30th September – Hungrytown

Hungrytown is a new name to play at Irvine Folk Club. They are from across The Pond in the US of A and are the special guests at the Irvine Club on Wednesday 30th September.
Rebecca Hall & Ken Anderson are Hungrytown and this duo and couple have been singing full-time for over 10 years. They met in New York when Rebecca was a Jazz singer and Ken was a Drummer with a variety of Garage Bands – neither of them had sung or had much interest in Folk music. It was when a close and mutual friend died and left her collection of Folk music albums and her Guitar to them that their interest was kindled. Inspired by stories of real life contained in trad ballads, Rebecca started writing songs and she and Ken began singing round the Coffee Houses. Some years later, she and Ken quit their day jobs and moved to Vermont to start a career as full-time touring folk musicians.
Hungrytown are described as playing music that lies somewhere in between folk rock and old time folk with shades of bluegrass! What is known is that Rebecca has a fine Alto voice and she writes the majority of their material. Ken is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, arranges music and also does vocals. The couple’s vocal harmonies are often highlighted in reviews.
Rebecca and Ken have three Albums to their name – Hungrytown in 2008 was their debut release, followed by Any Forgotten Thing in 2011 and Further West was released this year.
Hungrytown are on the road touring in North America, Europe and New Zealand for at least six months of each year. They are currently on a tour of the UK which includes the Irvine Club and from the UK they will play in The Netherlands and Germany before heading home.
Be at Irvine Folk Club in Vineburgh Community Centre on Wednesday 30th September for 8pm to hear Hungrytown. The Club is BYOB.