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After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson – otherwise known as the Vermont-based Canadian folk duo Hungrytown – have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting, with compositions “that sound as timeless as any traditional songs” (Northern Sky, UK) and “gorgeous vocal harmonies” (Folk and Roots, UK).
“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,” – Jedd Beaudoin, Popmatters.
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, 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, Sings! (1999) 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.
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 Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, IFC’s Portlandia and Netflix’s Lady Dynamite.
“It is the story-telling that is the main attraction, as well as the delicate accompaniments and Rebecca’s sweet, contemplative, lonesome tones. Sunday Afternoon would make a welcome addition to any record collection, but especially one with the likes of Nick Drake, Alex Chilton or early Byrds records in it; a special artist who deserves a lot more attention.” –
“Rebecca’s intensely attractive singing voice is set into appealing counterpoint by Ken’s expertise as a multi-instrumentalist, always suiting the mood of the song. And, equally importantly, cradled with gorgeous vocal harmonies. A truly lovely record: one of quiet beauty. Every discerning home should have a copy!” –
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