AFTER more than 15 years of worldwide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson – otherwise known as American folk duo Hungrytown – is crossing the pond for a performance at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, on Thursday 11 July.

The pair’s introduction to folk music came when a close friend, who died young due to a tragic misdiagnosis, entrusted to them her collection of 1960s folk albums and her guitar, which has since been featured on all of their albums.

Inspired by the grit and realistic experiences she heard in these traditional ballads, Rebecca was inspired to write the lyrics that later became her first songs, aided by Ken’s flair for musical arrangement.

The duo released their first album, Hungrytown, in 2008, followed by Any Forgotten Thing in 2011 and Further West in 2015.

Soon afterwards, Hall released two solo albums, Sings! (1999) and Sunday Afternoon (2002), both produced by Anderson. In the winter of 2003, the duo quit their boring desk jobs, moved to the green hills of Vermont, and decided to pursue a full-time career as touring musicians.

Hungrytown visits Lighthouse Poole on July 11 at 8pm (The Sherling Studio)

Tickets: £12. 01202 280000