HUNGRYTOWN is the musical and married duo of singer Rebecca Hall and multi-instrumentalist and producer Ken Anderson. They swapped their New York offices to live and make music in the hills of New England in 2004. Rebecca creates and sings simple, melodic and achingly beautiful songs, weaving modern themes into traditional song structures. Supported by a variety of instruments, including banjo, mandolin, guitar and harmonica, their music evokes the classic folk songwriters of the 1960s and ’70s, while their lyrics often sneak in modern perspectives. Hungrytown tour extensively in the USA and abroad.
Morning Brings Peace of Mind
A piece by Bert, played by Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson
Rebecca and Ken say: “We have been lifelong fans of the music of Bert Jansch and of Pentangle. Bert has never been off our radar for our Celtic-, Appalachian- and folk-rock-influenced tunes.
“The hopefulness of this song of Bert’s seems right for these times. Jansch’s pastoral themes and masterful arrangements have been perhaps the single greatest influences on the development of our style of music and its presentation.”
The duo recorded their interpretation of ‘Sylvie’, from Jansch’s Rosemary Lane album, on their debut CD Hungrytown. Previously, Rebecca made two well-received CDs under her own name (produced by Ken), Rebecca Hall Sings (2000) and Sunday Afternoon (2002) on which she sings ‘Rosemary Lane’.
Though they never had the opportunity to perform live with Bert, Rebecca and Ken were fortunate and delighted to open a show for Jansch’s legendary musical partner, guitarist John Renbourn, while he was touring through New York