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Posted on: June 10, 2015

[ARCHIVED] FOLK-COUNTRY MUSICAL DUO FEATURED AT BROOKINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY - JUNE 18, 2015

The Brookings Public Library is pleased to welcome Hungrytown, the folk-country musical duo Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, for a special concert at the Library (515 3rd Street) on Thursday, June 18th, at 7:00 PM. The program is free to the community.

Hungrytown is known for its pure acoustic American folk songs with predominantly Irish and Scottish influences. Singer Rebecca Hall has composed most of the songs, weaving modern themes into traditional song structures. The duo performs beautifully together, giving the impression of living in the music.

Before Hungrytown, Hall made two well-received CDs under her own name Rebecca Hall Sings! (2000) and Sunday Afternoon (2002). She learned to sing in church as a child and had developed into a skilled interpreter of jazz and blues standards by the time she was in her twenties.

Anderson is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist as well as a talented producer and arranger. He learned to play drums and keyboards as a child and has since moved on to bass guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica. He also has a remarkable gift for musical harmony and is responsible for Hungrytown’s luxuriant vocal stylings.

Rebecca and Ken tour full time. Their adventures have taken them throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. Their songs have been performed by many other artists including Nashville songwriting legend David Olney and bluegrass veterans the Virginia Ramblers. Their latest album is Further West, released in April 2015.

For more information contact the Library at (605) 692-9407.

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