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A FOLK music duo perform at Rothbury Roots next week – coming all the way from America.

Hungrytown, made up of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, specialise in authentic American folk and will appear at The Queens Head Hotel, Rothbury, on Thursday, May 26.

The pair have been performing full-time since 2003.

Rebecca learned to sing in church as a child and was an experienced interpreter of jazz and blues standards by the time she was in her 20s. Her discovery of roots music coincided with the reissue of the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music in 1997 and inspired her to begin writing in earnest. She soon developed a reputation for simple, melodic and beautiful songs, stirring modern themes into traditional song structures.

Ken is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, who learned to play drums and organ as a young child, and has since moved on to instruments such as bass, mandolin, banjo and harmonica. He is also a natural harmony singer and his background in pop music is largely responsible for Hungrytown’s unique vocal blend.

But getting the evening under way will be the Roots’ very own singer-songwriter Andy Heywood, known for his honest, intelligently crafted songs, delivered with confident guitar playing and a warm voice.

Tickets for the music session, which starts at 8pm, are £8 and can be booked in advance by calling The Queens Head Hotel on 01669 620470.

More information, visit www.rothburyroots.net