November 2014 Newsdumpster



You Talked, We Listened.  Okay, We Talked, Too, and Probably Louder.

Our first-ever crowd-funded funding campaign, i.e. Let's Put Hungrytown On the Map, just passed the 30% mark on its way toward US$15,000.  A great many thanks to those who've helped us come this far toward creating and promoting our third album.  If you'd like to contribute to our campaign, which features all kinds of enticing incentives, you have until November 15.  Oddly enough, one of the more popular perks has been, as it were, Breakfast with Hungrytown, wherein, for a piddling US$250, we'll take a couple of you to breakfast anywhere along our tour route or near our house in Vermont.  Not only that, we'll throw in a bag of our latest swag.

Some people have voiced concern over Let's Put Hungrytown On the Map, which is why we've crafted our very own FAQs:

Is this the same thing as begging?
No more than your local public radio or television station, Girl Guide or political candidate asking for fundraising dollars.  Or you can think of it as pre-ordering our next CD, T-shirt, poster or hovercraft.  Plus, none of those entities offer hovercrafts, including us.

You're just going to use that money to buy a motorcycle, right?
Sadly, neither of us knows how to ride one.  We intend, however, to bring in top-shelf guest musicians, a mastering engineer, graphic designer and pressing factory, followed by radio and press promoters, plus advertising.  For Any Forgotten Thing, the well ran dry after production, and there was nothing left for promotion, so our prized CD was forced to live down to its namesake.

I've seen your photos.  You're always traveling to exotic places and showcasing and carrying on.  If anything, you should be giving me money, you bums.
That's not a question.  And besides, we get paid to play, and we couldn't survive without developing new markets in addition to maintaining our current ones.  It's just that we do something awesome for a living.
  Is that so wrong?

I hate paying through the internet.  Can I just send a check?
Sure.  Hungrytown, P.O. Box 1072, West Townshend, VT 05359.  Please let us know which perks you want, or we'll match up the amount to the appropriate perk.  And let us know if you want to be listed as anonymous.

When can I expect shipment of these so-called perks?
Everything is prospective.  The new CD won't be ready until early next year at the earliest, depending on how much recording, editing and mixing we can do while we're home.  We'll also do our best to have all the related merchandise ready at the same time.  In any case, we'll keep you posted.

I broke both my legs thanks to your "Gravity Plus" cord.  You are so sued.
I think you're looking for Bungeetown, but we can recommend a bad lawyer.

We almost forgot to mention that you can see photos of us frolicking in the Northeast in our 2014 More or Less at Home album.

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Sunday, November 2, 4:00 PM
Brattleboro Film Festival
Latchis Theater, Screen 3
50 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Hungrytown will bookend the screening of Beth Harrington's Winding Stream:

"The compelling music-filled story of an American roots music dynasty, the Carters and the Cashes, starts with the original Carter family (A.P., Sara, Maybelle), tracing the ebb and flow of their influence, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters, the marital alliance of June Carter with legend Johnny Cash, and the efforts of the present-day family to keep this legacy alive." 

The festival runs from October 31 to November 9.  Please be sure to check out the other superb offerings this season.  Tickets at the door--click here for more information.

Thursday, November 6, 12:00 PM
Westfield Athenaeum
Lang Auditorium
6 Elm St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Tickets: Free.
Friday, November 7, 7:30 PM
Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Tickets: $15.
Saturday, November 8, 7:00 PM
Woody Guthrie Night
Jamaica Town Hall
Main St.
Jamaica, VT 05343
Set: 7:00 PM

Regional artists perform a few of their favorite Woody Guthrie songs.  Hosted by Elena Skye and Boo Reiners, a.k.a. the Demolition String Band.  Performers include the Bondville Boys, Patty Carpenter, Chris & Laura, Will Danforth, Deena & John and Gene Morrison.  Fundraiser for Neighborhood Connections.  Suggested donation:  $10.

Sunday, November 9, 2:00 PM
Mahwah Public Library
100 Ridge Rd.
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Tickets: Free.
Saturday, November 15, 7:30 PM
North Elk Coffeehouse
315 S. Main St.
North East, MD 21901
Doors: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $8/$6 under 18.

Sunday, November 16, 2:00 PM
Scranton Memorial Library
801 Boston Post Rd.
Madison, CT 06340
Tickets: Free.
Monday, November 17, 7:00 PM
Peabody Institute LIbrary
82 Main St.
Peabody, MA 01960
Tickets: Free, but please register online at venue website.
Thursday, November 20, 7:00 PM
Weymouth Public Library
46 Broad St.
Weymouth, MA 02188
Tickets: Free.
Saturday, November 22, 7:00 PM
Norton Public Library
68 East Main St.
Norton, MA 02766
Tickets: Free.
Sunday, November 23, 3:00 PM
Musical Sundays
Morrill Memorial Library
33 Walpole St.
Norwood, MA 02062
Tickets: Free.  Sign up for this concert, made possible through the library Endowment Fund, at the Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222. You may also sign up by emailing

Saturday, December 6, 2:00 PM
Hungrytown For the Holidays
Goshen Public Library
42B North St.
Goshen, CT 06756
Tickets: Free.
Sunday, December 7, 2:30 PM
Bedford Public Library
3 Meetinghouse Rd.
Bedford, NH 03110
Tickets: Free

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