Next stop Arran for American folk duo

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For their second summer concert Music Arran will be showcasing the considerable talents of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson who are also known as the American folk duo, Hungrytown, in Whiting Bay village hall tomorrow night (Saturday)

Lyricist Rebecca Hall is credited with compositions ‘that sound as timeless as any traditional songs’ – Northern Sky, UK while producer/multi-instrumentalist/husband Ken 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 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, Rebecca was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Ken’s flair for musical arrangement. Soon afterwards, Rebecca released two solo albums, Sings! (1999) and Sunday Afternoon (2002), both produced by Ken. 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 continue to spend more than half of each year on the road, especially roads in North America, Europe and New Zealand. Hungrytown’s music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows.

Combining spellbinding harmonies with heartfelt storytelling, Americana/folk music duo Hungrytown have been captivating audiences for more than fifteen years of full-time touring.  The duo is known for the timeless quality of their songs, which combine Celtic and Appalachian influences, as well as their artful accompaniment on a variety of instruments, including banjo, mandolin, guitar and harmonica.

A spokeswoman for Music Arran said: ‘This is an exciting new venture for Music Arran, and we invite the people of Arran and any visitors and friends to join us in Whiting Bay village hall on Saturday August 10, at 7.30pm, to enjoy and give Hungrytown a real Arran welcome.’

Tickets are available on line from www.arranevents.com, from Inspirations in Brodick or at the door, and cost £10 per person. Children and an accompanying adult are admitted free of charge. The seating will be café style, allowing space for some dancing, and is BYOB.

 

Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, known as the folk duo Hungrytown, will be performing on Arran this weekend. No_B32music01