Modern folk duo Friction Farm will play a free concert at the Old Town Public Library at 46 Middle St on Tuesday, March 22.

Friction Farm, guitarist/vocalist Aidan Quinn and bassist/vocalist Christine Stay, will share songs from their CD “I Read Your Book” a collection of songs inspired by reading. They are avid readers who decided to turn it into a project; discussing a book, seeing where the story would take them, and writing a song. It was fun and frustrating, invigorating and exhausting, but always interesting.

They were inspired by true tales The Voyage of the Beagle and fictional works The Cellist of Sarajevo, a gift from a friend Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and a recommendation from a stranger The Glass Castle. Occasionally real life filtered in and begged them to re-read books Reading Lolita in Tehran and A Walk in the Woods.

Friction Farm’s previous album, earned the duo a spot as Kerrville New Folk Finalists and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists (both pretty big deals in the small world of folk music). They continue to combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes and quirky observations. The duo will share some of the stories of creative inspiration and the sometimes circuitous path from book to song.

The concert is a part of Old Town Library’s once-a-month Tuesday Forum Luncheon. The luncheon begins at 11 a.m. with music starting at 11:30. Seating is limited and reservations may be made by calling the library at 827-3972.


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