Modern-folk duo Friction Farm to perform at the LaGrange Memorial Library
Published 8:00 pm Monday, November 4, 2019
Modern-folk duo Friction Farm is set to perform at the LaGrange Memorial Library at 114 Alford Street in LaGrange on Friday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m., according to a press release from the group.
Friction Farm is a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope.
Friction Farm’s lyrically rich, harmony-driven songs have earned them spots as Kerrville New Folk Finalists and Falcon Ridge Emerging. They are winners of the South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competition and have performed as juried showcase artists at Folk Alliance Conferences.
The duo’s latest CD, “So Many Stars” was inspired by their travels across the country witnessing the collision of strong political polarity with personal kindness, the intersection of fragility and breathtaking beauty. The group has performed internationally and throughout the U.S.
For a previous project, Aidan and Christine turned their love of reading into a musical project, discussing a book, seeing where the story would take them and writing a song.
They were inspired by true tales “The Voyage of the Beagle,” and fictional works “The Cellist of Sarajevo,” a recommendation from a stranger “The Glass Castle.” Ten books provided a catalyst for creative thought, sometimes a very direct path to a song and sometimes a very circuitous route connecting stories, real-life events and imagination.
The one hour show is free and suitable for adults and families.
Additional information may be found at www.frictionfarm.com and at www.thrl.org or by calling the library at (706) 882-7784.