Linden Place Mansion welcomes folk duo, The Vox Hunters, on Sunday, February 24 at 2pm for an intimate performance of historic songs, ballads, poetry and local ditties all hailing from Rhode Island.
Musicians, Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi, are seekers and singers of old songs, cultivators of local music, and chronic multi-instrumentalists. They are touted as strong tradition-bearers in their generation and their genuine affinity for the music is evident in the emotion they draw from it. With a pair of oft-harmonizing voices, tastefully garnished with fiddle, free-reeds, and tenor guitar, The Vox Hunters offer an all-natural connection to the living tradition of folk music.
Aromin and Gagliardi say: “If you’ve been to any of our recent performances, you are well aware that old music from the state of Rhode Island is very much our focus. For the past few years we have been digging up broadside ballads, historical songs, lyrical poetry, and local ditties and tunes in songbooks, tune collections, old manuscripts, library databases, and any other musical reference we can get our hands on. Our mission is to uncover and revive this part of Rhode Island’s musical heritage and hopefully bring old Ocean State songs and tunes back into public consciousness. Aside from the sleuthing and tracking down of these songs, this process also often requires reinterpretation of out-dated lyrics and unsure melodies from field recordings, fitting words to tunes, and elaborating on incomplete sources. The performance takes place inside Linden Place Mansion at 500 Hope Street, Bristol. Tickets are $20, $15 for Linden Place members and free for Colt Circle members. Reservations are required as space is limited. Please call the Linen Place office at 401-253-0390 to purchase your tickets.