The Faulkner County Library will host the award-winning folk acoustic duo of Ken Anderson and Rebecca Hall known as Hungrytown. The concert will be 7 p.m. Jan. 7, and is free and open to the public.
Hungrytown’s simple compositions are rooted firmly in folk tradition. Titles and tunes offer such an atmosphere of authenticity they could be easily mistaken for ballads that sound straight out of the 1930s. Even their face to face performing stance, sharing the same microphone close enough that their guitars almost touch, brings back memories from the glory days of the Grand Ole Opry. Their eclectic style evokes sounds of Judee Sill, Emmylou Harris, Neko Case and The Byrds.
The duo has combined a personal and professional life for more than 14 years. Anderson plays multiple instruments, and Hall writes and sings old-fashioned songs in an authentic old time county style.
With touches of the snow from their home in Vermont and the dew drenched grass of a cool Appalachian summer, it’s no wonder that Everywhere Rural, America seems to be the setting for most of their songs that speak of home and mean so many different places.
Hungrytown tours year round in the Blue Meanie. This fuel efficient, solar-paneled and blue customized camper van was designed by Anderson to serve as a fully equipped home, office and studio. Several years ago, the pair began including libraries in their schedule and have since performed at well over one hundred. Unique to this presentation is a focus on the Appalachian and Celtic roots of their songwriting with the performance of traditional songs relevant to the development of their style. Hungrytown’s live act consists of guitars, bass, harmonica and plenty of harmony.
For more information on this event, contact the Faulkner County Library at 501-327-7482, www.fcl.org, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, music samples and photos of the band, visit www.hungrytown.net.