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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Green Mountain Gothic

Feb 17, 2019 12:00AM

Ever heard of folk noir? The Vermont band Hungrytown, made up of Rebecca Hall and husband Ken Anderson, has been crafting songs with this sound—think ’60s-era folk with darkish lyrics—since the late 1990s. And they’ve gotten rave reviews: Their third and latest album, Further West, made the top 10 on the American Folk DJ charts for two months and earned a spot on at least 14 “Best of the Year” lists. “Not only is this one of the best albums of 2015, it’s one of the best of the decade,” proclaimed New York Music Daily. Their music has even been featured on The Daily Show and Portlandia. To hear some of their tunes, go to, and then head over to the Sonoma Valley Regional Library in Sonoma on February 23 at 2 p.m. for a free concert.