Hungrytown, the folk duo Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson are back on stage next month.
After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases Rebecca and Ken have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting.
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. 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.
Thur 3. Minchinhampton Folk Club The Old Crown, Parkend, Paganhill, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4AZ, Tel: 01453 763288 — Doors 8:00 p.m.
Fri 4. Peter Tavy Village Hall Peter Tavy, Nr Tavistock, Devon PL19 9NR, Tel: 01822 810552 Tickets £8.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.
Sat 5. Cove Village Hall Cove, Tiverton, Devon EX16 7RT, Tel: 01398331738 Tickets £10.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m. with Foxwillow
Wed 9. Hector’s On The Wey, Farncombe Boat House, Catteshall Lock, Catteshall Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1NH, Tel: 01483 418769 Tickets £15.00 — Doors 7:45 p.m.
Sat 12. Beverley House Concert, Tickets £10.00 Doors 7:00 PM
Wed 16. Dunfermline Folk Club Fire Station Creative, Carnegie Drive, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7AN, Tel: 01383 721564 — Doors 8:00 p.m.
Thur 17. Falkirk Folk Club Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth St, Falkirk, Scotland FK1 1NL, Tel: 07766 205 397 Tickets £7.00 — Doors 8:00 p.m.
Sat 19. The Green Man Gallery Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Sq, South Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6PY, Tel 01298 937375 Tickets £12.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.
Sun 20. Grimsby Folk & Acoustic The Spider’s Web, Carr Lane, Grimsby, N.E Lincs DN32 8LN, Tel: 01472 692065 Tickets £8.00 — Doors 7:30 p.m.
Mon 21. Runcorn Folk Club Runcorn Golf Club, Clifton Rd, Runcorn, Cheshire WA7 4SU, Tel: 01928 731567 Tickets £5.00 — Doors 8:30 p.m.
Tue 22. St. Neots Folk Club The Priory Centre, Priory Lane, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 2BH, Tel: 01234 376278 Tickets £9.00 — Doors 8:00 p.m.
Sat 26. Penrhyncoch Social Club Tan Y Berth, Cwmrheidol, Aberystwyth, Wales SY23 3NB, Tel: 01970 828992 — Doors 8:00 p.m.