KALAMAZOO KLUB - Acoustic Legends - LIVE!
Friday 14 April
Doors: 8pm Show 8.30pm
Tickets: £15 Available from http://www.wegottickets.com/location/1003
The Kalamazoo Klub has been bringing great quality folk and acoustic music to North London for the last 20 years. Run by Guy Simpson and Paul Alcantara, it has brought a plethora of World-class names to our audiences over those years.
Fronted by House Band, The Blinkin’ Buzzards, each month’s meeting brings a top-name artist from the worlds of folk and acoustic music. It is now one of the best-known folk music clubs in London.
Hungrytown? As somebody said, they sound like a throwback. Which is what they are in a way because this country duo are sprinkled with the hillbilly dust of the 1930s.
The name – evocative of hard times – came from a sign they saw in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia…Hungrytown Road. There is no trace of a place that bears that name but Hungrytown lives in the exquisite pairing of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson who make their Kalamazoo debut tonight.
The Old Timey sound is the stock in trade of this couple from Vermont but Rebecca’s highly original and often haunting songs tell new tales of heartbreak, lost love and changing times. Her voice – praised by the legendary Roger McGuinn for its "sweetness and worldly wisdom” – is backed by the gorgeous harmonies of husband Ken, arranger and multi-instrumentalist.
As Steve Bennett of Acoustic Magazine put it:”The songs hark back to earliest Americana, tracing a sepia-tinged line from the Carter Family to Gillian Welch.”
"Had they been around in the 1960s,” says Rock ‘n’ Reel’s David Burke,”you can imagine them packing the Greenwich Village clubs and coffee houses.”
The critics use phrases like "musical gold” and "pure class.” Catch them if you can.