Concert by Open Book
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center will present Rick and Michele Gedney, known as the duo Open Book. They have been writing, recording, and performing together since 2000. Their original music features melody invention and vocal harmonies supported by a tapestry of interweaving guitars. They have released three albums which have received national airplay and critical acclaim.
In addition to touring and recording, Michele and Rick work as facilitators at Dar Williams Writing a Song That Matters retreat, which is in its sixth season at The Garrison Institute in New Yorks Hudson Valley.
Open Book is the winner of the 2017 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.
Robert Burke Warren, Chronogram Magazine:
In pop music, stealth and restraint often go unheralded, yet these qualities are every bit as important as flash and dazzle: subtlety, in the right hands, can pack as much punch as obviousness. Husband-and-wife duo Michele and Rick Gedney, aka Open Book, know all of this and their third CD, Grateful, exemplifies the low-key power of haunting melody buttressed with expansive harmony, the satisfaction of adroit wordplay entwined with skillfully understated musicianship.
Sam Tallerico, WVKR Radio:
Blown away by the HARMONIES! People, theyre exquisite live, their vocals are really front and center. Micheles pristine tone, at times reminiscent of Shawn Colvins, just soars and Ricks voice complements hers beautifully.
Rick and Michele will be coming to Tompkins Corners following their appearance at the Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo in September.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (View)
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
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