• By Crystal D Holland
  • Posted Friday, November 15, 2019

Hungrytown Folk Duo in Concert

Join us for a free folk music concert & food drive on Monday, December 2, 2019, at 6 PM, in the Paddison Memorial Branch Library auditorium located at 248 Harmon Ln ~ Kernersville, NC. The food drive will benefit Crisis Control of Kernersville.


After more than a decade of world-wide 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 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. Their introduction to folk music came later, 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, Hall was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Anderson’s flair for musical arrangement. Soon afterwards, Hall released two solo albums, Rebecca Hall Sings! (2000) and Sunday Afternoon (2002), both produced by Anderson.


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, including the Independent Film Channel’s hit series, Portlandia.


“In addition to their superb performances (she has an attractive pure voiced alto, he’s an accomplished multi-instrumentalist) and the fluidity of their melodies, is that they pull off the trick of sounding both like traditional English folkies and old school Appalachians, often at the same time.” – NetRhythms (UK)


You can hear a sample of Hungrytown's music at www.hungrytown.net.