leaves you wanting more.” Hall released two solo albums, Sings! (1999) and Sunday Afternoon (2002), both produced by Anderson. They released their first CD, Hungrytown, in 2008 and Any Forgotten Thing in 2011.
Hall and Anderson met in New York City, where they had already been performing regularly—Hall as a jazz singer and Anderson as a drummer for a variety of garage bands. Inspired by the grit and true-to-life experiences she heard in traditional folk ballads, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Anderson’s flair for musical arrangement.
Don’t miss out on this free event, sponsored by Bach to Books!
When: Friday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Dr., Allen, Texas 75013
Cost: Free for all attendees
Call 214.509.4911 for more information.